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London Airport - Heathrow in the 1960s & 70s DVD Cover .

Documentary (2003)

Starring:
Howard Asbridge (Narrator)

Remember where it all began? On the roof terrace at a major airport; noisy, exciting, full of variety and interest. You may have started a lifelong passion for aviation at that moment, but today’s airliners don’t really match up to those early days, do they?

Now we can take you back in time, with the help of some enthusiasts’ cine film, that has been digitally restored and matched to authentic sound. This production hasn’t been made by filming a flickering projection screen. With a specialist ‘Telecine’ conversion process, also used by the BBC and by ITV, we can digitally transfer pictures direct from the film on to digital video tape. These can then be enhanced and edited as necessary.

We start in the 1960s with Viscounts and 707s everywhere, alongside Caravelles, DC8s, Britannias, DC7s, Comets and TU104s. The earliest shot appears to be in 1963, with more from 1964.

Highlights include BEA Herald, Lufthansa C46, Ghana, Swissair and MEA CV990s, the crashed TCA DC8, Aer Lingus Carvair, CSA and CPA Britannias, British Eagle and UAA DC6s. Alitalia, Dan Air and BOAC DC7s, UAA Caravelle.

The 1970s begin with early 747s, DC10s and Tristars. We’ve still got some 707s and increasing numbers of DC8Fs, plus Concorde and the last days of the Tridents.

Highlights include Pan Am DC10 & 737, Northeast Trident, Merpati Vanguard, National 747, Libyan 727, SAA 747SP.

Overall the variety is amazing. Let’s just list the 707s: BOAC, PanAm, TWA, Air France, Lufthansa, TMA, MEA, Air Malta, El Al, PIA, Kuwait, Olympic, SAA, TAP, QANTAS, Montana [Austrian], Kenya, Air Mauritius, US Govt.

So, why not relive those memories today?

Also from this series:
Avion Video Series

Contents

The 1960s (first half)

Tupolev Tu-104A & Vickers 951 Vanguard

In the background at London Heathrow Airport in the early 60's.

Tupolev Tu-104A of Československé Aerolinie and 2x Vickers 951 Vanguard of BEA-British European Airways.

Vickers 808 Viscount

Registration EI-ALG, c/n 312. First flew on February 1958 as 805 version, delivered to Eagle Airways Ltd as G-APDX on March 1958, exported to Bermuda's subsidiary of Eagle on February 1959 as VR-BAY. Sold to Aer Lingus on February 1960 and converted to 808 Standard. Wfu on October 1969. Scrapped in 1972.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
In the background is a Vickers 951 Vanguard from BEA.

Reg.EI-ALG Vickers 808 Viscount St Kieran of Aer Lingus.
Reg.EI-ALG Vickers 808 Viscount St Kieran of Aer Lingus.

The same seen another day.

Reg.EI-ALG Vickers 808 Viscount St Kieran of Aer Lingus.

De Havilland DH106 Comet 4C

Taxiing between EI-ALG already listed above and another Vanguard from BEA in the background.

De Havilland DH106 Comet 4C of the Royal Air Force.
De Havilland DH106 Comet 4C of the Royal Air Force.

Convair 990A-30 Coronado

On approach in the sky of Heathrow. Must be either HB-ICA, c/n 30-10-7 Bern or HB-ICE, c/n 30-10-14 Vaud of Swissair on lease to Ghana Airways in 1964. See the Ghanaese flag on the tail fin.

Convair 990A-30 Coronado of Ghana Airways with Swissair's colours.
Convair 990A-30 Coronado of Ghana Airways with Swissair's colours.
Convair 990A-30 Coronado of Ghana Airways with Swissair's colours.
Convair 990A-30 Coronado of Ghana Airways with Swissair's colours.

Handley Page HPR-7 Dart Herald 100

It seems we have two Alitalia's aircraft in the background, a Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle VI-N to the left beside a Douglas DC-8.

Handley Page HPR-7 Dart Herald 100 of BEA-British European Airways.

Douglas DC-6B

Douglas DC-6B of United Arab Airlines.
Douglas DC-6B of United Arab Airlines.
Douglas DC-6B of United Arab Airlines.
Douglas DC-6B of United Arab Airlines.
Douglas DC-6B of United Arab Airlines.

Boeing 707-436

Wearing the Blue Tail Twin Stripe livery of the era 1955-1966.

Douglas DC-6A

Douglas DC-6A of Cunard Eagle Airways.
Douglas DC-6A of Cunard Eagle Airways.

