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Oldest Commercial Plane Still Flying?  
User currently offlineAlee From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 63 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4969 times:

Anyone?

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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4915 times:

Define commercial?
There are DC3s still flying today, most of them in flying museums (where they do bring income), some in line service or as freighters (mostly south America).
Are those Swiss Ju52-3Ms still in the air? They are older.



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4894 times:

I nominate the 1929 Travel Air operated by Kachemak Bay Flying Service

They got rid of their other airplane, a DHC-Otter a couple of years back.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6214 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4873 times:

We have DC-3's coming in to PSE every single day to bring cargo.
Chepos
Puerto Rico



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User currently offlineWimpycol From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 484 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4843 times:

Well in some parts of Colombia they still use old DC3 for commercial transportation!!
@ Villavicencio (VVC) the DC3 are the most common airplanes as well as other inland villages and cities that are far away from the big cities like Bogotá, Cali and Medellin and difficult to reach by road. Here are some pics;
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Saludos/ Greetings
Wimpy soon @ BOG!!  Yawn




Colombia... can't wait to be there again!!!!!!!!!!
User currently offlineCaptainAD From United States of America, joined May 2001, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4804 times:

whatever plane it is, i bet it's operated by NWA  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineUSair_sg4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4750 times:

DC-3

User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4740 times:

DC-3s are still regulars on the ramp in PBI.

Imagine the figure if you were to add up the numbers of pounds of frieght and people this design has carried since its' first flight...

millions yes..... billions? a trillion?


User currently offlineRJ From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 198 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4738 times:

I am not sure if it is the oldest flying, but it has to be one of the oldest. This Trimotor currently flys out of LGB.


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Happy flying!!!

RJ


User currently offlineRJ_Delta From Chile, joined Oct 2000, 1944 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4716 times:

The oldest commercial plane still flying is a Douglas DC-3 for Servivensa in a few Venezuela domestic routes. Servivensa is a subsidiary of Avensa. Both airlines are worst.

RJ_Delta.


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