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Can Anyone Tell Me What Plane I Flew On?! DC-8 ATI

Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:08 am

I flew on a Air Transport International DC-8 from Louisville, Kentucky, USA to Shannon, Ireland and then on to London Stanstead (UK), departing on 13th December 2005, arriving in Shannon on 14th Dec, flying onto Stanstead the same day.

Can anyone please tell me which aircraft I flew on?

It was a horse flight pictures here.

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RE: Can Anyone Tell Me What Plane I Flew On?! DC-8 ATI

Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:29 am

Or is there a way I can find out?
 
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RE: Can Anyone Tell Me What Plane I Flew On?! DC-8 ATI

Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:57 am

also what engines has this aeroplane got?
 
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RE: Can Anyone Tell Me What Plane I Flew On?! DC-8

Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:08 am

At first glance, it looks like a 707 of some sort, but I would be inclined to agree with your thinking it's a DC-8. The nose doesn't quite match up with a Boeing.




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Also, you might want to check FlightAware. Do a search between airports, or search for the Reg. # (if you know it) and that should tell you more info about the a/c.


Hope this is what you were looking for.

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RE: Can Anyone Tell Me What Plane I Flew On?! DC-8 ATI

Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:30 am

Looks like a DC-8-72F............
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RE: Can Anyone Tell Me What Plane I Flew On?! DC-8 ATI

Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:33 am

The engines......CFM-56
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RE: Can Anyone Tell Me What Plane I Flew On?! DC-8 ATI

Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:40 am

Quoting Socal (Reply 4):
Socal From United States, joined Mar 2005, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted Tue Aug 29 2006 20:30:45 UTC+2 and read 10 times:


Looks like a DC-8-72F............

Is there anyway of finding the N number for this bird?!

thanks
 
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RE: Can Anyone Tell Me What Plane I Flew On?! DC-8 ATI

Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:51 am

A. net only shows this guy:


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N721CX
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RE: Can Anyone Tell Me What Plane I Flew On?! DC-8 ATI

Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:52 am

It's a DC-8-73F. That is what ATI flies. There are very few -72s in the world.

Sounds like you had a fun flight.

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RE: Can Anyone Tell Me What Plane I Flew On?! DC-8 ATI

Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:03 am

Hey Gh123,

I can tell you a few things.
The a/c was definately a DC8, and it definately has the CFM engines.

Other than that, I can't get too specific about your particular a/c.

I would suggest looking here:

http://www.airtransport.cc/atimain.htm

I looked over the whole sight and couldn't find how many planes they have in their fleet, though, they are all DC-8's. The pure freighters seem to be the ones with the CFM engines. The combis still have the PW JT-3's.

I saw one of these birds climbing out of BWI once. Awesome that these old birds are still in the air.

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RE: Can Anyone Tell Me What Plane I Flew On?! DC-8 ATI

Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:12 am

Quoting Gh123 (Thread starter):
The pure freighters seem to be the ones with the CFM engines. The combis still have the PW JT-3's.

N721CX is a combi with CFM-56's
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RE: Can Anyone Tell Me What Plane I Flew On?! DC-8 ATI

Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:17 am

Quoting Socal (Reply 10):
N721CX is a combi with CFM-56's

I was only going by the info on ATI's website.

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RE: Can Anyone Tell Me What Plane I Flew On?! DC-8 ATI

Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:27 am

FlightAware doesn't give N-numbers of commercial jets, only GA. If you knew the flight number, that might help a little bit, if you wanted to track it...Maybe then you might have enough pieces of the puzzle to get the Reg. #
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RE: Can Anyone Tell Me What Plane I Flew On?! DC-8 ATI

Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:29 am

Quoting Socal (Reply 4):
Looks like a DC-8-72F............

Sure is a DC-8. I see a DHL DC-8 at DTW all the time. There is always a few at YIP (Willow Run)too. I flew on a few of United's, out of DEN, when I was a kid. Cool Airplane!
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RE: Can Anyone Tell Me What Plane I Flew On?! DC-8 ATI

Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:44 am

It wasn't a combi - it was one of the long Dc-8s and it only had about 9 seats at the back with the Black Boxes and a life raft.

Seriously now, we had some really heavy turbulence and I could swear that the fusulage actually flexed and swayed during it.

Can anyone confirm that they do this? And no.....I wasn't drinking!
 
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RE: Can Anyone Tell Me What Plane I Flew On?! DC-8 ATI

Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:51 am

It was also the only plane I have been on that had icicles growing off the ceiling!!!!!
 
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RE: Can Anyone Tell Me What Plane I Flew On?! DC-8 ATI

Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:55 am

Quoting Gh123 (Reply 14):
It wasn't a combi - it was one of the long Dc-8s and it only had about 9 seats at the back with the Black Boxes and a life raft.

Seriously now, we had some really heavy turbulence and I could swear that the fusulage actually flexed and swayed during it.

Can anyone confirm that they do this? And no.....I wasn't drinking!

DC-8-72/73s have very long stretched fuselages, and long fuselages like on 753,744,DC8,A340/A330s almost always sway and flex during turbulence.

If you're a person who isn't too good with flying, and you're at the back of an A346 during turbulence, and you suddenly look down an aisle as far as you can, let's just hope you have a couple of sick bags!

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RE: Can Anyone Tell Me What Plane I Flew On?! DC-8 ATI

Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:16 am

Quoting Dangould2000 (Reply 16):
If you're a person who isn't too good with flying, and you're at the back of an A346 during turbulence, and you suddenly look down an aisle as far as you can, let's just hope you have a couple of sick bags!

Would that be roughly the same as sitting in the rear of a railcoach, and watching the movement of the car in front of you, knowing good and well that you're doing the same thing?
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RE: Can Anyone Tell Me What Plane I Flew On?! DC-8 ATI

Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:34 pm

Quoting Tbnist03 (Reply 17):
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Reply 17, posted Wed Aug 30 2006 03:16:29 UTC+2 and read 88 times:


Quoting Dangould2000 (Reply 16):
If you're a person who isn't too good with flying, and you're at the back of an A346 during turbulence, and you suddenly look down an aisle as far as you can, let's just hope you have a couple of sick bags!

Would that be roughly the same as sitting in the rear of a railcoach, and watching the movement of the car in front of you, knowing good and well that you're doing the same thing?

It just about looked like that I suppose.

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