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billywilt
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BAC-111 From Dallas

Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:20 am

Hi,

This is an old report of a flight taken in 2011.

Classic Jet Tours organized this tour of the business jet configured BAC-111 based at Love Field (KDAL) in Dallas. It allowed enthusiasts to fly on this classic time one last time or for the very first time. Being as I live 5 minutes from KDAL, it was a no brainer to book a spot on this tour. It would be my first and last time on a BAC-111.

FULL HD VIDEO OF THE ENTIRE FLIGHT CAN BE SEEN HERE:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x97W72JJXqk

Flight details:

BAC-111 circa 1967 N999BW
KDAL-KDAL
2-hour sightseeing flight flying over the Amarillo area of the Texas panhandle
Crew consisted of 2 flight attendants and 2 pilots
August 27 2011

Some of us went out to the airport the night before the flight and were allowed access to the tarmac and got to look around the BAC:

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q299/billywilt/full_zps115a7d8f.jpg~original

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6085/6090992614_8248e6c2f8_b.jpgN999BW by Billy Wilt بيلي الذبول, on Flickr

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6081/6090449053_ecb0160cf9_b.jpgN999BW by Billy Wilt بيلي الذبول, on Flickr

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6078/6090449661_467fa5e752_b.jpgN999BW by Billy Wilt بيلي الذبول, on Flickr

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6070/6090450097_68b57ed66f_b.jpgBAC-111 Cockpit by Billy Wilt بيلي الذبول, on Flickr

ex-AA 727-200
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q299/billywilt/n104hr1_zps0bd4ce93.jpg~original

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6181/6090993434_6b07dea758_b.jpgN104HR 727-200 by Billy Wilt بيلي الذبول, on Flickr

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6074/6090992802_1f4e6744a7_b.jpg727-200 BAC-111 by Billy Wilt بيلي الذبول, on Flickr

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q299/billywilt/me_zps49b2f239.jpg~original

FLIGHT DAY (all the good stuff is on the video I linked above)



https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6081/6090451815_1ff1b789b3_b.jpgBusiness Jet Center terminal by Billy Wilt بيلي الذبول, on Flickr

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6083/6090995598_a82c878dc9_b.jpgSpotters by Billy Wilt بيلي الذبول, on Flickr

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6064/6090996094_f2cf46ec47_b.jpgBAC-111 by Billy Wilt بيلي الذبول, on Flickr

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6073/6091012194_a82fa386a8_b.jpgBAC-111 interior N999BW by Billy Wilt بيلي الذبول, on Flickr

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6182/6090994474_a81ff775d3_b.jpgWing by Billy Wilt بيلي الذبول, on Flickr

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6071/6090994892_f104e097ab_b.jpgPalo Duro Canyon, Amarillo, Texas by Billy Wilt بيلي الذبول, on Flickr

We did a fly-by over the runway at KDAL on the return, again, all on the video above.

Sadly, the lease on life has now run out on N999BW but she has been donated to the TriStar History and Preservation Society in Kansas City where hopefully she will be able to keep flying. Living in Dallas all my life and spotting at KDAL very often, I had only once ever captured N999BW on camera in 2008 by random luck:

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2812/13346376135_56b511c4c2_b.jpgBAC-111 N999BW departing KDAL by Billy Wilt بيلي الذبول, on Flickr

Thanks
 
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RE: BAC-111 From Dallas

Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:33 am

I flew on a British United Airways BAC 111 in 1968 from London, Gatwick to Amsterdam and on a DAN AIR one / charter from London / Gatwick to Geneva in the 1970s.

This one is very luxurious.
 
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RE: BAC-111 From Dallas

Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:10 am

That plane looks like it was meticulously maintained. Who owned it?
Fly North Central Airlines..The route of the Northliners!
 
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RE: BAC-111 From Dallas

Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:02 pm

A very memorable day out for all of us. The cherry on the cake was the amazing start up sounds when they taxied it away after we arrived back.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-CNrtQpXWs

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