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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Dublin Movements, June 1977

Catalina N4760C was a very nice visitor - one of several survey aircraft to visit Dublin during this general time period. This aircraft made a forced landing at Lynn, WI on March 22, 1983 and that was the end of its flying career. It was restored for display as an OA-10A at McChord AFB, WA. Cessna Titan SE-GMX on the 13th was en route to Baldonnel for demonstration to the Irish Air Corps. Dornier Skyservant D-IBUF made a visit to Baldonnel on 20 June for the same reason but I'm not sure if it transited Dublin. A bigger demonstrator at the end of the month was Fokker F27 PH-FCX, which was a conversion of an early passenger F27. JAT's 707 YU-AGJ arrived at 2320 local time on the 15th for attention in the hangar; I can't recall any other JAT 707s visiting Dublin. Britannia EI-BDC on the 17th was still in basic RAF livery with no titles. It was a temporary addition to the fleet while EI-BBH was on lease to Cyprus Airways.


1 June
EI-BCR
EI-BDA
G-ATCY
G-AVCX
G-BCKM

3 June
G-BBTW
N70X
OY-KGA
TF-VLB

4 June
EI-ASI

5 June
AP-AMJ
D-ABEO
EC-CBF
EI-BCV
G-ARVM
G-ATBH
N18710
OY-KGR
9J-AEL

6 June
N3RC

8 June
D-ILTY
N65
N8733
N28727
OO-SKJ

10 June
D-EGMC
D-ECYZ
F-GALB
G-AZJC
OH-PCX
OY-BGI
218

11 June
OE-FVW
OY-DHF
PH-NSL

12 June
D-ABEQ
EC-CID
G-BETR
LZ-BTF
SE-DBT

13 June
G-AZLP
N774TW
OY-RPV
SE-GMX
213

14 June
D-ECVB
G-BDJE

15 June
G-BACI
N894PA
YU-AGJ

16 June
G-BARR
G-BCRM
N804GA
N1018F
OO-PEV
PH-ILX

17 June
EI-BDC
D-GOLD
D-IANA
D-CDHS
C-FPWV
228

18 June
HB-VDA

19 June
EI-AWD
EI-BBC
D-ABEB
EC-CFI
LN-RLT
OY-ECY

21 June
F-BSUX
G-AYKA
G-BCIV

22 June
N102TV
N8729

24 June
G-AVHJ
G-BBKN
N496PA

25 June
CN-RMC
EC-ARC
F-BTDA
G-BBEX
N4760C

26 June
AP-AMG
EC-BSE
G-AZAG
N80MD
SE-DAL

27 June
G-AZFL
G-AZRB
N75NR
N496PA
170/340-VY

28 June
EI-BDB
G-BAVA
G-OLLY
OE-IRA

29 June
EC-ATP
G-ARIR
G-BETR
I-MORA
OY-SAF
PH-MIC

30 June
D-IGAD
F-BVDE
N404PA
N1929Y
OH-LSD
PH-CUP
PH-FCX




Boeing 737-281
PA-22-108
PA-23-250
PA-30-160
Citation


PA-31P
Baron
DC-9-41
Boeing 720-047B


Boeing 747-148


Boeing 720B
Boeing 737-130
Boeing 727
Cessna 150
VC10
Aero 145
Boeing 707
DC-9-41
Boeing 707


Falcon 20


Beech 90
Sabreliner
Boeing 707
Boeing 707
HS125


DR.253 Regent
Rallye
Cessna 182P
Fournier RF.5
PA-28R Arrow
PA-34 Seneca
CM170 Magister


