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by skytrain
Wed May 18, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Edinburgh
Topic: Blue coloured 757 at Weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 1384

Re: Blue coloured 757 at Weekend

Mike wrote:I'm pretty sure it was G-STRW of Astraeus,it's on lease to Thomsons just now.
You're right Mike, I caught it on Saturday coming in from Palma around 3pm. It's a former Zoom machine (ex C-GTSN)

here it is coming in to land ..... http://youtu.be/Fd-tr741go0

Cheers

Andy
by skytrain
Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Edinburgh
Topic: Sparrowhawk.
Replies: 3
Views: 1596

Re: Sparrowhawk.

It was G-WINA Just caught it landing at EDI before heading home to watch the match on the telly.
by skytrain
Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Nostalgia and Wrecks & Relics
Topic: A few shots from Manchester in the 1970's and 80's
Replies: 81
Views: 30035

Re: A few shots from Manchester in the 1970's and 80's

Excellent shots Russ and welcome to the forum! Love the Transamerica 747 pic with the Air Ecosse Bandit in the foreground. The Nationair DC-8 shot brought back a few memories too! You are right about that era being the glory days of spotting, you only need to look at all the people in the last shot ...
by skytrain
Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Nostalgia and Wrecks & Relics
Topic: A few shots from Manchester in the 1970's and 80's
Replies: 81
Views: 30035

Re: A few shots from Manchester in the 1970's and 80's

A bit late, but a Happy New Year to everyone! Great shots Uzzy! I'd also forgotten about Peregrine! Fantastic to see the British Island 1-11 again too. Andy - I remember some friends of mine commenting about the heating on the old Cyprus 707 too! For today's bit of nostalgia, here's part of an old i...
by skytrain
Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Nostalgia and Wrecks & Relics
Topic: A few shots from Manchester in the 1970's and 80's
Replies: 81
Views: 30035

Re: A few shots from Manchester in the 1970's and 80's

Excellent photos Uzzy! Great seeing those Viscounts, 330's and 360's again. I agree with Reggie nice to end on the Twotter, it's a cracker! :thumbs: Gary - the Orion Air 747 photos were excellent. I remember the media and television interest over the 'flying pig' with it's 'technical delays' and :gr...
by skytrain
Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Nostalgia and Wrecks & Relics
Topic: A few shots from Manchester in the 1970's and 80's
Replies: 81
Views: 30035

Re: A few shots from Manchester in the 1970's and 80's

We must have been spotting around the same time Blackdog, I was another of those weekend spotters from the mid eighties. I remember those timetables from the WH Smith shop too, in fact I kept a few of them. It's quite interesting to look at them now and see all those long-forgotten names from the pa...
by skytrain
Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: Nostalgia and Wrecks & Relics
Topic: A few shots from Manchester in the 1970's and 80's
Replies: 81
Views: 30035

Re: A few shots from Manchester in the 1970's and 80's

Superb pictures Gary! Great to see the piccies of the old BAF Viscounts. I've got some old camcorder footage on youtube of G-AOHM up at Aberdeen. Crank up your speakers before you watch it though :whistle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQo77bO028I Here's my bit of nostalgia for today.... Air Americ...
by skytrain
Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Nostalgia and Wrecks & Relics
Topic: Stansted airliner graveyard 1985
Replies: 7
Views: 4248

Re: Stansted airliner graveyard 1985

Excellent pics Skud, especially the Bristol freighter and the CL44's. Nice shot of the Heavlift Belfast too!

Talking of Kemble...has anyone been round the Bristol Aero Collection, is it worth a visit?
by skytrain
Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Nostalgia and Wrecks & Relics
Topic: A few shots from Manchester in the 1970's and 80's
Replies: 81
Views: 30035

Re: A few shots from Manchester in the 1970's and 80's

Skud - yes I remember the Laker 707's parked on the south side when they went bust. There was also an A300 and a couple of BAC 1-11's parked up by the freight area too if I remember correctly. Do you remember the Okada Air Bac 1-11 that sat there for about a year, it must have been around the mid 80...
by skytrain
Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: Nostalgia and Wrecks & Relics
Topic: A few shots from Manchester in the 1970's and 80's
Replies: 81
Views: 30035

Re: A few shots from Manchester in the 1970's and 80's

Fantastic pictures Gary. I love the one of the BOAC VC-10 and of course, the Laker DC-10 - superb pictures! Nice to see the Orion 737 too, often used to log that one along with G-BGTV. I can just see the Qantas 747-200 sat over by the old cargo apron. I remember it used to arrive fairly early on in ...
by skytrain
Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Nostalgia and Wrecks & Relics
Topic: A few shots from Manchester in the 1970's and 80's
Replies: 81
Views: 30035

