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Greatest Chance To Get An Active DC-8 In Europe?

Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:45 pm

Hello as the topic reads...
Where in Europe is the best location to spot a DC-8 (in service)?
Since I would really like to get a picture of one that is still active and I don't wanna travel too far. This is probably the best place to ask.  

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RE: Greatest Chance To Get An Active DC-8 In Europe?

Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:13 pm

To see one, you might catch VP-BHS, a reengined VIP machine, but obviously doesn't operate to a schedule so it's pure luck if you see her.

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RE: Greatest Chance To Get An Active DC-8 In Europe?

Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:11 am

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 1):
To see one, you might catch VP-BHS, a reengined VIP machine, but obviously doesn't operate to a schedule so it's pure luck if you see her.

It's a frequent visitor to GVA, like most large VIP aircraft. It's been to GVA 2 or 3 times this month so far.
 
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RE: Greatest Chance To Get An Active DC-8 In Europe?

Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:40 am

VP-BHS was in Sweden a couple of months ago. But didn't get her in flight just a pic when she was parked. But Geneva seems like a possible destination then but doesn't anyone konw a location which the DC8 visits more frequent?
 
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RE: Greatest Chance To Get An Active DC-8 In Europe?

Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:13 am

If you can get to Azores. ATI fly's there daily.
Otherwise I would also advise GVA, but there you would have to count your chickens.
 
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RE: Greatest Chance To Get An Active DC-8 In Europe?

Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:11 pm

I checked Lajes they only flew every saturday. Unfortunately since it is going to be one reeeally expensive trip to stay a bit over a week. (To get two movements)
 
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RE: Greatest Chance To Get An Active DC-8 In Europe?

Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:06 pm

Then fly to BWI. Not only you will get DC-8, but also BAc 1-11s.
 
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RE: Greatest Chance To Get An Active DC-8 In Europe?

Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:13 pm

Quoting dcaviation (Reply 6):

The DC-8s sure, but those BAc 1-11s can be hard to catch if you are not a regular!
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RE: Greatest Chance To Get An Active DC-8 In Europe?

Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:28 pm

Quoting JOshu (Reply 7):
but those BAc 1-11s can be hard to catch if you are not a regular!

Well, you have to ask regular's for time   Its very easy to catch them!  
 
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RE: Greatest Chance To Get An Active DC-8 In Europe?

Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:26 am

Quoting dcaviation (Reply 8):
Well, you have to ask regular's for time Its very easy to catch them!

Well then when may I ask would the BAC 1-11 come around as I am planning to make the short drive down there in a week or 2, I'd love to catch it(not to mention a DC-8)

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RE: Greatest Chance To Get An Active DC-8 In Europe?

Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:44 pm

Who owns VP-BHS? Or what company?
 
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RE: Greatest Chance To Get An Active DC-8 In Europe?

Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:09 pm

Maybe there is a change to see the National Airlines Dc-8 in Luxemburg!  
 
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RE: Greatest Chance To Get An Active DC-8 In Europe?

Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:22 pm

Quoting Ideekay (Reply 11):
Maybe there is a change to see the National Airlines Dc-8 in Luxemburg!

Not anymore. They parked this plane at Marana two days ago.
 
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RE: Greatest Chance To Get An Active DC-8 In Europe?

Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:04 am

2 weeks ago @ LTN


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RE: Greatest Chance To Get An Active DC-8 In Europe?

Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:37 am

That was at STN 3 wks ago as well. (Along with An SP and B744 of Oman, both regulars). Then last week a nice AN-12. STN is a gold mine.
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RE: Greatest Chance To Get An Active DC-8 In Europe?

Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:38 am

Quoting vishaljo (Reply 13):
2 weeks ago @ LTN


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The problem with this A/C is that you don't know where it will go. So hunting this frame is hopeless unfortunately.

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