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SPOTM October 2019 - British holiday airlines of the past

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:01 am
by andygolfer
This is the SPOTM (Special Photo Of The Month) competition for October 2019 and the subject is 'British holiday airlines of the past (either defunct or absorbed into other companies)'. Sadly yet another joined those ranks last month so Thomas Cook aircraft are eligible for the competition.

The subject of your entry should be a photo of one or more civil registered aircraft operated by a British airline which primarily served holiday traffic in the past (either defunct or absorbed into other companies) it must show a civilian registration but that may be foreign if the aircraft was leased at the time of the photo as long as it was operated by a British company with their titles included even if not in the full scheme.
Preserved aircraft of such defunct airlines are eligible but aircraft carrying a genuine military registration at the time of the photo are excluded.

Photography Competition Rules :-

1. Only one entry per user, unless posting on behalf of another person who is unable to do so themselves (children for example). If this is the case, please state so on your entry..

2. The photo may have been taken on any date, it does not have to be taken in the month of the competition

3. The image can be photo-shopped to some extent, levels changes, cropping, sharpening etc. are all acceptable. The photograph must retain it’s initial subject though, don’t make it something it’s not. HDR images are not acceptable. If you are unsure, please PM a moderator.

4. The competition will remain open until 23.59 (UK time) on the 7th November 2019 - please note new extended closing date to enable anyone with a last minute entry some breathing space.

5. Voting will be conducted by a poll open to all the membership shortly after the closure of the competition.

6. 'Rule 6...' There's no rule 6 Bruce'

7. The decision of the moderating team is final.

8. All images must be posted in line with the usual CA posting rules (size etc.), please read them if you're not sure how to post.

9. The rules may be subject to change, and these will be posted on this thread.

10. Please also embed the images and not links to images, if you're not sure how to do it then shout up and someone will sort it out. It is permissible to change your entry before the closing date.

11. Do not comment on other member's photos.

12. A brief description of where and when the image was taken would be nice too.

If you have any questions please PM me

Good luck everyone.
Andrew

Re: SPOTM October 2019 - British holiday airlines of the past

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:19 pm
by Mike
Thomas Cook Boeing 757-3CQ G-JMAA on the apron at Faro, Portugal shortly after arrival on 07/10/06.

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Re: SPOTM October 2019 - British holiday airlines of the past

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:58 pm
by TheMightyOz
Managed to dig out something to replace the Monarch, as I've posted that on here before. G-TCBB Boeing 757-236 at Grenoble on 10th March 2012, waiting to take me home from snowboarding at Les Deux Alpes.
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Re: SPOTM October 2019 - British holiday airlines of the past

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:51 pm
by prefontaine72
And here is my shot from Prestwick from the 1st of September 2017
ImageThomas Cook A-330 G-CHTZ by DOUGLAS CONNERY, on Flickr
Dougie :D

Re: SPOTM October 2019 - British holiday airlines of the past

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:37 pm
by Cessna954
Air Europe Boeing 757-236 landing at Tenerife South Airport in January 1989. Scan of a 35mm AGFA Chrome slide.
ImageAir Eurpoe Boeing 757-236 G-BLVH by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Re: SPOTM October 2019 - British holiday airlines of the past

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:44 am
by andygolfer
here's a very old one from me taken sometime in 1976 at Gatwick. A Dan air BAC.111 (looks like G-BDAT but not certain) parked on a stand on the northern pier which by the time it was taken was closed off for security reasons (I think that happened in 1974 - PM me if I'm wrong please). They also operated numerous Comets at that time.
The north side of Gatwick had no northern terminal and not even a satellite at that time and the light and business aircraft parked where the latter now stands. On my earliest visits there was just a chain link fence about 4ft high along that side so photos were easy - how times change. I didn't take many photos in those days because of the cost!

