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Historic Planes You've Flown  
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6732 times:

I searched for a very long time to find pictures of a G-21 Goose in Alaska Airlines colors . . . finally happened upon one last night. As a boy in Southeast Alaska I flew these many times. This aircraft started it's career in Alaska with Ellis Airlines. Merging with Coastal Airlines in the early 1960s, it became a member of Alaska Coastal Ellis Airlines (later shortened to Coastal Ellis Airlines). In 1967, Alaska Airlines bought them out. The Geese and their PBY counterparts became part of the AS fleet - and were painted as such. I can't find a picture of a PBY in Alaska colors - but I assure you they exist.

Here's the two pictures I found last night . . .

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Not found in the A-Net database, a picture of a Alaska Coastal Air PBY Catalina - I have flown this plane
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Not found in the A-Net database, a picture of a Grumman Goose in Alaska Airlines Colors - I have flown this plane.



Anyone else have photos of Historic aircraft you've flown that can't be found in the A-Net database?

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User currently offlineJeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6720 times:
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I do not remember specific tail numbers but I flew on Pan Am 707s several times as a kid. All of my flights on that plane were on the IAH-JFK route.


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User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6716 times:

The most historic planes I have flown are the TWAs 707, PSA Electras and the Pacific Express BAC-111.

User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 6708 times:

The only thing historic I flew on was EAA's Ford Tri-Motor, but it is a restored, flying, example.

User currently offlineVhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1470 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6707 times:

The most historic thing I have flown was a Ansett 727-200 in December 1994 and possibly December 1989 too for my first flight


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6698 times:

Most historic aircraft for me is tied between an Air Malta B707/B720 and an Iran Air B747-100. Lots of pics in the database though, so sorry it doesn't exactly answer the question in the post ANCflyer.

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6697 times:

Most historic thing for me was the CAF "Texas Raiders" B17 out over Galveston Bay in 2000! WOW what a ride that was with the bomb bay doors wide open as well as going to the nose gunner seat!  eyepopping 


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User currently offlineBushpilot From South Africa, joined Jul 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6690 times:

For me, most are still flying examples of very old airplanes, a Reeve DC3 that has since actually crashed a few years after I flew on it. Piper Cubs many times, Grumman Goose, Reeve L-188s. One of my personal favorites is the DHC-3 Otter with the old radial engine GRRRRR! I would like to jump on a Northern Air Cargo DC-6 sometime, but that has eluded me so far.

User currently offlineJeremy From United States of America, joined May 2001, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6674 times:

Scenic Airlines (YR) Ford Tri-Motor.

What a cool flight!



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User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6668 times:

Hi!

I flew in what I consider two historic airplanes:

D-ABEA - First 737 built
Date I flew it: 1981/09/07
Flight: GVA/FRA


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N601UA - First 767 built
Date I flew it: 1998/08/28
Flight: LAX/JFK


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Regards


User currently offlineVC10 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1411 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6651 times:

All the planes that I have flown are now historic , but that is what happens as you get  old 

Comet 4, Bristol Britannia, VC-10, Concorde, Lockheed Constellation,
DC-3, DH rapide,Tigermoth, these last three being as passenger.

Looking at that list, goes to show I must get out more  Sad

littlevc10


User currently offlineAzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 757 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6634 times:
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Quoting VC10 (Reply 10):
All the planes that I have flown are now historic , but that is what happens as you get

Same here. My list includes Lake Central DC-3, DC-6, Lake Central Nord 262, WA Transworld Airlines (USA)">TW 747-100, NA Lockheed Electra, UA Viscount, F-27, CV-580, DL CV-880, PA 707, WA 720, DL DC8-61, Allegheny and AA BAC 1-11's, BOAC VC-10, etc.

My very first 767 flight was on N102DA, The Spirit of Delta, from SEA-ATL.

[Edited 2006-09-28 01:10:01]


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User currently offlineAmazonphil From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 561 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6630 times:

Here's my list dating from childhood.

