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Anyone Still Flying The Fokker F28?  
User currently offlinetristarcrazy From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 321 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10334 times:

Just wondering if anyone is flying the F28? Did some searching and came up empty. I flew one from HNL-OGG Mid Pacific Air back in the early 90's. Has this bird gone wayside too??


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User currently offlinedraigonair From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 708 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10309 times:

I believe Merpati in Indonesia is still flying them, not 100% sure though.

cheers

Nick



cheers
User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4312 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10283 times:

Merpati withdrew theirs a while ago.
A few airlines which have them in their fleet are
LADE Argentina; confirmed a friend flew on them to south Argentine a few weeks ago, it are even rare old 1000s with open overhead racks
Bangladesh Biman
Myanma Airways
some Indonesian outfits but most are probably wfu or VIP only as I didn't hear of any normal tourist managing to fly on one for years: Pelita, Gatari, Transwisata
Nouvelle Air Ivoire
AirQuarius South Africa
Elysian Airlines Cameroon (supposed to fly domestic flights there)
East African Airways Kenya
Air Zimbabwe and Air Botswana both lease one from South Africa
and a few VIP/military aircraft, according to Airlinerlist about 48 are airworthy.
But good luck getting on one. I was for instance in Bangladesh in may but the 4 in their fleet weren't flying or cancelled the two days I wanted to fly it.



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User currently offlinetristarcrazy From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10278 times:

Quoting draigonair (Reply 1):
I believe Merpati in Indonesia is still flying them, not 100% sure though.

yea, their website say they fly the F100 but doesn't say F28, thanks



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User currently offlineLVISA From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10238 times:
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Found this at the LADE website:

http://www.lade.com.ar/material_vuelo.html

According to the link below they are still operational and just completed 35 years of service.

http://interdefensa.argentinaforo.ne...-f-28-en-la-fuerza-aerea-t1046.htm

Regards.


User currently offlinelumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10224 times:

Anyone remember Mid Pacific Air in Hawaii during the '80s? They flew these aircraft. They were great island hoppers.


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User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3874 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 10064 times:

Libyan Airlines has 1 in their fleet

Myanma Airways has 3 in their fleet ( + 2 Fokker 27 )


User currently offlinetristarcrazy From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 9931 times:

Thanks MEA-707 and LVISA. I figured there would be some flying in Africa somewhere and a few military but didn't have any luck on my web search. Was reading up on some Fokker history over the weekend and got curious on the F28. And yea, didn't think there is any chance I will fly on one again as its been since '92 for me.


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User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 9896 times:
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Until the arrival last year of the McDonnell Douglas MD87 equipment, Air Burkina flew a pair of Fokker F28-4000's on intra-African routes.

I must to confirm that were very old aircrafts but with so efficient crews. Now that they are flying ex-Iberia machines, the comfortability is better and the efficiency still is the same.

What about Air Niugini? I remember they had two or three in it's fleet... Are retires this airframes?

Regards,

Gerard



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User currently offlineLVISA From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 9849 times:
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Quoting tristarcrazy (Reply 7):
Thanks MEA-707 and LVISA. I figured there would be some flying in Africa somewhere and a few military but didn't have any luck on my web search. Was reading up on some Fokker history over the weekend and got curious on the F28. And yea, didn't think there is any chance I will fly on one again as its been since '92 for me.

I am not sure if you are aware but LADE, although it is a part of the Argentine Air Force and both its planes and crews belong to them, fly civilian passengers to several destinations within Argentina. If you want to fly the F28, just go there, buy a ticket and enjoy your flight, (which is quite nice apparently; my son did it in 2005 from Buenos Aires to Calafate and Usuahia). 

Their website is below.

http://www.lade.com.ar/

Regards.


User currently offlineviasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1873 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 9696 times:

Fokker F28-1000
Aero Corporate (1 for VIP flights)
BTL - Base de Transport de Lomé (1 for Government)
Fuerza Aérea Argentina (3 for Government or Army)
Fuerza Aérea Colombiana (1 for Government)
GETRA - Guinea Ecuatorial de Transportes Aéreos (1)
Indonesian Air Force (1 for Army)
LADE - Lineas Aéreas del Estado (1)
Myanma Airways (1)
Royal Malaysian Air Force (1 for Army)

Fokker F28-2000
Petro Air (1 for oil companies)

Fokker F28-3000
Armada Argentina (2 for Navy)
Ghana Air Force (1 for Government)
Indonesian Air Force (2 for Army)
Presidential Airwing (1 for Government, still in service???)
Satena (1)
TGF - Tanzanian Government Flight (1 for Government)

Fokker F28-4000
Aero Corporate (1 for VIP flights)
Air Leasing Cameroon (2)
AirQuarius Aviation (2)
Biman Bangladesh Airlines (4)
Branson Air (1)
Fuerza Aérea Argentina (1 for Government)
General Work Aviacion (1)
KalStar (1)
Myanma Airways (3)
Pelita Air (2)
Transwisata Air (2)

Fokker F28-6000
JetLink Express (1)

So it's very hard to get one...


