Motion History: Scotland's Four Month Airline - Highland Express
Ruairidh Mac Veigh (Editor)
Ruairidh Mac Veigh (Writter)
Ruairidh Mac Veigh (Narrator)
Documentaty on the shortest-lived airline Highland Express Airways.
Also from this series:
Registration G-HIHO, c/n 20108/87. Delivered new to American Airlines as N9669 in November 1970. Sold to National Airlines in July 1984. Purchased by Highland Express Airways in March 1987. Bought after bankrupt of the company by Qantas in February 1988, registered VH-EEI and leased to Air Pacific in April of the year. Return to Qantas in November 1989 as EI-CAI, then sold to Virgin Atlantic Airways in March 1990 re-registered G-VMIA (*) named Spirit of Sir Freddie.
Stored in January 2000 at Cotswold - Kemble (EGBP/GBA).
(*) See pictures below (Line 10) in this page.
Registration G-AZZC, c/n 46905/47. First flight June 1972. Delivered to Laker Airways in October 1972 registered G-AZZC, named Eastern Belle. Sold to Capitol Air as N902CL in October 1982. Bought by Arrow Air as N902JW in May 1983. Leased to World Airways in March 1984, to Dominicana de Aviación in November 1984, to American Airlines in April 1987, to Spantax as N52UA in January 1988. Return to World Airways as N102UA in May 1988. Leased to Mexicana de Aviación in June 1989, to Malaysia Airlines in January 1990. Return back to World Airways in October 1992 and stored all white no titles/logo at Marana, Arizona until February 1992. Leased again to Scibe Airlift 1992-1993, then to Transtar Airlines in May 1993. Sold to Sun Country Airlines in October 1994 as N573SC. Taken over by General Aviation Technology Inc , Lake Zurich, Illinois in October 1996. Written off at Pinal Airpark, Marana USA (KMZJ/MZJ] in January 1998.
Grounded fleet at London Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK) the day after bankruptcy of the company on the 5th February 1982.
1 to 6 - McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 and 30.
7 to 8 - Boeing 707-158B or 351B.
9 to10 - BAC-111 series 300 or 400.
Registration TF-FLC, c/n 46088/464. Delivered new to ONA-Overseas National Airways in May 1969, registered N865F and named Superb. Leased as OE-IBO to Austrian Airlines in September 1973. Returned to ONA as N865F in December 1974. Leased to Seaboard World Airlines in January 1975, then acquired by this company in October 1977. Leased to Loftleiðir-Icelandic Airlines in October 1977, with registration TF-FLC. Chartered by Saudia,Air India, Nigeria Airways in the meanwhile. Return to Seaboard World Airlines in April 1979 as N865F. Transfered to Flying Tiger Line after the merge with this company in September 1980. Chartered by ONA from June 1981 until September 1983. Lease and transfer to Emery Worldwide Airlines in July 1984, to Rosenbalm Aviation in 1985, Emery Worldwide again in 1991, Murray Air Inc in September 2000. Bought by Global Aviation Leasing in June 2013. Preserved at Yankee Air Museum, Willow Run, Detroit KYIP/YIP.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
London Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK).
1 - McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 of Laker Airways.
2 - Lockheed L-1011-1 TriStar of Air Atlanta Icelandic.
3 - Unknown Airbus A320.
4 - Boeing 747-200 of Pakistan International Airlines.
Registration G-VGIN, c/n 19732/134 built in April 1971. Delivered new to Alitalia as I-DEMU named Geo Chavez. Leased to Overseas National Airways as N358AS in November 1981, then to National Airlines in December 1983. Sold to CAAC as B-2440 in May 1985. Send back to Boeing Company in December 1985. Sold to Virgin Atlantic Airways in January 1986, registered G-VGIN named Scarlet Lady. Sold to Kabo Air as in October 2001. Stored to Mojave (MHV) in 2007.
Registration G-TKYO, c/n 21939/449 built in May 1980. Delivered new to Singapore Airlines as 9V-SQN. Bought by IFLC in March 1989, immediatly leased to Virgin Atlantic Airways registered G-TKYO named Maiden Japan. Transfered to GPA in December 1994 and leased to Tower Air as N616FF. Bought by FINOVA and converted as Freighter in October 2000. Leased as N525UP to United Parcel Service Airlines until December 2000. Return to FINOVA and re-registered N319FV in October 2004. Bought by Kalitta Air in December 2004 and registered N703CK. Stored at Oscada Wurtsmith USA (KOSC/OSC) in January 2013.
Registration G-VIRG, c/n 21189/274 first flight in November 1975 as N1791B. Delivered new to Aerolíneas Argentinas as LV-LZD. Return to Boeing Company in January 1982 as N354AS, sold to Virgin Atlantic Airways in June 1984 registered G-VIRG named Maiden Voyager. Sold to Kabo Air as 5N-NNN in December 2001.Stored at Southern California Logistics, Victorville USA (KVCV/VCV) in July 2008.
Background aircraft descripted in the pictures below.
Unidentified Boeing nose to the left.
1, 2 - Hawker Siddeley HS.748 of Dan-Air London.
3 - BAC 111 One-Eleven of Dan-Air London.
4 - Boeing 737-204/Adv of Britannia Airways.
5, 6 - Unknown Aircraft of Dan-Air London.
