Air Pictorial 1999-11
Register Review
G-OEST was the first of Eastern Airways’ newly acquired ex Air Botnia Jetstream 31s to enter service
The BAe 125-800B G-OLDD, ex PK-RGM, entered service with Biggin Hill based Gold Air in early September 1999. The company has two Learjet 45s on order
The Tiger Moth G-AOIL is now flying again after a lengthy rebuild. It was one of four ex-civil machines acquired by the Royal Navy in 1956 for glider towing and for use by the Royal Naval Engineering College
The Ryan PT-22 F-AZEV, which was taken in part exchange for the Nanchang CJ-6A G-BWG, and delivered to Breighton on 29/5/99 is expected to take up the UK marks G-BYPY
J.C. Bamford (Excavators) Ltd took delivery of their new S-76C G-JCBJ at East Midlands on 23/7/99. The machine has replaced the 1996 vintage S-76C G-IJCB which is now registered to Skyhopper Ltd of Booker as G-BYOM
IM Aviation's Birmingham based King Air 200 VP-CMA has been re-registered G-IMGL
Despite having no drawings, the Koolhoven Society are making good progress with the static rebuild of their BAT FK.23 Bantam K-123, ex F1654, at Schiphol. The remains of two Bantams were acquired from the Shuttleworth Trust in 1990
British Airways showed off their first Airbus A319 D-AVYK, c/n 1082, the prospective G-EUPA, at Birmingham 22-23/9/99. The airline has thirty-nine of the type on order
G-REDX is the sole UK registered Experimental Aviation Berkut high performance kit aircraft. Currently produced by Renaissance Composites of Santa Monica, California, kits are supplied with either 180hp or 260hp Lycoming engines. A Berkut is a type of central asian Golden Eagle, trained examples of which, were once used to hunt wolves in Kyrgyzstan