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1.Being 10 years old, and going to work with my dad. Walking into the boeing factory at KPAE. I remember walking through a 747 that didn't have a single thing in it yet. they were just starting to put in wiring. and then walking further down the production line to a 747 that was up on jacks cycling ...Jump to post
It Has a different designation because it has a different mission and the equipment on board the A/C will be different i.e. computers, radars.
Most A/C with the "C" designation have a primary mission of cargo transport, while I believe the "P" is a Navy designation for a Maritime Patrol A/C.
IMHO i would have to say <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>. I was always happy with their service and performance until about a year and a half ago. The First time I went through ALT. My first flight was late out of <acronym title="Pensacola - Regional (PNS / KPNS), USA - Florida">...Jump to post
I know Aloha was the last US carrier to fly them on Commerical PAX service, somewhere they still have to be in use. 737-200. OR. Another Trip on a TRISTAR will do just fine.Jump to post
Last Spring I remember we had a C-5(FRED), Carrying a couple <acronym title="Bemidji Airlines (USA)">CH</acronym>-46's and equipment use almost 8500' of the 9000' runway. The <acronym title="Ansett Australia">AN</acronym>-124's where air born by about 7500' IIRC. Quite Impressive and a little nerve ...Jump to post
Most of these points have already been brought up. Just my thoughts. The higher wings on Military cargo aircraft allow for 1. Landing on unimproved runways, helps to prevent FODing out engines. 2. On a/c such as the C-130 it also allows for 13'+ props to still maintain a good amount of ground cleara...Jump to post