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RAMP RAMBLINGS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

RAMP RAMBLINGS……….By Keith Bradshaw. Photos Steve Jeal and Keith Bradshaw Welcome to the Ramp Ramblings bumper Christmas special, as it gets colder and the festive season approaches I thought I would top and tail this edition with a couple of “Winter Tales”. So here we go.   Many years ago, in 1978 in fact, we had one […]

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RAMP RAMBLINGS 9

RAMP RAMBLINGS……….By Keith Bradshaw. Photos Steve Jeal and Keith Bradshaw Welcome to Ramp ramblings No.9, to kick off this month a few corrections and updates from previous editions. Firstly our book shop man ,John, has asked me to say that not only does he have a great selection of books, models, pictures etc in stock […]

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HOMAGE TO THE HERALD

HOMAGE TO THE HERALD…………. A short article by Keith Bradshaw, with assistance from John King, to celebrate the reuniting of our Herald’s fin and tailplane after seven years of forced separation. Photographs supplied by Steve Jeal and Keith Bradshaw. In the mid 1950’s Handley Page proposed a new short range airliner to be called the […]

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AISLE CHAT 2 by Sally Stewardess

AISLE CHAT 2: BY SALLY STEWARDESS The Viscount The Viscount team were given a £50 donation to be used specifically on the Viscount during a visit by Mrs Pat Broad whose late husband Captain Ron Broad used to fly our aircraft for Cambrian Airways. The Team had the privilege of meeting him in the late […]

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RAMP RAMBLINGS 8

RAMP RAMBLINGS……….By Keith Bradshaw. Welcome to Ramp Ramblings number 8, with it being airshow season there is not too much to report on the restorations at this time as it seems we are either preparing for a Duxford show or clearing up after one!! Just the September show to go, this will take place on […]

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RAMP RAMBLINGS 7

RAMP RAMBLINGS……….By Keith Bradshaw, photo’s Steve Jeal. Welcome to this month’s Ramblings. Hope you enjoyed (and understood!!) the recent Ramp Ramblings special on the Trident Autoland. Back to normal this edition with the usual updates and chit chat.  As spring moved ever closer to summer we gave all the aeroplane passenger steps a good clean […]

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Ramp Ramblings Extra: Trident Autoland

“To land …or not to land, that is the question” That was indeed the question asked by many pilots up to the late 1940’s whenever the weather was misty or foggy. If they couldn’t see the runway they had to decide when to divert to somewhere clearer for a safe landing. The introduction of ILS […]

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AISLE CHAT 1 by Sally Stewardess

AISLE CHAT 1 by Sally Stewardess Welcome to the first Aisle Chat to not only compliment the excellent Ramp Ramblings but to keep you all up to date with the improvements going on up and down the aisle in the British Airliner Collection. It was thought some time ago to standardise the displays on board […]

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