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    OK let's throw in some Southend Dakotas to keep the vicar happy!
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    Southend in the early Seventies

    British Air Ferries were shifting their business somewhat towards passengers rather than vehicles, hence the use of aircraft like Viscounts and DC-4

    G-AXAI BAF Carvair 'Fat Albert' 1973


    G-BANP ex Spanish DC-4 operated by BAF 1973


    G-AVIW BAF Viscount Ex Alidair 1973


    F-BRPT T.A.R Carvair 'Big Joe' 1972


    G-AREK BAF Carvair 'Porky Pete' 1973


    G-ASHZ BAF Carvair 'Maasbrug' 1972...leftover Carvair nose from production by boundary...Moormanair DC-3 being scrapped after crash
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    Here's a Channel Airways Viscount resting by the railway line at Southend after over running.
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    Brilliant pics guys. That TAR Carvair looks as though its getting a gentle 'kiss' from a crosswind. Looking at the shots of the Vikings and Daks, it seems quaint to see the window curtains all smartly tied back. I've often wondered whose job it was to make sure that they all were, especially on the likes of the larger planes of the day, the DC family, Connies, Strats etc. Easier now I guess, just ensure all the plastic 'blinds' are up before boarding!
    "Behold! The Wings of Horus"

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    Good point! I guess the same people who cleared the ashtrays and emptied the toilets!

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    Don't forget the sick bags too!
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    ......and the barley sugar sweet wrappers!

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    Britiah Midland Viscount about to roll on runway 24 at Southend in 1973.
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    Hello,

    Here some photos taken on 19.07.1972 at Southend.


























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    A sad end to some beautiful aeroplanes!

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    Some sad pics, the content, not the standard A friend of my mother's, used to be a C/A for Channel, mainly on Viscounts, and later on 1-11s. Some of those curtains are a disgrace
    "Behold! The Wings of Horus"

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    Great Southend photos, by any chance has anybody got photo of Convair CV240 D-BESI which was a Southend regular, but I never managed to photograph it.
    Can I put up 3 great "Danes" OY-AFC Argonaut of Flying Enterprise at Dublin in 1962, OY-ANA DC-7B Aer Nord at Gatwick in 1965 and OY-BAV DC-6B Sterling at Kastrup in 1969.
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    Sorry make OY-ANA Aero Nord not Aer, too used to Aer Lingus.

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    More Southend early Seventies

    What was the I.D. of the Comet in your wreckage photos, teddymax?

    Delta Air Transport were using some iconic propliners around the North Sea area in the early Seventies...Air Holdings, BAF's parent company was involved in selling the Air Canada Vanguard fleet and several passed through Southend

    Delta Air Transport's CV-440 OO-PVG, 1973




    Cargolux CL-44 TF-CLA 1973


    OO-PVG departing


    Air Traders Vanguard SE-FTI ex Air Canada 1973


    Finally at Heathrow an ex BEA Vanguard G-APEF going to Merpati Nusantara, Indonesia 1972

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    Argonaut, like the 3 Great Danes. Flying Enterprise went on to become Conair. That Sterling livery looked good on all the types they operated.......especially the Caravelle.
    "Behold! The Wings of Horus"

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    Thanks MSR777 yes Sterling aircraft always looked good. While in Copenhagen they allowed myself and mate to walk around their maintenence base, those were the days. I will try and look out some other items from that trip, including Conair Dc-7s.

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    It would be good to see those pics when you have the time. I worked Sterling flights at STN thru much of the 80s, Caravelles, 727s, and for a couple of summers, a DC8-63. A colleague and myself took a staff travel flight, on a Sterling Caravelle. Like you, we were taken round the Sterling facility at Kastrup, they were great people, as we're their crews. We could see the Conair hangar, but sadly we did not have the time to visit them, we also handled their 720s at STN. Happy Days
    "Behold! The Wings of Horus"

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    Hello Longshot

    I think the Comet parts on my Southend photos
    is the c/n 06447 G-ARDI /broken up Southend 1972

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    Blimey. Some right wrecks further up there ! Give me a China Southern A319 any day ! (I'll probably get shot for saying that).

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    First TriStar arrives Heathrow 1972

    (China Southern A319s don't operate to Manchester, do they, culpano?)

    Touch down in front of the BEA TriStar hangar








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    Quote Originally Posted by longshot View Post
    (China Southern A319s don't operate to Manchester, do they, culpano?)
    I never said they did.

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    Boeing 307 Stratoliner of Airnautic taxiing passed at Le Bourget in June 1963. A poor quality photograph but what an iconic aircraft!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gooney Bird View Post
    Bristol Freighter? A Mk32 on (very) final approach to Southend's runway 06.
    What a great photo! Imagine living there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Culpano View Post
    I never said they did.
    Well if BA fly the Atlantic with small Airbuses from LCY you never know your luck

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    A few of an executive Super Constellation N6906C in Shannon in 1965 and Viscount N306 of Standard Oil in Dublin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gooney Bird View Post
    Boeing 307 Stratoliner of Airnautic taxiing passed at Le Bourget in June 1963. A poor quality photograph but what an iconic aircraft!
    Might be the one which visited Heathrow in 1957
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    I missed it! but I saw this rare Boeing in '61
    http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1001513/

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    F-BELY in Dublin on 28-12-62 on a charter to carry meat to Paris, these charters brought in Yorks, DC-4s and these rare Stratoliners. Sister ship F-BELU visited 8 days earlier. Those were the days, not an Airbus or B737 to be seen.
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    Beautiful shot Argonaut. When you think about the sheer number of different types of aircraft that were around then compared with now! A visit to a commercial airport these days you would see very few different types and the ones there are mostly all the same basic shape!

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    Thanks Gooney Bird, yes a typical day then would see DC-3/4/6 , Carvair, F-27, Viscount, Bristol 170 and HS748 and a lot more. Great to see how popular this thread is, most of the photos ( mine anyway ) are not great quality but have atmosphere. It has me searching shoe boxes of negatives to scan !
    A couple more of that period G-ALZV beautiful Ambassador of Autair and 2 of Viscount G-AMON about 10 years apart the BEA shot in Dublin and the BA one in Southend. Hope you like.
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    Very unusual to see a BEA Viscount at Southend! It wasn't part of the 48 diversions on Christmas Eve , 1958 was it by any chance? I seem to rember that there were 19 Viscounts in total, most of which were BEA!

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