Moderators: jsumali2, richierich, ua900, PanAm_DC10, hOMSaR

 
User avatar
DiegoSS02
Topic Author
Posts: 38
Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:14 pm

Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:43 pm

This is a question that surged in me some days ago. According to an older forum in this site, as of 2012, the oldest one was 5Y-XXB, a DC-9 that flew for Fly540. I checked its fleet detabase in FR24, and they retired this aircraft. So, currently, which is the oldest airliner in commercial service?
 
User avatar
TWA772LR
Posts: 7310
Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:12 am

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:47 pm

Wouldn't it be a DC-3/4 somewhere near the Arctic Circle?
When wasn't America great?


The thoughts and opinions shared under this username are mine and are not influenced by my employer.
 
wrongwayup
Posts: 442
Joined: Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:23 pm

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:37 pm

There's a 1942 DC-3 flying with Ken Borek Air
http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/saf-sec-sur/2/c ... hSimp.aspx
 
MCOflyer
Posts: 7088
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:51 am

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:40 pm

Are we talking scheduled service or in charter service?? Last I checked Buffalo wasn't a part 123 service airline. Pardon for my wrong use of terminology.
Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
 
MCOflyer
Posts: 7088
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:51 am

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:44 pm

wrongwayup wrote:
There's a 1942 DC-3 flying with Ken Borek Air
http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/saf-sec-sur/2/c ... hSimp.aspx


Then wiki wrong as they show all Basler turboprop conversions.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenn_Borek_Air

KH
Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
 
wrongwayup
Posts: 442
Joined: Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:23 pm

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:53 pm

MCOflyer wrote:
wrongwayup wrote:
There's a 1942 DC-3 flying with Ken Borek Air
http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/saf-sec-sur/2/c ... hSimp.aspx


Then wiki wrong as they show all Basler turboprop conversions.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenn_Borek_Air

KH


Ship of Theseus!
 
User avatar
seat55a
Posts: 234
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:18 pm

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:01 am

wrongwayup wrote:
Ship of Theseus!

Only applies if it were original spec engines (IMO). The "family resemblance" is broken by the Baslerization.
 
User avatar
DiegoSS02
Topic Author
Posts: 38
Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:14 pm

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:09 am

TWA772LR wrote:
Wouldn't it be a DC-3/4 somewhere near the Arctic Circle?

Probably. I know there are a few of them still flying in remote areas. But what about jets? Maybe a DC-9 or a 727??
 
User avatar
VS4ever
Posts: 2573
Joined: Sun Jun 13, 2004 10:03 am

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:19 am

according to planespotters. net, oldest active DC-9 is this one.. l/N 19
https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... Safari-Air
That feeling when you sit at the end of a runway, brakes are released and the raw power takes over. Now that is a thing of beauty and it never gets old.
 
User avatar
BawliBooch
Posts: 1489
Joined: Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:24 am

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:46 am

Arent there some 50's vintage DC6's flying in Northern Canada? They might be leading in this race.
Mr.Kapoor's favorite poodle!
 
TW870
Posts: 1234
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:01 am

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:56 am

BawliBooch wrote:
Arent there some 50's vintage DC6's flying in Northern Canada? They might be leading in this race.


I cannot think of any DC-6s in Canada, but Everts Air Cargo in Alaska flies both DC-6s and C-46s - and the -46s are older. But as others have posted, numerous DC-3s are still in service in places from Canada to Colombia. As far as Canada goes, you would have to look at one of the Buffalo threads to figure out which DC-3s, DC-4s, and C-46s are still operational.

One other oldie that still has flying examples is the Beech 18 - which is as old as many DC-3s.
 
TW870
Posts: 1234
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:01 am

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:01 am

One other interesting older aircraft is the DC-7, which is still operated by Erickson Aero Tanker in the U.S. This is a real accomplishment, as the turbo-compound version of the R-3350 is always touchy in all operating environments, never mind tanker runs where high power settings are required in several phases of flight. They definitely flew DC-7Bs during the 2016 fire season. They have MD-87s going into service, though, so I fear the big Douglas' days are numbered.
 
