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Have You Seen Any Big Piston Airliner Lately?  
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1275 times:


Hi!

I just wanted to feel how are we still, regarding those lovely, old, noisy piston airliners, I personally miss a lot those planes and I remember during late 70's and early 80's to see quire often them flying to Lisbon. Now I think it's geeting quite rare to see them unless you're in Alaska or Latin America. But my question is, apart from those ones that are flying museums when did you last seen one of those airliners. I start saying that I saw in August 1998 in Fresno a C-54 ( looked like a water-bomber ) and in 1999 a CV440 at Evora Airport - CS-TML that is now in Air Atlantic. Please let me have your information too!!!
regards and put your mind working!!!

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User currently offlineQatar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1239 times:

I have seen SNAS CV440 operating for DHL here in Doha International.

User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1238 times:

DC-3s are still regular workhorses at PBI....amazing huh?

User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1235 times:

There's a Beech 18 that flies on behalf of ABX, that comes into HII (Havasu Municipal) twice a day. Not exactly a "big" piston prop-job, but it's still a pretty cool sight watching that puppy taking flight.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Regards.


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User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1228 times:


Hi!

The Beech 18 it's a classic, so it counts too, it's been ages since I last saw one, it was a canadian one that passed via Lisbon to Africa!!! You're a lucky guy FlagshipAZ.
regards


User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1219 times:

I watched the "Save a Connie" Constellation fly over on approach to Kansas City downtown airport a couple of weeks ago. It's pretty on the ground...even prettier in flight.

User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1189 times:

Just got back from my town's airport about 15minutes ago, we had a DC-3 stop in...the largest aircraft I've ever seen at that airport aside from a Hawker 800.

User currently offlineHooverair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1181 times:

We have regular scheduled DC-3's, DC-4's, and C-46's here at YZF (Yellowknife NT) They are all operated by Buffalo Airways. the biggest planes we get up here are 737-200's Combi and sometimes the 727-200 Combi operated by First Air and Canadian North

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6326 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1172 times:

That's cheating. It's not fair to live somewhere that a C-46 or C-54 flies regularly.

First Air flies that far west? Live and learn.



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineHooverair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1167 times:

How is it cheating? All the originall says is that it can not be one flying at the museums. Oh yeah and Yellowknife is like one of First Airs northern Hubs

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6326 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1163 times:

I was teasing. I'm jealous.


Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineHooverair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1163 times:

LOL

User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7241 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1155 times:

Here are some. The first from Watson Island International Airport in Miami. The other one is FLL. Both still in service. I went on one a few months ago very loud inside and out!


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1140 times:

Anchorage has 2 DC-6 operators. Air Cargo Express and Northern Air Cargo operating from the airport. They fly quite regularly.

Also ACE flies a C-46 and there is another operator called Desert Air that has a C-47 on field.

There used to be a Caribou operater here too, but they cracked the airplane up a couple of months back.



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