Air Pictorial 1977-10
Photographed at Heathrow on 23/7/77, the Ruler of Dubai's Boeing 720-023B wears both U.A.E. registration A6-HHR and its former identity N7530A.
Vampire FB.5 WA453 of No. 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron at Renfrew
The first General Dynamics F-16B two-seat fighter-trainer, 50751, taking off on its maiden flight at Fort Worth, Texas, on 8th August 1977. The U.S.A. F. has announced a requirement for 204 F-16Bs, while another 90 are destined for the air forces of Belgium, Denmark, Holland, Norway and Iran
The Spanish Navy has ordered five more Hawker Siddeley AV-8A Matadors (Harriers) to supplement the five AV-8As and two two-seat TAV-8As serving with the 8a Escuadrilla. Shown aboard the Spanish carrier "Dedalo" is AV-8A Matador 008-4
Jet Ranger G-BEWY, ex 9Y-TDF, flying with B.E.A.S. at Baginton 1/8/77
Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR.1 XV246 of the R.A.F.'s Kinloss Wing in experimental "Hemp" (rusty brown) camouflage; undersides remain light grey
First of the Lockheed P-3C Update II Orions, serial 162090, for the U.S. Navy
Artist's impression of Sikorsky's winning LAMPS Mk.III design for the U.S. Navy
Renton, Washington, on 9th August 1977 when Boeing delivered their 3.000th jet airliner - a 727-251, N284US, c/n. 21323, for Northwest Orient Airlines
Hawker Siddeley Trident. World leader in automatic landing in passenger service - 16,000 revenue earning seat movements per day in cat 3 conditions at Heathrow alone.
A new customer for the Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander is Euroair Transport, based at Biggin Hill, whose G-BDWG is seen before delivery
Colt EI-BDA, ex G-ARNC. at Weston 1/5/77;
Hawker Siddeley 748. Sturdy, economical, utterly reliable. Working valuably in developing areas. Over 300 sold to operators world-wide.
A300 Airbus. Quietest, thriftiest, wide-body jet in service. Wing design and construction by Hawker Siddeley.
On 25th August 1977 the U.S.A.F. took delivery of D.H. Canada UV-188 Twin Otters 77-0464 and 77-0465 (foreground), which will be used for parachute jump training by the Academy at Peterson AFB, Coforado Springs. They are the first for the U.S.A.F.
Hawker Siddeley 125/700. Fast, quiet, spacious, cost-effective and far-ranging business jet. Nearly 400 all mks sold world-wide.
The Dove 6 G-BBYA which operates Airlynx charters out of Stansted and Southend
Newly registered in Ireland: The Kilmoon Flying Club’s ex-French J3C-65 Cub EI-BCM at Castlebridge 10/7/77;
Bolkow Bo 105D G-BEZJ on delivery through Newcastle 20/8/77
Lear Jet 25B HZ-RI1 (call-sign Romeo India One) visited Heathrow on 2/8/77
U.S. Army Beech U-25 Huron 22558 arrived at Prestwick on 20/8/77 and left three days later for Naples, en route Turkey
Artist's impression of a maritime patrol version ol the Beechcraft Super King Air with surveillance and monitoring equipment, plus long-range tip tanks
One of the R.A.F. ‘s fast four Handley Page Hastings, TG503, photographed over the North Sea shortly before retirement. It is now a "gate guardian" at R.A.F. Gatow, Berlin
Variations on the British register: Beagle 206 G-ASWJ (presented to No. 1 S. of T.T. by Rolls-Royce), at Halton 9/7/77 as 8449M;
T.D. Keegan's Cessna 421B, formerly OY-BFA, f/f in British Air Ferry livery as G-BTDK at Southend 12/8/77
Cessna 140 OO-REL was a recent visitor to Biggin Hill
R.W.S. Engineers' Navajo Chieftain G-BRWS in Volkswagen colours at Kidlington 19/8/77;
From the end of the G-BE series: Cabair's new AA-5A Cheetah G-BEUW at Elstree;
Rallye EI-BDH, ex G-AWOB. at Weston 1/8/77.
British Airways' S-61N, G-BEWL, at Newcastle 5/8/77 during delivery Gatwick-Dyce;
Seneca II G-BEVG, ex VQ-SAM, at Kidlington 18/7/77