Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on May 25, 2023 6:54:40 GMT
Livery in that video dates it to pre-1983 when the final rain-bow stripe livery version was introduced just prior to FJ concluding ONE-ELEVEN 475 operations upon acquiring a B732.
I was up close and personal with these aircraft during the very late 70's/early 80's ....
"JEEZE" these things made a bloody racket on TO .... a little bird with a very loud voice
The video doesn't quite (can't really) capture/do justice to that.
You can fly it (FJ's aircraft) in FS now too .... they're all "HERE". DM painted both the original and final FJ liveries for the ONE-ELEVEN 475 .... but .... Garry RUSSELL did the following late 70's/very early 80's era rainbow fuselage stripe/cheat-line version ....
Between 1972 and 1984 FJ operated 3 ONE-ELEVEN 475's .... DQ-FBQ, DQ-FBV, and DQ-FCR.
DQ-FBQ was built as a -479FU aircraft for AIR PACIFIC during March 1972. It was leased to AIR MALAWI (7Q-YKQ) from July 1974 until November 1975 when it returned to AIR PACIFIC. It was sold to the RAE during 1984. It became the Radar test bed aircraft (ZE-433). It was transferred to the DRA during 1991 .... then transferred to the DERA during 1995 .... then transferred to QINETIQ during April 2001. It operated until 2008 .... was scrapped during 2013.
DQ-FBV was built as a -479FU aircraft for AIR PACIFIC during August 1973. It sold to the Empire test Pilots School (ZE-432) during March 1984. Since 2014 its forward fuselage section has been preserved at the Bournemouth Aviation Museum.
DQ-FCR was built as a -413FA aircraft for CHANNEL AIRWAYS (G-AWGG) during 1968 .... but not taken and was eventually delivered to BAVARIA GERMANAIR (D-ALLI named "Morits von Schwind") during April 1969. It was leased to GULF AiR from November 1975 until March 1977 when it returned to BAVARIA GERMANAIR. It was sold to AIR PACIFIC (DQ-FCR) during June 1978 .... and operated until September 1981 and scrapped not long afterward.