|Quoting PROSA (Thread starter):|
would not the inevitable and copious, ahem, liquid by-products of horse transport cause long-term damage to the aircraft?
|Quoting kaitak (Reply 1):|
I think they use sawdust ... a lot of sawdust.
|Quoting ivo (Reply 2):|
They use special stable-pallets etc.....
|Quoting blueflyer (Reply 3):|
It is corrosive enough that it has damaged a Dubai Air Wing 747-200F dedicated to horse transport beyond economical repair, and it's not like it was in heavy use. It was reserved for the Dubai royal family's own horses and would sometimes sit weeks without flying.
|Quoting tb727 (Reply 8):|
This plane was purchased specifically for the horses and it's a real nice machine, we like to take care of it!
|Quoting boacvc10 (Reply 9):|
How do the "pax" hold up to takeoffs and landings? Horses don't usually sleep sitting down - do they? And if they have a higher CG than humans, how do they handle turns, or is their a SOP for flying with animal pax so not to disorient them too much?
|Quoting moose135 (Reply 10):|
Have you been into FRG with that bird? I've shot them several times there, perhaps I caught you?
|Quoting dispatchguy (Reply 11):|
I jumpseated on that aircraft from ORD to HUF way back 1994 or so I think. I remember climbing up the L1 boarding ladder the intense smell of horse shit that hit me like a wall from about 1/2 way up the ladder.
|Quoting 2H4 (Reply 13):|
Wow...the most recent shot of it in the DB is from twelve years ago!
tb727, might you be in the YIP area around the Xmas holiday? I'd love to drive over and get some shots of it.
|Quoting tb727 (Reply 12):|
Sure have. That's one of the more challenging destinations for the 727.
|Quoting tb727 (Reply 14):|
725CK is the current one.
|Quoting moose135 (Reply 16):|
I haven't seen that one yet, but a friend did shoot it at FRG earlier this year.
|Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 20):|
Whats this unit used for offloading the Main deck....Looks like a stepladder.