Aircraft Flown ON:

AIRLINERS:

AEROSPACIAL/AIRBUS:
Sud-210A,B Caravelle
ATR-42,72
A300
A319
A320

BOEING:
707-100,200,300
720
727-100,200,200Adv.
737-100,200,200Adv.,300,400,500,700,800,900
747-100,200,300
757-200,300
767-200,300,400

MCDONELL DOUGLAS:
DC-3
DC-4
DC-6
DC-7
DC-8-40,50,61
DC-9-10,20,30,40,50,80,81,82,83
DC-10-10,30

CURTISS COMMANDO:
c-46

CONVAIR:
340,580,880,990

LOCKHEED:
L188-Electra
L1011 Tri-Star
L1049 Super Constellation

VICKERS:
Viscount

EMBRAER:
110-Banderante
120-Brasília
135
145-ER,LR,LXR

DEHAVELIN:
Twin Otter
Dash-7,8

BAC:
Bac-111

FOKKER:
28,100

CONSOLIDATED:
PBY-Catalina

SHORTS:
360


GENERAL AVIATION: Flown on and/or piloted

BEECH:
B99
B1900C,D

CESSNA:
150,152,172,172XP,172RG,177RG,
180,182,182RG,185,185/FLOATS/AMPHB,
206/FLOATS,210,T210,310,340,402

PIPER:
Archer,Arrow,Cherokee,Navajo Chieftian,
Comanche,TwinComanche,Cub,SuperCub/Floats

MOONEY:
M20-C,E,F

LANCAIR:
320,360

CITABRIA



AND ALSO:

Airlines Flown:

AeroCondor-CO
AeroPesca-CO
AeroRepublica-CO
Aerosucre-CO
Aerotal-CO
Avianca-CO
AeroContinente-PE
AeroPeru-PE
Apsa-PE
AmericanAirlines-US
AmericanEagle-US
AmericaWest-US
Braniff-US
BritishAirways-GB
BritishCaledonian-GB
CruzeiroDoSul-BR
Continental-US
ContinentalExpress-US
Copisa-PE
DanAir-GB
Delta-US
Eastern-US
Ecuatoriana-EQ
Fawcett-PE
Frontier-US
GolLinhasAéreas-BR
Lansa-PE
LlyodAeroBolivianos-BL
Luftansa-GR
Mexicana-MX
Mesaba-US
National-US
NorthCentral-US
NorthWestOrient-US
PanAmerican-US
Paraênce-BR
PeopleExpress-US
Piedmont-US
Republic-US
RicoLinhasAéreas-BR
SAM-CO
Satena-CO
SimmonsAirlines-US
Southwest-US
TACA-PE
TAM-BR
TANS-PE
TRIP-BR
TWA-US
Untied-US
UsAirways-US
USAirExpress-US
Varig-BR
Vasp-BR

This roughly comes out to around 1.5million miles flown and/or piloted.

Regards,
amazonphil



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User currently offlineRyan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1548 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6626 times:

I have only flown on two historic/vintage aircraft.

DC-3

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RE: Flight On A Douglas DC-3 (by Jafa39 Jun 29 2006 in Trip Reports)#ID80041


DH-89 Dragon Rapide


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RE: Flight On A De Havilland DH89 Dragon Rapide (by ClassicLover Sep 30 2005 in Trip Reports)#ID64818



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User currently offlineAmazonphil From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 561 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6625 times:

I have to apologize here, I thought I saw "History of planes you've flown on"

But it's Historic! So, take away all the non-historic planes I listed above, you know the ones but there are numerous historic ones also, and you all know which from which..

Regards
amazonphil



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 59
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6623 times:
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I've been lucky enough to fly/pilot:


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User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7175 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6618 times:

Sadly looks like this great plane will become only be remembered in memories now. Flown These G-73s many times between South Florida and the Bahamas.


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Also flown on United BAe-146 and DL 727-200. Bahamasair 737-200.