Re: A few shots from Manchester in the 1970's and 80's

Many thanks for posting pictures of the old terraces Gary. Excellent photos, they instantly took me back to the many hours I spent up there spotting back in the 80's! It was a real trip down memory lane seeing them and brought back a lot of happy memories! Aaah, the old yellow steps leading down to ...
by skytrain
Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: Nostalgia and Wrecks & Relics
Topic: A few shots from Manchester in the 1970's and 80's
Replies: 81
Views: 30035

Re: A few shots from Manchester in the 1970's and 80's

Hi Noryport, skudupnorth and Camerman. Thanks for posting the Newcastle pics John, those are great landing shots of the UK 146 and the Gill Air ATR! The Air UK 146's looked pretty smart in the new colours. You're right - can't help thinking I've seen that Worldways DC-8 somewhere else :lol: We just ...
by skytrain
Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: Nostalgia and Wrecks & Relics
Topic: A few shots from Manchester in the 1970's and 80's
Replies: 81
Views: 30035

Re: A few shots from Manchester in the 1970's and 80's

Wow,good memories there ! Even the shot from the cafe brought back times when we used to go there when the weather was grim and get thrown out by security ! Pity they closed the piers but i guess thats way things are nowadays plus to be honest i cannot get that excited about modern airliners like i...
by skytrain
Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Nostalgia and Wrecks & Relics
Topic: A few shots from Manchester in the 1970's and 80's
Replies: 81
Views: 30035

Re: A few shots from Manchester in the 1970's and 80's

Hi Matey, I really must get myself sorted out with a scanner and post some of mine from Ringway. Thanks for posting. I too also had a soft spot for the CP's especially their DC8's, along with the beautiful Super VC10's from BOAC/BA. Thanks Reggie, yeah the CP DC8's were really nice planes. They wer...
by skytrain
Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: Nostalgia and Wrecks & Relics
Topic: A few shots from Manchester in the 1970's and 80's
Replies: 81
Views: 30035

A few shots from Manchester in the 1970's and 80's

Here's a few of my shots from Manchester taken when i was just a young 'un armed with an old Kodak Instamatic camera! Not great quality and the photos have sadly deteriorated, but there's a few classic airlines and airliners from the past, including my all time favourite, CP Air. Enjoy the trip down...
by skytrain
Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: Nostalgia and Wrecks & Relics
Topic: British Air Ferries Timetable 1974
Replies: 6
Views: 3853

Re: British Air Ferries Timetable 1974

Whisky at 80p per half bottle sound good to me, especially if it's a nice Balvenie or Bruichladdich! Came across this old Laker Airways Bar Tariff from 1976 while sorting out some boxes the other day. Sadly wasn't old enough to buy a can of Whitbread for 12p at the time :lol: http://lh5.ggpht.com/_M...
by skytrain
Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Nostalgia and Wrecks & Relics
Topic: Couple of oldans
Replies: 4
Views: 2610

Re: Couple of oldans

That sounds like an ideal spot for a dinner break! Sadly never managed to get to Ian McFarlane's shop but it sounds like it was one of those places where you could do some serious damage to your wallet! Pity about the slides, he must have had quite a collection of slides if he had full ramp access. ...
by skytrain
Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: Nostalgia and Wrecks & Relics
Topic: Couple of oldans
Replies: 4
Views: 2610

Re: Couple of oldans

Great pics John. :thumb: The Worldways Canada DC-8 brought back a few memories! Where was it taken? Nice shots of the One-Eleven and the ATP! I often used to see G-AVMP at Manchester in the 80's when it flew with BA. The One-elevens were lovely planes, could have done with a pair of ear defenders wh...
by skytrain
Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Dundee
Topic: INFO Dundee 26th Nov
Replies: 1
Views: 4520

Re: INFO Dundee 26th Nov

Thanks for the info Geoff. I'm just back from a recce across there this morning, so can confirm a couple of reggies for you just in case you havn't already got them. The Solid Citation was PH-MYX and the Bin Air Metro was indeedy D-CKPP. Citation OO-AIE was still parked on the new apron with a nice ...
by skytrain
Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Other Airbases
Topic: Dunhill Bizjet's at Leuchars
Replies: 1
Views: 1531

Re: Dunhill Bizjet's at Leuchars

Hi Dougie, I stopped off on my way home from the Dunhill around 5.30 and most of the planes had either gone or were getting ready to depart, so there might not be too much in the way of bizjets left tomorrow. The golfers usually tend to leave pretty sharpish once they've finished their game, so most...

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