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by Guido
16 Jul 2017, 12:01
Forum: MST-Aviation Column
Topic: [COLUMN] 1988 XP Express Parcel Systems F-27 PH-FKT
Replies: 0
Views: 194

[COLUMN] 1988 XP Express Parcel Systems F-27 PH-FKT

As from the early Eighties XP Express Parcel Systems had MST as homebase for their parcel flights towards Europe. Several airlines operated with small aircraft for XP during nighttime. XP itselves leased several F-27's for their parcel flights. One of them was this PH-FKT who was based at MST. The F...
by Guido
25 Jun 2017, 10:29
Forum: MST-Aviation Column
Topic: [COLUMN] Turkish airliners: 1988 Torosair B727-200 TC-AJV
Replies: 0
Views: 272

[COLUMN] Turkish airliners: 1988 Torosair B727-200 TC-AJV

Torosair was in 1988 a new Turkish airline, operating flights from Turkey to several destinations in Europe. Maastricht was one of them. Their first plane was this Boeing B727-200 TC-AJV. Torosair flew twice a week to Beek with this bare metall Boeing. However, things went not so well for this 727 a...
by Guido
10 Jun 2017, 17:12
Forum: MST-Aviation Column
Topic: [COLUMN] 1985-1989 What if... The Virgin Viscount failed to fly?
Replies: 5
Views: 421

[COLUMN] 1985-1989 What if... The Virgin Viscount failed to fly?

For several reasons Virgin dit not operate some of her flights with their own Viscount. Several other Viscount operated the flight, as wel Short 360's, a Herald Page HP7, F27, HS-748's, BAC-1-11's, a B727 ( when I wasn't there ), and a B737. And who knows much more as I was not at the airport all ti...
by Guido
29 May 2017, 09:58
Forum: MST Pictures
Topic: [PICS] MST 29.05.2017
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Re: [PICS] MST 29.05.2017

Nice pics folks.
by Guido
28 May 2017, 13:56
Forum: MST-Aviation Column
Topic: [COLUMN] 1990. GPA/Expressair Inter European/Air Aruba B757-200 G-IEAB
Replies: 0
Views: 270

[COLUMN] 1990. GPA/Expressair Inter European/Air Aruba B757-200 G-IEAB

A very nice B757-200 came in on a Sunday afternoon in the spring of 1990. British charterairliner Inter European Airlines 757 G-IEAB appeared that noon for a paintjob at GPA Expressair. The Boeing came in on the 22, backtracked the runway, and was parked in the corner of the C-apron, where I also ca...
by Guido
27 May 2017, 17:13
Forum: MST Pictures
Topic: [PICS] MST 27.05.2017
Replies: 12
Views: 874

Re: [PICS] MST 27.05.2017

Nordwind A321 VQ-BRS later today.

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by Guido
23 May 2017, 04:38
Forum: MST Pictures
Topic: [PICS] MST 22.05.2017 Silkway IL 76
Replies: 15
Views: 1055

Re: [PICS] MST 22.05.2017 Silkway IL 76

Nice pics, folks! :D
by Guido
15 May 2017, 14:54
Forum: MST-Aviation Column
Topic: [COLUMN] 1981-2012 31 years B747-200's at MST
Replies: 0
Views: 366

[COLUMN] 1981-2012 31 years B747-200's at MST

In 1983 I finally was able to catch my very first B747-200 at MST. After the missed first visit of type in 1981, and the Lufthansa B747-200F D-ABYO because of no film in my camera. Not that I forgot it, but I had something else in mind to spend my money on that period. So the summervacation of 1982 ...
by Guido
24 Apr 2017, 17:50
Forum: MST Pictures
Topic: [PICS] MST 24.04.2017
Replies: 11
Views: 900

Re: [PICS] MST 24.04.2017

Very nice!
by Guido
23 Apr 2017, 13:36
Forum: MST-Aviation Column
Topic: [COLUMN] 1989 GPA Expressair. Orion Airways/Iberia A300-B4 EC-273
Replies: 1
Views: 332

[COLUMN] 1989 GPA Expressair. Orion Airways/Iberia A300-B4 EC-273

A nice GPA Expressair customer in 1989 was Iberia, who bought two former Orion A300's. In this case it was A300 EC-273, who was the ex G-BMZK of British charterairline Orion Airways. Therefore the Bus was owned by Lufthansa as D-AIBD. Her temporary registration was EC-273, but lateron she became EC-...
by Guido
09 Apr 2017, 17:53
Forum: MST-Aviation Column
Topic: [COLUMN] 1997 Siberia IL-86 RA-86105. The biggest visitor of GPA/Expressair-MAAS. or...
Replies: 0
Views: 306

[COLUMN] 1997 Siberia IL-86 RA-86105. The biggest visitor of GPA/Expressair-MAAS. or...

