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A few from the 60s and 70s

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  • Scouse
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2006
    • 856

    A few from the 60s and 70s

    Just scanned these in from the archive. The airliner shots are from Manchester, August 1969, and the An-2 is from Hullavington mid-1970
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  • Wyvernfan
    • Oct 2007
    • 5885

    Really nice photos Scouse. There's a relevant thread going on in Commercial called 'couple of olduns' with loads of old stuff like this.

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    • Consul
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      • Aug 2004
      • 1768

      That final scan of the AN-2 at Hullavington brought back memories of that World Aerobatic Championship event.

      The day we attended it POURED down with rain - it was unrelenting. I recall that a few hardy pilots demonstrated their skills but the awful weather proved quite a challenge throughout the public open day.

      The area into which the public were herded to view proceedings was not full of the facilities we're used to these days at air events - it was all rather basic. The public toilets comprised chemical Elsan type buckets and privacy was afforded by sacking strung up on string between poles. Now primitive as that may sound it was not an uncommon method used at public events up until then, as it was cheap and easy to construct.

      The problem at Hullavington was the volume of rain in each downpour. I remember that after the worst one hearing a large cheer go up. Looking around I found it wasn't directed at a pilot but at some poor chap who was sat on the loo but was now revealed to everyone as the sacking had sagged with the weight of the rain. Poor sod!

      Today's events are a little more civilised.
      "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."(Mary Baker Eddy)


      • galdri
        Half Wit
        • Jan 2000
        • 1360

        Please tell me that you have some high quality shots of the Yak 18PM that is visible in the AN-2 shot!!
        Finding periodic shots of the Yak 18PM is proving to be more than a little difficult!
        Those who,
        Those who can not.....teach (that's me!)


        • T-21
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jun 2007
          • 1323

          Thanks for the Dan Air CK photo. Spent many happy hours on the flight deck ,my father was a Captain on them out of Luton and then 727s out of Manchester.
          Fly with the eagles,or scratch with the chickens.


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