A Tribute to Laker

My tribute to a great airline, that I had the pleasure to work for; this was my first job in the airline industry. Sir Freddie had the flair to provide the very best, at the cheapest cost, but fell only, because they could not fight with the larger carriers. Those larger carriers looked to the likes of Laker as thorns in their sides. None of the later types appear on this page, as they were not in Laker service at my time of leaving/emigrating.

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Britannia

G-ANBM  Britannia 102 at the center finger from south finger in July 1968

fa-liz

F/A Liz directing passenger after a flight from Tenerife (TCI) in 1975

one-eleven

Pleasing close-up of One-Eleven 320AZ on the ramp in the summer of 1975

dc10

G-AZZC DC-10-10 after lifting off of 09+ on a flight to New York in Mar 76

painting

G-AVZZ 707-138B having new ICA titles added

3types

One of each type clustered around the north finger, & taken on the 31 March 1977, a month before I emigrated

 

one-eleven

G-ATPK One-Eleven 301AG being towed from the hangar in 1975

fa-unk

Publicity shot required by Robin Flood of unknown F/A in front of DC10

fa-peta

Taken for in-flight training of F/A Peta at work on Gatwick-Toronto service in 1975

dc10

G-BBSZ DC-10-10 wearing the ICA titles on 31 March 1977

707

G-AVZZ 707-138B again, about 2 weeks later with the new ICA titles

cabin service

In-flight service from LGW-AGP. Another pic for in-flight training - 1974

 

707

G-AVZZ 707-138B wearing the ICA titles rolling on 24 in 1976

pub shot

Another publicity shot requested by Robin Flood of Liz & unkown F/A's

maintenance

G-AVBY One-Eleven 320AZ under going a check at the hangar in 1976

dc10

G-BELO DC-10-10 was due to join the fleet when I emigrated - YYZ on 29 Mar 81

707

G-AWDG 707-138B basking in the summer sun on the ramp in 1976

one-eleven

G-ATPK One-Eleven 301AG being made ready for early morning flight in March 1975