dreamflight
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DC-8 Operating As VIP Flight

Tue May 01, 2007 1:17 am

Former VP-BHM (DC-8) of Brisair was repainted at MSTand the new owner Sigair took delivery of the aircraft.

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I was wondering how many DC-8 are still used for VIP/Corporate flights only?

Thanks in advance!  Smile
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MEA-707
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RE: DC-8 Operating As VIP Flight

Tue May 01, 2007 1:43 am

there are a handful of active VIP DC-8s. Airevents tried twice to offer a pleasure flight on it and both times they failed due to problems with the owners.  Angry  banghead   hissyfit 
apart from the above pictured DC-8:
Al Nassar HB-IGH
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Gabon Government TR-LTZ
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ATI; some DC-8s are combi's and can carry pax in the back. No revenue pax flights, mostly military, UN etc. They used to have like 5-6 but probably only two combi configured ones left, seen as such: N799AL, N721CX
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irobertson
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RE: DC-8 Operating As VIP Flight

Tue May 01, 2007 4:24 am

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 1):
Al Nassar HB-IGH

Huh? This is definitely owned by Jet Aviation of Zurich and used for VIP Charters (occasionally Tony Blair has used it).
 
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RE: DC-8 Operating As VIP Flight

Tue May 01, 2007 4:38 am

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 1):
Al Nassar HB-IGH



Quoting Irobertson (Reply 2):
(occasionally Tony Blair has used it)

Ah yes, the same plane that had TB stranded at JNB last year.....

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irobertson
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RE: DC-8 Operating As VIP Flight

Wed May 02, 2007 12:50 am

That Jet Aviation DC8 is probably one of the most beautiful classics flying today...
 
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RE: DC-8 Operating As VIP Flight

Wed May 02, 2007 2:00 am

Quoting Irobertson (Reply 4):
That Jet Aviation DC8 is probably one of the most beautiful classics flying today...

And according to the Jet Aviaiton Web site, it's up for sale. A .pdf brochure can be had for the downloading:

http://www.jetaviation.com/index.php/jet/services/sales/sales_europe
 
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RE: DC-8 Operating As VIP Flight

Wed May 02, 2007 7:38 am

I want it... I have a birthday coming up Big grin

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