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Aviation Nostalgia Forum | 737-200
It really got me thinking, as this beast was one of the old Sabena aircraft that was always a dog to cop for as SN flights were generally very early and very late. Does anyone else remember the 737s we used to see around the place years ago?
Particular favourites were the Gulf Air ones leased to Britannia for the summer, and Transavia ones leased to either BA or BY. The rocketship takeoffs of the Lufthansa -100 series 737s were also memorable.
Also does anyone else remember the Three Bangs (or what I am talking about)? A 737 powering up would always emit three short bangs as the airflow from the rear of the engine briefly stalled and blew out again
I never really liked them all that much though to be honest, always preferred DC-9's.
I may have flown on a BA 200 but can't be certain, have flown on a Britannia one in 84 plus a Sempati one in 97.
Yep, remember Britannia and their 737 antics, the one that sticks in the mind most was a Gulf Air one.
well 40 years of spotting and you get to see and remember a lot, Cambrian & BMA viscounts and BEA Vanguards, Monarch Brits, Caledonian 707 and BUA VC-10's, oh for a decent camera and the money for the developing, i actually flew on a Virgin Viscount to maastrict in 1986!!
I started in 77 so still a little dampness behind the ears!
Would have just missed the BUA/Cambrian and BEA stuff but remember Caledonian B707's and 1-11's.
I remember sitting at school during the summer watching the planes going in, ONA TIA Universal DC-8's and B707's and the spanish airlies like TAE and Air Spain but best was the Spantax CV990 you could see them coming so far away with the smoke i could ride my bike the 10 miles to the airport and still see them land, ok i exaggerate but you get the picture.
happy spotting days but Manchester was dead really compared to the Row' went on my first overseas trip in 1972 to zurich and naples while on holiday with the folks swissair CV990 - ace
if you are ever in Switzerland the Lucerne museum has one on display
Yes it was dead, loads of variety compared to today in the shapes of aircraft, 90% of the arrivals at MAN are now twins with engines hanging from the wings.
We had Il-62, Tu-134, TU-154, VC-10, 1-11, B727 etc etc, but only four wides a week, 1 x BA B747 on Saturday and three on Sunday, BA, Wardair and CP Air.
Apart from that it was BA 1-11's, Britannia 737's and Dan-Air 1-11/B727 for the most part.
Used to get there for 0900 to see the AF Caravelle, KL DC-9 and SR DC-9, then stay until about 1600 for the Lufty B737.
Things started to pick up in 78 and 79 with the likes of Northwest Cargo and Trans America DC-8's and DC-10's.
Remember a day in March 78, got to the airport and it was absolutely stuffed with spotters, all waiting for a World DC-10, we knew nothing about it, about 5 mins after it landed most of them had gone!
Only the ones after a photo and the regulars remained.
Happy days indeed.
EI-ASE B737-200 EIN
EI-ASF B737-200 EIN
G-APFD B707 BAW
G-APZM COMET DAN
G-ASGK VC-10 BAW
G-ASJE 1-11 BKT
G-AVMH 1-11 BAW
G-AVML 1-11 BAW
G-AVMP 1-11 BAW
G-AVMX 1-11 BAW
G-AVMY 1-11 BAW
G-AVMZ 1-11 BAW
G-AWBL 1-11 BAW
G-AWNM B747-100 BAW
G-AWSY B737-200 BAL
G-BBMG 1-11 BAW
G-BDAE 1-11 DAN
LZ-BTN TU-154 LAZ
There were some other tins and props but I only do jet airliners now so the rest have gone!
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