Samurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2457 posts, RR: 5 Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2973 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.
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29509 posts, RR: 59 Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2717 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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RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7860 posts, RR: 5 Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2693 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.
Patroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 14 Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2639 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...
Serge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2 Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2605 times:
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 ). 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...
Yow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2583 times:
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.
AirCanadaMan From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 465 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2553 times:
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.
Patroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 14 Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2541 times:
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...)
Avt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5 Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2457 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.