Air Pictorial 1977-05
J.Cook, M.Hooks - Gulf Air /Airline History/
Dakota G-AMVA at Abu Dhabi, its livery revealing that it then belonged to one of BOAC's associated companies
Gulf Air's first Lockheed TriStar, G-BDCW, now A40-TW, crossing the coast of California during acceptance tests before delivery.
One of the star attractions at the 1976 S.B A.C. Show was Gulf Air’s third Lockheed TriStar, A40-TY, seen arriving at Farnborough
Gulf's first TriStar, G-BDCW, since reregistered A40-TW, over rugged terrain in California before delivery
One-Eleven A40-BU waits its turn to follow Alia's Boeing 727 lor an early morning take-off from Abu Dhabi
Gull Air's Britten-Norman Islanders have lost their blue cheat line tor an all-white colour scheme - A40-DK at Abu Dhabi
One of Gulf Air's three Fokker F.27 Friendship Mk. 400s, A40-FN, seen at Bahrain in April 1976
Among the aircraft that Gulf Air has leased over the years is Sterling's Friendship OY-STO
Short Skyvan 3M A40-SI exhibits its maximum-visibility propellers at Abu Dhabi
Gulf Air Vickers VC10 G-ARVL, one of five acquired from British Airways. In October 1975 the airline's fleet was transferred to the Omani register and G-ARVL became A40-VL
VC-10 A40-VI noses in to the airbridge at Bahrain
Seen at Bahrain in its original markings. BAC One-Eleven G-AXBB has since become A40-BB. It is one of three in the current fleet
In 1956 D.H. Herons were introduced to replace Doves. Heron G-APKW is seen at a remote refuelling stop
Although the Beechcraft Queen Airs are based at Abu Dhabi with the Light Aircraft Division, they return for maintenance to Bahrain, where this shot of A40-CR was taken in April 1976