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by RJP
13 Aug 2019, 18:53
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Real World Antonovs at Liverpool
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: Real World Antonovs at Liverpool

Liverpool & Gothenburg would suggest car-parts, for Ford I believe.
by RJP
13 Nov 2017, 17:35
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Prestwick B747
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Prestwick B747

Now laid out at its new home, ready for re-assembly;

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by RJP
12 Nov 2017, 22:25
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Prestwick B747
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Prestwick B747

The cockpit (which is 90% complete) will be restored.

The upper deck, which has only two pairs of seats, small galley & toilet, will initially be left as a single open space.
by RJP
12 Nov 2017, 21:42
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Prestwick B747
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Prestwick B747

Last week I had a message from Stu of Stu-Art Aviation Furniture (see: https://www.stu-artaviationfurniture.co.uk/), asking if I was available on Thursday. I suspected straight away why so replied that yes I was available. Off we went to Prestwick to finish the dismantling of the long-time resident ...
by RJP
15 Jul 2017, 21:48
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Vanguard with a tail steady?
Replies: 30
Views: 3156

Re: Vanguard with a tail steady?

The tail steady was hydraulic, you inserted it into the cup on the fuse then turned the thing 180 deg to lock it, it was all too easy for it to drop out, bloody heavy great things they were too. Whilst heaving one out the rear hold one night it occurred to me that the thing was probably heavy enoug...
by RJP
28 Feb 2017, 10:00
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Shorts 330 Manuals
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: Shorts 330 Manuals

Motormouse wrote:Ah... G-OGIL, the one that taxied into the hangar.

Ttfn

Pete
I think it's fair to say the hangar won;

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by RJP
27 Feb 2017, 21:28
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Shorts 330 Manuals
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: Shorts 330 Manuals

Where is it? I have 330 / 360 type rating... Ill have a rummage in the loft see if I can find anything relevant. May even have worked on that one. Ttfn Pete Hi Pete, It's at the North East Aircraft Museum, next to what's now a Nissan factory / was formerly Sunderland AIrport. Reg is G-OGIL, previou...
by RJP
26 Feb 2017, 21:58
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Shorts 330 Manuals
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Shorts 330 Manuals

I seem to have volunteered / been volunteered to assemble a rather large meccano kit, specifically this; https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8f/Short_SD-330_G-OGIL,_NELSAM,_27_June_2015.JPG Whilst it may look relatively complete the interior was quite comprehensively stripped. However, ...
by RJP
26 Feb 2017, 21:42
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Fokker F28 on an Aircraft Carrier?
Replies: 9
Views: 1107

Re: Fokker F28 on an Aircraft Carrier?

I used to work for a mob that for quite a while chartered an F-28 (cracking little aeroplane!!). I was on the jumpseat one day when we landed on rwy 30 at Islamabad: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Benazir+Bhutto+International+Airport+Islamabad+(ISB)/@33.6121218,73.1068907,726m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m1...
by RJP
09 Jan 2017, 23:34
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: When is a Trislander not a Trislander
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Re: When is a Trislander not a Trislander

DaveB wrote:Blimey.. they were darned lucky it WAS a Trislander!
Quite so!

Whilst no.2 apparently only operated for about 10 seconds after impact it probably gave them a bit more influence over where the crash site would be!

Cheers
Richard