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L1011 cargo adventure

Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:56 pm

I always wondered what it would be like to be on a converter passenger aircraft being flown as a freighter. Check out this unique story and photos from someone who was able to get on board a flight within Africa and challenges of flying into rural areas/airports.


Anyone else get on a once in a lifetime trip like this?
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Re: L1011 cargo adventure

Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:51 am

Wow. Certainly an...Interesting...Aircraft. No cargo door or cargo floor? And that crew cabin is quite something.

Not a trip I'd be particularly eager to try, but certainly unique.

I'll soon be taking a trip on one of my employer's 747-400BCFs. That should be fun.
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Re: L1011 cargo adventure

Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:11 am

Interesting, no cargo door or roller floor, it looks like they loaded the cargo through the regular passenger doors. :D
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Re: L1011 cargo adventure

Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:34 am

Yea without a cargo door imagine a lot of labor and longer turn around times. Probably were limited in many destinations with ground handling equipment in that part of the world making it interesting for loading and unloading since it sits so high up in the air. I guess it would be like loading a semi truck but you don't have the benefit of a drive on/off forklift.

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