Vickers 951 Vanguard from BEA to the right.

Douglas DC-6A of Cunard Eagle Airways.

Douglas DC-7C Seven Seas

BEA 's Vickers Vanguard to the right in foreground.

Douglas DC-7C Seven Seas of Alitalia-Linee Aeree Italiane.

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle IA

KLM's Vickers 803 Viscount in the foreground.

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle IA of Finnair.
Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle IA of Finnair.
Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle IA of Finnair.

Douglas DC-8-33

Tail fin of Vickers 951 Vanguard registered G-APEI, c/n 712 in the foreground. Delivered to BEA on July 1961. Transfered to British Airways on April 1974. Sold to Merpati Nusantara Airlines on March 1975 as PK-MVD.IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Civil Fixed-Wing).

Vickers 803 Viscount

Vanguard from BEA in the background.

Vickers 803 Viscount of KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines.
Vickers 803 Viscount of KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines.

De Havilland DH106 Comet 4C

Comet 4C of B.O.A.C in Blue Tail Twin Stripe livery passing a Vanguard from BEA in the foreground right.

De Havilland DH106 Comet 4C of B.O.A.C-British Overseas Airways Corporation.

Boeing 720-040B

Handley Page HPR-7 Dart Herald 100

Seen again later on, a BEA 's Viscount has replaced the Alitalia's Caravelle in the background left beside the same Douglas DC-8.

Handley Page HPR-7 Dart Herald 100 of BEA-British European Airways.

Leaving the tarmac taxiing in front of an Austrian's Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle VI-R in the background.

Handley Page HPR-7 Dart Herald 100 of BEA-British European Airways.

Tupolev Tu-104A

Registration CCCP-42460, c/n 06601902.

Reg.CCCP-42460 Tupolev Tu-104A of Aeroflot.
Reg.CCCP-42460 Tupolev Tu-104A of Aeroflot.

Unidentified aircraft in the background.

Reg.CCCP-42460 Tupolev Tu-104A of Aeroflot.

Two military Douglas C-124 Globemaster II parked in the background, and a quadrijet to the right.

Reg.CCCP-42460 Tupolev Tu-104A of Aeroflot.
Reg.CCCP-42460 Tupolev Tu-104A of Aeroflot.

Vickers 739A Viscount

BEA's Vickers 800 Viscount behind, with unidentified British Eagle's Britannia or 707 in the background beside another unidentified quadrijet to the right.

Vickers 739A Viscount of British Eagle International Airlines.

Douglas DC-6B

Batch of three BEA's De Havilland DH106 Comet 4B in the background. Unidentified in the very far.

BEA's Vickers 800 Viscount in the foreground.

Swissair's quadrijet and unidentified aircraft in the background.

Boeing 707-328

Boeing 707-328 of Air France
Boeing 707-328 of Air France

In the background, from left to right, Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident of BEA, McDonnell Douglas DC-9 and a BAC One-Eleven.

Boeing 707-328 of Air France

De Havilland DH106 Comet 4C

Viscount 951 Vanguard of BEA-British European Airways in the background.

De Havilland DH106 Comet 4C of Sudan Airways.

Vickers 808 Viscount of Aer Lingus in the foreground,

De Havilland DH106 Comet 4C of Sudan Airways.

Douglas DC-7C Seven Seas

Viscount 951 Vanguard of BEA-British European Airways in the background.

Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair

Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair of Aer Lingus.

Curtiss-Wright C-46D-10-CU Commando

Registration N9890Z, c/n 33111. Ex-USAAF as 44-77715, sold to Capitol Airways on October 1961, then to Lufthansa on March 1964. Back to Capitol Airways on July 1969, sold to Jonathan Logan Inc on August 1969,then Butte Knitting Mills on October 1969, Carolina Aircraft Corp on April 1971, Ed Cantrell on July 1971, The American National Banko on December 1971, Clarks Aerial Service on July 1972, Brownfield Aerial Inc on October 1977, Onyx Aviation Inc on March 1978, Advance Aviation Inc on July 1978, Gulf Aircraft Sales Inc on April 1979.Last owner Pedro A Garcia on April 1979, scrapped.

Reg.N4894V Curtiss-Wright C-46D-10-CU Commando of Capitol Airways.
Reg.N4894V Curtiss-Wright C-46-10-CU Commando of Capitol Airways.

