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Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2014 (#3)  
User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3823 posts, RR: 51
Posted (4 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 7550 times:

The old thread has well over 100 replies so I thought we could use a new, updated one. Here are the links to the previous threads of this year:
Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14 (by HAM Sep 30 2013 in Aviation Polls)
Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2014 (continued) (by aloges Feb 1 2014 in Aviation Polls)

So it looks like there are a bunch of "very last chance" situations right now. If you're a serious aviation enthusiast with the intention to log as many as possible classic and rare aircraft, you have to act now as we're about to lose several of the great classics.

Boeing 747 SP
Iran Air now has only ONE frame active. At the same time, newer second hand long haul aircraft are appearing in Iran so it's only a matter of months maybe. The new schedule came out recently and it looks like the only destination served by the SP is IKA-KUL-IKA with the Kuala Lumpur - Tehran segment being an attractive daylight flight. One way fares are around $500 in economy and $600 in Business class. No online travel agencies offer Iran Air bookings any more, the easiest way right now seems to be a call to the Frankfurt city office where one can easily pay by credit card and get an e-ticket emailed.

Various Soviet types in North Korea
Juche Travel is doing their last round of aviation enthusiast tours of North Korea. According to the agency, Koryo can not guarantee the classic aircraft in 2015, at the same time newer Russian built aircraft are arriving in the country. They also say that after 3 years of running the tours, most people who were interested have done it by now, so the market is gone. So the two remaining tours of 2014, with some last available vacancies, are the last chances to fly on some of these types, ever.
The tours include flights on the IL-18, TU-134, IL-76, IL-62, AN-24, TU-154 and TU-204-200 as well as -300.

IL-96
As Aeroflot is getting rid of their last frames as we speak, the safest bet to fly on an IL-96 is Madrid or Paris to Havana on Cubana. Good fares available, and can be combined with:

AN-24
After some frames are parked for mechanical reasons, two were lost when commandeered to Key West, and a slow but steady streams of ATRs trickling into Cuba, the last chance to fly Cubana's AN-24 is on their daily HAV-GER flight, a 40 minute hop with an attractive $41 one way fare.

MD-11
KLM has almost finished retiring their MD-11. This is the last chance to fly one as a passenger. AMS-YUL seems to be the best bet right now. KLM may or may not do an enthusiast's event when the last MD-11 is retired.

ATP
Only a few left in passenger service, but fortunately the clock is not ticking yet. NextJet of Sweden operates them to their northern destinations and in January 2014 I was told there are no plans to retire them anytime soon. The best bets are the ARN - Arvidsjaur or Vilhelmina / Hemavan rotations.

Please add to the list!
Soren   


All the things you probably hate about travelling are warm reminders that I'm home
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User currently offlineA333MSPtoAMS From United States of America, joined Sep 2013, 165 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7384 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
MD-11
KLM has almost finished retiring their MD-11. This is the last chance to fly one as a passenger. AMS-YUL seems to be the best bet right now. KLM may or may not do an enthusiast's event when the last MD-11 is retired.

I just today bought my tickets from MSP to BER and purposely paid an extra $400 just to fly via YUL and AMS so that I would have the chance to fly (hopefully) the MD-11, twice! Super excited.



Plane Types Flown: A306, A319, A320, A321, A332, A333, A343, ATR42, ATR72, B732, B733, B734, B735, B737, B738, B739, B74
User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5721 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (4 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7359 times:

Metroliner

After Brindabella Airlines in Australia went into receivership last December, the number of Fairchild Swearingen Metroliners in passenger service has further dwindled. By my count we are down to 6 operators in scheduled passenger service. I actually thoughy it was five, but I've just discovered Denver Air Connection (which I've never heard of before) who are apparently a Public Charter flying between Grand Junction, CO, and Centennial Airport in Denver (which I've also never heard of).

Australia: Sharp Airlines www.sharpairlines.com.au
Bolivia: Aerocon www.aerocon.bo
Canada: Bearskin Airlines www.bearskinairlines.com
Canada: Perimiter Aviation www.perimeter.ca
Norway: Air Norway www.airnorway.no
USA: Denver Air Connection www.dianoway.com



Worked Hard, Flew Right
User currently offlineopticalilyushin From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2013, 70 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 7331 times:

I can recommend Air Norway. The crew onboard are really friendly, and I spent most of the time in the air chatting to them

User currently offlineLoran From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 541 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7325 times:

Just spotted that Conviasa seems to have returned one of the super rare ATR-42-400 (YV1009) to service. It shows up in their schedules and is listed as active on several fleet lists.

On a different note, can the CRJ-440 still be counted as an 440? Or are all converted back to CRJ-200 standard? Endeavor Air is currently operating these airframes.

Thanks,
Loran

[Edited 2014-06-03 04:37:12]


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User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2595 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (4 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7299 times:

You really are scraping the barrel nowadays, Axel!

A few random ones I would like to mention are as follows:

DC-9
The most sought after variant of those still flying these days must be the DC-9-10. FlySAX (B5) of Kenya are still operating 1966-built 5Y-XXA on a mix of its own flights to Mogadishu, Juba, etc. as well as some domestic flying for Fly540 (5H). The B5 flights are occasionally swapped for a CRJ, and the Fly540 booking engine does not show the types any more, therefore to avoid a CRJ/ATR-72/DHC-8-100 the best bet is usually to arrive in Kenya and ask at the Fly540 ticket desk which flights the DC-9 will be operating in the next 24-48 hours.

Another Kenyan passenger operator of the DC-9 is African Express (XU) with a 1968-built DC-9-30, although this one is actually harder to get on. A small group of us are planning to fly XU on their DXB-BBO-MGQ route (MD-83), then transfer to the DC-9 for MGQ-WJR-NBO. As per the current timetable on their website, these are the types we should hopefully get. A few years ago I would not have considered changing in Mogadishu, but nowadays it seems to be comparitively more peaceful.

B737-200
Air Zimbabwe are apparently still operating one of their 732s.

Another interesting one is Eritrean Airlines, who appear to have a B732 on lease from Al Naser AIrlines of Iraq, in place of their usual A320.

Aside from that, there are of course First Air, Air Inuit and Canadian North, but the fares on the first two in particular can be extortionate and make them off-limits for many.

An-24
Aside from Air Koyro, the An-24 can also be flown easily in Kazakhstan with SCAT. I recently took two flights in one day, one of which had a flight time of 3 hours 45 minutes. Very affordable too.

SCAT also have active YAK-42s, but unfortunately they are not listed in the timetable and apparently operate as backup aircraft and on charters.


User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7260 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7225 times:

Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 5):
Air Zimbabwe are apparently still operating one of their 732s.

VFA-HRE, BUQ-JNB, VFA-JNB seem to all have 732 action


User currently offlineeirik From Norway, joined Mar 2005, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7146 times:

The Fly 540/ FlySax DC-9 seems to be back on the route to Mogadishu tomorrow after a problem with one of it's engines last week (my 540 flight from NBO via Mombasa to Zanzibar last Wednesday should have been flown by the -9 I learned after arriving at ZNZ).
AND it's seems like the F-28 is back in the air and is doing the afternoon NBO-MBA-NBO rotation on Friday.
It's also possible to fly on a Dash-7 and a Let-410 while in Kenya/Tanzania.


User currently offlineeielef From Argentina, joined Oct 2007, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 7120 times:

At least 2 years ago, they were MANY dc9 flying on the domestic market from Venezuela, and even a few international routes. Someone I know was in a DC9 on the SDQ-AUA-CCS route (although he flew up to AUA only). There are even some B727 flying in Angola. Not sure of if they are safe, but is always better than MGQ!

Cheers,
Eielef @TUC

PS: It's very sad seeing AEP now with only ERJ190, B73NG and A320s. Just 5 years ago we had B732, B735, MD81/2/3/8, and some A320. Those were nice and noisy days!

Same in SVO. I used to spot in an hour at least 5 takeoffs from soviet/russian built planes. Now, you won't see more than 20 a day, all on the beautiful Sukkhoi.



Last 4 flights: 23/8 TUC-AEP 4M4151 A320, 24/8 EZE-FRA LH511 B744, 25/8 FRA-DME LH1450 A32A, 06/9 VKO-VOZ UR197 AT72
User currently offlineopticalilyushin From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2013, 70 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (4 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 7063 times:

Wow what a combination for Kenya! Would anyone be up for going there as a group to try and log these types?

User currently offlineSkyeurope From Germany, joined May 2006, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7033 times:

New possibility to fly a DC-9-30 in Kenya!

Nairobi - Kisumu/Mombasa twice daily, prices starting from 64USD oneway (if booked online).

SkyAero operated by Pan African Airways

www.fly-paa.com


User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7260 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 7001 times:

Right. I am off to kenya. I need those in my logbook.

User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3823 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (4 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6929 times:

Interesting!
How the places shift where aviation enthusiasts make their pilgrimages to.
What used to be Ecuador in the early 2000s, and Bangladesh in the early 2010s, is now Kenya.
One day you travel there for your blast from the past, the next day it's all A320s.

Soren   



All the things you probably hate about travelling are warm reminders that I'm home
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25626 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (4 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6919 times:

Very few Hawker-Siddeley 748s left in passenger service. Air North, based in Whitehorse-YXY in Canada's Yukon Territory, is still carrying passengers on the HS748.

User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6882 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 13):
Very few Hawker-Siddeley 748s left in passenger service. Air North, based in Whitehorse-YXY in Canada's Yukon Territory, is still carrying passengers on the HS748.

Not for much longer, heard the ATR is on the horizon.

The first one is down in YVR for the summer doing the fishing charters and spends a lot of time on the ground. I would be happy to arrange an enthusiasts charter if there were enough people to make it work? Someone tried a couple of years ago by organizing a flight to YXX for the airshow, but it didnt happen as there were not enough takers. But now it is truly on the endangered list maybe things have changed?



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User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7260 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (4 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6868 times:

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 14):
Someone tried a couple of years ago by organizing a flight to YXX for the airshow, but it didnt happen as there were not enough takers

The price has to be right. Same as the charter for the DC8 was a few years ago. It was a lot of money for a single flight.


User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2185 posts, RR: 28
Reply 16, posted (4 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 6711 times:

I'm heading to Georgia in September for a few days. Does anybody know of any interesting types still earning a living around there? I think I already know the answer but worth a try nonetheless!

Thanks!



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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4341 posts, RR: 35
Reply 17, posted (4 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6684 times:

Georgian Airways might have one or two new SSJ Superjets by september.
Other remotely interesting passenger airlines there are Air Caucasus with two MD83s and Vista Georgia with three 737-300/500s.



nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineaxelesgg From Sweden, joined Jan 2010, 188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6633 times:

Soon flying on a Fokker 50, getting pretty rare that one as well.
I'm flying Direktflyg HS operated by Amapola: GOT-SDL-GOT


User currently offlineA333MSPtoAMS From United States of America, joined Sep 2013, 165 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (4 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6613 times:

Quoting TupolevTu154 (Reply 16):

I'm heading to Georgia in September for a few days. Does anybody know of any interesting types still earning a living around there? I think I already know the answer but worth a try nonetheless!

Thanks!

The Republic of Georgia in the Caucus region or the State of Georgia in the USA?



Plane Types Flown: A306, A319, A320, A321, A332, A333, A343, ATR42, ATR72, B732, B733, B734, B735, B737, B738, B739, B74
User currently offlineHywel From Uganda, joined Apr 2008, 802 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (4 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6569 times:

Quoting A333MSPtoAMS (Reply 19):
The Republic of Georgia in the Caucus region or the State of Georgia in the USA?

I presume he means Georgia in the USA. Some interesting types you can catch there include all of Delta's fleet, including the A320 series, MD88, B757-200 and B737-800. If you need any help booking those, just ask me because I know a good booking website (www.delta.com)


User currently offlineKingAir200 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1622 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (4 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6456 times:

Quoting Loran (Reply 4):
On a different note, can the CRJ-440 still be counted as an 440? Or are all converted back to CRJ-200 standard? Endeavor Air is currently operating these airframes.

All of the CRJ-440s have been converted to the standard 50 seat CRJ-200 configuration



Hey Swifty
User currently offlinePenguins From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6440 times:

Here is a questioned that I have often asked myself. Is it worth supporting a regime that massacres and starves its own people, just like Nazi Germany, to get on a Russian airliner? Will your $2,000 go towards aid for the people or concentration camps and nuclear weapons? Are the possible deaths you fund worth it to fly on a Russian airliner for 2 hours and to be able to brag that you flew on an Il-18? Do you really want to be careful watched by the CIA, NSA, or FBI for going to North Korea or Iran?

User currently offlineopticalilyushin From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2013, 70 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (4 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6412 times:

Penguins, yes, I agree completely..

Oh, by the way, in America, how's the nuclear arsenal, spying on other countries, operating rendition flights, Guantanamo bay, the NRA/gun culture, and the 'shoot first, ask questions later' approach in international politics going these days?  

Joking aside, I take a light hearted view on this. Let's face it, we live in a Big Brother world, where everyone spies on everyone else. Some countries are different to others- that's life. I do hope things get better for all the people who live in the DPRK for example, but I have no regrets in deciding to go there.

Also, despite what is listed above, yes I do have American friends!  


User currently offlineFrmrKSEngr From United States of America, joined Apr 2014, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (4 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6396 times:

Quoting opticalilyushin (Reply 23):
Oh, by the way, in America, how's the nuclear arsenal, spying on other countries, operating rendition flights, Guantanamo bay, the NRA/gun culture, and the 'shoot first, ask questions later' approach in international politics going these days?

We do all of that in the interest of world pease. And if you don't like it we can roll in with a B-52 strike to change your mind.  


25 Post contains links TUGMASTER : No More Iranian SP's....? As per http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=4 As far as I was aware, IR only had 1 active 74L, EP-IAA
26 Post contains images Fallap : How on Earth can the A320 and the 737NG be interesting in a thread covering classic and rare aircraft? The A320 is a interesting as a piece of cardbo
27 Post contains images SRQKEF : I somehow think he was being sarcastic...
28 dc9northwest : I didn't know planes could be defiant!
29 Fallap : Well you never know! Plus he did mention the MD88 so my confusion was justified! :P My fail engrish, dats unpossible
30 Post contains images SRQKEF : That's true! :P Although DL has the 88s in truckloads (117 active last time I checked) regards! Sveinn
31 Hywel : Correct!
32 aerorobnz : SA have and AR too (retiring and scrapping shortly), but in single digits now for the 342. It's the next after the MD11 for the "gone before their ti
33 Post contains images dc9northwest : LOL!
34 HAM : EP-IAA has been retired. Its spare parts (especially engines) will be used to get EP-IAC back in the air. Now IR maintenance will install the engines
35 Post contains images Birdwatching : So, any updates about the 747SP? I'm booked KUL-IKA in mid September. How are my odds? Soren
36 HAM : Yes, and it's a good one: EP-IAC has already performed a test flight after receiving EP-IAA's engines! Seems like it will be back in regular service
37 Post contains images Birdwatching : Thanks a lot for the info! That sounds great. I guess my chances for the SP in September are even better now than before. If they have just re-done I
38 Post contains links Loran : I am sure everyone in here is aware of the AZAL's announcement to send a 722 into scheduled services in Europe. Here is the link anyways: New Pax 727
39 aloges : It doesn't exactly fit this thread, but anyway: Aurigny have just taken delivery of their E-195. Does anybody know if there's a chance it could end up
40 HAM : From Tehran To Kualalumpur Flight Origin Destionation Departure Time Arrival Time Aircraft Type Delay(min) Status IR 0814 Tehran-Imam khomeini Kualalu
41 OlafW : As for the most classic and rare one out there: I read some time ago that Saha Air have stopped operating the 707 or flying altogether. However, I cou
42 Post contains links aloges : Saha is down and out, no news since this: Saha Air Suspended Operations (?) (by Ty134A Apr 19 2013 in Civil Aviation) I was at THR almost exactly two
43 eirik : Saha stopped flying in April last year, this time for good, unfortunately.
44 LPDAL : How can I fly a Dornier 328 DOJet or BAE146 in America? While common in Europe, I can't seem to find an airline that uses BAEs across the pond in Amer
45 aloges : sorry, no idea Only in South America AFAIK. Star Perú and Aerovías DAP (in Chile) might be able to give you your fix, but to be honest it'd probabl
46 KPWMSpotter : The largest operator of the DoJET in the world is actually in the US. Ultimate Air Shuttle operates regular flights between Cincinnati Lunken Field (
47 Post contains links OlafW : No exactly US, but quite close: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calm_Air
48 LPDAL : I just remembered Air Transat is flying A310s to FLL. While the A310 may be more "uncommon" than "rare" it's still one of the harder types to catch to
49 aerorobnz : I just booked a sector JNB-VFA on UM 737-200. On the same route you can fly a T7- (SAN MARINO) registered 737-500 or a Comair 737-400. There's a bunch
50 HAM : ********* Update: My trip last weekend worked out as planned. It was great and I can recommend it to anyone. I did KUL-IKA and have some transfer adv
51 Loran : Where did you book your ticket? I can only find extraordinary high fares on wideroe.no for the date I want to fly. Thanks, Loran
52 HAM : Hi Loran I wrote an e-mail to sales@iranair.de stating the date I wanted to fly. An agent responded soon, said that tickets are available and quoted
53 Post contains images aloges : In case you happen to find yourself in Frankfurt, there's an Iran Air ticket office right by the train station. Can't miss it, they've got a huge and
54 Post contains links and images Loran : Thanks for your recommendations, in the meantime my travel agent in Malaysia confirmed the same fares, I can also book it through them which I already
55 JRadier : That is a great idea! I'm planning to go to Iran in October (flying from DXB) and I'll be back to ask for a bit of help. However a C-class detour thro
56 Post contains links and images Loran : Hi all, is there a way to book Iran Aseman Airlines outside Iran? They have a flight to IST which connects well to the 74L arriving from KUL, however
57 mxp : which is the scheduled arrival at IKA for the SP from KUL? i wish to search if there is a good connection to fly back to europe so dont need the visa
58 Post contains images Birdwatching : IR 815 KUL 12:05 - IKA 16:45 (local time) Several departures to Europe leave in the hours after midnight and arrive in Europe in the morning hours. Th
59 Skyeurope : But does a visa on arrival actually work out well? As far as I know you need to apply for some kind of "pre visa confirmation" letter, on a website w
60 Loran : Hi Alberto, depends on the weekday, mine arrives 18:20 LT (on a Saturday). FLIGHT IR 815 - IRAN AIR SAT 16 AUGUST 2014 ------------------------------
61 mxp : actually on our foreign minister site says that visa could be given but without be sure they give it to you so a connection flight would be better. no
62 Post contains images Birdwatching : That's what I found out too. Since I only have one afternoon / evening in Tehran in September (arriving at 16:45 and flying out on Lufthansa at 03:15
63 opticalilyushin : Where is it possible to fly a Dash 7 these days? They seem to be pretty much all gone in Greenland, and Air Berjaya is a little out of the way, and th
64 UK_Dispatcher : Try Airkenya. They operate a multi-stop flight from WIL around the Masai Mara. You can buy a ticket all the way around if they have spare seats on eac
65 aloges : Just for the benefit of those who hope to fly on it: I saw it at IKA last Friday, 25 July, as it pushed back just after TK 870 had parked at the gate
66 aloges : IIRC, someone (Sören, perhaps?) has been on Berjaya's Dash 7 from SZB to TOD. I'm currently hoping for several stars to align, which would allow me t
67 Post contains images Birdwatching : That's great! I hope you can make it happen! Yes it is, at least from my experience and several others I've read. I've done the same thing (20 minute
68 aloges : Thanks hugely for that information! Unfortunately, the business trip that would have taken me to KL has fallen through, but that doesn't mean it won't
69 aloges : I might get another trip to DEN confirmed, fingers crossed, and I'm wondering if anyone has experience with the UAex (SkyWest) EMB-120 service to PUB.
70 Skyeurope : Any updates on Bolivia? Which aircraft types does TAM use on their scheduled flights at the moment?
71 Post contains links and images Loran : Just coming back from a 2 week trip and can update on a few items: View Large View MediumPhoto © Jan Heistermann Flew 4 sectors on this beauty on a d
72 Post contains images Birdwatching : Loran, thanks a lot for your updates! I'm very excited as I'm booked on pretty much exactly the same combination you were, 747 SP on KUL-IKA and then
73 RyanairGuru : Just a heads up that QF will actually be keeping 9 744s. 3 late-1990s vintage non-ERs will remain in the fleet. While 9 is a small fleet they'll be a
74 Loran : I did get two visas-on-arrival in 2009 and 2010, haven't been there since then. I think it still works for German passports, but I'd do some online r
75 Post contains images RyanairGuru : The chances are good, but with SYD-DFW going A380 (and MEL-LAX going all-A380 several years ago) there are no longer any routes that require the ER's
76 TWA772LR : While not airliners, does the Confederate/Commemorate Air Force give rides in their bombers? The B-17 and B-29? Those are practically the definition o
77 BritishB747 : Anybody heard anything on a KLM MD-11 enthusiasts flight, or it being put on a short-haul sector? There were people mentioning that they were going to
78 Post contains links KPWMSpotter : Yes, the CAF, Collings Foundation, and a few other warbird organizations all "sell" rides. Technically you're making a donation to the organization a
79 Post contains links airevents : This might be something for those that happen to be in the region... http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/ne...egins-offering-private-jet-flights
80 vandenheuvel : Hi all, I've noted some EMB-120 action around Budapest and Rijeka on Wikipedia. Flights are suposed to be operated by trade air and Budapest aircraft
81 Post contains links airevents : As far as I know there is a Budapest Air Service Embraer 120 flying on behalf of Intersky out of Graz or Salzburg. Am not exactly sure whether that is
82 dc9northwest : Air Moldova (Tandem Aero) still operates their EM2 on some routes (KIV-OTP, for instance).
83 DeltaMD95 : That's a great question. A must for anyone that can afford it.
84 opticalilyushin : Definitely fly Tandem Aero (bookable via Air Moldova), they fly a lot of regional routes. I took them from KBP, and Moldova is worth the visit
85 Skyeurope : Well, exactly two. Chisinau - Bucharest and Chisinau - Kiev.
86 dba4u : Trade Air is flying the 120 on behalf of Croatia on the Zagreb-Osijek route. Fridays it's doing a rather intersting ZAG-RJK-SPU-DBV-RJK after the mor
87 vandenheuvel : Thanks for all the help on the Embraer 120 so far. I'm considering the Air Moldova option KIV-OTP sometime this winter. One way tickets are very affor
88 MH017 : Anyone know of any EMB-110 still operational (preferably in Europe) ?
89 Loran : Just had a look and realised that the EMB-110 has become very rare in scheduled services. I was lucky to fly one of the last ones with Insel Air in N
90 airevents : Speaking of Bolivia, TAM apparently retired their MA-60s although Boliviana is getting theirs quite soon, so that would be a good reason to visit. TAM
91 Post contains images opticalilyushin : Flew the Emb110 in Feb from Aruba to Curacao..not the most comfortable of rides, but worth it for the type. If you sit in the back left seat, beside t
92 Post contains images MH017 : Saw a recent movie on Youtube about the Cubana AN-158 taking off from NAS/Bahamas...there was a C6-registered EMB-110 in the background with a yellow
93 JRadier : Hi guys, I'm working on getting my Iran trip arranged for October, flying through Dubai. I am thinking about flying Iranian airlines between DXB and T
94 opticalilyushin : An enthusiast flight on a VIP-configured Cello 146 will be operating next month, from Birmingham to Dublin, seats are strictly limited on this (46, I
95 Post contains links and images aloges : I have stayed at the Parsian Kowsar recently, which was perfectly fine - just for one night, though, so I can't say I had a lot of experience. Centra
96 opticalilyushin : aaaand here it is, full details to be found on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AirlinerExperience
97 YVRLTN : Probably Cat Island Air, though they dont seem to have a website. Have 3 on last count. Kenn Borek in Canada also have 4, though I believe at least 3
98 Post contains links and images shankly : Just enjoyed a ride in this bird whilst in the wonderful San Juans: View Large View MediumPhoto © Ben Wang Yes, I know she now has a shiny new turbin
99 Post contains links and images Birdwatching : BREAKING NEWS (very very sad news...) The Iran Air 747SP will be retired before the end of the year! See: http://www.airevents.de I flew on EP-IAC yes
100 MH017 : Thanks for the info...will be visiting YXY and Yukon in September 2015, so hopefully she's still operational by that time !!!
101 JRadier : Thanks for your help! Nothing unexpected, although the exchange rate is a bit better than expected. Sadly the hotel website doesn't let me book anyth
102 Post contains links and images YVRLTN : And one of them has gone bump already hopefully will get flying again http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=98897
103 Post contains links eielef : Russian planes available in Russia? I've found some weird itinerary, but couldn't buy it yet. 22OCT 0010-0340 VKO-UFA Tu-154 4G9641 22OCT 0740-0830 UF
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