7 - BAC 111 One-Eleven of Dan-Air London.
8, 9 - BAC 111 One-Eleven of British Caledonian Airways.
10 - Boeing 747-287B of Virgin Atlantic Airways.
Registration G-VMIA, c/n 20108/87. Delivered new to American Airlines as N9669 in November 1970. Sold to National Airlines in July 1984. Purchased by Highland Express Airways in March 1987 (*). Bought after bankrupt of the company by Qantas in February 1988, registered VH-EEI and leased to Air Pacific in April of the year. Return to Qantas in November 1989 as EI-CAI, then sold to Virgin Atlantic Airways in March 1990 re-registered G-VMIA (*) named Spirit of Sir Freddie. Stored in January 2000 at Cotswold - Kemble (EGBP/GBA).
(*) See first pictures in the top of this page.
Wearing new livery virgin atlantic since 1995.
Registration N77772, c/n 19918/68. First flight August 1970. Delivered National Airlines in September 1970 named Patricia, renamed later as Jacquelyn. Sold to Northwest Orient Airlines in May 1976. Written off in March 1995. Stored at in Leflore County, Greenwood USA (KGWO/GWO) in March 2000.
Registration LX-ECV, c/n 22390/482. First flight in September 1980, delivered to Cargolux in October 1980 named City of Esch sur Alzette. Sold to China Airlines Cargo in June 1985. Crashed near Wanli, Taiwan in December 1991 (flight CI358).
Unidentified 747 series 200, registration number on front landing gear flap seems ending xxx24? or xxx4?
Unidentified executive jet to the right background.
Registration LX-FCV, c/n 19658/47. Delivered new to Pan American World Airways as N754PA in May 1970. Sold to Cargolux in January 1988. Leased to Lionair in March 1988, chartered by Caribbean Airways few months with Lionair livery and Caribbean title. Leased to Air France in March 1989, then to AirLib in June 1990. Sold to Corsair International in June 1991. Written off from use in July 1995.
Registration VH-EBS, c/n 22616/543. First flight in September 1981 as N6005C, re-registered N5700T in October 1981. Delivered to Qantas in November 1981 as VH-EBS, named City Of Longreach. Leased to Air Pacific in May 2002. Written off at Pinal Airpark, Marana USA (KMZJ/MZJ) in March 2003.
Registration DQ-FJE, c/n 22614/464. First flight in June 1980 as N1728B, re-registered N8296V in July 1980. Delivered to Qantas in September 1980 as VH-EBR, named City Of Hobart. Leased to Air Pacific in May 1993. Bought by this company in August 1996 re-registered DQ-FBE. Written off at Pinal Airpark, Marana USA (KMZJ/MZJ) in June 2003.
Registration EI-BED, c/n 19748/44. Delivered new to Lufthansa as D-ABYC named Munich, in May 1970. Sold to Aer Lingus in January 1979, registerd EI-BED and named St Claran. New name St Patrick in September 1979. Leased to Air Algérie from October 1979 to April 1980, then to Air Jamaica from November 1986 to April 1987, then to Qantas from November 1987 to February 1988, then to LAN Chile from December 1988 to March 1989 and between December 1989 to March 1990. Return to Aer Lingus few days later. Stored at Dublin in October 1994. Written off at Pinal Airpark, Marana USA (KMZJ/MZJ) in August 1996.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
Registration G-BNIH, c/n 406. Romanian built, first flight September 1986. Delivered to TAROM and registered YR-BRF in October 1986. Sold to London European Airways in August 1987, named The Spirit of Europe. Leased to Ryanair in 1989. Bought by this company and registered EI-CAS in July 1990. Return to TAROM as YR-BRF in October 1990. Leased to Aero Asia International in 1997 as AP-BFE. Written off at Jinnah International, Karachi (OPKC/KHI).
British Caledonian Airways Boeing 747-200 in the background.
Registration C-GZMM, c/n 27136/497. Delivered to Air France as F-GHGJ in May 1993. Returned to ILFC as N361LF in June 2002. Leased to Air Holland as PH-AHR in August 2002. Chartered by Air Gabon in September 2002. Returned to Air Holland in December 2002. Return to ILFC as N221LF January 2004. Leased to Zoom Airlines in January 2004 as C-GZMM, named City of Halifax. Return to ILFC as N225LF in October 2008. Bought by Omni Air International as N342AX in August 2009. Chartered by Avianca in December 2014. Returned to Omni Air International in January 2015.
Registration G-BDXM, c/n 23711/672. First flight in February 1987 as N6055X. Delivered to British Airways in February 1987 registered G-BDXM, named City of Derby. Bought by Bullfinch Ltd in June 2001 converted to freighter. Leased to Air Atlanta Icelandic in December 2001, registered TF-ATX and chartered by MASkargo. Leased to MK Airlines in September 2009, registered as G-MKLA. Returned to Air Atlanta Icelandic as TF-ATX in September 2010. Stored at Pinal Airpark, Marana USA (KMZJ/MZJ] in September 2012. Transferred to Bullfinch Ltd as N216TX in Febraury 2013. Bought by Aquiline International Corp. Ltd in October 2016.
N216TX . transferred 2/13/13. bought 10/14/16. Sold to TCA The Cargo Line as 4L-GEO in December 2016. Sold to Aircompany Geo-Sky in April 2022.
A similar one behind.