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Flying Classic/Rare Aircraft In 2013  
User currently offlinehuntsman80 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2011, 22 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 11400 times:

Following UK_Dispatcher's wonderful threads in 2011 and 2012, I thought it might be an idea to have a quick catch up on what's going on in the classic and rare aircraft which we may be able fly in 2013.


Il-18: The only remaining passenger services appear to be the domestic Air Koryo journeys. The Daallo Horn of Africa flights have ceased with 737s now operating. The Ops Manager at Daallo did however say these aircraft are still stationed in JIB and can be chartered on request but mentioned something about the aircraft type being banned from certain locales but I couldn't decipher exactly where.

Il-62: Again the only remaining passenger services appear to be domestic Air Koryo journeys. The intl PEK legs ceased in January after the Chinese aviation authorities put a noise ban on the older Russian aircraft operating within Chinese airspace. There was some rumours about the Deta Air frame moving over to Air Trust although it was unclear whether this combi varient had been converted to full freighter or not. It appears that it was partially converted with the 66 seat/33T cargo moving to 24 seat/40T cargo configuration and is currently for sale (http://www.aircraft24.com/en/jet/ilyushin/il-62m--xi113194.htm)

Tu-134: UTair Express still operating quite a number of this type. Also some moved over to Iran as well?

Tu-154: ??

An-24: Again UTair Express still operating a number. I am sure there are a lots of small CIS operators still flying these and of course the Air Koryo example as well.

B707: According to Sam Chui these ceased in mid-April with a simultaneous cessation of all Saha Air services. There are again rumours of Saha Air resuming operations but it is unclear if the 707s will get a repreive.

747SP: Iran Air are still operating these on the PEK and KUL long hauls after their 747-300s from Qantas were embargoed. There also seem to be some scheduled journeys to BOM but unsure if these are operating. What happened to the Syrian frames?

DC10: Biman still?


I hope this thread generates some good ideas, tips and information as similar threads have in the past. Looking forward to your input.

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User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3821 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 11356 times:

Yes, awesome, thank you so much for starting a new thread! It's been a while.
Let me add:

An-24: An easy way to fly on an An-24 is the HAV-GER domestic flight in Cuba (Nueva Gerona, Isla de la Juventud). Very cheap too, $41 if I remember correctly. This flight will soon be operated by their new An 158 equipment, but right now, you can still catch it while you can. An excellent experience I highly enjoyed last year.

Dash 7: Only one place left in the world to fly on a scheduled passenger Dash 7, but it's extremely easy, cheap, no weird visas or dangerous countries, and 0% chance of equipment change: Berjaya Air Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, via TOD (Pulau Tioman). Spend a day or two on this beautiful island or just do the SIN - SZB trip directly with a brief stopover. You'll have to book 2 separate tickets though, and notify the company at check-in, as they don't market the through flight. Make yourself noticed by the pilots as an airline enthusiast, and you'll probably fly in the jump seat.

MD-11: Good luck explaining this to a time traveler from 10 years ago, but the MD-11 definitely belongs in this thread. Only a handful flying for KLM, and every once in a while one goes to the desert, so your last chance has come. YUL seems to be a safe bet. I think it's safe to say KLM will do some sort of enthusiasts' charter in the very end, but if you want to experience them in revenue long haul airline service, you'll have to hurry. I flew AMS-YUL last week and it was one of my most enjoyable flights in many years. Do it now!

Soren   



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User currently offlineSkyeurope From Germany, joined May 2006, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 11346 times:

B737-200: Europe's last -200 is back! YU-ANP of Aviogenex was ferried from Perpignan to Belgrade after storage (or maintenance?) on May 10. Appearently this aircraft is now operating for JAT again, but sadly the first "scheduled" flights of ANP were changed to 733s on very short notice.
As well, there seem to be 732s operating with certain carriers in Africa, Venezuela and TAM Bolivia also operates a few.


User currently offlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 883 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 11310 times:

Quoting Skyeurope (Reply 2):

Peruvian (P9) in Peru still operate some 732s from LIM to at least CUZ along with some other destinations.