Douglas C-74 Globemaster

Either HP-385, or HP-367 depending on the date of the picture. The first (HP-385) crashed in Marseille-Marignane on October 1963. To the left, a Boeing 707-344 of South African Airways/Suid Afrikaanse Lugdiens.

Douglas C-74 Globemaster HERACLES of Aeronaves de Panamá
Douglas C-74 Globemaster HERACLES of Aeronaves de Panamá

Bréguet Br.763 Provence

Bréguet Br.763 Provence of Air France.

Canadair CL-44D4-1

Canadair CL-44D4-1 of Seaboard World Airlines.

Douglas C-54 Skymaster

To the left background, unidentified Douglas DC-3 and Cambrians's Vickers Viscount.

Douglas C-54 Skymaster of TMA-Trans Mediterranean Airways.

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle III of Air France in the background.

Douglas C-54 Skymaster of TMA-Trans Mediterranean Airways.

BEA's Vanguard and Vickers Viscount in the far background.

Douglas C-54 Skymaster of TMA-Trans Mediterranean Airways.

Vickers 701 Viscount & Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident 1C

Foreground: Cambrian's Viscount in Vermilion red stripe/white stripe earlier livery.

Vickers 701 Viscount of Cambrian Airways and two Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident 1C of BEA-British European Airways.
Vickers 701 Viscount of Cambrian Airways and two Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident 1C of BEA-British European Airways.

Boeing 707-331

Wearing the nice Twin Globes livery used for TWA's fleet between 1962 and 1975.
Lockheed L-188C Electra of KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines in the foreground. Viscount and Vanguard of BEA to the left in the far background.

Boeing 707-331 of Trans World Airlines.

Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair in the very far background.

Boeing 707-331 of Trans World Airlines.

Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident 1C of BEA-British European Airways in the background.

Boeing 707-331 of Trans World Airlines.

Vanguard from BEA in the background.

Boeing 707-331 of Trans World Airlines.

Two Vanguard from BEA in the background. Nose of a Viscount to the rignt foreground.

Boeing 707-331 of Trans World Airlines.

Bristol 175 Britannia 324

Good Fortune name worn by G-ARKA (1961-1969) and G-ARKB (1963-1969). The E is missing on the tail fin.

Bristol 175 Britannia 324 Good Fortune of British Eagle International Airlines.
Bristol 175 Britannia 324 Good Fortune of British Eagle International Airlines.
Bristol 175 Britannia 324 Good Fortune of British Eagle International Airlines.
Bristol 175 Britannia 324 Good Fortune of British Eagle International Airlines.
Bristol 175 Britannia 324 Good Fortune of British Eagle International Airlines.

Boeing 707-430

Registration D-ABOF, c/n 17721/162. Delivered to Lufthansa on October 1960. Leased to Condor Flugdienst on March 1977. Sold to Geminair as 9G-ACK on August 1977, then Air Trans Ltd as N90498 on July 1981. Sold to Bata International the same year and month as 3C-ABI. Ended at Bornemouth (EGHH/BOH) as EL-AJC in 1983 for fire training. Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
Surrounded by two Viscount of BEA.

Reg.D-ABOF Boeing 707-430 München of Lufthansa.
Reg.D-ABOF Boeing 707-430 München of Lufthansa.
Reg.D-ABOF Boeing 707-430 München of Lufthansa.

Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident 1C

Viscount of BEA-British European Airways in the background.

Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident 1C of BEA-British European Airways.
Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident 1C of BEA-British European Airways.
Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident 1C of BEA-British European Airways.

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle VI-N

Wearing The winged arrow livery.

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle VI-N of Alitalia-Linee Aeree Italiane.
Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle VI-N of Alitalia-Linee Aeree Italiane.

Convair 990A-30 Coronado

Again, either HB-ICA or HB-ICE already seen above, from Swissair on lease to Ghana Airways.
Some Comet 4B of BEA in the background, and an unidentified turboprop airliner behind the Coronado, a Vanguard or L-188 Electra?

Convair 990A-30 Coronado of Ghana Airways with Swissair's colours.

Some Vanguard s or Viscount s in the far background.

Convair 990A-30 Coronado of Ghana Airways with Swissair's colours.

Viscount of British Eagle International Airlines just behind.

Convair 990A-30 Coronado of Ghana Airways with Swissair's colours.

Viscount Vanguard of BEA in the foreground.

Convair 990A-30 Coronado of Ghana Airways with Swissair's colours.

