Air Bridge Merchantman April 1988

Air Bridge Merchantman April 1988

Postby alanp on Tue 06 Mar 2018, 7:07 pm

Fond memories of the ear splitting noise of the Tyne engines one these.

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Re: Air Bridge Merchantman April 1988

Postby Amp on Tue 06 Mar 2018, 7:40 pm

Lovely image. Where was that taken?
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Re: Air Bridge Merchantman April 1988

Postby alanp on Tue 06 Mar 2018, 9:12 pm

Amp wrote:Lovely image. Where was that taken?


Sorry, that’s a good point - Glasgow in the days when the flying clubs had a key to the gate and an understanding not to wander to far.
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Re: Air Bridge Merchantman April 1988

Postby Blackjack on Sun 18 Mar 2018, 12:43 am

My uncle used to fly the Merchantman for Air Bridge, usually G-APES but flew others on the fleet too!
Lovely to see this photo thanks.
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Re: Air Bridge Merchantman April 1988

Postby Georgeconna on Sun 18 Mar 2018, 3:52 pm

Lovely shot, I was lucky enough to grab a Jump seat on one from EMA - DUB - SNN and Returned SNN-LHR a few days later. Still have the Airbridge Ticket. Happy times indeed.
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George

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Re: Air Bridge Merchantman April 1988

Postby Georgeconna on Sun 18 Mar 2018, 3:52 pm

Lovely shot, I was lucky enough to grab a Jump seat on one from EMA - DUB - SNN and Returned SNN-LHR a few days later. Still have the Airbridge Ticket. Happy times indeed.
Cheers

George

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Re: Air Bridge Merchantman April 1988

Postby Big Eric on Sun 18 Mar 2018, 6:18 pm

Great shot, I flew in several BEA Vanguards, but never in G-APEJ. :up:
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Re: Air Bridge Merchantman April 1988

Postby Blackjack on Mon 19 Mar 2018, 12:00 am

Those of us over a certain age might remember this advert, featuring an Air Bridge Merchantman!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6OPM1Uyy7ic
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Re: Air Bridge Merchantman April 1988

Postby alanp on Mon 19 Mar 2018, 3:22 pm

I remember that video well!
Thanks for the kind comments, chaps.
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Re: Air Bridge Merchantman April 1988

Postby AMB on Wed 21 Mar 2018, 12:51 am

Blackjack wrote:Those of us over a certain age might remember this advert, featuring an Air Bridge Merchantman!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6OPM1Uyy7ic


Great stuff! Some of us 'of a certain age' remember logging G-APEJ in BEA's red square livery at Heathrow in the '60s.
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Re: Air Bridge Merchantman April 1988

Postby Wissam24 on Fri 23 Mar 2018, 4:37 pm

Very nice, it's a very smart livery
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