YVRLTN
Posts: 2344
Joined: Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:49 pm

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:34 am

TW870 wrote:
BawliBooch wrote:
Arent there some 50's vintage DC6's flying in Northern Canada? They might be leading in this race.


I cannot think of any DC-6s in Canada,


Buffalo do have a swing tail DC6 N434TA freighter, but it has never flown for them and is stored in YHY, but was built in 1954, so 12 years younger than most of their DC3's. Most of their frames are from 1942, the three active ones I saw there were all from that year. The C46's and DC4's are 1944/5.

There are some Norseman's still in passenger service, I found a couple airworthy from 1939 and 1940.

The worlds oldest DC3 still operational is the Flagship Detroit bird, its an airliner and its in service doing pleasure flights so I guess it counts, will be 80 years old this year,
Follow me on twitter for YVR movements @vernonYVR
 
GianiDC
Posts: 179
Joined: Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:30 pm

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:41 am

Fedex operates a 44.5 year old DC-10.

http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-dc10-46521.htm
 
LGWGate49
Posts: 130
Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:45 pm

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:01 pm

GianiDC wrote:
Fedex operates a 44.5 year old DC-10.

http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-dc10-46521.htm


Fedex operates 'Joey', N365FE, and he is 46 years old. Still going strong....

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n365fe
Look for the ridiculous in everything, and you will find it
 
User avatar
VirginFlyer
Posts: 5571
Joined: Sun Sep 10, 2000 12:27 pm

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:25 pm

It's not in service with an airline, but still flying as a private aircraft for the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo: 9Q-CLK, Boeing 707-138B, line number 64, first flight 8 September 1959, delivered to Qantas as VH-EBG 18 September 1959. As far as I know, the oldest jet airliner still flying, and the only one dating back to the 1950s.





V/F
It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens. —Bahá'u'lláh
 
User avatar
deltadawg
Posts: 1014
Joined: Sat May 13, 2006 2:56 am

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:29 pm

VS4ever wrote:
according to planespotters. net, oldest active DC-9 is this one.. l/N 19
https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... Safari-Air


WOW! That is a pretty storied past. I may have even flown on that a/c when I was a child on Southern Airways not to mention Midwest. Too bad there are no pics. Great thread!
GO Dawgs, Sic' em, woof woof woof
 
TC957
Posts: 3840
Joined: Wed May 23, 2012 1:12 pm

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:24 pm

The Air Koryo IL-18 ?
 
Freshside3
Posts: 1591
Joined: Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:11 am

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:27 pm

Aren't there some DC-3s still operating in the Caribbean?
 
RetiredWeasel
Posts: 810
Joined: Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:16 pm

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:33 pm

LGWGate49 wrote:
GianiDC wrote:
Fedex operates a 44.5 year old DC-10.

http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-dc10-46521.htm


Fedex operates 'Joey', N365FE, and he is 46 years old. Still going strong....

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n365fe


Technically and mabe nitpicky, but all Fedex DC-10s have been converted and certified as MD-10s. And although many think it was just a superficial cockpit makeover, there were structural changes that enabled them to carry more weight and add cargo doors.
 
dtw9
Posts: 997
Joined: Mon Sep 22, 2003 10:09 am

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:59 pm

GianiDC wrote:
Fedex operates a 44.5 year old DC-10.

http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-dc10-46521.htm


This ship flew United's inaugural DC-10 servce
 
Flighty
Posts: 9963
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:07 am

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:08 pm

It is great that FX is able to find such good use for those heavy tri-jets. Short utilization, heavy loads and up to date avionics. It seems they are able to source enough parts. And the a/c are naturally durable Douglas airplanes. It is a really great story. FX continues to earn money with them. My last D10 flight was in 2002, 15 years ago now. DTW-HNL, a good long flight.
 
