Early Colour and Hybrid Schemes and a Rare Class B registered 146
With many thanks to Barry Friend, who was an Air UK Southampton Airport Superintendent who has again very kindly sent to us the following pictures for inclusion on our website.
PH MOL F28 1000 Fellowship Glasgow May 1985.
The first production F28 which did carry the full Air Anglia colour scheme. And during its lifetime flew for at least 15 other companies, it ended its days with Air Mali at Bamako Senou Mali. Photo Derek Ferguson.
G AXMU BAC One Eleven 432FD Aberdeen June 1985.
In this interim jet colour scheme MU was one of the original BIA ex Gulf Air 1-11s. Later to BIA Mk 2 and then finally broken up in Nigeria. Photo Jonathan Walton.
G BGYS Embraer 110P2 Bandeirante Exeter August 1981.
Undergoing maintenance wearing the hybrid Air Anglia and Air UK blue tail. After Air UK use it was sold in America. Photo Chris England.
G BJLK & G BKSU Shorts SD3-30-100 Stansted January 1985.
A pair of original blue tail colour schemes or is it a quad. G BJLK was leased from Fairflight Ltd. Both aircraft left Air UK in 1986. G BKSU was broken up at Southend in August 2001. Photo Keith Sowter.
G BLGW Fokker F27 200 Southend 1980.
Hybrid Air Anglia/Air UK colours. Withdrawn from use and broken up at Norwich 1994. Photo Richard Vandervord.
G-5-125 G UKSC BAe 146-300 Hatfield May 1989.
SC prior to delivery wearing the second colour scheme and a class B registration, these were issued to manufacturing companies for use in test flying, ie G-8 Handley Page, G-16 Vickers and this one G-5 De Havilland. SC flew with BUZZ later in their full colours. Photo Derek Ferguson.
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