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Aurigny Air Services - Airline of the Channel Islands

Post by Cessna954 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:02 pm

2015 will see the final withdrawal from passenger operations of the Britten Norman Trislander with Aurigny after 44 years of continuos service. According to Wikipedia the origin of its name lies in the Auregnais word for Alderney and I believe is pronounced with a silent 'g' - 'Oreeney'.

My first flight ever was in an Aurigny Trislander from Guernsey to Jersey and as such they hold a special place in my love of aviation.

Firstly, a couple of their Islanders - G-AXWP at Guernsey in 1987
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Sister aircraft G-AXWR at Guernsey in 1985
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The Guernesy ramp with four Trislanders and a sole Islander in 1985
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A Trislander mkIII-1 with the short nose and two bladed propeller configuration at Guernsey in 1987
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Long nosed Trislander mkIII-2s at Guernsey in 1985
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Trislander mkIII-2 at Alderney in 2007. By this time Aurigny had fitted 3 blade propellers on the front two engines so as to increase maximum take-off weight.
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The little yellow Trislanders are part of Channel Island life and a series of children's books following the exploits of G-JOEY are still very popular today. Joey seen here at Alderney in 2007.
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Finally sporting a more recent incarnation of the Aurigny livery
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Maybe I need to book a return Southampton-Guernsey flight before they go out of business in June of this year.

I would be delighted to see some Aurigny Islander and Trislander pictures from fellow CA members.

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Re: Aurigny Air Services - Airline of the Channel Islands

Post by garryrussell » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:56 am

Nice time line there

Often gets mispronounced. I'm a Guernsey man and the older of us and many Alderney locals I knew pronounce it Or-in-nee.

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Post by andygolfer » Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:37 am

thanks for starting this one Neil, I've only been to the Channel Isles 3 times (and the last was just 2 nights in St Peter Port to take my parents out to dinner on their golden wedding (we booked them a holiday there for a week and surprised them with a visit). This was amongst the slides I was scanning last week and wasn't going to bother with it as it was into sun, taken through aircraft window has deteriorated with time (like me!) so was pretty poor but at least I can contribute one to the thread. It was taken in May 1977.
Imageaurigny trilanders guernsey1977 by sickbag_andy, on Flickr


I'll see what i can find from my other 2 visits, I know on my second visit flew on a Trislander from Guernsey to Jersey and sat just behind the pilot and videoed nearly the whole flight, don't know if I had any stills though.

BTW on my second visit (1993)I found a little restaaurant called 'Les travaillers de la mer', fantastic little restaurant which I took my parents to on the 3rd visit in '99 - is it still there? Was worth the flight there and back just for the meal!
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Post by garryrussell » Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:26 pm

G-AZLJ in the first livery and G-BBYO in the second :D

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Post by apgphoto » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:38 am

On the same subject but slightly different! You cant beat a Shed! July 2001 inbound to LGW

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Post by garryrussell » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:18 pm

True...can't beat a shed

If I could have then I would have been straight up there with my hammer :whistle:

Did a lot to lower the status of travel to the CI...they were hated by the public who saw these things replace Viscounts etc. Hardly a step forward :lol:

Still...I digress :)

Nice pic. :cool:

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Post by garryrussell » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:29 am

A few from Guernsey

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Note the for some time now, G-BWBD has been in a revised livery...compare it to G-COBO

Don't think anyone noticed :lol:

Just For The Record

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Yep Aurigny, their mount for about three months from their sole presence on the Gatwick and introduction of The E-195 before their own arrived. Airframes varied bur usually G-FBEN, seen here.

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Post by Mike s » Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:46 pm

my one and only shot!
ImageG-BWDB,manchester airport 7.7.14 by Mike stanners, on Flickr
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Post by Bob UK » Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:11 am

1 from me.......... landing at STN......

ImageG-COBO by zeek_xvs1100
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Post by Nighthawke » Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:20 pm

More to test my ability to post a photo, here's G-BPFN at Cambridge in 2006.

ImageG-BPFN_4 by Nighthawke117, on Flickr

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Post by keithnewsome » Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:11 pm

And one from me from today G-COBO leaving Stansted ....

Keith ;)

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Post by acw367 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:40 pm

Down in Nantes on a Rugby World Cup charter in 2007

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Post by keithnewsome » Tue May 05, 2015 7:31 pm

Another different aircraft, G-BWDB, leaving Stansted.

Keith ;)

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Post by keithnewsome » Tue May 12, 2015 8:55 pm

And yet another different aircraft ... G-VZON leaving Stansted !

Keith ;)

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Post by talldan76 » Wed May 13, 2015 7:13 am

Couple from me...

1. G-COBO leaving Stansted
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2. G-BWDB Arriving at Stansted
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Post by andygolfer » Tue May 19, 2015 12:19 pm

a couple from me, Aurigny leased ATR72 SE-MGT during 2014, this was taken as it landed at STN on 13th April
Image1310 ATR72 SE-MGT - Aurigny by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

and yet another of G-BDWB, this time arriving at STN on 1-4-2012 during the annual policewatch spotting day on the south side
Image2749, aurignyATR72,G-BWDB by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

next please!
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Post by Martin » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:03 am

Something else to photograph in Aurigny colours soon

http://www.ruag.com/group/media/media-r ... 8fe24a57d/

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Post by Mike s » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:55 am

i have another one for my collection!,from Manchester during my summer hols
ImageG-VZON,MAN 9.7.15 by Mike stanners, on Flickr
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Post by norwichmike » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:00 am

This one hasn't been covered yet

ImageG-HUET by Mike Burdett, on Flickr
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