LY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted
Sat Aug 3 2002 04:06:27 UTC (12 years 4 months 19 hours ago) and read 1624 times:
"P" belongs to the Dem. People's Rep. of Korea.
Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
IMIssPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6332 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted
Sat Aug 3 2002 05:33:31 UTC (12 years 4 months 18 hours ago) and read 1598 times:
Except that it is P4-MED, hence an Aruban registration. It sits at TUS. I don't believe it's flown in over a year.
Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
Planefreak From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted
Sat Aug 3 2002 05:41:42 UTC (12 years 4 months 18 hours ago) and read 1591 times:
One of the L-1011 that is owned by TFH is DL ship 728! The last L-1011 in DL fleet.
Cointyro From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted
Sat Aug 3 2002 06:11:41 UTC (12 years 4 months 17 hours ago) and read 1575 times:
My home is in Tucson, AZ and see the gorgeous L-1011 P4-MED whenever flying out of Tucson. Don't know what the complete story is on this plane - rarely seems to be in use. Some photos:
A website on P4-MED: http://www.l1011.homestead.com/flyinghosp.html
Plenty of seating for travelling docs.
Appears our TUS-parked P4-MED has competition in the way of "ORBIS", a Flying Eye Hospital DC-10:
View Large View Medium Photo © Chris Banyai-Riepl
Anybody have some interesting information on these two birds? How are the missions funded? I know that ORBIS is maintained gratis by United Airlines and FedEx.
SAS23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted
Sat Aug 3 2002 10:15:47 UTC (12 years 4 months 13 hours ago) and read 1539 times:
The Flying Hospital used to belong to Pat Robertson's Operation Blessing. The website that Cointyro provided a link to seems to think that Ship 728 was going to be converted into another flying hospital to replace the original one - nothing could be further from the truth. It has simply been parted out to keep P4-MED flying for some time to come.
The speciality of the Flying Hospital has been reconstructive surgery, especially operations on cleft palates; whilst the Orbis DC10 - as the name suggests - specialises in eye operations.
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted
Sat Aug 3 2002 10:28:03 UTC (12 years 4 months 13 hours ago) and read 1534 times:
Orbis used a DC-8 before they got the DC-10.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.