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

2017 shows
Yeovilton via Webcast from My Armchair.
Foynes and Bray for my sins.
Thats me done for 2017
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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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