Air Pictorial 1969-06
CU-T900, one of two new Il-18Ds operating regular Cubana transatlantic services
BAC/Sud Concorde G-BSST (002, the second prototype) taking off from Filton on its maiden flight on 9th April 1969
Concorde - Olympus 593
APSA's Douglas DC-8 OB-R931 at Gatwick 20/4/69
Hawker Siddeley Harrier V/STOL - Pegasus
Lockheed L.1011 TriStar - RB.211
Over snow-clad California, one of five Lockheed P-3B Orions now being delivered to the R. Norwegian A.F. They will replace No. 333 Squadron's Albatrosses on ASW duties
Transavia Holland's Caravelle PH-TRM at Abbotsinch 16/4/69
G-AXCR, first British registered Harvard, which arrived at Gatwick from Frankfurt with Swiss Air Force marks 13/4/69
Westland Sea King - Gnome
The complete tactical situation at a glance is provided by the advanced equipment in the Westland Sea King helicopter operating in the anti-submarine role.
N.E.A.F.'s last strike Canberra, B.16 WJ777, wearing the badges of Nos. 6, 32, 73 and 249 Squadrons, before leaving Akrotiri, Cyprus
Islander 6Y-JFL (ex-G-AWYA) at Bernbridge 27/2/69 with markings previously allotted to Skyvan c/n. SH.1848
The first two Sikorsky Skycranes to appear in civil markings, these S-64Es were delivered to Rowan Air Cranes in April 1969 and are now being used to support oil exploration and drilling operations in Alaska
The former Dan-Air Freighter 31 G-APLH at Lasham 28/3/69 prior to delivery to Lambair, Canada as CF-YDP
Handley Page Jetstream has the fine points of a true thoroughbred. It's handsome, high-spirited and a strong stayer. In all three versions - executive, commuter and military - more and more Jetstreams are now gracing international skies.
VC10 - Conway
Retouched photo showing how R.A.F. VC10 XR809 will be modified to flight-test the Rolls-Royce RB.211 triple-shaft turbofan, the engine adopted for the Lockheed TriStar
The first of three Canadair CX-84s for the Canadian Armed Forces being rolled out at Montreal on 31st March 1969
View of the prototype Hawker Siddeley Harrier T.2, XW174, during its first flight on 24th April. Note rear "puffer" jet extension to balance longer two-seat nose, and increased fin height
Until they receive their own two F.28 Fellowships, Aerolinee Itavia of Rome are leasing A-3 from Fokker. Eight Fellowships are now flying
Pup Ser. 2 OE-CUP, c/n. 037, at Shoreham 28/3/69
Donaldson International Airways Britannia G-APNB "Carillon" landing at Southend on 28th March 1969 - one of three owned by the new airline
King Air G-AWWK at Leavesden 5/4/69;
One of two Gnome-engined Westland Whirlwind Series 3s handed over to the Brazilian Navy on 21th March
Photo of the Armstrong-Whitworth A.W.52G glider
The Parachute Regiment Free Fall Club's newly restored Rapide G-AGTM at the Staverton display 13/4/69;
One of eighteen Grumman HU-16B Albatrosses that have served the R. Norwegian A.F. on anti-submarine duties (note nose radar) since the early 1960s. They are now being replaced by Orions.
A Chilean A.F. Albatross, originally an SAR HU-16A, reconfigured to an HU-16B/ASW.
Japanese M.S.D.F. HU-16B for SAR
Convair 990 prototype NASA-711, formerly N5601G, landing 8/3/96 during a marine investigation exercise with NASA-921 (Electra/P-3F Orion) and 145924 (U.S. Navy EC-121K).
McDonnell Douglas Phantom - Spey
Late production Beagle D-5 Ser. 180 Husky: G-AWSW, c/n. 3690, parked at Rearsby 8/3/69 after its return from being raffled at a London club
Late production Beagle D-5 Ser. 180 Husky: OE-DEW, c/n. 3691, awaiting delivery to Austria at Shoreham 30/3/69
The South African third level operator Air Cape has replaced its Dakota 3 with a 15-seat turboprop Beech 99A, ZS-CHH, for scheduled services between Cape Town and East London
Impressions of the Westland VTOL projects: 20-seat tilt-rotor machine (LEFT) and 100-seat tilt-wing aircraft
The Swedish SW 15 single-seat fighter of World War II vintage
Mr. Waddington's photos of the Atlas H-10 fitted with two 175-h.p. Continentals and contra-props, taken at Long Beach Airport in 1968
Not an exotic bird... But the NORD 262's ruggedness makes it fit for all latitudes. Its simplicity and versatility are remarkable. And behind it are more than 100,000 hours of commercial experience, your guarantee of on-time operations. There is no secret to such qualities: the NORD 262 has been certificated under FAR PART 25. Is it reasonable to settle for less ?
MARTINSYDE F.6. The F.6, produced by Martinsyde, Ltd. at Brooklands in 1920, was a development of the F.4 Buzzard, one of the fastest aeroplanes produced during the 1914-18 War, which had a speed of 145 m.p.h. The later aircraft was intended as a military two-seater, but was also produced as a single-seater. The engine normally fitted was a 300-h.p. Hispano-Suiza, although the 275-h.p. Rolls-Royce Falcon was an alternative. One F.6, G-EBDK, was fitted with a 200-h.p. Wolseley Viper and was flown into second place in the first (1922) King's Cup Air Race by Fred Raynham, at 104.7 rn.p.h. G-EAPI was the prototype, which has flown in the 1920 Aerial Derby by the company's test-pilot R. H. Nisbet, converted from an F.4. Span, 31ft. 11 1/4 in.; length, 24ft. 6 in.; maximum speed (single-seater with Hispano Suiza), approx. 145 m.p.h.