Douglas DC-8-54CF Jet Trader

Registration CF-TJM, c/n 46653/178. Crash of Flight 861 on the 6 Nov 1963 at LHR substantially damaged in runway overshot after an aborted take-off. Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Reg.CF-TJM Douglas DC-8-54CF Jet Trader of Trans Canada Air Lines.
Reg.CF-TJM Douglas DC-8-54CF Jet Trader of Trans Canada Air Lines.
Ref.CF-TJM Douglas DC-8-54CF Jet Trader of Trans Canada Air Lines.
Reg.CF-TJM Douglas DC-8-54CF Jet Trader of Trans Canada Air Lines.

Armstrong Whitworth AW.660 Argosy 222

Armstrong Whitworth AW.660 Argosy 222 of BEA-British European Airways.

Viscount of BEA-British European Airways in the background (already seen above).

Armstrong Whitworth AW.660 Argosy 222 of BEA-British European Airways.

Bristol 175 Britannia 312

Unidentified name, too small and blurry.

Bristol 175 Britannia 312 of British Eagle International Airlines.

Tail fin of Vickers 951 Vanguard registered G-APEI, c/n 712 in the foreground already listed above, and seen in other films IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Civil Fixed-Wing).

Bristol 175 Britannia 312 of British Eagle International Airlines.
Bristol 175 Britannia 312 of British Eagle International Airlines.

Boeing 707-321

Boeing 707-321 of Pan American World Airways.

Tail fin of Vickers Viscount from BEA in the foreground. Another one behind the 707. Two Vickers Vanguard to the left background, and an unidentified 4 engine airplane in the far background.

Boeing 707-321 of Pan American World Airways.

To the right background: Britannia of British Eagle and another BEA's Vickers Vanguard.

Boeing 707-321 of Pan American World Airways.

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle III

De Havilland DH106 Comet 4B of BEA-British European Airways in the background, and Vickers 951 Vanguard from BEA to the left foreground.

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle III of Air France.
Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle III of Air France.

Vickers 951 Vanguard from BEA in the foreground. Tupolev Tu-104A of Československé Aerolinie in the background.

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle III of Air France.

DC-3 to the right in the background.

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle III of Air France.

Tupolev Tu-104A

Tupolev Tu-104A of Československé Aerolinie.

Vickers Viscount of BEA to the right background.

Tupolev Tu-104A of Československé Aerolinie.
Tupolev Tu-104A of Československé Aerolinie.

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle III

De Havilland DH106 Comet 4B of BEA in the background, and Vickers 951 Vanguard from BEA in the foreground.

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle III of Swissair.
Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle III of Swissair.

Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident 1C

Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident 1C of BEA-British European Airways.
Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident 1C of BEA-British European Airways.
Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident 1C of BEA-British European Airways.

Bristol 175 Britannia 312

Unidentified name, too small and blurry.

Caravelle III of SAS to the left, and wing of Vanguard from BEA on the right.

Bristol 175 Britannia 312 of British Eagle International Airlines.
Bristol 175 Britannia 312 of British Eagle International Airlines.
Bristol 175 Britannia 312 of British Eagle International Airlines.

Viscount from BEA on the left background.

Bristol 175 Britannia 312 of British Eagle International Airlines.

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle VI-N

Boeing 707-436

Vanguard from BEA in the foreground.

Natural ventilation...

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle III

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle III of Air France.
Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle III of Air France.

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle VI-N

Registration OO-SRC, c/n 66. Delivered to SABENA on December 1961, leased to Sobelair on April 1971. Sold to Catair on April 1976, then to Europe Aero Service on April 1978. Wfu at Perpignan (PGF/LFMP) in 1984.

Reg.OO-SRC Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-N of SABENA-Societé Anonyme Belge d'Exploitation de la Navigation Aérienne.
Reg.OO-SRC Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-N of SABENA-Societé Anonyme Belge d'Exploitation de la Navigation Aérienne.
Reg.OO-SRC Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-N of SABENA-Societé Anonyme Belge d'Exploitation de la Navigation Aérienne.
Reg.OO-SRC Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-N of SABENA-Societé Anonyme Belge d'Exploitation de la Navigation Aérienne.

Douglas DC-8-32

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle III of SAS in the background to the left.

Douglas DC-8-32 of Swissair.
Douglas DC-8-32 of Swissair.
Douglas DC-8-32 of Swissair.

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle VI-N

Taxiing in the background, a Vickers 814 Viscount of Lufthansa.