There were many more IL-86's repainted in the GPA/Expressair paintshop, but one of the IL-86 highlights was this Siberia IL-86, who came in in Aeroflot livery. Actually totally unexpected it left the paintshop on a Saturdaynoon late in March, while a happy few aviation enthusiast were waiting on a A...
by Guido
26 Mar 2017, 12:42
Forum: MST-Aviation Column
Topic: [COLUMN] 2003 SkyJet DC-10-10 V2-SKY. The biggest visitor of GPA/Expressair-MAAS. or...
Replies: 0
Views: 349

[COLUMN] 2003 SkyJet DC-10-10 V2-SKY. The biggest visitor of GPA/Expressair-MAAS. or...

Recently there was a discussion of who was the biggest visitor ever in the GPA/Expressair-MAAS paintinghangar. The reason for this is that the inside of MAAS hangar 1, the former GPA/Expressair hangar is rebuild recently so that only single aisle aiplanes fitted in the hangar. The A321 and B757 will...
by Guido
18 Mar 2017, 16:35
Forum: MST-Aviation Column
Topic: [COLUMN] 1985-1990 Vickers Viscount V806 Virgin Atlantic. The daily reality...
Replies: 0
Views: 235

[COLUMN] 1985-1990 Vickers Viscount V806 Virgin Atlantic. The daily reality...

After the winter of 1984/1985 Virgin increased their LGW-MST service into a daily one. Unfortunally that was the end of the BIA BAC1-11 G-AXMU, who hopped over from BIA to Air UK that summer, still as G-AXMU. Virgin leased an Vickers Viscount V806 from British Air Ferries. Various Viscounts were pai...
by Guido
11 Mar 2017, 15:27
Forum: MST-Aviation Column
Topic: [COLUMN] 1984 BAC-1-11 G-AXMU BIA/Virgin Atlantic: The reality...
Replies: 0
Views: 302

[COLUMN] 1984 BAC-1-11 G-AXMU BIA/Virgin Atlantic: The reality...

And so...Finally, four months after Branson's announcement Virgin Atlantic started up a regular flight LGW-MST-LGW. But not a daily one, but a four flights a week one with only services on day 4, 5, 6, and 7. And the 747 was replaced by a leased BAC-1-11 from British Island Airways, as agreed with t...
by Guido
04 Mar 2017, 14:40
Forum: MST-Aviation Column
Topic: [COLUMN] 1984 B747-200 G-VIRG Virgin Atlantic: The dream...
Replies: 3
Views: 516

[COLUMN] 1984 B747-200 G-VIRG Virgin Atlantic: The dream...

Summer 1984. A summer as always at EHBK/MST with regular pax-flights to AMS and LGW by NLM CityHopper. Transavia, Spantax, Aviaco, JAT, Hispania, and Air Holland were responsible for the charterflights to the sun. At the cargo we had Emery Worldwide and Air Algerie on a mostly daily service... But w...
by Guido
26 Feb 2017, 11:46
Forum: MST-Aviation Column
Topic: [COLUMN] 1986 Air Holland B727 PH-AHB
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: [COLUMN] 1986 Air Holland B727 PH-AHB

Thank you, gentlemen.
For the time being I will not run dry as there is enough to show of the history of our MST. So I keep up shaking your memories from time to time. ;)
by Guido
25 Feb 2017, 17:52
Forum: MST-Aviation Column
Topic: [COLUMN] 1986 Air Holland B727 PH-AHB
Replies: 3
Views: 437

[COLUMN] 1986 Air Holland B727 PH-AHB

Air Holland was Dutch charter airline, founded in 1984 by John Block. Initially Air Holland was forced by the Dutch government to operate from regional airports like Rotterdam and Maastricht but the company fighted this in court, with succes. So Air Holland was able to operate their charterflights f...
by Guido
18 Feb 2017, 17:21
Forum: MST-Aviation Column
Topic: [COLUMN] 1991 Metro Cargo IL-76's
Replies: 5
Views: 710

[COLUMN] 1991 Metro Cargo IL-76's

Airplanenoise... A hot item nowadays as MST want to grow and some people believe that "all these aircrafts going to make a lot of noise and air pollution..." A hot item because NATO decided to move on with the good old AWACS till 2035... Noise? With those vacuumcleaners of nowadays? Air po...
by Guido
11 Feb 2017, 15:35
Forum: MST-Aviation Column
Topic: [COLUMN] 1983 KLM A310-203 PH-AGC
Replies: 0
Views: 301

[COLUMN] 1983 KLM A310-203 PH-AGC

When I started my spottingcareer in December 1980 KLM was the one, responsable for the Lourdesflights during the summertime. DC-8's, DC-9' and even DC-10's ( in 1982 even a Viasa DC-10! ) showed up before 1982, when the Airbus A310-200 were introduced in the KLM fleet. From the summer of 1983 on it ...
by Guido
08 Feb 2017, 12:08
Forum: MST-Aviation Lounge
Topic: L1 / 1limburg
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: L1 / 1limburg

Believe me. It is not only L1/1Limburg. "De Limburger" is just the same, although nowadays by the you read that newspaper the news is old...

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