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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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RAMP RAMBLINGS 6

RAMP RAMBLINGS……….By Keith Bradshaw, photo’s Steve Jeal. Welcome to Ramp Ramblings number 6. Here at DAS we are lucky enough to be assisted with the restoration and maintenance of the British Airliner Collection by various other groups, companies and individuals. One of those groups is Concorde Heritage. This a group of ex Concorde engineers and ardent […]

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RAMP RAMBLINGS 5

RAMP RAMBLINGS……….By Keith Bradshaw, photo’s Steve Jeal. Welcome to Ramp Ramblings number 5, I thought we would start this one off with a “Plane Fact”. Anyone interested in aviation will know the world’s first Jet airliner was the De Havilland Comet. But they may not know it was also a Comet that flew the first Jet […]

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RAMP RAMBLINGS 4

RAMP RAMBLINGS……….By Keith Bradshaw, photo’s Steve Jeal. During the run up to our two week Christmas break the DAS management treated the volunteers to an early prezzie when new lights and heaters were fitted to the workshops. No more being kept in the dark and freezing our bits off! With these new found comforts, effort in […]

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RAMP RAMBLINGS 3 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

RAMP RAMBLINGS……….By Keith Bradshaw, photo’s Steve Jeal. Welcome to the Christmas edition of ramp ramblings, an update of activity by DAS on the British Airliner Collection at Duxford. With the unexpected spell of good weather running well into November, the opportunity was taken to paint a bit more of the white top coat on the roof […]

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RAMP RAMBLINGS 2

RAMP RAMBLINGS……….By Keith Bradshaw, photo’s Steve Jeal. An occasional update of DAS’s progress on the aircraft restorations. The aeroplane showing the most progress is without doubt the Herald. Last year this was stripped back to bare metal and a basic Air UK paint scheme applied. Since then to the untrained eye not much has happened, well […]

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RAMP RAMBLINGS

RAMP RAMBLINGS……….By Keith Bradshaw, photo’s Steve Jeal. An occasional update of DAS’s progress on the aircraft restorations. What’s new? You may well ask. Well over the last few months there has been a flurry of progress on the airliners out on the ramp at Duxford. Back in June the Ambassador was finally finished after 29 years […]

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VC10 Upper Fuselage Repainted

The British Airliner Collection includes 12 airliners that illustrate key milestones in the development of British civil aviation from WW2 until the 1970’s. The aircraft are all owned by the Duxford Aviation Society and the collection includes particularly notable aircraft such as a pre-production Concorde and a Comet 4, the first jet powered aircraft to […]

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