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User currently offlineLofty From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 493 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1580 times:

I am working on a Humanitarian Project and need to look into the best aircraft fleet.

With all you knowledge and experience which aircraft would you use for the following missions and why:

1. Heavy transport eg equipment and supplies into man made strips.

2. Medium / Light transport from above onto unpaved strips.

Many thanks

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User currently offlineTWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 3541 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 weeks ago) and read 1465 times:

There are lots of carriers that use old Soviet cargo aircraft for missions such as these, be it humanitarian or military. I'd suggest you check with one of them. They may be the cheapest and most readily available. On top of that, old Soviet cargo aircraft are built like tanks! That's all the info I know. I'm 110% sure that someone on here will know much more than I do.

Good luck on your endeavors.  

Sam Houston State University: Eat 'em up Kats!!!
User currently offlinecannibalz3 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1415 times:

Man, you need waaaay more information that that -- approximate runway length? Flight distance? How much can you spend? I'd also consider asking on a specialized pilots forum -- this place is great, but not quite what you're looking for. Try PPRune or somesuch.

User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12710 posts, RR: 80
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1378 times:

Quoting Lofty (Thread starter):
1. Heavy transport eg equipment and supplies into man made strips.

AN-125 if you don't have good ground equipment, 747F if you do.

Quoting Lofty (Thread starter):
2. Medium / Light transport from above onto unpaved strips.

Something like a C-295 or C-130 is great for this.


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