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle VI-N of Alitalia-Linee Aeree Italiane.

Boeing 707-331

Registration N8733, c/n 20062/785. Delivered new to TWA in April 1969 and operated until September 1983. Then with Worldwide Airlines until May 1986, then stored at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson (DMA,KDMA).

Reg.N8733 Boeing 707-331B of Trans World Airlines.
Reg.N8733 Boeing 707-331B of Trans World Airlines.
Reg.N8733 Boeing 707-331B of Trans World Airlines.
Reg.N8733 Boeing 707-331B of Trans World Airlines.
Reg.N8733 Boeing 707-331B of Trans World Airlines.

De Havilland DH106 Comet 4B

De Havilland DH106 Comet 4B of BEA-British European Airways.
De Havilland DH106 Comet 4B of BEA-British European Airways.

Lockheed L-188C Electra

Lockheed L-188C Electra of KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines.
Lockheed L-188C Electra of KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines.
Lockheed L-188C Electra of KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines.

To the left, we can guess an Aer Lingus's Viscount tail fin, and a BEA's Vanguard. In the very far background, a batch of airplanes that might be some Bristol Britannias and one Vickers Viscount of British Eagle.

Lockheed L-188C Electra of KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines.

Vickers 708 Viscount

Vickers 708 Viscount of Starways.

BEA's Vickers 800 Viscount in the foreground.

Vickers 708 Viscount of Starways.
Vickers 708 Viscount of Starways.

Douglas DC-8-54CF Jet Trader

Registration N8782R, c/n 45667/185. Delivered new to Trans Caribbean Airways on June 1963. Transferred to American Airlines fleet on March 1971 when the merge of the company into American Airlines. Leased to Seaboard World Airlines on June 1972 and operated until January 1975. Immediatly sold to IAS Cargo International Aviation Service as G-BDHA, sold and merged into British Cargo Airlines on August 1979. Bought as HI-426 by Agro Air Associates in November 1983 and leased by Aeromar Cargo, then transferred after merge with Aerochago SA on February 1986. Return to Agro Air Associates on June 1998, re-registered HI-426CA on April 1989. Leased to Alas de Transporte Internacional on August 1990. Returned to Agro Air Associates as N426FB on June 1991, then leased to Fine Air on September 1992. Transferred to Arrow Air after merge on February 2001. Stored at Roswell Air Center Airport(KROW), New Mexico USA in April 2001. Broken up.

Reg.N8782R Douglas DC-8-54CF Jet Trader Kathy Leigh II of Trans Caribbean Airways.
Reg.N8782R Douglas DC-8-54CF Jet Trader Kathy Leigh II of Trans Caribbean Airways.
Reg.N8782R Douglas DC-8-54CF Jet Trader Kathy Leigh II of Trans Caribbean Airways.
Reg.N8782R Douglas DC-8-54CF Jet Trader Kathy Leigh II of Trans Caribbean Airways.
Reg.N8782R Douglas DC-8-54CF Jet Trader Kathy Leigh II of Trans Caribbean Airways.

Douglas DC-4-1009

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle in the background.

Vickers 802 Viscount

Vickers 802 Viscount of British European Airways.
Vickers 802 Viscount of British European Airways.
Vickers 802 Viscount of British European Airways.

Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation

Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation Super G of Air France.

Cambrian's Viscount in the background.

Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation Super G of Air France.
Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation Super G of Air France.

Douglas DC-8-32

Douglas DC-8-32 of Pan American World Airways.

Bristol 175 Britannia 318

On dry lease from and wearing colour of Cubana de Aviación. Must be OK-MBA or OK-MBB, operated between 1964 and 1969.
BEA's Viscount in the background.

[Bristol 175 Britannia 318 of Československé Aerolinie .
[Bristol 175 Britannia 318 of Československé Aerolinie .

Ilyushin Il-18B

Registration HA-MOF, c/n 183006301. Delivered new on June 1963 as Il-18B, converted to Il-18V on March 1969. Destroyed in a ground accident with a truck in November 1977 at Bucharest Otopeni (OTP/LROP).
Two BEA's Viscounts in the background.

Reg.HA-MOF Ilyushin Il-18B of Malév Hungarian Airlines.
Reg.HA-MOF Ilyushin Il-18B of Malév Hungarian Airlines.

Boeing 707-328

Boeing 707-328 of Air France


The 1960s (second half)

Bristol 175 Britannia 102

Blue tail fin from 1966-70 era.

