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Thai Airways A333 In The Desert  
User currently offlineCFBFrame From United States of America, joined May 2009, 531 posts, RR: 3
Posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 17357 times:

The current number one picture shows two A333 in the desert. How old are these a/c and how many other A333 are currently parked?

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User currently offlineSeemyseems From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 971 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 17293 times:

Some of TG's A333's were delivered in 1994 (HS-TEB/C), is that considered old for an A330?


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User currently offlineEIEIO From Ireland, joined Jan 2009, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 17291 times:

They're actually A300s


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User currently offlineSeemyseems From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 971 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 17252 times:

Quoting EIEIO (Reply 2):
They're actually A300s

I couldn't find them originally , I think they might be HS-TAD & HS-TAE.

[Edited 2009-07-27 15:01:21]


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User currently offlineEIEIO From Ireland, joined Jan 2009, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 17221 times:

I knew they weren't A333s when I looked at the picture on the homepage. If you search the photo database for VCV, you'll see a close up of one of them, its clearly a A300, possibly a -600.


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User currently onlineHeavierthanair From Switzerland, joined Oct 2000, 824 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 17162 times:

G'day

Those look like A306 to me, I cannot detect any A333 or A332 parked there. With the latter two being in short supply i doubt anyone is going to park those before the B787 and the A358 have been around for some time.  Big grin


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Peter



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User currently offlineAtomsareenough From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 566 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 16881 times:

Is that a pair of DC-8s in the foreground?

User currently offlineFX1816 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 16745 times:



Quoting Atomsareenough (Reply 6):
Is that a pair of DC-8s in the foreground?

Yup two of my old Emery DC-8's.

N995CF DC-8-62
N797AL DC-8-63 ***The last build DC-8***

FX1816


User currently offlineAtomsareenough From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 566 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 16351 times:



Quoting FX1816 (Reply 7):

N995CF DC-8-62
N797AL DC-8-63 ***The last build DC-8***

Gosh, they're beautiful. I hope they don't get scrapped anytime soon  pray 


User currently offlineFX1816 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 16306 times:



Quoting Atomsareenough (Reply 8):
Quoting FX1816 (Reply 7):

N995CF DC-8-62
N797AL DC-8-63 ***The last build DC-8***

Gosh, they're beautiful. I hope they don't get scrapped anytime soon

Me too, I spent nearly 20 years around Emery DC-8's, DC-10's and 727's so they are really important to me and I too hope they don't meet the axe soon. They have been here in VCV almost 6 years so they might just last for a while.

FX1816


User currently offlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1655 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 16033 times:



Quoting CFBFrame (Thread starter):
The current number one picture shows two A333 in the desert.

you should post the picture for the ease of those who view the thread after its gone from the top viewed list............


User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 15814 times:

No one's going to park up a A330.

Their A300's would have a lot of cycles on them and be pretty ancient.

Always a good idea to invest in a good Aircraft Recognition Manual especially as a plane spotter. I have one.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21583 posts, RR: 59
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 15791 times:



Quoting Babybus (Reply 11):
No one's going to park up a A330.

True, but planes also go to VCV when they are in the process of changing hands. So you may see any plane there, even if it's in high demand.



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User currently offlineEVAAIRBR076 From Netherlands, joined May 2009, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 13829 times:

Yes they are 2xA300's HS-TAD & HS-TAE, they are there already since 2008, actually they are stored but i think they will be scraped. But the first airbus 340 will go to VCV for storage and that is one of the few airbusses 340 that is ever stored at VCV, yes very dissapointing but Cathay Pacific will send a Airbus A340-313X B-HXM ex 9V-SJA for storage.

User currently offlineUnattendedBag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2342 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks ago) and read 10750 times:



Quoting CFBFrame (Thread starter):
The current number one picture

it's helpful to provide a link to the picture. it won't stay number one forever!


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Rainer Bexten




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User currently offlineFarzan From Sweden, joined Jul 2007, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 10272 times:



Quoting FX1816 (Reply 9):
I spent nearly 20 years around Emery DC-8's

Not that I want to question your credibility, but looking at your profile, you are so young, how can you possibly having spend 20 years around DC 8's.

I am old and my first intercontinental flight was on a DC 8, CPH to NRT on SAS via Moscow back in the 70's.


User currently onlineFEDEX35 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 8708 times:
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Hi everybody, im off to the states in six weeks im starting in seattle,going on the boeing tour then drive south to san francisco then on to mojave,las vegas,kingman and victorville then finaly to LA for some serious number crunching i have waited a long time for this trip to the desert to see the parked aircraft and i carnt wait,if anybody has any tips for me i would be very greatfull, thanks.

