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Plane Algeria 1973


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1 hour ago, geogphotos said:

That one is well and truly nailed!

 

Many thanks.

 

I love the little chimney above the cockpit 😄

 

Pilots are not allowed to smoke in the cabin now.🤣

 

Allan

 

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13 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

 

Pilots are not allowed to smoke in the cabin now.🤣

 

Allan

 

 

It gets cold up there in the sky so they probably needed a little fire...maybe a small stove in the corner with the co-pilot lobbing on a log now and again. 

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Yes.

It used to be the support for the radio aerial (see photo) but when Rolls-Royce put in the new engines they also converted it for the pilot's malodorous camel-dung cigarillos.

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On 10/06/2022 at 02:45, Abiyoyo said:

In theory....

 

In theory... Passengers are not allowed anywhere near the cockpit. Once in Brazil on a 4 hour internal flight, the pilot announced that he was bored and was inviting everyone on board to come and say hello. We dutifully queued up and had a good look in the cockpit. Then he pointed to a seat behind him, and told me 'sit here and teach me English'...

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1 hour ago, geogphotos said:

Another Convair CV-640 in 1973 at Hassi Massoud airport. 

 

This one crashed and was damaged beyond repair in 1976 at Djanet airport, Algeria - no injuries or fatalities

 

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Nice fresh coat of red paint on that one.

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2 hours ago, spacecadet said:

Nice fresh coat of red paint on that one.

 

That is why it crashed, Too much paint.

 

Allan

 

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2 hours ago, Allan Bell said:

 

That is why it crashed, Too much paint.

 

Allan

 

You say that, but up till quite recently American Airlines didn't paint their aircraft- just polished them up. It saved about 250kg. That's a couple of passengers.

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3 hours ago, Allan Bell said:

 

That is why it crashed, Too much paint.

 

Allan

 

 

If they were still using leaded paint then that sure would have added more weight.

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On 12/06/2022 at 18:21, spacecadet said:

You say that, but up till quite recently American Airlines didn't paint their aircraft- just polished them up. It saved about 250kg. That's a couple of passengers.

Back to a time when airliner liveries were interesting and not a variation on 'Eurowhite'.

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