Bristol 175 Britannia 102 of BKS Air Transport.

BAC One-Eleven in the background.

Bristol 175 Britannia 102 of BKS Air Transport.
Bristol 175 Britannia 102 of BKS Air Transport.
Bristol 175 Britannia 102 of BKS Air Transport.

Douglas DC-7B(F)

Registration G-ATAB, c/n 45361/876. Originally delivered in September 1957 as a standard DC-7B to United Air Lines, registered N6348C named Mainliner Akron - Canton. It only served as a passenger aircraft for 3 years and was converted to DC-7B(F) standard with two main-deck cargo doors in December 1960. Sold to Trans World Leasing Ltd in January 1965, re-registered G-ATAB and leased to Trans Meridian Flying Service. It was returned to Trans World Leasing in March 1966 and leased to Dan-Air London in April 1966. Dan-Air bought it in December 1966 and it continued in service until it was retired at their engineering base at Lasham, Hants, UK, in June 1969. It was broken up there in August 1973.
Unusual Turquoise livery, adapted in 1966. Changed later to standard red cheat line livery. Nicknamed Torrey Canyon because of problems with leaking oil.

Reg.G-ATAB Douglas DC-7B(F) of Dan-Air London.
Reg.G-ATAB Douglas DC-7B(F) of Dan-Air London.
Reg.G-ATAB Douglas DC-7B(F) of Dan-Air London.
Reg.G-ATAB Douglas DC-7B(F) of Dan-Air London.

De Havilland DH106 Comet 4C

De Havilland DH106 Comet 4C of United Arab Airlines.
De Havilland DH106 Comet 4C of United Arab Airlines.

Unidentified airliner in the far background on the right.

De Havilland DH106 Comet 4C of United Arab Airlines.

Vickers VC10 Srs 1101

Wearing Blue Tail Twin Stripe 1955-1966 livery. BEA's De Havilland DH106 Comet 4B in the background.

BEA's Vickers 951 Vanguard in the background.

Unidentified airliner in the far background.

Boeing 727-30

Boeing 727-30 of Lufthansa.
Boeing 727-30 of Lufthansa.

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle VI-R

BEA's Viscount in the foreground left.BEA's De Havilland DH106 Comet 4B in the background left, and Alitalia's Caravelle VI-N to the right.

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle VI-R of TAP-Transportes Aéreos Portugueses.

BEA's Viscount behind the Alitalia's Caravelle VI-N in the background.

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle VI-R of TAP-Transportes Aéreos Portugueses.

Douglas DC-8-43

Vickers Viscount of Aer Lingus to the right.

Douglas DC-8-43 of Alitalia-Linee Aeree Italiane.
Douglas DC-8-43 of Alitalia-Linee Aeree Italiane.

Vickers 701 Viscount

Vickers 701 Viscount of Cambrian Airways.

Curtiss-Wright C-46D Commando

One of the several Commandos leased from Capitol Airways operated for European cargo service by Lufthansa between 1964 and 1969.

Curtiss-Wright C-46D Commando in Lufthansa colours.

British Eagle's Britannia to the right in the background.

Curtiss-Wright C-46D Commando in Lufthansa colours.
Curtiss-Wright C-46D Commando in Lufthansa colours.

Vickers 808 Viscount

De Havilland DH106 Comet 4C

Leased from B.O.A.C in Blue Tail Twin Stripe livery , with Air Ceylon red markings.

De Havilland DH106 Comet 4C operated by Air Ceylon.
De Havilland DH106 Comet 4C operated by Air Ceylon.

Bristol 175 Britannia 314

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle III of SAS in the background. Lockheed L-188C Electra of KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines in the foreground.

Bristol 175 Britannia 314 of Canadian Pacific Airlines.

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle IA of Finnair to the left background.

Bristol 175 Britannia 314 of Canadian Pacific Airlines.
Bristol 175 Britannia 314 of Canadian Pacific Airlines.

Tail fin of Vickers 953 Vanguard from BEA in the foreground registered G-APEP c/n 719. Delivered in December 1961 christenized Superb. Converted as Vickers 953C Merchantman in 1971. Transferred to British Airways fleet on April 1974. Sold to Air Bridge Carriers in 1982 then to Hunting Cargo Airlines on August 1992. Wfu in October 1996. Stored at Brooklands Museum, Weybridge (EGLB).
Already met on this site: IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Civil Fixed-Wing) as Vickers 953C Merchantman

Bristol 175 Britannia 314 of Canadian Pacific Airlines.

Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair

Vickers Vanguard from BEA in the far background.

Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair of Aer Lingus.

Douglas DC-6B

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle III of SAS in the background to the right.

Vanguard G-APEP from BEA already seen above in the foreground.IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Civil Fixed-Wing) as Vickers 953C Merchantman

Vickers 837 Viscount

Vickers Vanguard of BEA in the background.

Vickers 837 Viscount of Austrian Airlines.
Vickers Vanguard of BEA in the foreground.
Vickers 837 Viscount of Austrian Airlines.

Vickers Vanguard of BEA in the foreground.

Vickers 837 Viscount of Austrian Airlines.
Vickers 837 Viscount of Austrian Airlines.

Boeing 707-437

Taxiing between a Vickers Viscount of BEA in the foreground, and another one from Lufthansa. In the far background is a De Havilland DH106 Comet 4B of BEA.

Boeing 707-437 of Air India.

Viscount and Comet 4B from BEA in the background.

Boeing 707-437 of Air India.
Boeing 707-437 of Air India.

Convair 990A Coronado

Convair 990A Coronado of MEA-Middle East Airlines.
Convair 990A Coronado of MEA-Middle East Airlines.
Convair 990A Coronado of MEA-Middle East Airlines.

Vickers 814 Viscount

Large yellow livery worn from 1959 to 1967.
Vickers Vanguard of BEA in the background.

Vickers 814 Viscount of Lufthansa.
Vickers 814 Viscount of Lufthansa.
Vickers 814 Viscount of Lufthansa.

Boeing 707-138B

In V-JET livery (1961-71).

Boeing 707-138B of Qantas.

Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident 1C

Some BEA's Comet 4B in the background.

Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident 1C of BEA-British European Airways.
Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident 1C of BEA-British European Airways.

Icelandair's Viscount in the foreground.

Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident 1C of BEA-British European Airways.

Vickers 759D Viscount

Registration TF-ISN, c/n 140. Delivered November 1956 to Hunting-Clan Air Transport. Sold to Icelandair-Flugfélag Íslands on March 1957. Wfu on May 1970 in Reykjavik.
Trident 1C and Viscount of BEA in the background.

Vickers 759D Viscount of Icelandair-Flugfélag Íslands.
Vickers 759D Viscount of Icelandair-Flugfélag Íslands.

Boeing 707-344

Boeing 727-30 of Lufthansa in the background.

McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15

Registration HB-IFB, c/n 45732. Delivered to Swissair in August 1966. Sold to FAA-Federal Aviation Administration in August 1968 as N119, re-registered N29 in 1975. Wfu for a while in October 1993, stored at Will Rogers World Airport, Oklahoma City (KOKC/OKC). Sold to US Department of Justice on June 1994 registered N813TL.

Reg.HB-IFB McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15 Obwalden of Swissair.
Reg.HB-IFB McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15 Obwalden of Swissair.

Lockheed L-188C Electra of KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines just behind.

Reg.HB-IFB McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15 Obwalden of Swissair.

Vickers 814 Viscount

Large yellow livery worn from 1959 to 1967.
Two Vickers Vanguard of BEA in the background.

Vickers 814 Viscount of Lufthansa.

Bristol 175 Britannia 102

Registration G-ANBE, c/n 12906. Delivered new to B.O.A.C on March 1956. Sold to Britannia Airways on January 1966. Scrapped at London Luton (EGGW/LTN) on July 1972.
Two British Eagle's variants in the background.

Reg.G-ANBE Bristol 175 Britannia 102 of Britannia Airways.
Reg.G-ANBE Bristol 175 Britannia 102 of Britannia Airways.
Reg.G-ANBE Bristol 175 Britannia 102 of Britannia Airways.

Boeing 707-430

Small caps letters adopted on the usual livery in 1967.

Boeing 707-430 of Lufthansa.
Boeing 707-430 of Lufthansa.

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle VI-N of Alitalia to the right.

Boeing 707-430 of Lufthansa.

G-ANBE already listed above in the foreground.

Boeing 707-430 of Lufthansa.

Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident 1C & Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle VI-N

Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident 1C of BEA-British European Airways and Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle VI-N of JAT Yugoslav Airlines/Jugoslovenski Aerotransport .
Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident 1C of BEA-British European Airways and Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle VI-N of JAT Yugoslav Airlines/Jugoslovenski Aerotransport .

McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15

Very likely same HB-IFB Obwalden already seen above, and a Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle III from Swissair in the background.

Reg.HB-IFB McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15 Obwalden of Swissair.

BAC 111-304AX One-Eleven

Registration G-ATPJ, c/n 033. Delivered on June 1966 to British Eagle International Airlines. Leased to SAS from May 1967 to March 1968, then to KLM until September 1968. Sold to Dan-Air London on March 1970. Went to Chili as CC-CYF on lease to Chilean airline LADECO between November 1990 to November 1994. Stored at Museo Nacional de Aeronautica de Chile then at Santiago-Los Cerillos airport (SCTI/ULC). Partially dismantled by November 1999.

Reg.G-ATPJ BAC 111-304AX One-Eleven Stalwart of British Eagle International Airlines.
Reg.G-ATPJ BAC 111-304AX One-Eleven Stalwart of British Eagle International Airlines.

Boeing 707-436

In Golden Speedbird livery (1965-1970).
Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle VI-N of Alitalia in the foreground.

G-ANBE Britannia already listed above in the foreground.

Various Aircraft

1 - Boeing 707-436 of BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation.
2 - Boeing 707-321 of Pan American World Airways.
3 - Douglas DC-8-30 of Pan American World Airways.

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1 - Boeing 707-436 of BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation.
2 - Boeing 707-321 of Pan American World Airways.
3 - Douglas DC-8-30 of Pan American World Airways.
4 - Douglas DC-8-53 of JAL-Japan Air Lines.

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Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle 10B3 Super B

De Havilland DH106 Comet 4 of Aerolíneas Argentinas in the foreground.
Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident 1C of BEA-British European Airways, Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador 2 and Boeing 707 in the far background.

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle 10B3 Super B of Syrian Arab Airlines.

To the left in the background: Bristol 175 Britannia 102 of BKS Air Transport.

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle 10B3 Super B of Syrian Arab Airlines.
Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle 10B3 Super B of Syrian Arab Airlines.

BAC 111-304AX One-Eleven

Unidentified Bristol 175 Britannia to the left and Douglas DC-3 in the background.

BAC 111-304AX One-Eleven of British Eagle International Airlines.

Vickers Viscount of BEA to the right.

BAC 111-304AX One-Eleven of British Eagle International Airlines.

Vickers VC10 Srs 1101

Vickers VC10 Srs 1101 of Nigeria Airways.

The 1970s (first half)

Vickers VC10 Srs 1101

Wearing Golden Speedbird livery.
Registration G-ARVE, c/n 807. Delivered on October 1964. Transfered to British Airways fleet in April 1974, but stored at London Airport - Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) and scrapped in October of the same year.

Reg.G-ARVE Vickers VC10 Srs 1101 of BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation.
Reg.G-ARVE Vickers VC10 Srs 1101 of BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation.
Reg.G-ARVE Vickers VC10 Srs 1101 of BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation.

Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident 1C of Northeast Airlines (UK) to the right in the background.

Reg.G-ARVE Vickers VC10 Srs 1101 of BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation.
Reg.G-ARVE Vickers VC10 Srs 1101 of BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation.

Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander

Registration G-AXRN c/n129. First flight in November 1969 as Britten-Norman Ltd, sold to Humber Airways in February 1970. Leased to Ellerman Lines Ltd from January to December 1973. Sold to Fairey Britten-Norman Air Services in March 1975. Sent to Canada in April 1976 as C-GGYY and operated by BC Yukon Air Service. Sold to RAM Air Charter Ltd in November 1982, then Buffalo Airways in December 1982, Page Flight Services Ltd in December 1985, Western Arctic Air in October 1989, Aklak Air in May 1990, Arctic Wings And Rotors Ltd in April 1993. Sent to USA as N555DM for Wilfredo Velez. Last owner with Vieques Aviation Management Corp. in July 2010. Wfu nowadays.
Same Vickers VC10 Srs 1101 listed above taxiing in the background.

Reg.G-AXRN Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander of Humber Airways.
Reg.G-AXRN Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander of Humber Airways.
Reg.G-AXRN Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander of Humber Airways.

Boeing 727-30

Boeing 727-30 of Lufthansa.

Another famous three-engine airplane in the foreground: Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident 1C in Large Red Square BEA's livery still active until 1971.

Boeing 727-30 of Lufthansa.

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