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Historic Planes You've Flown

Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:58 pm

I searched for a very long time to find pictures of a G-21 Goose in Alaska Airlines colors . . . finally happened upon one last night. As a boy in Southeast Alaska I flew these many times. This aircraft started it's career in Alaska with Ellis Airlines. Merging with Coastal Airlines in the early 1960s, it became a member of Alaska Coastal Ellis Airlines (later shortened to Coastal Ellis Airlines). In 1967, Alaska Airlines bought them out. The Geese and their PBY counterparts became part of the AS fleet - and were painted as such. I can't find a picture of a PBY in Alaska colors - but I assure you they exist.

Here's the two pictures I found last night . . .

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Not found in the A-Net database, a picture of a Alaska Coastal Air PBY Catalina - I have flown this plane
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Not found in the A-Net database, a picture of a Grumman Goose in Alaska Airlines Colors - I have flown this plane.



Anyone else have photos of Historic aircraft you've flown that can't be found in the A-Net database?
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RE: Historic Planes You've Flown

Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:55 pm

I do not remember specific tail numbers but I flew on Pan Am 707s several times as a kid. All of my flights on that plane were on the IAH-JFK route.
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RE: Historic Planes You've Flown

Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:00 pm

The most historic planes I have flown are the TWAs 707, PSA Electras and the Pacific Express BAC-111.
 
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RE: Historic Planes You've Flown

Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:36 pm

The only thing historic I flew on was EAA's Ford Tri-Motor, but it is a restored, flying, example.
 
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RE: Historic Planes You've Flown

Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:17 pm

The most historic thing I have flown was a Ansett 727-200 in December 1994 and possibly December 1989 too for my first flight
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RE: Historic Planes You've Flown

Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:11 am

Most historic aircraft for me is tied between an Air Malta B707/B720 and an Iran Air B747-100. Lots of pics in the database though, so sorry it doesn't exactly answer the question in the post ANCflyer.

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RE: Historic Planes You've Flown

Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:12 am

Most historic thing for me was the CAF "Texas Raiders" B17 out over Galveston Bay in 2000! WOW what a ride that was with the bomb bay doors wide open as well as going to the nose gunner seat!  eyepopping 
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RE: Historic Planes You've Flown

Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:46 am

For me, most are still flying examples of very old airplanes, a Reeve DC3 that has since actually crashed a few years after I flew on it. Piper Cubs many times, Grumman Goose, Reeve L-188s. One of my personal favorites is the DHC-3 Otter with the old radial engine GRRRRR! I would like to jump on a Northern Air Cargo DC-6 sometime, but that has eluded me so far.
 
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RE: Historic Planes You've Flown

Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:44 pm

Scenic Airlines (YR) Ford Tri-Motor.

What a cool flight!
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RE: Historic Planes You've Flown

Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:28 pm

Hi!

I flew in what I consider two historic airplanes:

D-ABEA - First 737 built
Date I flew it: 1981/09/07
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N601UA - First 767 built
Date I flew it: 1998/08/28
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RE: Historic Planes You've Flown

Thu Sep 28, 2006 1:16 am

All the planes that I have flown are now historic , but that is what happens as you get  old 

Comet 4, Bristol Britannia, VC-10, Concorde, Lockheed Constellation,
DC-3, DH rapide,Tigermoth, these last three being as passenger.

Looking at that list, goes to show I must get out more  Sad

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RE: Historic Planes You've Flown

Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:05 am

Quoting VC10 (Reply 10):
All the planes that I have flown are now historic , but that is what happens as you get

Same here. My list includes Lake Central DC-3, DC-6, Lake Central Nord 262, WA Transworld Airlines (USA)">TW 747-100, NA Lockheed Electra, UA Viscount, F-27, CV-580, DL CV-880, PA 707, WA 720, DL DC8-61, Allegheny and AA BAC 1-11's, BOAC VC-10, etc.

My very first 767 flight was on N102DA, The Spirit of Delta, from SEA-ATL.

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RE: Historic Planes You've Flown

Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:15 am

Here's my list dating from childhood.

