Page 1 of 1

Two BAC111 Tarom

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 3:42 pm
by LondonEye
Two different Tarom from 1990. A bit different.

ImageBAC111 Tarom YR-BCK 1 Heathrow

ImageBAC111 Tarom YR-BRD Heathrow

Re: Two BAC111 Tarom

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 6:40 pm
by Mike
Very nice indeed. :) :thumbs:

Re: Two BAC111 Tarom

Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 7:31 am
by Cessna954
They're nice photos from the roof viewing deck.

The story behind the Romanian 1-11s is quite interesting. The Labour government of the late '70s was sympathetic to the plight of socialist European nations and was keen to do trade with them. However, ironically the Romanian 1-11 production agreement wasn't actually signed until shortly after Thatcher came in to Government. It transpired that Romania didn't have the financial means to repay the UK for the production rights so a revised deal was agreed where payment would be made in Tomatos!!!!

The second picture above, YR-BRD was the fourth ROMBAC 1-11 produced of 11. I saw it at Gatwick on 24th September 1988 when I guess it would have been operating for Dan Air.

Always great to see nostalgic pictures on here.


Re: Two BAC111 Tarom

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 11:54 am
by jonf45
lovely photos, spent many happy hours up there!!