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Stuff My Dad Got To Do That I Never Will #1: Fly Concorde!

Not only has my dad kept a detailed journal of all the flights that i have been on, but he has also maintained one for himself. I was browsing through it the other day and I saw this "golden" entry ... I did some googling and found out that "As part of the certification process the aviation authorities wanted Concorde to fly 1000 hours in route proving flights before they would award a certificate of airworthiness to the aircraft. The British based route proving flights began on July 7th ...

More Blasts From The Past

Another blast from the past ... my dad has maintained the registration plate number from this car, and it is now on to its fifth re-incarnation (on a Honda Civic 2.0). BOAC News 21 Aug 1970, Kuala Lumpur : Said Abubakar, Senior Sales Representative, Kuala Lumpur, is using his new Ford Cortina to urge passengers to fly with BOAC and, particularly -- see the number plate -- BY (our) 747. For the inaugural ride were, from left to right: Peter Carr-West, Airport Manager; Said Abubakar; Mrs Miri...

First Flight

My dad has kept a journal of all the flights I have been on, since the day I was born, including the flight registration number. According to the log, my first flight ever was on 7-APR-1972, on BOAC Flight 790, registration number G-ARVE from LHR to KUL. I was a month old then. Thanks to the internet, here is a picture of the actual aircraft I flew on! You can view the aircraft's life story at http://www.vc10.net/Airframes/cn_807__garve.html. As for me, I was not given a seat number but I...

Blast From The Past

My parents wedding (over 41 years ago) made it into the local papers and also the company newsletter ... found these in the house and decided to scan them for posterity. BOAC News, 4/6-71 "Doing it in (Malay) style ..." Little did Said Abubakar, Station officer Kuala Lumpur, realise when he visited London four years ago on a training course that our picture on the left would be a direct result. For it was then that he met Patricia Manuel, a native of Burma, who was working in Vending and ...