ImageLGW 1976 Dan Air BAC111 & Aviogenex Tu134 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

Andy

Re: SPOTM October 2019 - British holiday airlines of the past

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:37 pm
by Mike s
I'll go for 2 defunct airlines in one! with G-TCVA in a Hybrid thomas cook/monarch scheme

ImageG-TCVA ACE 22.11.2018 by Mike stanners, on Flickr

Re: SPOTM October 2019 - British holiday airlines of the past

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:12 pm
by EGNH1909
I'll go with this one.
Laker Airways was formed in 1966 as a charter airline. It started the Skytrain service in 1977, the forerunner of today's low cost airlines.
G-GSKY Douglas DC10 taxiing in at Manchester on 14 April 1979.
ImageG-GSKY by Peter Rowe, on Flickr
Best Wishes
Pete

Re: SPOTM October 2019 - British holiday airlines of the past

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:03 pm
by waghorn41
Unable to offer much (as usual) but I'll throw this one in. Line up of Dan Air Comets at Gatwick 1977 or 1978.
ImageDan Air line up by Ian Pursey, on Flickr

Re: SPOTM October 2019 - British holiday airlines of the past

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:39 pm
by BringBackEGDG
First Choice A320-214 G-OOPP on a crew training sortie at Newquay 19th January 2011

Image2011-01-19-004FD G-OOPP by Stephen Rendle, on Flickr

Re: SPOTM October 2019 - British holiday airlines of the past

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:52 pm
by Rainton20
British Airtours 737 G-BGJH at Manchester in May 1985.

ImageG-BGJH 737-236 (Adv) by Ian Tate, on Flickr

Re: SPOTM October 2019 - British holiday airlines of the past

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:48 pm
by acw367
G-CRPH Airbus A320-231 Airtours International Airways Birmingham 1995. Scanned from a print.

ImageG-CRPH Birmingham 1995 by ACW367, on Flickr

Enjoy ACW367

Re: SPOTM October 2019 - British holiday airlines of the past

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:53 pm
by keithnewsome
Seems like yesterday ! September 2012 BMI Babies stored at Norwich … Keith.

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Re: SPOTM October 2019 - British holiday airlines of the past

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:26 pm
by niallsaviation
ImageG-TCVB (1 of 1) by Niall Moran, on Flickr


Seen landing at Corfu 12/07/2019 this A321 started life as in May 2013 as G-ZBAE of Monarch
Where it can be seen on its tippy toes at Manchester here https://flic.kr/p/KpE191
It joined Thomas Cook In April 2018 after Monarch went to the wall .
2 months or so after this was taken on the 22nd Sept it flew its last flight for Thomas Cook as MT1481 from Corfu to Manchester & was ferried to Lasham on Octber 13th

Re: SPOTM October 2019 - British holiday airlines of the past

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:48 pm
by stevep22
LY-VED, Airbus 321 on lease to Thomas Cook, seen making an evening arrival in Lanzarote, September 2018. Formerly VP-BUP of Aeroflot, it carried (for a while) this hybrid Thomas Cook/Aeroflot colour scheme.

ImageDEA_4933 by Stephen Procter, on Flickr

Steve,

Re: SPOTM October 2019 - British holiday airlines of the past

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:53 am
by BHX01
Rather fitting although sadly, two now defunct British holday airlines in one

Formerly of Monarch, Thomas Cook A321 G-TCVA in hybrid scheme at Birmingham in 2019

ImageG-TCVA THOMAS COOK A321-231 © by DELTA MODE PHOTOGRAPHY, on Flickr

Re: SPOTM October 2019 - British holiday airlines of the past

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:58 am
by burnsy133
ImageDSCF1019 by Rob Burns, on Flickr

Normally associated with summer charters this My Travel A320 is seen being towed onto stand in Manchester, in the background you can see another two British Airlines that are also now gone.

Re: SPOTM October 2019 - British holiday airlines of the past

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:43 pm
by LondonEye
Another Dan-Air photo. Comet at Gatwick in the later 70's.
Pete.



ImageComet Dan-Air G-BDIT Gatwick

Re: SPOTM October 2019 - British holiday airlines of the past

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:46 am
by Wallie
Airbus A320 departing at Brussels Airport. Thomas Cook Studio 100 painting.

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Re: SPOTM October 2019 - British holiday airlines of the past

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:37 am
by jastr435
G-AWXJ BAC 1-11 416EK of Autair at MAN copied from a poor slide. Probably taken early 70s when you could walk along the piers.

Image11-2-2019_013 by jastr435, on Flickr