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ianwoodward9
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  • ianwoodward9
    replied to A question about Channel Airways
    And this is the Bristol 170 G-AIFO at Southend in the summer of 1963. There is a similar bold green stripe at window-level along the fuselage but it wraps round the nose and the registration is now within the width of the fuselage stripe. The airline name is smaller, the high wing making it impossible...
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  • ianwoodward9
    replied to A question about Channel Airways
    I did a bit of "internet trawling" a while back and one of the things I found was this postcard. It shows Viking G-AHPH, which was only in Channel Airways service from Spring 1958 to Summer 1959. It came from Eagle Airways and the stripe along the fuselage, presumably bottle green, is quite wide and at window-level....
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  • ianwoodward9
    replied to A question about Channel Airways
    Thanks, once again, rochford. I do understand that G-INFO gives the dates of British registration, not necessarily the dates when the aircraft were obtained, but presumed that the G-INFO dates were some indication as to when EAFS/Channel Airways started to use them in service. Was G-AGRU leased by Kuwait Oil ...
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  • ianwoodward9
    replied to A question about Channel Airways
    Thank you, rochford, for the information. Sorry for the 'topic drift' but I found that interesting, too.

    Is it possible to say the dates (which year even) when these various livery changes took place? An Ian Allan publication (undated but apparently published in August 1959), says that the Channel Airways fleet, as at 1 June 1959, consisted of: >> Bristol 170 Mk.21: G-AICT and G-AIFO >> DH89 Dragon Rapide: G-...
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  • ianwoodward9
    replied to A question about Channel Airways
    A "loo with a view", no less. Incidentally, AEROPLANE SPOTTER for 5 April 1947 had a photo of a King's Flight Viking on its cover, too. It is also VL246 but it's a different photo from that on AIRCRAFT RECOGNITION JOURNAL. VL246 was apparently the Viking used by the King. It goes on to say that VL247 was used by The Quee...
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  • ianwoodward9
    replied to A question about Channel Airways
    Thanks for the information, Moggy. I am not up-to-date with recent research or relevant publications but the March 1947 issue of THE INTER-SERVICES AIRCRAFT RECOGNITION JOURNAL has an article entitled "Return of the Vikings". It says, "The King's Flight is equipped with four Vikings C.Mk.II" and has a photograph of VL245 (bare metal...
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    Last edited by ianwoodward9; 20th August 2018, 23:47.

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