Seen early one morning a rare one off visitor, Finmaps Pacaero Learstar ( conversion of a Lockheed Lodestar) OH-MAP
Another rare sight outside Britannia's hangar, Bahamasair Boeing 737 C6-BEI arriving for maintenance.
A long time resident of the Luton Graveyard the former A.M.A.Z Britannia G-BEPX cut down to save space as an engine testbed. Also very useful for putting the wind up nervous passengers when parked outside the terminal. One day when passing the graveyard there was a large piece of security fence missing, apparently PX having had its breaking sytem disconnected when it was modified, had been parked briefly without chocks, inevitably gravity decided the slope on the graveyard was sufficient for some fun and away it ran by itself through the security fence stopping inches from the McAlpine hangar when the nosewheel sank into the grass.
Dropping in to refuel on a rainy day another unusual visitor KLMs S61 PH-NZK
An old favourite taxying past, Monarch's Britannia G-ANCF. It is said that the Britannia was the first aircraft where the pilot wasn't connected to the controls and the engines weren't connected to the propellers, the controls being operated by spring tabs with artificial feel for the pilots, and the props powered by a free turbine in the exhaust.
Todays last unusual visitor to the executive apron is Skyvan 9M-AXN
As the mini van roars off into the sunset, we wave goodbye to Uncle Roger and Reggie and hope you enjoyed your day at Luton, and look forward to seeing you again in classic aviation land.
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