Golf Echo Romeo Tango India, or GERTI, for short. The beloved aircraft in which Cabin Pressure is set and without which MJN Air could not exist. What could this post be about? I hear you ask. Well I’ve been contacted by a couple of people recently with things to share related to the aircraft. Prepare to be amazed… and then schooled!
The first comes from Ross Herbert of Herefordshire, who’s son has lovingly created a model of GERTI complete with logos, name and callsign. Its fantastic, so thanks goes to Guy Herbert for creating and sharing it. Larger versions of the image can be seen on Ross’ Flickr account.
The second comes from Matt Ashby, who is clearly a man who knows his stuff! Does GERTI have to be fictitious? Well not any more. Matt says this:
I have worked in the buisness aviation world for the last 10 years, so I do know a fair bit about biz jets. From the script we know GERTI is a fictious aircraft, a Lockheed McDonnell 312, however as Douglas says in the last episode about “giving the engine under the wing to arthur” it puts us in a slight problem that no true biz jets have engine under the wing. So I have made some adaptations to a one-off aircraft: it was a Mcdonald Douglas 220. It originaly had four engines but I photshopped two out. It could seat up to 20 so in a biz jet config of 16, it would work out fine. So this is the closest thing to GERTI in the world.
So this is what GERTI could actually look like! Clever chap, thanks Matt.
So there you go! Please show your appreciation to the contributors in the comments below. As always, if you feel you have something to contribute, please get in touch.