User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 42
Reply 11, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 9518 times:

Quoting viasa (Reply 10):
Fokker F28-6000
JetLink Express (1)

Is a Mk.4000, only 2 Mk.6000(apart from the converted proto) have been build but both converted back to Mk.4000

The Jetlink F.28 c/n 11229 - 5Y-EEE has never been a Mk.6000 but was deliverd as Mk.4000 to Piedmont(N749AU) in 1986.



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User currently offlinekeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 9452 times:

Gotta love youtube, a vid of a few days ago..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hZQ2K0ZvE0


User currently offlineZKCIF From Lithuania, joined Oct 2010, 293 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 9191 times:

If you do try LADE, please remember that their flights usually go some 5 hours late. I also tried to book a flight, USH to RGL (or to FTE?, can't remember) on one for July 9, 2007, but that happened to be the National festival, and they did not operate that day. they left me an impression that they were eager not to fly anyone rather than vice versa

User currently offlinetristarcrazy From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7873 times:

Quoting ZKCIF (Reply 13):
they left me an impression that they were eager not to fly anyone rather than vice versa

LOL...thank for the info everyone



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User currently offlineZKCIF From Lithuania, joined Oct 2010, 293 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 6740 times:

Well, 3yrs ago, the website of LADE was beautiful, just there were no possibilities of booking anything on it. So, when at Jorge Newberry airport, I headed for their office which i somehow managed to find (my mileage inside that airport was really impressive that day). it was closed and locked. a cleaner and a couple of people from Fuerza Aerea did their best and found some guy from LADE in about 50 minutes. They had a printed schedule with a list of prices on it (VERY cheap, btw), but after a lengthy discussion decided that the filghts will not operate on July 9. They were nice people but left me an impression that they were just killing time and had little understanding of what they themselves and their airline were doing

User currently offlineFlyingSottsman From Australia, joined Oct 2010, 534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6628 times:

Also Skywest in Western Australia still fly them aswell as the F27s from Perth to the mining towns.

User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4312 posts, RR: 36
Reply 17, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6599 times:

Quoting FlyingSottsman (Reply 16):
Also Skywest in Western Australia still fly them aswell as the F27s from Perth to the mining towns.

No that are Fokker 100s and Fokker 50s. While officially a Fokker 100 is a F-28-0100, this thread is only about the noisy Spey engined aircraft built til 1987. Most Fokker 100s are still operating.

Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 8):
What about Air Niugini? I remember they had two or three in it's fleet... Are retires this airframes?

No these are retired a few years ago as well, only Fokker 100s there.



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User currently offlinetk1244 From Netherlands, joined May 2007, 330 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6521 times:

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 2):
Bangladesh Biman
Quoting viasa (Reply 10):
Biman Bangladesh Airlines (4)

Three aircraft are already phased out this year, the last aircraft will also be retired before end of this year!



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User currently offlineFlyingSottsman From Australia, joined Oct 2010, 534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5676 times:

Yes you are right MEA-707 they are F50s and F100, they fly the F100 to here in Melb, Perth-Kalgoolie-Melbourne,also was up in Carins a few weeks ago and saw Air Niugini fly one in.

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11638 posts, RR: 60
Reply 20, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5349 times:

Quoting keesje (Reply 12):
Gotta love youtube, a vid of a few days ago..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hZQ2...0ZvE0

Glad you found my video  

Booking on LADE was a huge effort; literally several hours of phone calls to Argentina in order to arrange it, despite in principle actually booking the flight online through their website. They have a large ticket office in downtown Buenos Aires with helpful agents who do speak a little English. So far as I am aware, they only operate the 1000 Combi and not anything else - so you are guaranteed a very rare aircraft. Generally the F-28 only does the flights from Buenos Aires to Comodoro Rivadavia and sometimes those onwards to Ushuaia. Everything else is flown by Saab 340Bs.

They all operate via loads of destinations; my Buenos Aires to Rio Grande flight made six stops in total, and the schedules are only firmly published for booking a few weeks before the flight. Those flights between Buenos Aires and the next stop South are not normally that full as LAN and Aerolineas Argentinas fly them as well, but the other flights fill up quickly as LADE is the only carrier. This means you will normally be able to get on, say, a Buenos Aires to Mar del Plata flight even at the last minute, and because it continues to Comodoro Rivadavia that should be a F-28.

I will be sorting a trip report out soon, but I'm away from home right now and will be off to Bulgaria for a bit tomorrow so it has to wait a while.


Dan  



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