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User currently offlineC3000flyboy From Canada, joined May 2000, 104 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 4 months 19 hours ago) and read 1642 times:

Hey there does anyone know when this a/c operates and if it actually has a cabin crew for the doctors and other medical staff?

And excuse me for my ignorance but what country are "P" reg. a/c from?

Thanks in advance.


M.


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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 19 hours ago) and read 1624 times:

"P" belongs to the Dem. People's Rep. of Korea.

LY744.



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User currently offlineIMIssPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6332 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (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.


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User currently offlinePlanefreak From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (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.

planefreak


User currently offlineCointyro From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (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:


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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:

http://www.orbis.org/Pages/tour.htm


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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.

Regards,
Dan


User currently offlineSAS23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (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.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 13 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

Orbis used a DC-8 before they got the DC-10.


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