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by dc8jet
Sun Mar 21, 2004 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?
Replies: 34
Views: 5034

RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Willow Run is general aviation also. They do get some passenger charters as some college teams fly into there when they play the University Of Michigan. When those flights arrive the people go directly to a bus as there is no passenger terminal. Also the US Marshalls operate the prisioner flights ou...

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by dc8jet
Sun Mar 21, 2004 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8 Super 70
Replies: 46
Views: 9903

RE: DC-8 Super 70

If anyone flew <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym>-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> on a 72 it wasn't on a commercial aircraft. No airlines operated the 72...

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by dc8jet
Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:47 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Timetables---Did You Collect Timetables?
Replies: 12
Views: 6659

RE: Timetables---Did You Collect Timetables?

Back in the 1950s my aunt used to take me out to <acronym title="Detroit - Willow Run (YIP / KYIP), USA - Michigan">YIP</acronym> quite often. I used to make the rounds of the ticket counters and pick up timetables and whatever else they had available. I used to spend hours looking thru them. Sure w...

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by dc8jet
Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8 Super 70
Replies: 46
Views: 9903

RE: DC-8 Super 70

Some other airlines that operated the DC-8-71/73 were Air Sweden, Translift, Overseas National, Icelandair, Condor, Minerve, Aire d Evasions, Kenya Airways, Spirit of America. Freighters were operated by Air Canada, TNT, Flagship Express, Lufthansa/German Cargo, Evergreen, Mexicana, Vasp, Air India,...

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by dc8jet
Thu Mar 18, 2004 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans Caribbean Airlines
Replies: 18
Views: 10902

RE: Trans Caribbean Airlines

They also had a DC-4. See page 6 of Skyliners by George Hamlin.

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by dc8jet
Thu Mar 18, 2004 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Was Put Out Of Business By The Jet-age?
Replies: 16
Views: 5238

RE: Who Was Put Out Of Business By The Jet-age?

Eddie Rickenbacker of Eastern lacked faith in pure jets and bought too many Electras. When he did order DC-8s he delayed the order to wait for more powerful engines. This gave Delta and National an advantage when they received their DC-8s as Eastern was almost a year behind them

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by dc8jet
Thu Mar 18, 2004 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tough Airline Quiz Question!
Replies: 5
Views: 3957

RE: Tough Airline Quiz Question!

There is a company called Jordan Aviation They have a 737-300 <acronym title="British European Airways (United Kingdom)">JY</acronym>-JAB, a 707 <acronym title="British European Airways (United Kingdom)">JY</acronym>-JAA and an A310 <acronym title="British European Airways (United Kingdom)">JY</acro...

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by dc8jet
Thu Mar 18, 2004 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Single Most-traded Aircraft Ever?
Replies: 14
Views: 4265

RE: The Single Most-traded Aircraft Ever?

DC-8-63 N906R

Overseas National, Air Afrique, Seaboard World, Capitol, Saudia, Flying Tigers, Wien Air Alaska, Airlift, Air India, National, Emery, ATI, Arrow Air

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by dc8jet
Thu Mar 18, 2004 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft In Storage At Your Home Airport
Replies: 32
Views: 7430

RE: Aircraft In Storage At Your Home Airport

Nothing as far as I know at <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym>. At <acronym title="Detroit - Willow Run (YIP / KYIP), USA - Michigan">YIP</acronym> there are two Zantop and one Trans Con DC-8s, a couple of DC-6s and some Zantop Electras. K...

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by dc8jet
Tue Mar 16, 2004 11:37 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Viewing At Fort Lauderdale & Opa-Locka
Replies: 12
Views: 5044

RE: Viewing At Fort Lauderdale & Opa-Locka

If you can find one check out issue 70 Of Airliners magazine. It is the July/August 2001 issue. It has articles on the Miami area airports along with some spotting information. This is a bit out of date but it might be of some help. Also it seems to me that the Miami-Dade Aviation Department has a w...

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by dc8jet
Tue Mar 16, 2004 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Strategic Air Command" Movie Mar. 17 On AMC
Replies: 19
Views: 4358

RE: "Strategic Air Command" Movie Mar. 17 On AMC

Without a doubt Strategic Air Command is one of the best aviation movies of all time. Another good scene is when June Allison is talking on the phone at the airport in Fort Worth and an <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> <acronym title="Cargolux (Luxembourg) and Air Chathams (New ...

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by dc8jet
Sun Mar 14, 2004 9:39 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Viewing At Fort Lauderdale & Opa-Locka
Replies: 12
Views: 5044

RE: Viewing At Fort Lauderdale & Opa-Locka

I had heard some time ago that if you go to airport operations at OPF they will
tell where you can go to take photos. They used to be pretty friendly there but I don't know if everything has changed there since 9/11.