Regards,
Sveinn  



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User currently offlineHywel From Uganda, joined Apr 2008, 802 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 11288 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 1):
Only one place left in the world to fly on a scheduled passenger Dash 7

What about Air Greenland?  

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GL771 GOH1145 – 1200YFB DH7 15
GL772 YFB1305 – 1720GOH DH7 15


User currently offlinemesaflyguy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 3063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 11260 times:
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Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 3):

I believe Avior also still flies 732s to MIA



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User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2972 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 11257 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 1):
MD-11: Good luck explaining this to a time traveler from 10 years ago, but the MD-11 definitely belongs in this thread. Only a handful flying for KLM, and every once in a while one goes to the desert, so your last chance has come. YUL seems to be a safe bet. I think it's safe to say KLM will do some sort of enthusiasts' charter in the very end, but if you want to experience them in revenue long haul airline service, you'll have to hurry. I flew AMS-YUL last week and it was one of my most enjoyable flights in many years. Do it now!

Indeed--Thankfully I'm booked for this summer on the second daily seasonal AMS-LAX turn.

Quoting huntsman80 (Thread starter):
747SP: Iran Air are still operating these on the PEK and KUL long hauls after their 747-300s from Qantas were embargoed. There also seem to

Need to get on this... Let's hope they are around for a few more years.



The 747 will always be the TRUE queen of the skies!
User currently onlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5456 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 11248 times:

Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner

From what I can gather, there are 5 airlines still flying the venerable Metroliner on regularly scheduled, bookable flights:

Sharp Airlines, Australia: http://sharpairlines.com.au//
Brindabella Airlines, Australia: http://www.brindabellaairlines.com.au/
Aerocon, Bolivia: http://www.aerocon.bo/
Bearskin, Canada: http://www.bearskinairlines.com/
Perimiter, Canada: http://www.perimeter.ca/

I'm going to catch a Brindabella Metroliner BNE-CFS in July   


Also, I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned that Convair 580. Air Chathams is still flying this beauty from CHT to AKl, WLG, and CHC! http://www.airchathams.co.nz/

[Edited 2013-05-13 18:27:12]


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User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7184 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 11222 times:

Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 3):
Peruvian (P9) in Peru still operate some 732s from LIM to at least CUZ

Flew one earlier in the year, along with a BAe146-200A.

Booked a KL M11 LAX-AMS in 3 weeks - I believe possible for June only..


User currently offlinelarshjort From Denmark, joined Dec 2007, 1454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 11183 times:

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 7):
From what I can gather, there are 5 airlines still flying the venerable Metroliner on regularly scheduled, bookable flights:

Also Air Norway/North Flying is flying this type AAL-OSL-Ørland/Fagernes

LArs



139, 306, 319, 320, 321, 332, 34A, AN2, AT4, AT5, AT7, 733, 735, 73G, 738, 739, 146, AR1, BH2, CN1, CR2, DH1, DH3, DH4,
User currently offlineplaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 11171 times:

Sky Airlines is still flying the 737-200. I saw a couple when transiting SCL in April.

https://www.skyairline.cl/(S(0chiif55birxn045zca0qo55))/en/flota-ingles.aspx



I want to live in an old and converted 727...
User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1861 posts, RR: 42
Reply 11, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 11147 times:
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Quoting Hywel (Reply 4):

Only 3 of them left, and they are now only used for passengers in either charter or ad-hoc flights. All scheduled turboprop flights are now DH2's.

Martijn



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User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8093 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 11143 times:

My buddy Olivier has done some in-depth research on the scene in Russia and here is what he sent me the other day.

