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British World's fleet?

Tue Dec 15, 1998 5:18 am

Hi,

On Sunday I went plane-spotting to Edinburgh Airport and saw a British World plane taking-off. This was the first time I saw British World's plane and I couldn't recognise its type, as I don not know very much about this airline.

Can anyone help me to identify what that plane was? It was a DC-9 type of plane, but I wasn't sure whether it was a DC-9. The noise on take-off was loud, even louder than B757-200 and B737-300.

Thanks!
 
Guest

It wasn't a DC-9...

Tue Dec 15, 1998 5:37 am

..I looked at some pics on this site and can definitely say ot wasn't a DC-9. Strangely, Vickers looked more like it, I wonder if it is still operated by airlines. I thought it was retired ages ago...

Could anyone confirm this?

Thanks!
 
BryanG
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A-111

Tue Dec 15, 1998 10:54 am

The airline fleets website that I visit says that British World Airways operates the BAC-111. That aircraft looks much like a DC-9. There are some pictures of it in the airliners.net photo archive.
 
Guest

RE: A-111

Tue Dec 15, 1998 11:24 am

My mum was an FA on these planes too.
Iain
 
Guest

Thanks!

Tue Dec 15, 1998 6:50 pm

...for pointing me in right direction. Yes, I've now seen the photos and can definitely say it was BAC-111.

I must've forgotten the possibility this plane may show up here, in UK, so I was kinnda puzzled at first whadda hell that plane was. Has anyone actually flown one? How was it inside? I mean the noise...
 
David L
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RE: BAC 111

Tue Dec 15, 1998 9:43 pm

I've flown in a few of those. Don't forget that when the 111 was launched all jets were noisy - it's just lasted a bit better than most. These days they fly with "hush-kits" fitted to their engines, believe it or not. So just imagine what they'd sound like without them!
 
Guest

RE: BAC 111

Wed Dec 16, 1998 1:19 am

In Russia planes of this class still fly without hush-kits and they're loud as hell. Especially the big ones like IL-76 or AN-124.

I have flown Tu-154 and IL-62, that also produced loud noise and I kinnda enjoyed it :). IN the toilet room it was particularly loud..whoa...

 
David L
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RE: BAC 111

Wed Dec 16, 1998 1:37 am

Ah yes, A1ex, you mentioned Aeroflot's food before! :)

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