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by dc8jet
Sun Mar 14, 2004 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Tigers Colors
Replies: 8
Views: 3889

RE: Flying Tigers Colors

Flying Tigers was a cargo airline. They did operate passenger charters with their DC-8s. They did a lot of military charters especially during the Viet Nam war. In 1981 they started a passenger airline called Metro International which operated 3 ex Singapore Airlines 747-200s. It did not do well and...

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by dc8jet
Fri Mar 12, 2004 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Someone Please Tell Me Kind Of Plane This Is
Replies: 14
Views: 4624

RE: Could Someone Please Tell Me Kind Of Plane This Is

Range for a fully loaded DC-8-73 was roughly 4.660nm.

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by dc8jet
Fri Mar 12, 2004 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking For An Airliner Decal Supplier.
Replies: 6
Views: 3611

RE: Looking For An Airliner Decal Supplier.

Shouldn't this have been posted in the Aviation Hobby site? At any rate try
www.airline-hobby.com. If that doesn't work go the the Draw Decals site. Select DC-8. Select In Formation resin conversions and you can get in from there.

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by dc8jet
Thu Mar 11, 2004 10:11 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Your Most Prized Collectibles
Replies: 24
Views: 10786

RE: Your Most Prized Collectibles

A matchbook from Air Force One with a 707 on the cover.

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by dc8jet
Tue Mar 09, 2004 5:12 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: DHL At CVG
Replies: 1
Views: 1342

DHL At CVG

Is there anyplace to take photographs near the new DHL facility at CVG?

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by dc8jet
Tue Mar 09, 2004 5:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photography At SDF
Replies: 1
Views: 1849

Photography At SDF

Has anyone been to Louisville lately? I'm interested is trying to shoot some UPS DC-8s. I'm thinking of driving down from <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym> but don't want to make the trip if there is no place to shoot or if there is a sec...

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by dc8jet
Tue Mar 09, 2004 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Related Licence Plates?
Replies: 48
Views: 8378

RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

My Michigan plate reads DC8JET. My license plate frame reads Douglas DC-8
across the top and Fly Douglas Jets across the bottom. I have a friend here who has had a BOEING plate for about 20 years. Also know a guy in Ohio who has B747.

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by dc8jet
Mon Mar 08, 2004 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 757-300 Delivery Colors
Replies: 5
Views: 3531

RE: NW 757-300 Delivery Colors

Thanks for the info. I'm collecting slides of the 300 series and I'd like to get all of those in the old colors.

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by dc8jet
Mon Mar 08, 2004 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 757-300 Delivery Colors
Replies: 5
Views: 3531

NW 757-300 Delivery Colors

Does anyone know which NW 757-300s were delivered in the old color scheme?

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by dc8jet
Sun Mar 07, 2004 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airborne/ABX Scheme Will Be Phased Out
Replies: 12
Views: 3158

RE: Airborne/ABX Scheme Will Be Phased Out

DHL has renamed their airline operation here in the US Astar and has painted at one aircraft in that color scheme. How does that fit into all this?

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by dc8jet
Mon Mar 01, 2004 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757-300 Production List
Replies: 4
Views: 3243

RE: 757-300 Production List

Many thanks. The one that I had found was quite out of date.

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by dc8jet
Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757-300 Production List
Replies: 4
Views: 3243

757-300 Production List

Where on the web can I find an up to date 757-300 production list?

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by dc8jet
Fri Feb 27, 2004 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Best Aviation Book That You Have Read?
Replies: 30
Views: 8972

RE: What Is The Best Aviation Book That You Have Read?

The Left Seat by Robert Serling

Grounded (Frank Lorenzo and the Destruction of Eastern Airlines) by Aaron Bernstein

The American Eagle (The Ascent of Bob Crandall and American Airlines) by
Dan Reed

All of the fiction books by John Nance are very good.

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by dc8jet
Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets
Replies: 131
Views: 14219

RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

In the mid 1960's <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> had a route that was <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym>-<acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York">BUF</acronym>-<...

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by dc8jet
Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Anyone Read "Unfriendly Skies" By Captain X?
Replies: 19
Views: 6849

RE: Has Anyone Read "Unfriendly Skies" By Captain X?

To me any book about commercial aviation is of interest. It's been around for a long time so it's pretty out of date. Didn't he write another book about airline safety?

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by dc8jet
Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New International Service From DTW?
Replies: 44
Views: 6653

RE: New International Service From DTW?

Over the road leading to the new terminal at <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym> there is a sign listing the airlines that serve the terminal. One of the airlines listed is Air China. As far as I know they have never served <acronym title="...

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by dc8jet
Mon Feb 23, 2004 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some DC-8 Questions.
Replies: 1
Views: 2482

Some DC-8 Questions.

Is Airborne still operating any DC-8s and if so which ones? Airborne took several DC-8-61s and mofified them with DC-8-63 engine pylons and nacelles. Which aircraft were they? How many DHL DC-8s have been repainted in the yellow color scheme? I am aware of 805DH and 807DH. Have any DHL DC-8s other t...

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