Cessna 421B
Jodel DR-1050
PA-28


Boeing 737-130
Boeing 727
Cessna 188 Agtruck
Tu-154A
DC-9-41


Viscount
Boeing 707
Cessna 340
Cessna 404 Titan
Alouette III


Cessna 172
HS125-600B


HS125
Boeing 707
Boeing 707


HS125
Citation
Gulfstream II
Falcon 20
Hughes 269
Falcon 20


Britannia 253F
PA-34-200
Cessna 310
Learjet 35
Boeing 707-138B
SF260WE


Citation


PA-22
PA-28
Boeing 737-130
Boeing 727
DC-9-41
Robin


Learjet
Beech 55A Baron
Beagle 206


DC-10-30CF
Boeing 707-331


Wassmer WA41
King Air 90
Boeing 707-321B


Boeing 707-351C
DC-8-52
IAI 1121B Commodore Jet
Cessna 180
Consolidated Super Catalina


Boeing 720B
DC-8-63
Bell 206 Jet Ranger
Beech King Air 100
DC-9-41


Cessna 310P
Cessna 340
Sabreliner 75A
Boeing 707
N2501 Noratlas


Rallye
PA-18-150 Super Cub
PA-31-350
Boeing 707-138B


DC-8-52
V708 Viscount
Cessna A188B Agtruck
Sabreliner
Caravelle
PA-23-250


Rockwell 690
Robin Regent
Boeing 707
Gulfstream II
Caravelle
Cessna 310
F27MP









Aer Lingus (air test)








SAS
Eagle Air


EI156/7


Air Malta
Lufthansa
Iberia

BA (training)

TW877
SAS
Zambia A/W






FAA
TWA877
TW8092

















Lufthansa
Iberia

Balkan
SAS


BMA
TWA










Pan Am
JAT


Rolls-Royce


(on delivery)

Philips NV


Aer Turas



Pacific Western








Lufthansa
Iberia
SAS








TV102















Air Malta
Iberia IB741








Pan Am
FM0376

Dublin Movements, May 1977

Star items this month were the trio  of ex-French Air Force Douglas Skyraiders, making a quick refuelling stop on the way to the USA.  They made a stream takeoff from runway 06, climbing to flight level 95 (9,500 ft.) towards the FIR boundary at Greenore, thence to 60N 10W.  These were part of a batch of ten bought by businessman Jack Spanich, five of which were ferried to the USA in 1977 while the remainder were sold to other buyers while still in France. Sadly Mr Spanich was killed in the crash of one of the aircraft in 1984. http://skyraider.org/skyassn/warstor/spanich.htm

A maintenance visitor of note was the Bahamasair 1-11, making a fairly long trip for a check with Aer Lingus. Boeing 737 EI-ASB returned to Aer Lingus service after a lease to VASP (as PP-SRX), wearing a hybrid livery.

Brand new Short 330 N52DD was painted by Aer Lingus for US feeder airline Command Airways.


1 May
C6-BDJ                 BAC 1-11                          Bahamasair
D-ABIU                 Boeing 727-30                    LH076/7
G-BAHW              Cessna 310
LN-RLT                 DC-9                                   SAS

2 May
F-OCUY               DC-3                                   (survey duties)
G-AWNT              BN-2A                                 (survey duties)
G-BBEE                Learjet 25B                           to EGKK
G-BBNH               PA-34
N52DD                 Short 330                             c/s Short 6

4 May
D-INCI                  Cessna 500                          Nixdorf Computers
EI-BAA                  Britannia 307F                      Aer Turas
G-ASXV                Queen Air
N55CJ                  Cessna 500                          Cessna Corp.
OY-APM                HS125                                  Maersk Air
SE-DBW                DC-9                                    SAS

5 May
EI-ASB                   Boeing 737                          Aer Lingus
EI-AUI                   Alouette II                            Irish Helicopters
G-ARKJ                 Beech 35 Bonanza

6 May
G-APET                 V953C                                   BE3335

7 May
D-IABC                  Cessna 500                          ABS Pumpenfabrik
EC-ARB                 DC-8-52                                AO1712/3
EC-ARC                DC-8-52                                AO1132/3
D-ABEM                Boeing 737-130                 LH076/7
G-ALZG                Miles Gemini
G-ASGG                V.1151 VC10                       BA (circuits)
TF-VLA                  Boeing 720-025                 Eagle Air c/s VL614