Il-96: will be used on popular Aeroflot flights to Sochi, even twice a day => easy to do a dayreturn and inexpensive destination (lot of competition); also Aeroflot to Cyprus and Istanbul (bookable through Expedia et al - the only way to earn mileage with a major alliance while flying Russian hardware), can be booked as a through-ticket eg BRU-SVO-IST at a reasonable price and no need to go airside at SVO and hence no need to get visa

Yak-42: Utair seems to be still using a few Yak-42 probably operated by Tulpar on the following routes from VKO : Kurgan (nightstop), Narjan-Mar (daystop possible), Syktyvkar (daystop possible) and Nizhnekamsk (nightstop only). All flights can be easily booked on Utair website. Saravia, Grony Avia and Izhavia are still three surviving small carriers in Russia but ... for how long ? State closed most of the small airlines those last months (KMV, Saransk, Redwings, Dagestan Airlines, ..) and those two carriers could disappear anytime so it would be wise not to book too early in advance. They offer twice daily service to Saratov, Grozny and Izhevsk from DME/VKO. Daystop are possible for less than 200€ on the website of each airline (but couldn't find any for Grozny Avia). Gazpromavia is still offering a VKO-LED-VKO on Friday night and Sunday afternoon starting at 70€ oneway ! This flight can be combined with the oneway on the AN148 of Rossja but the Sukoi doesn't seem to be active on the route

Tu-134: probably a few still flying scheduled around Mirny but impossible to go there

Tu-154: only 3 airlines are still actively using the type : UTAIR but only for special flights, ALROSA but flights to Mirny are extreemly expensive, always full and impossible to book besides they are getting 737... and Gazpromavia which is still using their TU5 on a daily VKO to Makachkala in Dagestan (code MCX). You must spend a night there and price is rather high (350€ return) but the flight seems to stop on 16 June so this could be the LAST SCHEDULED TU5 IN THE WORLD ! Flight is easy to buy on the website of Utair (codeshare with the airline). However, I've noticed that some flights are open only for the next two months. It could be worth checking early May if they have extended the flight.

An-24: still a few of UTair flying from Syktyvskar connecting with the Moscow flight to Uktha for exemple.

Tu-204: since the grounding of Red Wings... nothing possible at the moment

767-200: Utair is using them on daily service to Surgut, Sochi (could be combined with IL96), Tyumen, Ekaterinabug and Mineral Voday. Dayreturn are possible and prices are low



fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineHywel From Uganda, joined Apr 2008, 802 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 11129 times:

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 12):
Tu-154: only 3 airlines are still actively using the type : UTAIR but only for special flights

Interestingly, UTair seem to have been using the Tu-154 on VKO-LED a fair bit... 11 times in the past 3 weeks, for example:

http://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ut489/

However, they're all scheduled as Boeing 737s and they're last minute substitutions.

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 12):
Tu-204: since the grounding of Red Wings... nothing possible at the moment

Vladivostok Air still fly Tu-204s, but only to far-Eastern destinations. Sadly, they don't operate SVO-AER on behalf of Aeroflot any more.

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 12):
ALROSA but flights to Mirny are extreemly expensive, always full and impossible to book besides they are getting 737...

Alrosa still fly DME-GDZ once per week and it's scheduled as the Tu-154 up until September. As it's a quiet route (when I flew it, there were less than 10 passengers), they're unlike to substitute it for a 737.


User currently offlineHywel From Uganda, joined Apr 2008, 802 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 11127 times:

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 12):
Tu-134: probably a few still flying scheduled around Mirny but impossible to go there

Oh, and UTair still have the Tu-134 scheduled on the following routes:

DME-PEE
DME-ULY
DME-USK

Prices aren't cheap though!


User currently offlineSkyeurope From Germany, joined May 2006, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 11127 times:

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 12):

There's a cheaper way to get on an Alrosa TU5: On Mondays they operate (Mirniy)-Novosibirsk-Yekaterinburg-Novosibirsk(-Mirniy). OVB-SVX-OVB is available from about 160EUR/oneway. In the past few weeks even TU134s operated that flight!

As well, they operate some flights to the Black Sea, for example to Gelendzhik, in summer.


User currently offlinea3xx900 From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 11120 times:

Anyone know about L1011? I would love to fly one of them again...


Why is 10 afraid of 7? Because 7 8 9.
User currently offlinehuntsman80 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2011, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 11117 times:

Quoting Hywel (Reply 14):
Oh, and UTair still have the Tu-134 scheduled on the following routes:

DME-PEE
DME-ULY
DME-USK

Prices aren't cheap though!

