Air Pictorial 1977-01
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Boeing 707-138B OE-IRA, c/n. 18068 of the newly formed Montana Flugdienst, was crew-training at Shannon on 26/10/76
Gannet AEW.3 XL482 of "B" Flight, No. 849 Squadron
Agusta-Bell 206A, c/n.8131, observation helicopter of the Austrian A.F.
Seen under construction at Kingston, Hawker Siddeley Sea Harrier FRS.1 XZ438 is the first of twenty-four for the Royal Navy and is due to make its first flight in July
Boeing flight line at Seattle, Washington, late last year. From bottom: Olympic Airways 737-200 SX-BCC; Government of Senegal VIP 727-200 6V-AEF; Alitalia’s first two 727-200s l-DIRO and l-DIRI; a 737-200 for Air Algerie; 727-200 for Delta Airlines; G-BDXA, first 747-200B with Rolls-Royce RB.211-524s for British Airways; Lufthansa 747-200 Combi with side cargo door open; and Boeing-owned 747 prototype N7470
Boeing flight line at Seattle, Washington, late last year. From bottom: Olympic Airways 737-200 SX-BCC; Government of Senegal VIP 727-200 6V-AEF; Alitalia’s first two 727-200s l-DIRO and l-DIRI; a 737-200 for Air Algerie; 727-200 for Delta Airlines; G-BDXA, first 747-200B with Rolls-Royce RB.211-524s for British Airways; Lufthansa 747-200 Combi with side cargo door open; and Boeing-owned 747 prototype N7470
With Flemish title to port and French to starboard, this Belgian Air Force Boeing 727-29C was making its first Heathrow visit as CB02 on 21/11/76, but formerly visited as OO-STD of SABENA
Fifteen Republic F-105 Thunderchiefs of the U.S. Air National Guard lined up at R.A.F. Lakenheath, Suffolk, during a tactical deployment in October-November last year. Aircraft comprised seven F-105Ds and three two-seat F-105Fs of the Virginia A.N.G. 's 149th TFS, 792nd TFW, from Byrd Field, Sandston; and five F-105Ds and one F-105F of the District of Columbia A.N.G.’s 121st TFS, 113rd TFW, from Andrews AFB
Model of Boeing's new airliner project. The larger 7X7 up to 200 passengers
Resident aircraft photographed recently at Djakarta's domestic airport include PZL-104 Gawron PK-DGC operated by Deraya
Boeing flight line at Seattle, Washington, late last year. From bottom: Olympic Airways 737-200 SX-BCC; Government of Senegal VIP 727-200 6V-AEF; Alitalia’s first two 727-200s l-DIRO and l-DIRI; a 737-200 for Air Algerie; 727-200 for Delta Airlines; G-BDXA, first 747-200B with Rolls-Royce RB.211-524s for British Airways; Lufthansa 747-200 Combi with side cargo door open; and Boeing-owned 747 prototype N7470
Also at Woolsington, on 19/11/76, was Friendship 400 PH-ARO, owned by Fokker-VFW and on three-month lease to Air Anglia
Photographed at Noumea-Tontouta, New Caledonia, on 19th September by Roger Caratini, Air Niugini Fokker F.27 Friendship 200 P2-ANM, ex-Ansett VH-FNN, c/n. 10297, was on its way to Port Moresby after being overhauled at Christchurch, New Zealand
Delivered on 29th November, Hawker Siddeley 748 YV-46C, one of a repeat order for two LAV of Venezuela, is the 300th HS 748 to come off the Manchester production line
Eight Scottish Aviation Jetstream T.1s are re-entering R.A.F. service, for multi-engine pilot training, with No. 2 F.T.S., Leeming. The first aircraft XX497, is seen arriving at Leeming on 25th November from St. Athan where it had been in store
Resident aircraft photographed recently at Djakarta's domestic airport include Skyvan 3 PK-PSF (c/n. SH.1904) in Sempati colours
The prototype Dassault Falcon 50 executive trijet, F-WAMD, made its first flight at Bordeaux-Merignac on 7th November. It is powered by three Garrett TFE 731-3s
Cyprus Airways, who recently ordered two BAC One-Eleven 500s, have started services with leased ex-Monarch One-Eleven 500 G-BCWG; a second is to follow
Resident aircraft photographed recently at Djakarta's domestic airport include HS 125 Series 600B PK-PJE (ex G-BBRT)
On 4th November, 1976, the first two Hawker Siddeley Hawk T.1s for the R.A.F., XX162 (illustrated) and XX163, were delivered to No. 4 F.T.S. at Valley, Anglesey, where they will replace Gnats and Hunters on advanced flying and weapons training
By the end of 1976 Hawker Siddeley had delivered ten Hawks to the R.A.F.; total order is for 175. This picture, taken at Dunsfold, shows (left to right): XX156, G-HAWK [company demonstrator), XX158, XX759, XX154, XX157 and XX160-164 inclusive
Model of Boeing's new airliner project. The 7N7 is designed to seat around 120 passengers
Resident aircraft photographed recently at Djakarta's domestic airport include Nomad (???) PK-PCZ
Dove 8 G-ASHW at Biggin Hill 18/11/76, ready to leave for St. Lucia as VQ-LAZ in the wake of Beagle 206 VQ-LAY
Cherokee 181 Archer II G-BEHY, which arrived at Kidlington 25/6/76 as N75393, is shown just before its recent departure to Dubai
In December 1976 Northrop delivered the 3 000th aircraft in their F-5/T-38 series of fighters and trainers. An F-5E lor the U.S.A.F. it is seen being rolled out at Palmdale, California
Resident aircraft photographed recently at Djakarta's domestic airport include Saab Safir PK-ASC
A Woolsington visitor on 11/11/76 was Aztec D F-BUTF in the distinctive livery of Brittany Air International.
The Nord NC.858S, G-BDXX, visiting Southend 3/10/76 from its base at Maypole strip, Herne Bay
Mr. de Raaf's picture of the Fokker Model 13 side-by-side two-seater with enclosed cabin, taken at Teterboro. N.Y., circa 1928. Registration was X-7283
Resident aircraft photographed recently at Djakarta's domestic airport include Lake LA-4 Buccaneer PK-SAR "Pulai Putri" of the FAI Aero Club, Indonesia