8 May
D-ABEQ                Boeing 737-130                 LH076/7
EI-BCW                 MS880B
OE-FKH                Cessna 414
9J-ADY                  Boeing 707                          Zambia A/W c/s QZ8046

10 May
PH-CTC                 Cessna 500                          RLS

14 May
D-ABCE                 Boeing 737-230C               LH
F-BPFZ                  PA-23-250
G-ATPE                  HS125

15 May
D-ILOW                Cessna 401B
EC-CIE                   Boeing 727-256                 Iberia
G-AWRM               Beagle 206
SE-EZU                  PA-28-140

16 May
115                      N2501 Noratlas                 FM0377
G-AVTK                PA-32
G-AWMS             HS125                                Rio Tinto Zinc

18 May
5N-AND               Boeing 737                          Nigeria A/W (dep. 19/5 as WT737)
F-BVPR                Falcon 10
G-ASZJ                 Skyvan                                c/s Short 1 (crew ferry)
G-AZLT                Viscount                              BMA
N52DD                 Short 330                             c/s Short4 (departed)
N8737                   Boeing 707                          TW877
201                        Dove                                     Irish Air Corps (approach only)
207                        Cessna 172                          Irish Air Corps

20 May
EI-BAW                 PA-23 Apache
EI-BCY                   King Air 200

21 May
C-GQBG              Boeing 707-123B               QB955
EI-ASI                  Boeing 747                          (circuits)
EI-BAA                Britannia                              (circuits)
N99GA                 Gulfstream II
N760TW               Boeing 707-331B               TW877
OO-RPA               Cessna F172G

23 May
D-IHSO                 PA-31T
G-ATYW               Beagle 206
N65                        Sabreliner                           FAA

24 May
G-ASDC              Carvair                                  BAF
G-AWMS             HS125

26 May
D-EEFR                Cessna 172
D-IOGA                Learjet 24B
EI-AVN                 Hughes 500
N91954                 A-1D Skyraider                   c/s Univair 711
N92034                 A-1D Skyraider 
N92053                 A-1D Skyraider 

28 May
C-FPWV               Boeing 707-138B                Pacific Western c/s PW658

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Dublin Movements, April 1977

Air Malta's first jet equipment was a pair of Boeing 720Bs leased from Pakistan International and these commenced a weekly charter series, still with Pakistani registrations until they were purchased by Air Malta a few years later. Aviaco's favoured equipment on its Dublin charter flights was the DC-8 series 50, several of which the company had inherited from Iberia.  

The two former French Skyraiders which had arrived in March took to the air again on the 4th on the next leg of their flight to the USA, departing one after the other in noisy fashion from runway 35, destination Reykjavik.  Two French-operated aircraft arrived to be based for survey duties; one was the IGN's brand-new Super King Air F-GALP, while a lot more interesting was DC-3 F-OCUY of Hemet Exploration.  The latter was to be lost four years later when it disappeared south of Mallorca on 21 April 1981 with the loss of the four persons on board.  By then it was registered as F-BJBO.  Also hailing from France was naval C-47 serial 726, in the usual silver and dayglo finish worn by these machines.  It too was to be lost in an accident, though a non-fatal one, when as EC-EQH it veered off the runway at Palma de Mallorca on 4 January 1991. Other piston-powered movements of note were the departure to Southend of Aer Turas's last C-54, EI-ARS, and a visit by Nor-Fly CV440 LN-MAP.

Two aircraft passed through en route to Baldonnel for demonstration to the Air Crops. These were Britten-Norman Defender G-BCMY and Cessna Titan N5432G.  No orders resulted.