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User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6605 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Thread starter):

once again i want to tell you what a lucky man you are for flying a PBY!


classic Planes I have flown on: Boeing-727-100 and 200, 737-200 and 200 combi, 767-200, L-1011, Convair 580, Dash-8 100, DHC-2 Beaver on Floats, Travelair 1928 Bi-Plane, Dash-7, Grumman Goose, DC-10, DC-9, Locheed Electra,


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6601 times:

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 17):
once again i want to tell you what a lucky man you are for flying a PBY!

The one I really want to fly I might never get the chance . . . . the Conny. A graceful bird I must say. . . .


My friend RPaillard had that opportunity . . . here's his excellent trip report:

An Expedition To Fly The Connie, Part I (by Rpaillard Sep 11 2006 in Trip Reports)


User currently offlineAmazonphil From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 561 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6582 times:

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 17):
Quoting ANCFlyer (Thread starter):


once again i want to tell you what a lucky man you are for flying a PBY!


classic Planes I have flown on: Boeing-727-100 and 200, 737-200 and 200 combi, 767-200, L-1011, Convair 580, Dash-8 100, DHC-2 Beaver on Floats, Travelair 1928 Bi-Plane, Dash-7, Grumman Goose, DC-10, DC-9, Locheed Electra,

This is one of my all time favorites to fly(the PBY Cat). We flew them alot in Brazil in the mid 60's to early 70's as that was what some of the airlines used in the remote Amazon River basin. It's truly an incredible treat to fly on. When you sit back on the seats by a window, you can see the water line just a few inches below..then on take off, the water slowly reseeds then your in the air...same for landing except in reverse...nothing like it! Then the sound of the radials...nothing can match that sound!

Regards



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User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6408 times:
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Iberia = DC8, DC9 and D10's;
Aviaco = F27's
Spantax = Convair 990, DC8, D10 and 732.
LAC - Lineas Aereas Canarias = Viscount
Hispania = Caravelle

(...)



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User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6401 times:

I've only flown on one and that's the L1011.


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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4897 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6390 times:

The oldest geezers I've been on are DC-9's on NW, DC-10's on NW, 727's on NW and KE, and a 747-100 on NW.


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User currently offlineOzLAME From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6382 times:

These are the ones in which I have flown and could also find pictures:


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User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7063 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6381 times:

I visited the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum with my Uncle and he invited me and my brother on a ride with this beauty

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It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
25 Ba757gla : Well only a 732 for me !!
26 Teva : Here are the oldest planes I had the chance to have during my trips TU 134 Aviogenex B707 Lan Chile DC8 (FRAF-Esterel) Dart Herald (jumpseat with chan
27 Post contains links and images Demoose : View Large View MediumPhoto © Tommy Mogren-AirPixPro Mark
28 1stfl94 : The oldest ones I've managed are a BAC 1-11 back in 1997 and one of BA's last 747-100s in 1999. Have also flown on Virgin's G-VHOL, the second ever A3
29 Post contains links and images Srbmod : New Standard D-25: View Large View MediumPhoto © Andreas Barowski Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor: View Large View MediumPhoto © Dimitris - AirTeamImag
30 Falstaff : In 1980 I flew SGF-STL on an Ozark Airlines Fairchild-Hiller FH-227. That sounds cool, where did you get to do that? Flew several times on TWA L1011s
31 Riyadhnurse : At age 3 a trip to my grannies near DFW from LGA 1958,TWA Super Constellation,I was glued to the window totally in love with the thrill! DC-9 in the l
32 Post contains links and images Jetjack74 : View Large View MediumPhoto © Rafal Szczypek I fly on this aircraft every so often. It was involved in an accident in 1983 or 84 at SUX when it f
33 Post contains links and images MasseyBrown : Quite a while ago I flew a B-247 out of Port Clinton, Ohio to Pelee Island, Ontario. View Large View MediumPhoto © Bill Hough
34 Post contains links and images RootsAir : Last June I flew for the second time on the Breitling Super Constellation. My first time was in August 2005 between BSL and GVA and this time it was b
35 ANCFlyer : I'm extremely jealous. I've always loved the Connie . . . very graceful bird. . . . Very cool. Is is still in service? At a museum? Broken up?
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