Monday, 31 January 2011

Baade 152

What a Baad beast! The 152 was a the first German passenger jet airliner (58-72 passingers). It first flew in December 1958 and crashed a few months later.Three built in total, two only got airbourne and several were abandoned in the factory by 1961 when they pulled the plug.

More info about the 152:

Friday, 21 January 2011

Picture of the day - Back in 64 when planes and passingers smoked

A classic picture of a Braniff International BAC One-Eleven 200 @ Bournemouth Hurn.

Photo: BAE

A great site all about the One-Eleven:

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Courchevel & The Dash 7

Courchevel Airport is in the French Alps and has only a very short single runway of 525 meters (1,722ft). You can only land and take-off in one direction because of the landscape and elevation of 2,008 meters (6,588ft). Dash-7s operated into the airport under strict operational conditions-good weather, a tech free aircraft, and extra trained Pilots.

A BAe 146 with 3 engines

Air UK maybe? Location? This is a picture I downloaded years ago.
I don't think it is a fake pic?  Does anyone have any info about this.
Please let me know.

A great site about the 146/RJ:

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

What the .... ! The Caproni Ca.60 Noviplano

The Ca.60 was a nine winged, eight engined, Italian Flying Boat.
It first flew and crashed on March the 21st 1921. Well I never!
File under: Rare, ugly, funny, strange, amazing, and bloody stupid!

Nice one Drive!

Watch some great Piloting skills in this clip:


Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Picture of the day - Easyshed the garden centres favourite airline

 I do like the Shed 360! Fake paint job done using Paint Shop Pro. 

Aviation Traders ATL-90 Accountant.

Let’s start with A. Aviation Traders was a company run by the famous Freddie Laker. They also came up later with the ATL-98 Carvair, a converted DC-4. The Accountant was another failed DC-3 replacement. It looked like bits of old aircraft stuck together. Only one was built a first flew on the 9th of July 1957 and was parked up a few months later. It was finally chopped up in February 1960.