CYLW From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 438 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3606 times:
As I write this, the aircraft in the pic linked below is being chewed up into little pieces and put into the back of a truck for destinations unknown. They cut the horizontal stab off a few weeks ago, and now it's finally being scrapped. Don't have my camera, so I couldn't take any pictures, but it's kinda neat to watch (or sad if you like F100s).
Davidlc3 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3317 times:
Very short lived a/c - they joined the fleet around 1990 - 1991 and were parked after 9/11 - what's that, 10 years?
At JI the F100 burned through engines like there was no tomorrow. And at US, when brand new, they had a fun little pressurization problem that, if the front cabin door was opened before the cargo bin, bad things happened.
It arrived at MHV for storage in April 2002. In June 2003 it started to roam about the world, but somehow didn't get into active service again. It was ferried into AMS apparently destined for Germania, but in September 2004 it returned to the Americas, still in US c/s. It it was bought by Aravco and ended up at YYC. It would have been part of the fleet of Platinum Jet an Business class only airline that did not really fly. It never left YYC after that.
Richierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4280 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day ago) and read 2612 times:
Quoting AMSSFO (Reply 6): In October 2004, an unknown Fokker 100 was noted at YYC in a terrible state. I' ve always thought this had been N855US, but the latest pic from April 2007 shows it in a much better state:
Wow - those pictures are of a seriously-bad looking F100!
The sad truth is that US Airways has active planes in their fleet that don't look a whole lot better than this Fokker (although they all have a tail and empannage, AFAIK!) I flew on a US 734 last year that was missing a considerable amount of paint and was very - ummm - well worn, let's say. Inside it was pretty beaten up too. Most importantly, it was probably mechanically sound though as I got to my destination intact and I haven't heard of their planes falling from the sky recently. It's too bad the Fokkers didn't have better longevity but that's the way it goes. I wonder how long some of the newer planes (i.e., E170) will last in heavy daily use....
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3244 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2248 times:
It's so sad to see the F100 fleet decline like that - they are not very old planes at all! Pretty soon we will have to rush out to specifically fly on the type as we do nowadays for, say DC-10s and TriStars. A big shame that Fokker could not have lasted a bit longer.