Primarily for general aviation discussion, but other aviation topics are also welcome.
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By vintage ATCO
#131579
Super stuff!

It's actually a Bristol 170 Mk32 Wayfarer of Silver City Airways. Pity you can't see the reg, I could have written it down in my book! :D
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By gul1
#131580
Vintage stuff.

In that vein, I have some footage of Farnborough 1966 on video transfer from standard 8.

If anyone says they were there, let me know and I'll publish it.
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By vintage ATCO
#131583
gul1 wrote:In that vein, I have some footage of Farborough 1966 on video transfer from standard 8.

If anyone says they were there, let me know and I'll publish it.



I probably was! :shock:
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By Rob P
#131587
vintage ATCO wrote:Super stuff!

It's actually a Bristol 170 Mk32 Wayfarer of Silver City Airways.


What is the difference between the Wayfarer and the Freighter.

I always thought it was that the Wayfarer didn't have the clamshell doors. Obviously not.

Rob P
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By vintage ATCO
#131590
Rob P wrote:What is the difference between the Wayfarer and the Freighter.


Wayfarer had the longer nose, 5ft longer than the Freighter, 10ft bigger wing span and a bigger tail. Built for Silver City to carry 3 cars and 23 passengers. Silver City called it the Superfreighter.
By CiderRider
#131596
Colonel P,

Lydd was opened in 1953 as Ferryfields, there is quite a nice display at Lydd of the old Silver City operation. If you could get a Video of the film and let me have a copy I will be grateful (let me know how much). It would make a nice film to play during our open day.

Regards
John Jacklin

:D :D :D
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By MichaelP
#131598
That's an excellent bit of film.

Probably the last flight of a Bristol Freighter took place this year.

Hawkair's Bristol was being flown from Terrace BC to Wetaskiwin Alberta to reside in the Reynolds museum.
Last I heard, it had made it to Prince George where it landed to wait for good weather... but that was a couple of months ago.
I presume the aeroplane made it.
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By Red Nose
#131601
Excellent footage, lots of megabytes for such a short film.
Nice childhod memories you must have Colonel especialy when your parents also liked flying. Taking the freighter across the chanel instead of taking the ferry must have been a real treat in those days.
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By Wendy Lenden
#131615
We flew that route early sixties with our motorbikes, heading for Italy. Rode down to Lydd overnight in the pouring rain. I remember the aircraft being so noisy, and it rattled like an old tin can. Nice to see that footage.
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By Rob P
#131639
vintage ATCO wrote: Built for Silver City to carry 3 cars and 23 passengers. Silver City called it the Superfreighter.


Ah, that's the name I know it by. Airfix 1/72 scale, it built up a treat.

Rob P
By Colonel Panic
#131731
Red Nose wrote:Excellent footage, lots of megabytes for such a short film.
Nice childhod memories you must have Colonel especialy when your parents also liked flying. Taking the freighter across the chanel instead of taking the ferry must have been a real treat in those days.


Indeed it was - I just remember flying in one (the 3 car version) in the mid sixties. Does anyone know when the service stopped?
By Guest
#131732
Nice to see the old tower in use (above the current Escale Restaurant), and to see a take-off and landing on the now defunct runway 25/07.
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By Flyin'Dutch'
#131742
2Ds,

IIRC you did quite a bit of research into Le Touq with a view to producing a small booklet about the place's histoire.

Any progress on that?
By Guest
#131743
All complete, but without a specific view as to how/where and in what form to unleash it on the impatient masses.

At the slight risk of insulting Rob S, I have no particular desire to self-fund a print run of books.

Possibly an article or two in a well-known aviation journal, or a website.