Geoffthomas From Australia, joined Dec 2005, 20 posts, RR: 3 Posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2976 times:
For a an aviation documentary series (6 x One hour) we are making we want to work one episode around the life of an aircraft that started off with a major airline, was handed from one to another then spent some time in the desert before being reborn as a freighter or the like.
Can anyone help with some good candidates either Airbus or Boeing.
RobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3958 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2966 times:
Blimey! There are literally thousands of candidates!
If you're looking at aircraft that are now freighters your best bet would be a DC10.
Perhaps DC10-30 cn 46931?
Started life with Pakistan Intl as AP-AXC in March 74, sold to CP Air in September 86 as C-FCRA, merged into Canadian Airlines May 87, leased to Aeromexico September 89 as XA-AMR, returned, parked for a bit, leased to Laker Airways April 96 as N832LA, returned, stored for a bit, leased to Gemini Air Cargo July 2000 as N614GC, ferried to Naples for cargo conversion, parked for a few months, converted, ferried to the desert for storage, into service October 02, sub-leased to Cielos del Peru February 05 and current.
Exact dates and histories tend to be patchy for the older ones as it's difficult to keep track of their movements in and out of storage etc.
Geoffthomas From Australia, joined Dec 2005, 20 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2816 times:
Actually it will be a documentary series that will knock your socks off.
I for one am sick of watching docos put together by people who really don't know what their talking about and use bland film shots.
They miss the real points and the series lacks action and vibrance.
In fact I will be asking members for help on some of the best places to film, aside from the usual. Places like Zurich, Manchester and Gatwick some to mind...Also SFO on the hill.
MarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2781 times:
Maybe another idea is to start backwards -- start with a plane you want to work on, a converted A300, for example, with one of the cargo lines, then see who might've owned them, etc?
I'm suggesting this approach because there might be one particular airline that you want to work with (for your ease, if you have contacts, etc) and so you can easily limit your choices quickly. There are, as others have mentioned, way too many choices.
VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4577 posts, RR: 40
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2679 times:
Quoting D5DBY (Reply 9): how can 2 different AC have the same CN (construction number)
A construction number is just a company thing. So you will see aircraft from different manufacturers having the same construction number. Then there are also line numbers, which is the number of the aircraft to come down the production line. So for instance, there is both a 747 and a 737 out there which were line number 1000. I hope this clarifies it for you,
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