PennPal
Posts: 243
Joined: Wed May 26, 2004 12:35 pm

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:16 pm

It's interesting to note that most of the aircraft listed in this thread are Douglas products.
 
fanofjets
Posts: 2025
Joined: Thu Apr 13, 2000 2:26 am

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:21 pm

Excellent thread! This topic, along with preserved aircraft, is one of great interest to me. I'd like to make an honorable mention to a turboprop: Lockheed Electra msn 1039. She was delivered to Ansett Australia, as VH-RMA in February 1959, the first of its type in Aussie skies. After multiple US owners, she has found a home with Buffalo Airways, as C-FBAQ. Buffalo Joe had the ship repaired after a mishap and repainted in a scheme that evokes her original, from 58 years ago!

Last edited by fanofjets on Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
 
User avatar
PatrickZ80
Posts: 4284
Joined: Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:33 am

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:24 pm

YVRLTN wrote:
The worlds oldest DC3 still operational is the Flagship Detroit bird, its an airliner and its in service doing pleasure flights so I guess it counts, will be 80 years old this year,


Doubtful, because where's the border between airliner service and recreational flights.

If it's about the oldest airframe still flying around I know of an even older one. That's the DC-2 "Uiver" at the Aviodrome museum in Lelystad. It's the only DC-2 in the world that's still airworthy and sometimes flies recreational flights. It flew straight over my head once while I was just walking in the neighbourhood (Lelystad is my home airport).
 
User avatar
Btblue
Posts: 703
Joined: Thu Mar 18, 2004 4:57 am

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:30 pm

De Havilland Dragon Rapide - HG691. 74 years old.

Built in 1943 and seating 9 passengers, it is still operational however only operates pleasure flights form locations across England. Have flown this from Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Often can be seen over London as it operates flights from Duxford, meandering down the M11 to London and back again.
 
MainelyRick
Posts: 20
Joined: Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:49 pm

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:32 pm

Very interesting and worthwhile thread. A positive story about sturdy liners.
 
KiloRomeoDelta
Posts: 189
Joined: Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:40 am

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:43 pm

Can we break this down into three questions for better/more interesting results-
1) Oldest airplane operating on scheduled commercial passenger flight aka anyone can go buy a ticket and hop on it tomorrow?
2) Oldest airplane operating scheduled cargo flights?
3) Oldest airplane operating charter flights either passenger or cargo?
 
User avatar
longhauler
Posts: 6488
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:00 am

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:54 pm

This may be a grey area, but, The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ontario, allows passengers flights on the following aircraft, (among others):

North American B-25, built in 1945
Beech D18S, built in 1946
Victory (Avro) Lancaster Mark X, built in 1945
Douglas DC-3, built in 1939

It is scheduled, and one can buy a ticket and hop on ... but it is a sightseeing flight.
Just because I stopped arguing, doesn't mean I think you are right. It just means I gave up!
 
LINYUSA
Posts: 18
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:47 pm

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:00 pm

Might not there be equally old-- or even older-- aircraft flying in the countries of the former U.S.S.R.?
 
User avatar
Dahlgardo
Posts: 466
Joined: Tue Sep 07, 2004 5:46 am

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:35 pm

LINYUSA wrote:
Might not there be equally old-- or even older-- aircraft flying in the countries of the former U.S.S.R.?


Oldest
An24, P-537 Air Koryo, mfd 1966
IL18, RA-75516, mfd in 1962 (military though). Probably no commercial pax configured left anymore. But you never know
Tu134, RA-65052 Turuham, mfd 1977
Tu154, P-552 Air Koryo, mfd 1976
Yak40, RA-87273 Avialift Vladivostok, mfd 1973
Yak42, RA-42549 Izhavia, mfd 1982
leave your nines at home and bring your skills to the battle
 
User avatar
DiegoSS02
Topic Author
Posts: 38
Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:14 pm

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:42 pm

KiloRomeoDelta wrote:
Can we break this down into three questions for better/more interesting results-
1) Oldest airplane operating on scheduled commercial passenger flight aka anyone can go buy a ticket and hop on it tomorrow?
2) Oldest airplane operating scheduled cargo flights?
3) Oldest airplane operating charter flights either passenger or cargo?

