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Aviation Nostalgia Forum | Manchester 1980s
(hoping the links work, flickr has changed since I last used it)
And the dear old BA 1-11 Remember when u cud c the smoke b4 the plane appeared Happy Happy Days
Takes me back to the days when you would wait for ages and the only movement for an hour would be a 1-11, causing curses and grumbling. Nowadays I'd be up there like a shot if a 1-11 visited Manchester again. I never thought they would end up being rarer than a VC-10, or even a Tu-154!!!
Funny you should mention the smoke, one of the pics I didn't scan is the 1-11 leaving. It's quite small in the distance, but there's a plume of black smoke all the way back down the runway.
Water injection! A fine bit of fifties engineering that also made American bombers smoke like a Salford teenager.
Fred Dibnah should have done a programme on it, stood in his cap and boiler suit at the end of 24 where the brickworks was, fulminating over our steam powered British airliners.
Not MAN but not worth starting a new thread... Torquay Aircraft Museum October 1986. Ignore the little me and my older brother. Look at the cockpit, you could actually just go and wander round inside the things back then. Got some other photos of me inside this and some other helicopters. H&S would have a epi these days.
Torquay AM by pole_hill_sid, on Flickr
I didn't even realise Orion had the 73 with the engine upgrade! Really liked their colours too.
Nice one PHS.
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