Gulf Aviation 60

(image copyright Bjorn Larsson www.timetableimages.com)

Gulf Aviation

Gulf Aviation Company was established in Bahrain in 1949. The founder was a former RAF pilot, Freddie Bosworth. Scheduled operations based in Bahrain commenced on 5 July 1950 to Doha (Qatar), Sharjah (Trucial States, latterly UAE) and to Dhahran (Saudi Arabia). By 1960 they were also serving Muscat (Oman). The original fleet comprised of several Ansons and, briefly, a de Havilland DH.86B Express.

 

The de Havilland Dove replaced these. During the course of the 1950s de Havilland Heron and Douglas C-47/Dakota aircraft joined the fleet. These flights used all three types.

 

The flights below came from the October 60 timetable from www.timetableimages.com .

 

Kuwait Bahrein (GF12/GF11)

 

Heading

Distance

Down Thu

City Name

ICAO

Up Wed

Heading

Distance

142

0

0700* (Local Time)

Kuwait

OKBK

1615*

-

242.6

-

242.6

0950

Bahrein

OBBS

1520

323

0

 

Bahrein Dhahran (GF1A/GF2A)

 

Heading

Distance

Down Mon

City Name

ICAO

Up Mon

Heading

Distance

309

0

0730

Bahrein

OBBS

0830

-

31.4

-

31.4

0750

Dhahran

OEDR

0810

129

0

 

Bahrein Sharjah (GF3/GF4)

 

Heading

Distance

Down Wed

City Name

ICAO

Up Wed

Heading

Distance

125

0

0800

Bahrein

OBBS

1355

-

65.8

087

65.8

0900

Doha

OTBD

1310

305

214.4

-

214.4

1035

Sharjah

OMSJ

1115

268

0

 

Bahrein Abu Dhabi Sharjah (GF3A/GF8A)

 

Heading

Distance

Down Thu

City Name

ICAO

Up Sat

Heading

Distance

125

0

1025

Bahrein

OBBS

1705

-

65.8

105

65.8

1125

Doha

OTBD

1620

305

175.2

040

175.2

1255

Abu Dhabi

OMAA

1445

285

71.4

-

71.4

1340

Sharjah

OMSJ

1345

220

0

 

Bahrein Muscat (GF9/GF10)

 

Heading

Distance

Down Sun

City Name

ICAO

Up Sun

Heading

Distance

125

0

0800

Bahrein

OBBS

1820

-

65.8

087

65.8

0900

Doha

OTBD

1735

305

214.4

123

214.4

1100

Sharjah

OMSJ

1535

268

183.5

-

183.5

1235

Muscat

OOMS

1320

304

0

 

 

Flight Simulator Files

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