Aircraft Flown ON:

AIRLINERS:

AEROSPACIAL/AIRBUS:
Sud-210A,B Caravelle
ATR-42,72
A300
A319
A320

BOEING:
707-100,200,300
720
727-100,200,200Adv.
737-100,200,200Adv.,300,400,500,700,800,900
747-100,200,300
757-200,300
767-200,300,400

MCDONELL DOUGLAS:
DC-3
DC-4
DC-6
DC-7
DC-8-40,50,61
DC-9-10,20,30,40,50,80,81,82,83
DC-10-10,30

CURTISS COMMANDO:
c-46

CONVAIR:
340,580,880,990

LOCKHEED:
L188-Electra
L1011 Tri-Star
L1049 Super Constellation

VICKERS:
Viscount

EMBRAER:
110-Banderante
120-Brasília
135
145-ER,LR,LXR

DEHAVELIN:
Twin Otter
Dash-7,8

BAC:
Bac-111

FOKKER:
28,100

CONSOLIDATED:
PBY-Catalina

SHORTS:
360


GENERAL AVIATION: Flown on and/or piloted

BEECH:
B99
B1900C,D

CESSNA:
150,152,172,172XP,172RG,177RG,
180,182,182RG,185,185/FLOATS/AMPHB,
206/FLOATS,210,T210,310,340,402

PIPER:
Archer,Arrow,Cherokee,Navajo Chieftian,
Comanche,TwinComanche,Cub,SuperCub/Floats

MOONEY:
M20-C,E,F

LANCAIR:
320,360

CITABRIA



AND ALSO:

Airlines Flown:

AeroCondor-CO
AeroPesca-CO
AeroRepublica-CO
Aerosucre-CO
Aerotal-CO
Avianca-CO
AeroContinente-PE
AeroPeru-PE
Apsa-PE
AmericanAirlines-US
AmericanEagle-US
AmericaWest-US
Braniff-US
BritishAirways-GB
BritishCaledonian-GB
CruzeiroDoSul-BR
Continental-US
ContinentalExpress-US
Copisa-PE
DanAir-GB
Delta-US
Eastern-US
Ecuatoriana-EQ
Fawcett-PE
Frontier-US
GolLinhasAéreas-BR
Lansa-PE
LlyodAeroBolivianos-BL
Luftansa-GR
Mexicana-MX
Mesaba-US
National-US
NorthCentral-US
NorthWestOrient-US
PanAmerican-US
Paraênce-BR
PeopleExpress-US
Piedmont-US
Republic-US
RicoLinhasAéreas-BR
SAM-CO
Satena-CO
SimmonsAirlines-US
Southwest-US
TACA-PE
TAM-BR
TANS-PE
TRIP-BR
TWA-US
Untied-US
UsAirways-US
USAirExpress-US
Varig-BR
Vasp-BR

This roughly comes out to around 1.5million miles flown and/or piloted.

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RE: Historic Planes You've Flown

Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:40 am

I have only flown on two historic/vintage aircraft.

DC-3

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DH-89 Dragon Rapide


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RE: Historic Planes You've Flown

Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:59 am

I have to apologize here, I thought I saw "History of planes you've flown on"

But it's Historic! So, take away all the non-historic planes I listed above, you know the ones but there are numerous historic ones also, and you all know which from which..

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Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:07 am



I've been lucky enough to fly/pilot:


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RE: Historic Planes You've Flown

Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:59 am

Sadly looks like this great plane will become only be remembered in memories now. Flown These G-73s many times between South Florida and the Bahamas.


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RE: Historic Planes You've Flown

Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:54 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Thread starter):

once again i want to tell you what a lucky man you are for flying a PBY!


classic Planes I have flown on: Boeing-727-100 and 200, 737-200 and 200 combi, 767-200, L-1011, Convair 580, Dash-8 100, DHC-2 Beaver on Floats, Travelair 1928 Bi-Plane, Dash-7, Grumman Goose, DC-10, DC-9, Locheed Electra,
 
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RE: Historic Planes You've Flown

Thu Sep 28, 2006 1:40 pm

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 17):
once again i want to tell you what a lucky man you are for flying a PBY!

The one I really want to fly I might never get the chance . . . . the Conny. A graceful bird I must say. . . .


