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Classic Airliners That Are Still Airworthy  
User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4256 times:

What historic airliners are still airworthy? So far, I have:

L1049
Martin 4-0-4
DC-3
707
DC-8


Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
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User currently offlineVS045 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 192 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4253 times:

AN-2s and all those russsian types are still airworthy, although they're about 65 years old.

Cheers,
VS045



4 engines 4 long haul
User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8440 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4226 times:
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My wife is an FA on SAA Historic Flight, they own 2 DC-4s that are used for charter flights, one of them is the last DC-4 ever built.


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User currently offlineAlphascan From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 937 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4214 times:

Do you mean airworthy or commercially viable?


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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4110 times:

Quoting Alphascan (reply 3):
Do you mean airworthy or commercially viable?

airworthy



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4080 times:

The L-1011 is still airworthy. Great bird too. Love em. I have also seen a Constellation or two running around still. thumbsup 


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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4104 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4070 times:

There is a Caravelle III based in Arlanda that's still airworthy:


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User currently offlineAnt72LBA From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 414 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 4034 times:

The RAF still fly the VC-10.

User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 4009 times:

Ryanair still flies the 737-200, now that IS ancient Big grin


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User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2041 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3969 times:

And of course NWA's DC9s, NWADC9  Wink


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User currently offlineMga From Nicaragua, joined Mar 2005, 726 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3938 times:

72S!! Amerijet and LAB have these beauties in blue with winglets

I love seeing these heavily loaded 72S at MIA... I get goosebumps from listening to those 3 engines growl!!

MGA



Que viva el guaro, el dinero y los aviones!!!
User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5566 posts, RR: 36
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3925 times:

Ju 52 and DC 3 (here in Switzerland) both for site-seeing flights.

User currently offlineFlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3902 times:

DC-6's and C-46's are still going strong as cargo carriers up here in Alaska. Also an ATL-98 Carvair still makes the occasional cargo flight out of FAI.


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User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3888 times:

The DeHavilland Dragon Rapide. Several examples are still on the register and flying, some even taking fare-paying passengers on sightseeing trips. So that would qualify as an airliner still working for a living.

First examples flew in 1932


User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4233 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3830 times:

There was an airworthy DC-3 at my hometown GA airport (OXC) for many years, flown by the owner of one of the flight schools. My Dad had been in it many times but I never got the chance to. That plane was in the colors (but not the titles) of Capital Airlines.

I think this plane was sold in the 90s and I am not sure where she ended up. Hopefully she is still in flying condition somewhere. Sadly, the owner of the flight school, a retired Capital/United pilot, was killed in a small plane crash in upstate New York last summer. The cause of the crash may never be determined but one of the theories is sabotage/suicide by the passenger. Very tragic.



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineAreopagus From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1369 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3755 times:

A CW-20 / C-46 was at the Salinas airshow two years ago, with rides available. Ditto for a C-47.

Isn't a Ford Trimotor still in use giving sightseeing rides over the Grand Canyon?


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3690 times:

Quoting TransIsland (reply 9):
And of course NWA's DC9s, NWADC9 Wink

Come on, the planes are 30 at oldest! You wanna talk old, let's talk about UPS and their DC-8's...



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineDouglasDC10 From Germany, joined Feb 2000, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3547 times:

Two really nice aircraft came into my mind:Aviodrome's DC-2 PH-AJU and the Red Bull DC-6.

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