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I think that Warrior in the BOAC scheme looks fantastic.

My first ever flight in an aeroplane (of any sort) was in the left seat of a British Airways flying club aircraft, when I was 18. My parents had bought me a trial lesson and the BAFC wasn’t a million miles from where we lived at the time (the closest I had been to actually flying in a plane before then was the Trident 3 simulator at Heathrow, thanks to an airline captain we knew, when they were getting rid of the Tridents and no longer using the sim, back when I was about 12 years old).

When I did that flight with the BAFC, I was a lowly British Rail station employee hoping to go to university the next year, there was no way I was going to afford to learn to fly then and there. That would happen after graduation and getting a better paying job in software development. Incidentally, had I stayed with the railways I’m pretty sure that I’d have been able to move up and get a job that would have got me a good enough income to get into flying anyway, there are good technical jobs on the railways.

Last Edited by alioth at 05 Nov 17:11
Andreas IOM

You’re absolutely correct, BeechBaby, when it comes to modern schemes on old airframes – in my opinion. The schemes back in the day were actually quite complex and there is nothing better than seeing ‘vintage’ Cessnas and Pipers in schemes that they wore when new.

It was an honour to work at BAFC/AFC and to run the maintenance organisation – we looked after around 35 private aircraft as well as the club fleet.

And it wouldn’t be correct not to show the BEA side of SIXT (which I reckon is the better scheme):

There were of course the Tecnams as well:

Well in fairness the Technams really suit it. Modern airframe and not quite the full livery!! But yes they look great. Also the BOAC/BEA is a slightly different kettle of fish in that it could be argued that the split livery was a one off to celebrate the history of the club association..

You’ll have me agreeing with you next

Fly safe. I want this thing to land l...
EGPF Glasgow

Best we quit this before I change your mind on airline liveries then

BeechBaby wrote:

I prefer them painted in the scheme they left the factory in.


LESB, Spain

Swedish humor ;)
Austrians morning flight from Sturup is taxing into the sun heading for runway 17.

Last Edited by Snoopy at 07 Nov 16:08
Freelance IRI / CB-IR Instructor
LOWG | Worldwide

Some interesting sights from ireland.

Kilkenny Castle

Ballymena Amphithetre

Burnchurch Castle

Kells Priory

Kilree Round Tower

Jerpoint Abbey

Tullaherin Round Tower Round Tower.html

A happy pilot

Last Edited by dublinpilot at 14 Nov 10:45
EIKH Kilrush

This is the best I can do right now – until I manage to get out somewhere better

Shoreham EGKA, United Kingdom

Pre lockdown flying in nice Ifr conditions without ice/convective wx.

Last Edited by Snoopy at 18 Nov 07:30
Freelance IRI / CB-IR Instructor
LOWG | Worldwide

Last Sunday in the southeast of Poland, both pictures taken at the same time. Eastbound.

EPKP - Kraków, Poland
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