Miscellaneous photos 1964 to 2004

Most of these are scans from prints.

Aircraft Operator Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Aermacchi MB-339AA and FMA Pucara Argentine Air Force 0767 and A-522 Both were captured at Stanley Airport at the end of the Falklands war. Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset 9/11/1985
Aerospatiale AS.355S Twin Squirrel Wimpey Homes Holdings G-GWHH AKA the Flying Pussy. Southampton (off airport), 6/1984
Airbus A320 MyTravel Denmark OY-CNC Stansted Airport 3/5/2003
Airbus A320 Thomas Cook Airlines G-TCKE Stansted Airport 3/5/2003
Antonov An-2R Utterly Butterly HA-MEP Elvington, 24/8/1997
Antonov An-2R   YU-BKF Dropping advertising leaflets over the beach at Porec, Yugoslavia, September 1980
Antonov An-12 Inter Trans Air LZ-ITA Manston Airport, 1997?
Armstrong Whitworth Argosy Elan Overnight Delivery System G-APRL Midland Air Museum, Coventry. 1999
Auster J-5P Hunting Surveys G-AOGM Ramsgate Airport 23/4/1966
Auster V-J1   G-AIZZ Ramsgate Airport 1/5/1966
Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair British United Air Ferries G-ASHZ Lydd Ferryfield Airport, 17/4/1965. Became N89FA
Avro 504K   G-ABAA Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), Manchester 28/8/1998
Avro 707A   WZ736 MOSI 28/8/1998
Avro Avian IIIA   G-EBZM MOSI 28/8/1998
Avro Lancaster 7   G-ASXX Biggin Hill, 16/5/1965. It had arrived from Australia only 3 days earlier.
Avro Lancaster 7   NX611 G-ASXX at Blackpool Airport in 1972. Now restored by the Panton brothers at East Kirkby, Lincolnshire.
Avro Shackleton AEW2 RAF WR960 MOSI 28/8/1998
Avro Vulcan K2 RAF XM571 Gibraltar, October 1987. Scrapped in 1990
BAC-221   WG774 The first Fairey Delta FD-2, which took the world speed record of 1,132mph - a margin of 310mph, in 1956. Later converted as the BAC-221 for research into Concorde's ogival wing. FAA Museum, Yeovilton 9/11/1985
BAe-146-300 Ryanair Buzz G-UKAG Blackpool and Stansted Airport 3/5/2003. Soon after Ryanair took over Buzz, they started flights from Blackpool to Stansted. I was on this first operation.
Blackburn NA-39   XK488 3rd prototype of the Buccaneer, used for engine testing by De Havilland and Bristol Siddeley. FAA Museum, Yeovilton 9/11/1985
Blank L-13 Herefordshire Gliding Club BGA4438 Shobdon 8/8/1982 I made my first glider flight in this - aero-towed launch by the Super Cub. It became G-CJDU.
Boeing 707-300 C Tradewinds G-BFEO Gatwick Airport 10/1980
Boeing 737-200 Ryanair EI-CNZ Stansted Airport 3/5/2003
Boeing 737-300 easyJet G-IGOJ Stansted Airport 3/5/2003
Boeing 737-300 easyJet Go Fly G-IGOA Stansted Airport 3/5/2003
Boeing 737-300 Ryanair Buzz G-BZZF Stansted Airport 3/5/2003
Boeing 757-200 Britannia Airways G-BYAO Stansted Airport 3/5/2003
Boeing 757-200 Air 2000 G-OOOX Preveza Airport, Greece,17/6/1998
Boeing 757-200 Titan Airways G-ZAPU Stansted Airport 3/5/2003
Boeing B-17G   G-BEDF "Sally B" Elvington 24/8/1997. The airliner in the background is a large R/C model
Boulton Paul P-111A Midland Air Museum VT935 Coventry, 1999
Bristol 170 and ATL Carvair Unknown / British United Unknown / G-ASHZ Lydd Airport, 17/4/1965. The 170 might be an Iberia or Spantax machine
Bristol 171 Sycamore HR14 RAF XL824 MOSI 28/8/1998
Bristol 192 Belvedere HC1 RAF XG454 MOSI 28/8/1998
Cessna 172A   G-ARCV Ramsgate Airport 1966
Cessna U206 Super Skywagon Hereford Parachute Club G-AXJY Shobdon Airfield, 7/8/1982. I made a static line parachute jump (solo) from this - a one-off experience.
Dassault Mystere IVA French Air Force 70 Midland Air Museum, Coventry. 1999
De Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth Tiger Club G-ACDC Headcorn (Lashenden), 16/5/1999
De Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth Tiger Club G-ASKP Headcorn, 16/5/1999
De Havilland DH89A Dragon Rapide Allied Airways G-ADAH MOSI 28/8/1998
De Havilland DH110 Sea Vixen FAW2 Fleet Air Arm XN685 Midland Air Museum, Coventry. 1999
De Havilland DH115 Vampire T11 Motive Power Museum XK624 This museum operated at Lytham, Lancashire during the early 1970's
Douglas C-124 Globemaster II USAF 52-0980 Biggin Hill Air Show, 10/5/1964. Crashed in Sierra Nevada mountains in Spain 12/2/1966 - 8 killed.
English Electric P1A RAF WG763 The second P1A. MOSI 28/8/1998
Fairchild 24R Argus III (UC-61K)   OO-FAA Bande, near Bastogne, Belgium 1966? C/n 949 ex 43-14985, RAF HB711. Damaged at Melsbroeck on 24/9/48, and put in this dramatic pose as publicity for a restaurant.
Fairey Gannet AEW3 Royal Navy XL503 FAA Museum, Yeovilton 9/11/1985
Fairey Ultra Light Helicopter   G-APJJ Midland Air Museum, Coventry. 1999
Grumman G-164 Ag-Cat Aviation Spraying Services G-ATVZ Rochester Airport, 17/7/1966
Handley Page HP-115   XP841 Experimental aircraft to test the low-speed handling of extreme delta wings - turned out to be very good. FAA Museum, Yeovilton 9/11/1985
Hawker Siddeley 748 and Douglas DC-3 Skyways Unknown Lympne Airport, 17/4/1965
Hunting Provost Motive Power Museum 7688M (WW421) See also the De Havilland Vampire
Mil Mi-24D Czech Republic Air Force 4011 Tiger scheme - Fairford International Air Tattoo (IAT) 22/7/1995
Miles M65 Gemini 1A Private G-AKKB Lydd Classic Airliner Fly-in 30/6/1996
Miles M65 Gemini 1A Private G-AJZO Ramsgate Airport 6/4/1968. Note the Air Kruise logo on the Hangar. I flew in this on a day trip to Rochester Airport - took the controls for a while over the Thames Estuary.
Percival Prentice T1 RAF VS623 Midland Air Museum, Coventry. 1999
Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub Herefordshire Gliding Club G-BHGC Glider tug with the Herefordshire Gliding Club, Shobdon 8/8/1982
Piper PA-22-160 Tri-Pacer Skyfotos G-ARAH Ramsgate Airport 1966
Reims Cessna F150L Private G-AZZR Shobdon 8/8/1982
Reims Cessna FR172K Private G-BFFZ Caernarfon Airport 14/5/1994. Our ride for a trip around the Menai Strait. Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior G-BRFM behind.
Saab J29F Tunnan Swedish Air Force 29640 20-08 Midland Air Museum, Coventry. 1999
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer Flight One G-AZHJ Shobdon Airfield 8/1982. I don't know the registrations of the three other Twin Pins in the background.
Short S-25 Sunderland 5   G-BJHS Tower Bridge, London. 9/1982. Now at Kermit Weeks' Fantasy of Flight, Florida as N814ML.
Stampe SV-4B Tiger Club G-AWEF Headcorn 16/5/1999
Sud-BAC Concorde   G-BSST Second prototype, and first British example. FAA Museum, Yeovilton 9/11/1985
Supermarine Spitfire XIV Rolls Royce G-ALGT Biggin Hill Air Show, 15/5/1966. Ex RM689
Supermarine Walrus 1   L2301 FAA Museum, Yeovilton 9/11/1985
Taylorcraft Auster 5 Thanet Flying Club G-AJAK Ramsgate Airport, 4/1966. I flew in this many times, doing circuits and bumps.
Tupolev Tu-134A Aviogenex YU-AJA Pula Airport, Yugoslavia, September 1980 - our ride from Gatwick.
Vickers Viking and Douglas C-54 Invicta Airlines Unknown Manston 4/1966
Vickers Viscount 807 GB Airways G-BBVH Gibraltar, 10/1987. I flew in this on the Gib to Tangiers shuttle – at 43 miles (70 km), the world's shortest intercontinental air route.

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