My friend RPaillard had that opportunity . . . here's his excellent trip report:
An Expedition To Fly The Connie, Part I (by Rpaillard Sep 11 2006 in Trip Reports)
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Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:13 am

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 17):
Quoting ANCFlyer (Thread starter):


once again i want to tell you what a lucky man you are for flying a PBY!


classic Planes I have flown on: Boeing-727-100 and 200, 737-200 and 200 combi, 767-200, L-1011, Convair 580, Dash-8 100, DHC-2 Beaver on Floats, Travelair 1928 Bi-Plane, Dash-7, Grumman Goose, DC-10, DC-9, Locheed Electra,

This is one of my all time favorites to fly(the PBY Cat). We flew them alot in Brazil in the mid 60's to early 70's as that was what some of the airlines used in the remote Amazon River basin. It's truly an incredible treat to fly on. When you sit back on the seats by a window, you can see the water line just a few inches below..then on take off, the water slowly reseeds then your in the air...same for landing except in reverse...nothing like it! Then the sound of the radials...nothing can match that sound!

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RE: Historic Planes You've Flown

Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:16 am

Iberia = DC8, DC9 and D10's;
Aviaco = F27's
Spantax = Convair 990, DC8, D10 and 732.
LAC - Lineas Aereas Canarias = Viscount
Hispania = Caravelle

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Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:52 am

I've only flown on one and that's the L1011.
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Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:07 am

The oldest geezers I've been on are DC-9's on NW, DC-10's on NW, 727's on NW and KE, and a 747-100 on NW.
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RE: Historic Planes You've Flown

Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:53 pm

These are the ones in which I have flown and could also find pictures:


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Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:04 pm

I visited the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum with my Uncle and he invited me and my brother on a ride with this beauty

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Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:49 pm

Well only a 732 for me !!
 
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RE: Historic Planes You've Flown

Sun Oct 15, 2006 2:58 am

Here are the oldest planes I had the chance to have during my trips

TU 134 Aviogenex
B707 Lan Chile
DC8 (FRAF-Esterel)
Dart Herald (jumpseat with channel Express)
732 (several airlines)
A few Northworst DC9 ( But can I call them "historic" ?)

And of course, my all time favorite:
SE210 , Labelle, la douce Caravelle (FRAF-Etom)

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Sun Oct 15, 2006 4:40 am

The oldest ones I've managed are a BAC 1-11 back in 1997 and one of BA's last 747-100s in 1999. Have also flown on Virgin's G-VHOL, the second ever A340 built
 
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Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:41 pm

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RE: Historic Planes You've Flown

Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:06 am

In 1980 I flew SGF-STL on an Ozark Airlines Fairchild-Hiller FH-227.

Quoting N231YE (Reply 3):
The only thing historic I flew on was EAA's Ford Tri-Motor, but it is a restored, flying, example.

That sounds cool, where did you get to do that?

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 21):
I've only flown on one and that's the L1011.

Flew several times on TWA L1011s in the 80s and early 90s.

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 22):
The oldest geezers I've been on are DC-9's

I fly on them all the time and love every minute of it. I know they will not be around forever so I get my time in now.
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RE: Historic Planes You've Flown

Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:07 am

At age 3 a trip to my grannies near DFW from LGA 1958,TWA Super Constellation,I was glued to the window totally in love with the thrill! DC-9 in the late 60's. SV and TWA, PA BA in 70's and early 80's,742 's 743. DC-10's and L-1011's 727's. The rest are the ones still flying today. My personal favorite is the L-1011.
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Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:17 pm


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I fly on this aircraft every so often. It was involved in an accident in 1983 or 84 at SUX when it flew for Ozark. It collided with a snow removal truck on the runway in low visabilty and tore of one of it's wings. I apparently recieved the wings off the ill fated AC DC9 that burned out on the runway in CVG in 1983. So this one has a little story behind it. Not sure if she's still flying or is parked somewhere
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Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:44 pm

Quite a while ago I flew a B-247 out of Port Clinton, Ohio to Pelee Island, Ontario.


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Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:23 pm

Last June I flew for the second time on the Breitling Super Constellation.
My first time was in August 2005 between BSL and GVA and this time it was between Buochs, a town near Luzern and GVA.

Here is a pic where Im inside of the aircraft

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RE: Historic Planes You've Flown

Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:33 pm

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 34):

I'm extremely jealous. I've always loved the Connie . . . very graceful bird. . . .

Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 33):

Very cool. Is is still in service? At a museum? Broken up?
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