Air Pictorial 1976-03
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Concorde 02 F-WTSA meets Air Charter West Douglas DC-3 N300ZZ at San Francisco during a demonstration tour in October 1974
Concorde G-BOAA landing at Heathrow 20/1/76 on the eve of its historic inaugural flight to Bahrain with fare-paying passengers
Concorde 02 F-WTSA meets Air Charter West Douglas DC-3 N300ZZ at San Francisco during a demonstration tour in October 1974
Gulf Air, flag-carrier of the Gulf States (Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Oman), took delivery of the first of four Lockheed TriStars, G-BDCW, on 20th January 1976 and will introduce the aircraft into service on the Bahrain-London route on 1st April. Claimed to be the most luxurious airliner ever built, the four TriStars will have 173 economy and 40 first-class seats.
Dassault Mirage F.1CE 141-04 is one of fifteen ordered by the Spanish A.F. and now forming the equipment of Ala 14 (No. 14 Wing) based at Los Llanos, Albacete. Fin is coded C.14-4 - C.14 being the Spanish A.F. designation for the F.1CE
The Tornado that's sweeping Europe.
Antonov AN-12 LZ-BAB of Balkan-Bulgarian Airlines during a recent visit to Heathrow.
Russia's SST, the Tupolev Tu-144, at Domodedovo-Moscow before its first regular freight flight to Alma-Ata on 26th December 1975.
Almost ready for delivery to the Pakistan Navy, this Breguet Atlantic is one of three ordered and has the fin code "33". Note fouled anchor marking over the roundels
The Seychelles register is illustrated by D'Arros Industries' Islander VQ-SAK, ex G-BCVS, ready for delivery at Fairoaks 21/1/76
PT-KRP, one of the many Islanders employed in the geophysical role in South America, was equipped with "stinger" tail by Geometries Inc. in California for mineral exploration by ENCAL in the undeveloped hinterland of Brazil
This U.S. Army Bell HueyCobra is now being tested with a new composite tail boom developed by Hughes Helicopters and designed for longer life and greater "survivability" in combat
H.S. 748 Series 2A A2-ABC, replaces Air Botswana's A2-ABB which is leased to Zambia Airways until 3/76
First R.A.F. Lightning to appear in grey/green camouflage and full squadron markings, F.3 XP753 of No. 5 Squadron is seen at Binbrook on 19th January 1976.
Viscount 832 B-2017, ex VH-RMJ, taxi-ing in at Taipeh
Huns Air Viscount 779 VT-DOE. ex G-APZP, also at Sharjah 13/1/76
Twin Otter F-BTAU of Cie Aerienne du Languedoc which brought rugby supporters to Turnhouse 10/1/76
One-Eleven 400 D-ALLI, ex G-AWGG, in Gulf Air service at Sharjah 19/11/75;
BRITONS ABROAD - Dart Herald 210 F-BLOY, ex G-ASPJ, was among aircrafts which brought French rugby fans to Turnhouse 10/1/76
Recently delivered to the Argentine A.F.. this Sikorsky S-61R, H-72, will be used for long-range supply and search and rescue missions in the Antarctic, based at Marambio
Short Sturgeon TT.3 TS492 "587/HF" of No. 728 F.R.U., R.N.A.S. Hal Far, Malta, during the summer of 1957. The modified nose and absence of arrester gear are apparent. Note the extra-large "ROYAL NAVY” inscription
The 800th McDonnell Douglas DC-9 built. OH-LYN, which is the first of six new Series 50s ordered by Finnair, was delivered to Helsinki after installation of its 130 seats on 27th January 1976, staging through Luton. DC-9s have flown 714 million passengers in ten years of service.
Перед кабиной пилота Type 138 было предусмотрено место для второго члена экипажа.
The Bristol 138A, K4879, which twice gained the World Altitude Record for Britain. On the second occasion, on 30th June 1937. F/Lt. M. J. Adam, taking off from R.A.F. Farnborough, reached a height of 53.937 ft. During the flight, which lasted 2 1/2 hours, the cockpit canopy cracked but Adam was saved from injury by his pressure suit; inflated with oxygen, it had a sealed helmet resembling early astronaut's gear.
General Aircraft Monospar ZK-AFF (ex G-AEJW, c/n. 84) at Hastings, New Zealand. Last airworthy example of its type, it is used for aerial survey work by New Zealand Aerial Mapping and is expected to take part in the Royal New Zealand Aero Club Pageant at Palmerston this month, on 13th March 1976
Quite a rare bird now, Martin JRM Mars C-FLYL "Hawaii Mars" is seen undergoing routine maintenance at Sproat Lake, British Columbia, Canada, on 14th September 1975 after water-bombing a forest fire. This flying-boat and one other, out of four purchased by the B.C. Flying Tankers Organization in 1960, are still in regular use
BRITONS ABROAD - Vanguard 952 F-BVRZ, ex CF-TKR, was among aircrafts which brought French rugby fans to Turnhouse 10/1/76
The Seychelles register is illustrated by the local aero club's Cherokee 180 Archer VQ-SAI taken in the islands 4/1/76
First flown on 29th September 1975, this Grumman Gulfstream II is one of two aircraft which have been modified for NASA to act as trainers for future Space Shuttle Orbiter crews in the critical descent (from 35,000ft.) and landing phase. Mods, are designed to simulate the Orbiter's cockpit and flight characteristics
The Seychelles register is illustrated by the local aero club's Cessna FRA.150M VQ-SAF
Artist's impression of American Jet Industries' new Hustler 400 seven-seat executive aircraft with a turboprop in the nose and jet engine in the tail
General arrangement drawings of American Jet Industries' new Hustler 400 seven-seat executive aircraft with a turboprop in the nose and jet engine in the tail
The "Leo-Cat", a Grumman Ag-Cat re-engined with an Alvis Leonides in place of its original Pratt & Whitney R-1340, was displayed at the recent National Agricultural Aircraft Convention at Las Vegas, California, and has since been put on rice spraying operations. The Leonides has previously been used to re-engine the Rockwell Thrush Commander and may also be fitted to one of the new Snow Air Tractors
Despite the anti-Concorde "industry" in the U.S.A. and elsewhere, McDonnell Douglas are continuing studies of an AST (advanced supersonic transport) designed to carry 237 passengers up to 4.400 naut. miles at a speed of Mach 2.2. As shown by this artist's impression, the aircraft has a NASA-designed "arrow" wing
Mention of the Smithsonian Institution's Bucket Bu 133 Jungmeister prompted Gordon Riley to send us this photo of the aircraft, N15696, which he took in August 1974. Inscription on upper upper surface of lower wing is a potted history and mentions that the Jungmeister was brought to the U.S.A. in the airship "Hindenburg". Aircraft behind is the Laird-Turner LRT-14 Racer R263Y "Miss Champion"