User currently offlineFX1816 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8305 times:



Quoting Farzan (Reply 15):
Quoting FX1816 (Reply 9):
I spent nearly 20 years around Emery DC-8's

Not that I want to question your credibility, but looking at your profile, you are so young, how can you possibly having spend 20 years around DC 8's.

Not a problem, I am 29 but my dad started working at ONT in 1984 as a Ramp Supervisor for a company called Ontario Aircraft Service. He ran the Emery operation which at first consisted of a 727-100 but then moved into being operated by an Emery DC-8 although back then Rosenbaum operated the aircraft before the emergence of Emery Worldwide Airlines. I was 4 years old when he started working at ONT and as soon as I finished high school I started working there too while going to college.

FX1816


User currently offlineChrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2185 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7394 times:



Quoting FEDEX35 (Reply 16):
i have waited a long time for this trip to the desert to see the parked aircraft and i carnt wait,if anybody has any tips for me i would be very greatfull, thanks

Watch out for snakes and drink plenty of water. When I went through VCV several years ago, during the last airline downturn after 9/11, I saw plenty of rattle snakes sleeping under wheels, under air stairs etc. One was even inside a DC-9.


User currently offlineWn700driver From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7315 times:



Quoting Chrisair (Reply 18):
Watch out for snakes and drink plenty of water. When I went through VCV several years ago, during the last airline downturn after 9/11, I saw plenty of rattle snakes sleeping under wheels, under air stairs etc. One was even inside a DC-9.

Do they give any kind of tours of VCV or even just let you look through?


User currently offlineFX1816 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6962 times:



Quoting Wn700driver (Reply 19):
Quoting Chrisair (Reply 18):
Watch out for snakes and drink plenty of water. When I went through VCV several years ago, during the last airline downturn after 9/11, I saw plenty of rattle snakes sleeping under wheels, under air stairs etc. One was even inside a DC-9.

Do they give any kind of tours of VCV or even just let you look through?

Nope not anymore. I try to get in there every once in a while and you now have to be a "serious" buyer to be able to get a tour of the field. I live about 5 miles away and really do try to get in all of the time but to no avail.

FX1816


User currently onlineFEDEX35 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6793 times:
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Nope not anymore. I try to get in there every once in a while and you now have to be a "serious" buyer to be able to get a tour of the field. I live about 5 miles away and really do try to get in all of the time but to no avail.

FX1816

Thanks for the info tell me please is there plenty to see from the fence i am really looking forward to my visit thanks fedex35


User currently offlineFX1816 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6570 times:



Quoting FEDEX35 (Reply 21):
Thanks for the info tell me please is there plenty to see from the fence i am really looking forward to my visit thanks fedex35

Definitely, you can see quite a bit from the different areas. I like driving around the front by all of the hangars because you can see quite a bit of the airplanes in the front.

FX1816


User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12595 posts, RR: 34
Reply 23, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6482 times:

Cathay has started flying some A340s there; B-HXM was flown there yesterday (leaving HKG on the 27th).

User currently onlineFEDEX35 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6342 times:
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FX1816 thanks again im really looking forward to this trip,do you know much about mojave and kingman that im going to visit thanks fedex35

25 Pellegrine : Geez I count 25 laid up 747s in that photo. Blehh. I don't think I could go and enjoy it, I'm scared bananas of snakes...
26 Ikramerica : A lot of parked 747Fs of various type right now.
27 FX1816 : Nope sorry I don't really know too much about either Mojave or Kingman. I have actually never been to either place just VCV. FX1816
28 Lucky727 : Never been to Mojave, but I did go to Kingman once. We were on the old Route 66, just east of Kingman, Arizona. It's a small airport, but going along
29 N471wn : You all can see about everything from the fences and just work the roads and have a good pair of binoculars---the only exception is Marana and there n
30 FLYjoe : Also remember that airlines will sometimes park A/C even those that are currently in their prime. Now it's been determined that those are not A-330s,
31 FEDEX35 : Re-FLYjoe,forgive me AZ? if its on my route ill visit it thanks fedex35
32 Pellegrine : UA had 772s and 744s in the desert because of their bankruptcy and/or less flying before the global economic troubles. Also AFAIK, during the Asian f
33 Post contains links FLYjoe : No problem, yes Arizona. Goodyear (GYR) is on the western suburbs of PHX. I was there about two years ago and saw an A-340, 747, a couple of DC-10s,
34 Ikramerica : I have to drive up to VCV and look at the traffic jam. It's less than an hour from here.
35 FX1816 : Hope you have fun with the construction on I-15 North like I did going home from the Angels game. FX1816
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