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Former US F100 Being Chewed Up At YYC  
User currently offlineCYLW From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 435 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3560 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).

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1232513/M/

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User currently offlineRicciPettit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3509 times:

Is that an Emirates aircraft tail poking in the side of the picture?

User currently offlineLHRBlueSkies From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 493 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3509 times:

It's a shame, 'cos the Fokkers still 'look' like a new design a/c....always a sad way for an aircraft to go...


flying is the safest form of transport - until humans get involved!
User currently offlineCYLW From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 435 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3472 times:



Quoting RicciPettit (Reply 1):
Is that an Emirates aircraft tail poking in the side of the picture?

No, I believe thats a Jetstream that belongs to a company called Corporate Express here in YYC.


http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0994527/M/


User currently offlineDavidlc3 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3271 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.


User currently offlineScrumpy492003 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2803 times:

WHY didn't they donate it to S.A.I.T. AEROSPACE SCHOOL, just up the taxiway?

Unless it was offered and turned down!

Peter



peter b95 c-ghfu
User currently offlineAMSSFO From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 952 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2700 times:

It's sad to see a Fokker 100 chewed up. A short tribute to this particular one is appropriate.

N855US/11283 was delivered to US Air in December 1989. It has flown for US Air/ US Airways for a little more than 12 years.

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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.


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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:


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User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4247 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2566 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....



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3237 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2202 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.

Farewell to this unfortunate bird.

TrinToCan.



Hop to it, fly for life!
User currently offlineCzbbflier From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 973 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2150 times:



Quoting Davidlc3 (Reply 4):
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.

Bad things, like what?


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