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Delta And The C-130?!?!?!

Sun Jun 08, 2003 4:49 pm

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RE: Delta And The C-130?!?!?!

Sun Jun 08, 2003 4:52 pm

I don't know how long Delta had them around.

They where bought right after Alaska Airlines had bought theirs and I belive that they had planned on useing them for a simular task. Flying around oil gear.

At that time there was a lot of development in Louisana and in South America.
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RE: Delta And The C-130?!?!?!

Sun Jun 08, 2003 6:17 pm

Its interesting but I have seen shots of these before. How many did they have, I now they had N9259R (303) and N9268R (301), did they have a fleet number 302??
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RE: Delta And The C-130?!?!?!

Sun Jun 08, 2003 6:29 pm

That's cool,

right after Sept. 11th I would have loved to have seen a couple B-52's or B-2's in UA and AA colours. Payback time Taliban  Smokin cool
 
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RE: Delta And The C-130?!?!?!

Sun Jun 08, 2003 6:34 pm

OH Yeah.

provided that B-1 was painted in the OLD lightning bolt AA scheme.

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RE: Delta And The C-130?!?!?!

Sun Jun 08, 2003 8:15 pm

Wouldn't have been a lot of work to convert any B-X in current livery to UAL's c/s, would it?
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RE: Delta And The C-130?!?!?!

Sun Jun 08, 2003 8:28 pm

Where you you paint the tails stripes on a B-2?


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RE: Delta And The C-130?!?!?!

Sun Jun 08, 2003 8:28 pm

If my bedroom wasn't such a disorganized mess I'd be able to find Delta: An Airline and it's Aircraft by R.E.G. Davies, which is the best book ever written on Delta. It tells exactly how many Lockheed L-100s Delta had (they had both regular and extended versions, as I recall). They didn't have them for very long, however. I'll find it after church. I hope.
 
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RE: Delta And The C-130?!?!?!

Sun Jun 08, 2003 8:30 pm

According to Aeromoe's fleet lists, Delta operated a total of six aircraft from the dates shown below.

N1130E 08/67 10/67
N7999S 07/68 09/68
N9258R 09/66 08/73
N9259R 10/66 09/73
N9262R 06/70 06/70
N9268R 08/66 09/73
 
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RE: Delta And The C-130?!?!?!

Sun Jun 08, 2003 8:53 pm

They were used to replaced Delta's cargo-only C-46 Commandos. A fleet of three entered service in 1966 and were used to carry engines and other bulky cargo. They were later returned to Lockheed (only about twenty miles from Hartsfield) for an eight-foot stretch. Other L-100s (the civilian designation for the Hercules) were leased during the modification. The arrival of widebodies in the 1970s with their large belly compartments rendered the L-100s unecessary and they were retired in 1975.
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RE: Delta And The C-130?!?!?!

Mon Jun 09, 2003 12:04 am

My friend of Delta pilot once he was captain of C-130 for 1 or 2 years something before he position B727 captain. He retired on L1011 1987.
When I was kid, I remembered saw C-130 a couple of times flying over my town same directions north and south on J-89 route. I used live in Cleveland, TN. I thought it was a military plane not until I discovered that Delta have C-130. Is anybody know where the Delta cargo fly to cities used to?



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RE: Delta And The C-130?!?!?!

Mon Jun 09, 2003 10:16 am

Have you all seen the B-52 in UA and AA livery...  Smile

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RE: Delta And The C-130?!?!?!

Mon Jun 09, 2003 10:31 am

Only goes to show that most airlines dont have a well defined goal. Look at Southwest. You dont see them getting 3 dozen 747's and flying to Hong Kong and NRT. They have stuck to their defined goal of provding cheap and efficient domestic service. Mebbe THATS why they have been so consistently profitable? (They still are right?)

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RE: Delta And The C-130?!?!?!

Mon Jun 09, 2003 12:05 pm

Indianguy,

The United States aviation scene was a totally different beast in those days. At that time, it was profitable and almost essential for major airlines to run dedicated outsize freighter services. When the 747s arrived with their cavernous underfloor holds, along with the early generations of all-cargo express carriers, these services became redundant and were dropped.

Since that time, Delta has had countless profitable quarters, so I don't think your argument holds any water.

If everyone followed the model that you speak of, long-haul flights, major hubs, and multiple fleet types would be nonexistent. We all know that Southwest's model is profitable and works well for the way they run their operation.

In this industry, much like many others, there is no panacea to cure everyone's problems. To be successful, you've got to identify your market, put out a product that appeals to the market, and deliver it on a consistent basis. How you define your market, product, and delivery is always up for interpretation, and that's what makes this industry great, almost a microcosm of the human race; so many different products, approaches, and methods all vying for different pieces of the same huge pie.

Southwest does it's job spectacularly, but there will always be room in the industry for full-service network carriers like Delta.
 
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RE: Delta And The C-130?!?!?!

Mon Jun 09, 2003 11:36 pm



Payback!!!!, But the person could of done a better job.
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RE: Delta And The C-130?!?!?!

Mon Jun 09, 2003 11:49 pm

That picture of B52s dropping bombs isn't funny. What's so great about killing loads of people? Violence begets violence, in case you didn't work that one out on 9/11.
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RE: Delta And The C-130?!?!?!

Tue Jun 10, 2003 3:33 am

Cedarjet,

It is not real. It was a joke to help us get thru the post 911 period back then. No one was killed by that photoshop job whatsoever.

And no, we do NOT consider 911 to be our comeuppance for our years of worldwide violence.

Try to stick to the topic guys!



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RE: Delta And The C-130?!?!?!

Tue Jun 10, 2003 3:54 am

So someone doing a photoshopped fleet of B52s dropping a few tonnes of bombs, it's a harmless expression of grief but if a Palestinian was to draw a picture of the WTC in flames, after tanks and bulldozers have demolished two dozen houses and kills eight civilians, THAT guy is an inhuman terrorist monster. Jeez.
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