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The Last Operating F28 In North America?  
User currently offlineCYEGsTankers From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 245 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4639 times:

Strange as it may be, but is this really the last remaining Fokker in service for all of North America?
C-FTAY operated by Canadian North F28.
Using the search options for airliners.net and other references, so far I think I'm correct.
Or am I mistaken?

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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4620 times:

Im not sure if it is the last in North America, but I believe it is the last F28 operating in Canada (if you don't count F100s of Jetsgo, which are technecly F28-0100s but are really a whole different airplane from the F28-1000/-2000/-3000/-4000 series, as F28s). Still seems to be going pretty damn good for a 30 year old (as far as I can tell, it was manufactured by Fokker in 1974), Doesn't look more than a couple years old if that....

Beyond beautiful shot by the way!!





CanadianNorth



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User currently offline320tech From Turks and Caicos Islands, joined May 2004, 491 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4588 times:

Reasonably sure I saw an airline F28 in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, but can't remember the operator.


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User currently offlineFlybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1005 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4560 times:

A little over a year ago Horizon got rid of their F28's.
About two years ago I flew one from Boise to Seattle.
I was starting to wonder if that puppy was ever going to get off of the ground. We used pretty much every inch of the runway. The guy sitting next to realized this as well, and we exchanged a look. No one else was realized a thing!



Heia Norge!
User currently offlineSr71 From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4526 times:

I remember TAY and TAV were operated by Transair Ltd. in Winnipeg in the early 70's. It would be unique if the first F-28 to operate in Canada ended up being the last F-28 to operate as well.

User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4497 times:

According my information Aerodynamics is still operating one N159AD, ex N487US cn. 11227
For the complete fleet list go here http://www.fokker-aircraft.info/f28current-fleet.htm

Willem

ps. what happened with C-FTAR ?


[Edited 2004-12-02 10:16:05]


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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4472 times:

looks as though N500WN is still flying today as well.


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User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4366 times:

Is N500WN the one that used to belong to Husby Forest Products out of YVR? I worked a bit on that one, it had a semi-executive interior, pretty nice, but still capable of carrying maybe 30 people. It also had newer avionics and EFIS (although the quality of the install job was not very good). IIRC, that a/c was always an executive a/c from new, beginning with the Time/Life company.

User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4261 times:

I answered my own question- Husby, CF-HFP went to Novell, as N43AE. Seen here- http://www.fokker-aircraft.info/novell-n43ae.jpg Also, TAR went to Cdn North, I don't know what happened since.

User currently offlineLearpilot From United States of America, joined May 2001, 814 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4214 times:

I don't know what happened since.

It now belongs to the one, the only, the voice of Vegas... Mr. Wayne Newton.



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User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4205 times:

Learpilot- really? seriously? It seems funny, I don't know why. They are a midsize executive aircraft, especially a 1000, and are cheap to buy, the big problem is fuel burn, and noise. They are or were exempt from noise regs in Canada due to their weight, but I don't know the rules in the states on this. I'd rather see them used than slowly corroding away.........

User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4203 times:

I just found a picture i took of a piedmont F-28 at PHL in June of 1989...i wish i had a scanner  Sad


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User currently offlinePacificWestern From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4165 times:

A large number of the former Canadian/Air Canada F28s are parked at YXE. None of them look airworthy having had various parts removed.

User currently offlineAtcrick From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 772 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4147 times:

AVT007,

Learpilot is correct. N500WN is parked at the executive terminal and does in fact belong to Mr. Wayne Newton. It doesnt seem to fly much, compared to the MGM aircraft, ( GIII, GIV, and MD87) parked next to it.


ATC Rick



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User currently offlineUPS707 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4118 times:

@avt007 Well.... Looks like you are right.... I was searching the database for pictures of the Novell plane, then noticed in late 2002 it became the same color scheme as N500WN. Well... tracking it down N43AE has been re-regged as N500WN, so I guess you do know that plane well  Smile



User currently offlineVisityyj From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4080 times:

I remember TAY and TAV were operated by Transair Ltd. in Winnipeg in the early 70's. It would be unique if the first F-28 to operate in Canada ended up being the last F-28 to operate as well.

Not to be, alas. The current C-FTAY (msn 11084) is not the original Transair F28 (msn 11038) which was sold to Papua-Nuigini then on to Australia and finally scrapped.

[Edited 2004-12-03 00:41:13]

[Edited 2004-12-03 00:41:58]

[Edited 2004-12-03 00:44:48]

User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3932 times:

The demise of the CRA F28 fleet is due in large part to the decision to go with a "power by the hour" contract with Rolls-Royce. When AC parked the fleet, RR took all their engines back, leaving Jazz with a collection of aircraft that weren't in demand even if they had engines. I can't speak for YXE, but in YVR there are no storage inspections done, indeed the aircraft were never properly stored, but rather just parked one day and left.

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