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Delta And The C-130?!?!?!  
User currently offlineB747ca From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4397 times:

Too freakin funny


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4383 times:

I don't know how long Delta had them around.

They where bought right after Alaska Airlines had bought theirs and I belive that they had planned on useing them for a simular task. Flying around oil gear.

At that time there was a lot of development in Louisana and in South America.



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User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4289 times:

Its interesting but I have seen shots of these before. How many did they have, I now they had N9259R (303) and N9268R (301), did they have a fleet number 302??

User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4634 posts, RR: 36
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4262 times:

That's cool,

right after Sept. 11th I would have loved to have seen a couple B-52's or B-2's in UA and AA colours. Payback time Taliban  Smokin cool



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4254 times:

OH Yeah.

provided that B-1 was painted in the OLD lightning bolt AA scheme.




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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8735 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4186 times:

Wouldn't have been a lot of work to convert any B-X in current livery to UAL's c/s, would it?


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4172 times:

Where you you paint the tails stripes on a B-2?


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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4173 times:

If my bedroom wasn't such a disorganized mess I'd be able to find Delta: An Airline and it's Aircraft by R.E.G. Davies, which is the best book ever written on Delta. It tells exactly how many Lockheed L-100s Delta had (they had both regular and extended versions, as I recall). They didn't have them for very long, however. I'll find it after church. I hope.

User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3129 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4171 times:
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According to Aeromoe's fleet lists, Delta operated a total of six aircraft from the dates shown below.

N1130E 08/67 10/67
N7999S 07/68 09/68
N9258R 09/66 08/73
N9259R 10/66 09/73
N9262R 06/70 06/70
N9268R 08/66 09/73


User currently offlineGr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1608 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4148 times:

They were used to replaced Delta's cargo-only C-46 Commandos. A fleet of three entered service in 1966 and were used to carry engines and other bulky cargo. They were later returned to Lockheed (only about twenty miles from Hartsfield) for an eight-foot stretch. Other L-100s (the civilian designation for the Hercules) were leased during the modification. The arrival of widebodies in the 1970s with their large belly compartments rendered the L-100s unecessary and they were retired in 1975.

User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4058 times:

My friend of Delta pilot once he was captain of C-130 for 1 or 2 years something before he position B727 captain. He retired on L1011 1987.
When I was kid, I remembered saw C-130 a couple of times flying over my town same directions north and south on J-89 route. I used live in Cleveland, TN. I thought it was a military plane not until I discovered that Delta have C-130. Is anybody know where the Delta cargo fly to cities used to?



Thanks,

Big777jet



User currently offlineFsuwxman From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 439 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3840 times:

Have you all seen the B-52 in UA and AA livery...  Smile

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Enjoy!!!



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User currently offlineIndianguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3819 times:

Only goes to show that most airlines dont have a well defined goal. Look at Southwest. You dont see them getting 3 dozen 747's and flying to Hong Kong and NRT. They have stuck to their defined goal of provding cheap and efficient domestic service. Mebbe THATS why they have been so consistently profitable? (They still are right?)

-Roy


User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3745 times:

Indianguy,

The United States aviation scene was a totally different beast in those days. At that time, it was profitable and almost essential for major airlines to run dedicated outsize freighter services. When the 747s arrived with their cavernous underfloor holds, along with the early generations of all-cargo express carriers, these services became redundant and were dropped.

Since that time, Delta has had countless profitable quarters, so I don't think your argument holds any water.

If everyone followed the model that you speak of, long-haul flights, major hubs, and multiple fleet types would be nonexistent. We all know that Southwest's model is profitable and works well for the way they run their operation.

In this industry, much like many others, there is no panacea to cure everyone's problems. To be successful, you've got to identify your market, put out a product that appeals to the market, and deliver it on a consistent basis. How you define your market, product, and delivery is always up for interpretation, and that's what makes this industry great, almost a microcosm of the human race; so many different products, approaches, and methods all vying for different pieces of the same huge pie.

Southwest does it's job spectacularly, but there will always be room in the industry for full-service network carriers like Delta.


User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3586 times:



Payback!!!!, But the person could of done a better job.



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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8171 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3570 times:

That picture of B52s dropping bombs isn't funny. What's so great about killing loads of people? Violence begets violence, in case you didn't work that one out on 9/11.


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User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3040 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3481 times:

Cedarjet,

It is not real. It was a joke to help us get thru the post 911 period back then. No one was killed by that photoshop job whatsoever.

And no, we do NOT consider 911 to be our comeuppance for our years of worldwide violence.

Try to stick to the topic guys!



[Edited 2003-06-09 20:34:57]


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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8171 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3449 times:

So someone doing a photoshopped fleet of B52s dropping a few tonnes of bombs, it's a harmless expression of grief but if a Palestinian was to draw a picture of the WTC in flames, after tanks and bulldozers have demolished two dozen houses and kills eight civilians, THAT guy is an inhuman terrorist monster. Jeez.


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