ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4877 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 . . .
Not found in the A-Net database, a picture of a Alaska Coastal Air PBY Catalina - I have flown this plane
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?
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11251 posts, RR: 63 Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4843 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.
Bushpilot From South Africa, joined Jul 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4835 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.
AzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 745 posts, RR: 7 Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4779 times:
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.
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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!