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A300 Or A310 - Which Did I Fly?  
User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3913 times:

In late March of 1986 I flew with Wardair in an Airbus from YYZ to TPA. I knew nothing about Airbuses at that time and can only remember the number 300 being associated with the plane. However, it might have been an A310-300. Wardair had both types around that time. I have flown in A310s since then, but would like to know if I have also flown in an A300.

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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4690 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3822 times:

Well, if you still can, try to remember the shape of the winglets, this might be the best way to find out. Have a look at A300 and A310 pics here on a.net. The difference in fuselage length is also quite obvious.
Hope this helps.



Exceptions confirm the rule.
User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4937 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3732 times:

Quoting A342 (Reply 1):
Well, if you still can, try to remember the shape of the winglets, this might be the best way to find out. Have a look at A300 and A310 pics here on a.net.

From the database, only the Wardair A310 had the winglets.....

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Here are photos of A300 winglets.....

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But the easiest way to tell - the A310 was shorter.



"Everyone is entitled to my opinion." - Garfield
User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7422 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3704 times:

Quoting Olympus69 (Thread starter):
In late March of 1986 I flew with Wardair in an Airbus from YYZ to TPA

You flew an Airbus A310.

Wardair operated only 3 A300B4 on a short period. All of them were used after March 1986 :

C-GIZJ : from Aug.1986 to May.1989
C-GIZL : from Aug.1986 to Aug.1990
C-GIZN : from Aug.1986 to Aug.1987

The 3 aircraft were leased from South African Airways and were then returned to SAA.

[Edited 2006-11-13 23:30:44]

User currently offlineMagyarorszag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3679 times:

Quoting Olympus69 (Thread starter):
In late March of 1986 I flew with Wardair in an Airbus from YYZ to TPA. I knew nothing about Airbuses at that time and can only remember the number 300 being associated with the plane. However, it might have been an A310-300. Wardair had both types around that time. I have flown in A310s since then, but would like to know if I have also flown in an A300.

Are you sure of the year ? Or of the idea that it was an Airbus ?

Because:

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 3):
You flew an Airbus A310.

 no 

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 3):
Wardair operated only 3 A300B4 on a short period. All of them were used after March 1986 :

C-GIZJ : from Aug.1986 to May.1989
C-GIZL : from Aug.1986 to Aug.1990
C-GIZN : from Aug.1986 to Aug.1987

The 3 aircraft were leased from South African Airways and were then returned to SAA.

That's 100% right.

And also because Wardair got its very first A310-304, C-FGWD on November 25th, 1987.

http://www.planespotters.net/Product...dd=1&field_fate=1&rpp=150&search=1

I would rather say that you flew then with a DC-10-30 as WD had three of'em then.

Cheers.


User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3409 times:

I guess it's going to remain a mystery.

Quoting A342 (Reply 1):
Well, if you still can, try to remember the shape of the winglets,

There's no way I can remember details like winglets on a plane I flew 20 years ago. It would also help if I could remember whether it had 3 or 4 flap canoes under each wing.  Smile

Quoting Magyarorszag (Reply 4):
Are you sure of the year ? Or of the idea that it was an Airbus ?

I am absolutely sure that it was the last week in March, 1986. As to the Airbus part, I can no longer remember whether I got that information verbally or saw it written somewhere. I am pretty sure it wasn't a DC-10. I had flown on that plane with Laker and Caledonian. The only other explanation I can think of would be that Wardair was wet leasing planes at that time (unlikely).

Thanks guys, for your help.


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16335 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3328 times:

Quoting Olympus69 (Reply 5):
I guess it's going to remain a mystery.

Not a mystery John. If it was March 1986, you could only have flown on one of their 741/742 or DC-10-30 aircraft. WD had no Airbus aircraft in March 1986.

WD's initial Airbus was the ex-SAA A300's which entered service in summer 1986.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3262 times:

I was just wondering what planes Wardair was using on its YYZ-Florida services that winter, Neil. It definitely wasn't a 74, so I suppose it must have been a DC-10 if there are no other choices. The main thing I remember about that flight is that we were served a Champagne breakfast.
The return trip was in a truck full of horses. Guess which trip was the more enjoyable  Smile


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