1 April
EI-AVG                 Beech Baron
G-BBEE               Learjet 25B
G-BBXE               PA-23-250
LN-RLD                DC-9-41                                SK537

2 April 
EC-ARB               DC-8-52                                Aviaco op. AO1713 
N9040V                Beech A60 Duke

3 April
AP-AMG              B720B                                    Air Malta
EC-CAK               B727                                      IB741/2
G-BATA                HS125
G-BAWV              PA-23-250
SE-DAT                DC-9                                      SK537/8
SE-FNF                Beech 95 Travel Air
  
4 April
N91935                 A-1D Skyraider                  dep. to Reykjavik
N91945                 A-1D Skyraider                  dep. to Reykjavik
F-GALP               Beech 200                           IGN
G-AWUF              HS125
G-BAPG               V814                                   BD902/3
N1720                  Cessna 310
PH-HBG               Fuji 200
PH-MVT               Cessna 210
208                       Cessna 172                          Irish Air Corps


5 April
EI-AYN                  BN-2A                                   RE117/8
EI-BCE                  BN-2A
F-BSQU                Falcon 10
F-BTML                 Falcon 20
G-ATID                  Cessna 337
G-BBYA                Dove
G-BCGU               Jetstream 200
N5432G                Cessna  404
N8735                   B707                                      TW877
222                        SF260                                    Irish Air Corps

6 April
F-BSUX               Learjet 23
F-BTML                Falcon 20
G-AVXL                 HS125
G-AZLP                V814                                      BMA
G-BBCL                HS125-600B
SE-DAR                DC-9-41                                SK537

7 April
G-AWWL             HS125
G-BCXR              BAC 1-11                              OM624/8624
N18706                B707                                     TW877


8 April
EI-BBL                   RC690                                  Earl of Granard
G-AWRO              Beagle 206


9 April
EC-ASN                 DC-8                                      AO1133
EI-BCW                 Rallye
HB-CEM               Cessna 172
HB-OHG               PA-28R
HB-OKK               PA-28R


11 April 
G-BBOJ                 PA-23-250
HB-LFN                 PA-23-250



12 April
G-AWZF               Trident 3B                           BE518/9
F-BLEU                Beech 50
LN-MAP               Convair 440                         Nor-Fly
SE-DDE               Cessna 500 Citation

13 April
HB-VDA               Cessna 500 Citation
OO-TEH               B737                                   TEA op. HE1634


17 April
AP-AMJ                B720B                                    KMC750/1
D-ABEY                B737                                      LH
EI-ARS                 C-54E                                    Aer Turas (departed after sale)
F-OCUY               DC-3 (C-53)                           Hémet Exploration
G-AVEC               Cessna 172
OY-KGB               DC-9                                      SK


18 April
N121WT               Falcon 20                             IBM
N887PA                B707                                      PA


20 April
G-BCNT               P68B
OY-KGH               DC-9                                      SAS

23 April
EC-ARB               DC-8                                      Aviaco
EC-AUM               DC-8                                      Aviaco


24 April
D-ABFI                 B727-230                              LH
G-AVHJ                Wassmer WA.41
G-BCMY               BN-2A Defender
SE-DBT                DC-9                                      SAS
SP-LSI                  Il-18                                       LOT

25 April
G-ASDC               Carvair                                  BAF
G-AYNR               HS125-400B
G-AZVS                HS125
N94                       ET-29C                                  FAA
726                        C-47B                                    French Navy c/s FYDQH


26 April
N781FT                 DC-8-63F                              Flying Tigers


27 April
F-BRSU                Cessna 177
N80MD                 Beech 100
PH-TVA                 B707-123B                           Transavia dep. as HV998
SE-GRR                Beech 200                           Irish Air Corps, c/s 232B


28 April
OE-FPW               PA-31
OO-TEB                Boeing 720-048                 HE721 (dep.)


29 April
LN-RLK                 DC-9                                      SAS
N100WK               Gulfstream II


30 April
D-ABER                B737-130                              LH
EC-ARC                DC-8                                      AO1712/3
EC-ATP                 DC-8                                      AO1132/3
G-BCDC                PA-18-95 Super Cub