He's right. Commercial, cargo, and recreational flights are totally different catrgories. Recreational flights doesn't count because there's a lot of restored aircrafts for this purpose. I will add two more categories:
1) Oldest Jet aircraft still on commercial service.
2) Oldest Propeller aircraft in service.
 
User avatar
Dahlgardo
Posts: 466
Joined: Tue Sep 07, 2004 5:46 am

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:55 pm

Oldest active civilian Soviet cargo planes
An12 : UR-CCP Cavok, mfd in 1962
An26 : UP-AN601 SCAT, mfd 1970
IL18 : UP-I1804 Unknown operator. Departed Alma Ata july 2016, mfd 1966
IL76 : UR-CIE ZetAvia, Mfd 1979
leave your nines at home and bring your skills to the battle
 
debonair
Posts: 3853
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2004 10:50 pm

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:17 pm

Air Chathams announced to use the Convair 580 on scheduled commercial services again...

AFAIK, at least in Europe the oldest commercial plane, 35year old MD82 LZ-DEO - still active for sub-charters: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/lz-deo
 
2122M
Posts: 1319
Joined: Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:35 pm

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:31 pm

IFL Group is flying some cargo Convairs on an ad-hoc basis and scheduled routes around the US and the Caribbean. These planes must be from the mid to late 50's. For Example, N141FL is still going and blowing and I see a 1953 year of manufacture on that one.
 
guillelds
Posts: 72
Joined: Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:20 am

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:45 pm

Rutaca YV-170T delivered in 1976 as OO-TEH
 
TW870
Posts: 1234
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:01 am

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:06 pm

For oldest in scheduled passenger service, this has to be the service:

http://www.buffaloairways.com/index.php ... er-service

Buffalo Airways operates the Yellowknife to Hay River across the Great Slave Lake 5 days a week. Always DC-3.

Are there other scheduled DC-3 services. There are definitely still DC-3 pax operations in Colombia, but I am not sure if any are scheduled.
 
LINYUSA
Posts: 18
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:47 pm

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:14 pm

Dahlgardo wrote:
LINYUSA wrote:
Might not there be equally old-- or even older-- aircraft flying in the countries of the former U.S.S.R.?


Oldest
An24, P-537 Air Koryo, mfd 1966
IL18, RA-75516, mfd in 1962 (military though). Probably no commercial pax configured left anymore. But you never know
Tu134, RA-65052 Turuham, mfd 1977
Tu154, P-552 Air Koryo, mfd 1976
Yak40, RA-87273 Avialift Vladivostok, mfd 1973
Yak42, RA-42549 Izhavia, mfd 1982



Oh, well: so much for my idea... But thanks for your prompt, informative reply.
 
User avatar
VirginFlyer
Posts: 5571
Joined: Sun Sep 10, 2000 12:27 pm

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:37 pm

TW870 wrote:
For oldest in scheduled passenger service, this has to be the service:

http://www.buffaloairways.com/index.php ... er-service

Buffalo Airways operates the Yellowknife to Hay River across the Great Slave Lake 5 days a week. Always DC-3.

Are there other scheduled DC-3 services. There are definitely still DC-3 pax operations in Colombia, but I am not sure if any are scheduled.

Air Chathams in New Zealand (the same company that operate the Convair 580) have a scheduled DC-3 service between Auckland and Whakatane every Saturday, returning on Sunday: http://www.airchathams.co.nz/dc3-flight ... k-in-time/



V/F
It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens. —Bahá'u'lláh
 
User avatar
Ty134A
Posts: 533
Joined: Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:21 am

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:20 pm

now for regular airline passenger service finding a really old airliner has become hard. also i would not count them "up to now", what i mean is the actual age at which the flight has taken place - maybe the aircraft has been already retired. also i don't like classic aircraft for the sake of being classic and therefore chartering it. to me the real thing is pure and normal passenger ops for the airline. and within this really old airliners became really rare nowadays.

