The Roger Botting Gallery Pt 4
The following photos were kindly sent in by Roger and I am pleased to be able to show them here
Sanaa circa 1970s
The local crew in Sanaa
If only Gatwick were still like this - 6 x DC10, 3 x L1011s, 3 x B747 from carriers worldwide
(and a rare visitor - an American Airlines B747 at the end of the finger too)
Any room at the Gate ?
Cows in a box
Off to the dairy
BCAL did a special charter to Sanaa, Yeman, we had to land in daylight, I think it at the time was one of the most remote destinations I had ever been to, we could not uplift fuel in Sanaa so we had to carry enough to get us back to Jeddah.
You can see how it looked in Sanaa, this is what most of the city looked like back in the late 70's
BCAL always used local labour, my offloading crew in Sanaa
Cows arriving in Ras al Khaimah
Due to foot and mouth when taking the cows to the dairy they had to use a truck with the cows still in the boxes we carried them in.
On the 707 I had 80 cows, one bull, 7,000 kgs of dairy equipment and 8,000 kgs of cattle feed in the belly, one full load
Horses at Cincinatti
Just a forklift to off load with, always made life interesting
Most of the return horse flights ex the USA came out of Cincinnati, they had a good system set up which made loading easy.
I think I am correct in saying that BCAL only lost one horse during these horse flights when I was a loadmaster.