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User currently offlineTWA1985 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 649 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

Hi Again Everyone!

After finding out some great information of Capitol (CL) on my previous post, I decided to discuss another Charter turned passenger airline- Arrow Air.

I have a few questions...

When did the airline begin passenger operations?

When did it cease passenger operations?

What destinations were served?

What aircraft were used?

What was the inflight service like?

I tried to find a timetable for Arrow, and noticed that the latest timetable publisehd was in the fall of 1985, though I read on Wikipedia, which I know is not the most reliable source, that the airlined ended passenger operations in the early 90's.

Thanks for all your help!

TWA1985

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User currently offlineTWA1985 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 649 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1999 times:

I am pretty sure they operated DC-10's at some point. Can anyone confirm?

User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12065 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

They also flew DC-8-63s in military charters, one crashed in Gander, Newfoundland, with the 101st Airborne aboard, no survivors, around 1985.

User currently offlineTWA1985 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 649 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1901 times:

Thanks KC135TopBoom!

Do you know if their birds had overhead bins or just hat racks?

TWA1985


User currently offlineCF6PPE From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 339 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

Airlift International:

I'm not sure where to start. I'm not sure that I have all of the facts straight as I'm remembering back 35 or so years.

I believe that Airlift International had a bunch of DC7's (not sure which model) (maybe -7B ?? frames) that they used to run the Cuban Airlift flights with (i.e., Havana to MIA). At one time Airlift traded the total DC7 fleet (7 airframes) for one each JT3D-7 powerplant. I found this out from another one of my neighbors - a Dade Sheriffs Deputy - who used to deliver legal papers to collect debts.

Airlift International was involved in flying MAC charters to Viet Nam in the late '60's and early '70's. A pilot friend of my neighbor put in a lot of hours for Airlift out of the US west coast over the Pacific.

National airlines also leased two ea. DC8-54F's for Airlift to operate MIA-LHR service with. I rode on one of these DC8's a couple of times in first. National knew how to treat their customers; I remember being behind three drinks by the time the mains were up and the doors closed.

My neighbor flew B727 cargo routes for them that were contracted out to Airlift; he did this for about 15 days a month accumulating less that 2 hours per day.

In the mid '80's Airlift had at least two DC8's one a -63F and the other a -73F. I don't remember what these frames were used for.... but I was interested in other stuff during that time frame.


User currently offlineJetdude From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1814 times:

Hey again! George Batchlor owned Capitol and Arrow Air. Many of the Capitol assets went to Arrow, even when Capitol was still flying.

I remember Arrow doing more charters than Sched. They were always heavy on cargo lift especially to south america.


User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

A link to Arrow's fleet history. Updated only to mid-1999. No photos, just fleet facts.
Regards.
http://www.geocities.com/~aeromoe/fleets/arrow.html



"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offlineTWA1985 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 649 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1647 times:

I am still really curious. How did JW's inflight service compare to CL's as well as the legacy carriers.

TWA1985


User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7211 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1625 times:

http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20060604-0

I found this report of a DC 10 crash in 2006, (is that the same firm).

Incidentally did they break it up or is it still at Managua?.


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