one of my oldest rides ever was EP-IAA in 2014, a 747SP with first flight in 1976. but the oldest plane i have been on was p-537 in 2013, a 1966 an-24b. this aircraft may perform the normal tourist runs within the country and may be used in normal service to VVO.
TU3/5,T20,IL8/6/W/9,I14,YK4/2,AN2/4,A26,A28,A38,A40,A81,SU9,L4T,L11,D1C,M11,M80/2/7,
AB4/6,318-321,313,332/3,342/3/5/6,712,703,722,732/3/4/5/G/8,741/L/2/3/4,752/3,763,
77E/W,J31,F50,F70,100,ATP,142/3,AR8/1,SF3,S20,D38,MIH,EM4,E75/90/95,AT7,DHT/3/4,CRJ/7/9
 
MikeyESSA
Posts: 10
Joined: Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:27 am

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:48 pm

Another airline that seems to operate a little bit under the radar of avgeeks in Europe is Motor Sich of Ukraine. They have a rather extensive route network within Ukraine, aswell as a route to Zaporozhia to Minsk. Their passenger fleet consists of 3 An-26's (Built 1971, 72 an 73), a newer An-140 and a Yak-40 built in 1980. The latter however only seems to operate occasionally, mainly on their Minsk route. They also have a fleet of cargo aircraft aswell and an An-74 that i'm not sure about if it is a cargo or passenger aircraft.

This is probably one of the easiest airlines to fly aboard classic planes on for europeans, seeing that the airline has a great online booking service in english, aswell as Ukraine (and soon Belarus) being Visa-free for europeans. They also have a codeshare agreement with Belavia.
 
User avatar
longhauler
Posts: 6488
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:00 am

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:18 am

TW870 wrote:
For oldest in scheduled passenger service, this has to be the service:

http://www.buffaloairways.com/index.php ... er-service

Buffalo Airways operates the Yellowknife to Hay River across the Great Slave Lake 5 days a week. Always DC-3.

Are there other scheduled DC-3 services. There are definitely still DC-3 pax operations in Colombia, but I am not sure if any are scheduled.

As it says right on the link you provided, all passenger service has been suspended.
Just because I stopped arguing, doesn't mean I think you are right. It just means I gave up!
 
FlyUSAir
Posts: 387
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:26 am

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:41 am

I think the oldest I've personally flown on was a couple 737-200's and a Delta 757.
A319/A320/A321/A333 712/732/733/734/735/737/738/752/753/762/763 C172 CR2/CR7/CR9 E145/E170/E175/E190
MD82/MD83/MD88/MD90 Q100/Q400
 
WN732
Posts: 812
Joined: Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:49 am

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:59 am

If we're counting recreation flights, the EAA is touring a Ford Tri-Motor 5 built in 1928.
 
rbavfan
Posts: 3625
Joined: Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:53 am

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:25 am

Are you sure it's not flying for Delta? :)
 
WIederling
Posts: 9346
Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:15 pm

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:55 am

Btblue wrote:
De Havilland Dragon Rapide - HG691. 74 years old.

Built in 1943 and seating 9 passengers, it is still operational however only operates pleasure flights form locations across England. Have flown this from Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Often can be seen over London as it operates flights from Duxford, meandering down the M11 to London and back again.


What then about the LH Ju 52/3m ( FF in 1936. ) ?
https://www.dlbs.de/de/Die-Flotte/Junke ... /index.php

regular sightseeing flights, fully certified IMU.
Murphy is an optimist
 
WIederling
Posts: 9346
Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:15 pm

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:31 am

Btblue wrote:
De Havilland Dragon Rapide - HG691. 74 years old.
Built in 1943 and seating 9 passengers, it is still operational however only operates pleasure flights form locations across England. Have flown this from Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Often can be seen over London as it operates flights from Duxford, meandering down the M11 to London and back again.


Tidbit: the plane was used in the Dr.Who timesideline Tv Series "Tochwood".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft_ ... gon_Rapide
( quite a nice looking plane, that.)
Murphy is an optimist

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos