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Fokker 28 In Canada/USA?  
User currently offlinePatroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 14
Posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3555 times:

Hello,

as I understand, the Fokker 28 ist still used by regional carriers (AC Jazz?) in Canada. Therefore I have a couple of questions :

On which routes are they mainly used? Is there already a date set when they will be phased out? Is the F28 Mk 1000 still in service or are these all 4000's?

What about the USA, I think after Horizon retired the F28, there's no other carrier continuing to use it, or?

Thanks in advance and best regards,

Tom

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User currently offlineAirCanadaMan From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3526 times:

Canadian North picked up two from Air Canada Regional (before they became Jazz), C-FTAY and C-FTAR. There are no plans to replace them at this time.

Both are MK1000's and fly between Edmonton, Calgary, Yellowknife and Inuvik (Zubko)



User currently offlineYow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3513 times:

These are the only 2 remaining F28s in scheduled service in North America.

User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3506 times:

The entire Fokker F28 fleet has already been retired from AC's fleet in 2002, though Canadian North did pick two of them up, like AirCanadaMan said. Most were flown to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for storage awaiting disposal or perhaps to be sold to customers. They are all Mk 1000s.

User currently offlinePatroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3406 times:

Thanks a lot for all your replies!

So far I only flew on the Mk 4000, so maybe it would be a good idea to visit Canada this year  Smile Would also be a good opportunity to fly on the HS 748 further north...

Best regards,

Tom


User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3222 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3398 times:

Remember Empire Air? They flew lots of F28 in the 1980's.


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29836 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3389 times:

So there are a bunch of Fokker 28's out there looking for homes.....

Hmmmm.

That is one airplane that I am surprised never made it to the Alaskan Bush market.

Of course Fokker's reputation was pretty much shot up here after Wien had the wing come off that F-27 over Illiamna in the 70's.

Question. Would it be possible to get an F-28 off of 3900 feet with a commerically viable load of passengers.



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User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3320 times:

US used to operate the F28 mk 1000 in and out of IAD. As well as the F100.


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User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3301 times:

US Airways inherited the F28-4000 from Piedmont Airlines and operated them in the Northeast a lot until the mid 1990's. Prior to that, Piedmont operated a number of them, as did Empire Airlines.

ContinentalEWR


User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3298 times:

Some of the Jazz fleet were Piedmont and UsAir at one time.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29836 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3250 times:

Hey guys. To follow up on my earlier question About getting a Fokker 28 into 3900 feet.

The two airports that I am thinking of have a 3900 foot and a 4000 foot length respectively. The shorter of the two does currently have 737 service. The biggest thing the last airport had as far as service was Lockheed Electra's. Currently I belive it gets either Metro's or Saab 340's.

The typical takeoff distance I have for the 737 is 5500 feet. Knowing that 737's make it into that 3900 foot strip, Can I apply a simular shortening of the landing roll for the F-28.

Anway I thought I would show a photo of each of the airports in question to show what I am talking about.






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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8037 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3226 times:

I wonder are there any good condition BAe 146's or Avro RJ85's still around.

Given the STOL capability of these planes they're perfect for SDP and DUT operations. That's why I was disappointed that AC didn't get the RJX100, which would have provided lots of safety margins in Canada's harsh winter conditions.


User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3206 times:

Hello all,

Thought I would update everyone on the Canadian Regional/Air Canada Fokker F.28s up in Saskatoon (YXE):

There are currently 15 parked outside surrounding a hangar with 3 more inside the hangar:

Outside:
-------
C-FPCR
C-FJRI
C-GTAH
C-GTIZ
C-FCRW
C-FCRM
C-GTEO
C-FCRC
C-GYCR
C-FANA
C-FCRB
C-FZCR
C-FQCR
C-FCRI
C-FCRK

Hangared:
--------
C-FTAV
C-FFCR
C-GKCR

Rumor is the hangared ones are going to Aero Continente in Peru plus maybe some others.

...Serge


User currently offlinePatroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3172 times:

@Serge : Thanks for the additional info. Do you know if it is possible to access the airport in Saskatoon to take photos of the Fokkertjes or would that bring me to jail when I should decide to go to Canada?

I am actually thinking of doing a trip on the Canadian North F28 from Calgary to Yellowknife this summer and would love to combine this with Air North's HS 748 from Whitehorse to Fairbanks. Now the question is : How do I get from Yellowknife to Whitehorse? I understand there's an ATR flight of First Air, but I guess this one is not available at a peanuts fare, especially oneway...

Cheers,

Tom


User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3187 times:

I don't think security in Saskatoon is too bad, if there is any at all. There are 6 here in YYC that are floating around.

If I were you, sooner is better, as rumours are spreading about Canadian North and their F-28's, and just how long they will stay.



Mark McWhirter...Contrails Photography
User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3138 times:

Hi Tom,

Security should be no problem at YXE, at least it wasn't for me both times I went up there to photograph them (with the most recent being May 3rd this year  Smile/happy/getting dizzy). I lingered around for so long and still no one asked me what I was doing. Drop me an email if you want some more info.. (I would send one to you but its withheld)

BTW, C-GTUU (11006) is now OB-1779 of Aero Continente, S.A - left for Peru recently.

Mark, were there more at YYC last year? They must have moved some or something because there are 4 more total at YXE then last time I was there. And that doesn't count the ones that left and the new ones that arrived if that makes any sense...

regards,
Serge


User currently offlineYow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3116 times:

Hello Tom,

Our First Air fares from YZF to YXY on the ATR start at about $525 CDN one-way, taxes included. We fly the route Mon, Wed, Fri. We have 2 Hawkers based in YZF, but only use them as backup on the sked runs. The rest of the time they're doing charters and flights to the mines. Our scheduled Hawkers are all in the east out of YFB.


User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3093 times:

There were 10 here at one point, so we are down to 6. The ones that are remaining don't look like they will ever fly again.


Mark McWhirter...Contrails Photography
User currently offlineAirCanadaMan From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

Patroni:

Screw flying between YZF and YXY, especially aboard First Air. Their ATR's are nothing special, and you can fly those back home quite easily. If youre going to come all this way, make it worth your while.

You can take the Canadian North F-28 from Calgary, (or Edmonton) to Yellowknife, spend a few days around here, then take their F-28 again to Inuvik. Inuvik is a great place, on the edge of the Beaufort Sea and the Mackenzie River, and is great outdoorsman place. After you spend some time there, hop on an Air North HS748 to either Dawson City or Old Crow (also great places), and from either of those places you can go to Fairbanks, again on Air North and on a HS748.

It'll be the adventure of your lifetime. If you can afford it, do it that way. It'll be much more memorable.

Oh, when and if you make it up here, (Yellowknife) you'll have a heck of a fun time. Its a great place.


User currently offlinePatroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3074 times:

Hi again,

Ui, especially AirCanadaMan's trip proposal sounds great, the only problem is that I have quite limited time between YYC and FAI (have to adapt to our airlines schedules there). However will think about it and also see if it is possible to get some nonrev discounts on any of these carriers, provided that they are not too heavy booked in summer (I fear so though...)

@Serge : Will send you an email later...

Cheers,

Tom


User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3033 times:

Hi all,

Thought you guys might enjoy these:


View Large View Medium
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Photo © Serge Walczak
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Photo © Serge Walczak



Still got more on the way hopefully  Big thumbs up

...Serge


User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2990 times:

The Peruvians are welcome to TUU. It was a bit of a bear to work on because it was so old (1969) that it didn`t match the rest of the fleet. Some components were in different locations, wiring was different, a lot of small details. Overall the F28s were OK, though.

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