flyingclrs727 wrote:The BAC 1-11 was one if my Dad's favorite aircraft at Braniff.
longhauler wrote:I loved the sound of the Speys during startup. An unmistakable howl. It was the same on the Trident and F-28.
As a young kid, I used my lawn mowing money to fly around on some of the airlines out of YYZ. I remember flying on a BAC 1-11 of Mohawk that had a very unusal all Y cabin layout. It alternated from front to back 4 abreast, 5 abreast, 4 abreast, 5 abreast, etc. Other than reading that it did exist, I never read of a reason.
While never actively looking for them, I seemed to fly on them a lot. Mohawk, Allegheny, American, Quebecair, Austral, British Airways, Dan-Air, Swissair.
I am amazed to learn they were still in recent operation.
LH707330 wrote:Why were they so much louder than other jets, anybody got a good answer? I'd imagine an 880 or a VC10 would be up there too, no?
LH707330 wrote:I've been waiting for someone to mention the VC10. Even in the 70s, noise-wise, it put the One-eleven in the shade! Almost into Concorde territory...Why were they so much louder than other jets, anybody got a good answer? I'd imagine an 880 or a VC10 would be up there too, no?
DesertAir wrote:I flew them a couple of times in the 80s on Pacific Express:
Monterey to LAX
LAX to Stockton
dcajet wrote:LH707330 wrote:Why were they so much louder than other jets, anybody got a good answer? I'd imagine an 880 or a VC10 would be up there too, no?
60s design & technology; the water/methanol injection during take off had something to do with it.
cpd wrote:Small yes, but not small in noise! Would the IL-62 be potentially quieter? Any numbers on both?
Viper777 wrote:As a child of the 70's, 1-11's were stalwarts at airports for me during spotting trips in the early 80's and into the 90's. BCAL, BIA, Dan Air, Ryanair, BA, Maersk UK, British World, Ford Motor Company's fleet at STN and Omani AF ones at Fairford to name a few. All happy, noisy memories and glad one remained active for so long!
Fiend wrote:BAC1-11 was the first plane I ever flew on...... Sad to see the last airworthy one retiring...
TW741 wrote:Fiend wrote:BAC1-11 was the first plane I ever flew on...... Sad to see the last airworthy one retiring...
Same with me - first jetflight in my life was a 1-11 of Court Line followed by Bavaria and others.
Last 1-11 ride was on Dan Air London.
Never thought it was loud, it was just wonderful for me.....
MohawkWeekend wrote:Had a ton of trips on the 1-11. Convinced my parents twice to take us on Mohawk Weekends. For $29, you could fly as many Mohawk flights on Saturday and Sunday as you could schedule. Since my brother and I were airplane nuts, you'd be surprised how many flights you could get in over 2 days We were only able to book one flight on a FH-227, so the rest were on the 1-11. Made a lot of connections in Syracuse!. Best memory was waiting on warm Saturday night to join a 1-11 from PVD to BOS. We were the only passengers and as soon as we got on, off we went. No need to wait for the scheduled departure as the crew wanted to get home. You walked right on the ramp and up the stairs. Best day ever.
N14AZ wrote:RWA380 wrote:My first BAC 1-11's was flying CZ up in the PNW. PDX-SEA/BOI & later on Pacific Express into PDX & RDM.
First I thought this (CZ) was a typo but google is your friend...
Flew on countless BCal One-elevens in 1980-88, mostly between LGW and GLW, EDI, or FRA, with an occasional Dan-Air or even Aer Lingus aircraft on other routes. Whatever racket it made on the outside, from inside the cabin the Speys made an unmistakeable and uniquely sweet music. Aah...memories.
Steelhead wrote:They should keep one these (better without hushkits) for demonstration purposes. Would be good to show to the NIMBY's how far we come with the aircraft noise in these days. A Trident with 3 of these engines would do even better! Let take one of them take off and after this a 787 or 350. That would make it very clear I think!
AirbusOnly wrote:Omg...which memories are coming up here... I just say flight DR 112, Hamburg, Sept. 1971 - I was 13 y / o at that time and one of the surviving passengers together with my grandmother ..... hard to find back in daily life after that crash ....I love flying nowadays, but it took years until I was able to board a plane without fear again...
https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 19710906-0
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panintern ... -515FB.jpg
worldranger wrote:I paxed from SNN to LGW on one in summer ‘99. Can’t remember the airline ( ‘was it Eirjet? Anyone?).
She was a looker but...Shake, rattle and roll.
bombayduck wrote:The BAC 1-11 always known as the pocket rocket. There is one on display at Brooklands in Surrey which you can walk through.
JannEejit wrote:bombayduck wrote:The BAC 1-11 always known as the pocket rocket. There is one on display at Brooklands in Surrey which you can walk through.
Indeed so and at East Fortune where a former BA example in Landor can be walked through. The last one I saw flying was at Glasgow about 15 years or so ago, operating in European colours whilst they had a small fleet of them. I too grew up enjoying the sights and sounds of the BAC 1-11 at my local airport.
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