Checking the flight schedules on OAG, none of these appear to be TU3 operated? The only UTair (Express) services I have located are VKO-USK (UR381) and SGC-UFA (UR9533).

Interestingly, Kish Air of Iran is however shown as operating TU3s on various domestic journeys - does anyone have any further info on these because as far as I could see they ceased TU3 operations years ago?

For the 747SP, this is showing as operating, as we knew PEK and KUL, but from 16th Jul will also be returning to BOM. This is currently scheduled for the Tuesday out and back with ticket prices around the 265GBP mark one way in Y. KUL by contrast is closer to 480GBP.

If anyone is interesting in joining forces for some of these last opportunities out there I'd be game for a trip out to grab some of the Russian metal (TU3, TU5, Yak-42, AN4 etc.) and also a classic IR 747 run (which if timings work I wouldn't mind combining with the Biman DC-10)!

Still kicking myself for not taking up UK_Dispatcher's offer of the Il-18 trip   and don't want the same feeling again!

[Edited 2013-05-14 10:34:22]

User currently offlineHywel From Uganda, joined Apr 2008, 802 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 11101 times:

Quoting huntsman80 (Reply 17):
Checking the flight schedules on OAG, none of these appear to be TU3 operated? The only UTair (Express) services I have located are VKO-USK (UR381) and SGC-UFA (UR9533).

They show on the UTair website, although not every day is scheduled as a Tu-134 - some days of the week it's an ATR-72, Boeing 737 etc.


User currently offlineDUSint From Germany, joined Apr 2013, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 11077 times:

Quoting a3xx900 (Reply 16):
Anyone know about L1011? I would love to fly one of them again...

Nothing, I am afraid... Have been looking for it since years, as the Tristar left me some fond memories from my childhood.
Only chance would be if you are a high roller - then maybe Sands Casino Corp. would fetch you up with theirs.


User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2972 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 11001 times:

Quoting DUSint (Reply 19):
Only chance would be if you are a high roller - then maybe Sands Casino Corp. would fetch you up with theirs.

Isn't theirs still grounded in Thailand?



The 747 will always be the TRUE queen of the skies!
User currently offlinea3xx900 From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10977 times:

Quoting DUSint (Reply 19):
as the Tristar left me some fond memories from my childhood.

LTU, I guess? Me too. Was able to jumpseat upon landing once.... very vague memories...



Why is 10 afraid of 7? Because 7 8 9.
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7474 posts, RR: 18
Reply 22, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10977 times:

Quoting huntsman80 (Thread starter):
B707: According to Sam Chui these ceased in mid-April with a simultaneous cessation of all Saha Air services. There are again rumours of Saha Air resuming operations but it is unclear if the 707s will get a repreive.

Saha is probably long gone, as these a/c are reportedly being re-converted back to tankers. These frames were actually converted to pax config from tankers originally.



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User currently offlinehuntsman80 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2011, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10900 times:

Managed to get some more clarity on the Il-18 situation within the Horn of Africa. These flights ceased due to a Djiboutian government ban on all passenger Il-18 flights and such are being utilised for freighter only duties at present.

It is possible that one of the Il-18s may be operating domestic services within Somalia with Jubba but I have yet to initiate contact with anyone who can give me any further clarity. Anyone with any additional information would be much appreciated.

I believe this leaves the Air Koryo as the only other passenger Il-18 operated in the world. The Grixona frame was converted to freighter 2010/11 and I am unaware of any other passenger config frames still in airworthy condition.


User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8705 posts, RR: 43
Reply 24, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 10740 times:

Is anyone still operating a flying boat (not a floatplane), such as a Grumman Mallard, and taking passengers? I've found the website of a tour operator in Vanuatu, but that's a little bit out of the way if I'm honest.

Apart from that, is it possible to book Sun Air of Scandinavia (Dornier 328JET) without having to pay an arm and a leg? I've seen outlandish prices such as €474 for MAN-GOT - one way - and that's not even worth dreaming about.



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77 Loran : Which reg did you fly on? I flew onboard OY-NPE last year. And I surprisingly saw OY-NPD in ZRH a few days ago... Regarding photos, in your profile t
78 TUGMASTER : OY-NPD believe they have 3 Metro's in the fleet will check out the photo sharing sites... the add photos bit at the bottom of the profile , is limite
79 Skyeurope : Yes, they've got 3: OY-NPD OY-NPE OY-NPF (flown that one on behalf of Avies on TLL-KDL-TLL in November 2011)
80 Post contains links TUGMASTER : ok... try this... like I said, I was the only person on the OSL-VDB leg, and just 1 other joined me for the return to Oslo. Lots of reflection in the
81 Post contains links HAM : The Embraer 120, normally quite rare in Western Europe, can be caught on Intersky's ZRH-SZG route from 5-29 August due to a wetlease: http://www.ch-av
82 Post contains links classicjets : There was a mention of Classic Jet Tours' Convair 580 and Gulfstream G-I flights over in Civil Av. Fly On CV-580 And Gulfstream 1 - Avgeek Day Out (by
83 RyanairGuru : Sorry that was directed at airevents! Thanks, shame it was cloudy but it still looks like a fun trip!
84 dispatchguy : Unless you can fly on cargo carriers. I'm on an MD11 for 48 flight hours this coming Sept/Oct
85 Post contains images FighterPilot : I fly a HS748 does that count? Unfortunately there is no way to book yourself as a passenger on our Hawkers as they only fly freight or bulk fuel. Cal
86 whiskeyhotel : Thanks for this! Signed up and awaiting Google payment invoice. As mentioned upthread, Air North has an assortment of combi HS748s flying on routes o
87 Metroliner : Haven't logged in for years, but thought I'd say "great shots". From a massive fan of the San Antonio Sewer Pipe. What was the ride like? I'm tempted
88 Post contains links and images RyanairGuru : Do it! Sorry for the self-plug, but I've just done a Trip Report about flying on a Metroliner if you're interested: Living The Dream, Flying The Metr
89 Metroliner : Cheers! I'll check it out. Sadly, it doesn't look likely this summer, but they'll be soldiering on somewhere next year too, no doubt. Toni
90 Post contains links aloges : I just got back from a week-long avgeek trip in the British Isles, including the RIAT, a BAe Jetstream 31, a Let L-410 Turbolet and a Saab 2000. If yo
91 Post contains links HAM : Alrosa, operator of Tu-154 with high chances of actually getting on one without aircraft substitution until now, just got a new 738: http://flugzeugbi
92 Post contains images FighterPilot : Yeah, we're in the process of finding a replacement for our HS748's as well, maintenance and fuel burn on the Dart engines has kept our Hawkers uncom
93 tugmaster : Just an update for the Il-96, the only flights I could find are SVO to AER, and a Daily SVO-LCA. The IST flight is no longer in the SU system that I
94 Loran : Fil Asian and their YS-11s have delayed their ops start again, this time to 23rd of August. Initial services are Manila-Tablas and Manila-Masbate. Reg
95 TUGMASTER : Just trying to keep the thread alive.... Any update on the YS11's...? Jetstream 41's plying there trade in the UK with eastern, + internals in Greece
96 RyanairGuru : Still flying in Australia with Brindabella. They also have J31s, but are phasing them out along with their Metroliners.
97 Post contains links HAM : Quite an exotic operation: Jubba Airways of Somalia is planning to operate an An-30 freighter in pax configuration domestically. Might be an opportuni
98 Post contains links and images dba4u : That's www.skyexpress.gr using the J41 on some rather interesting routes. Especially their daily flight from Corfu to Kythira is rather good value fo
99 MHG : It´s a bit doubtful now whether this "venture" will ever leave he ground ... With CAAP acting more stringent lately in regards of issuing operating
100 Post contains links longhauler : The Canadian Warplane Heritage, does passenger flights on a few of their museum fleet. You can fly on a Beech18, B-25, etc. plus many more ... even a
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