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lesfalls
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Old Aircraft To Catch In Europe?

Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:10 pm

Are their any special aircraft that an airline will fly in Europe this summer? I heard that Belavia still flies some Tuvolpe aircraft on some routes.
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RE: Old Aircraft To Catch In Europe?

Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:24 pm

The Fokkers won't be around forever. OS and KL would be the obvious candidates to catch one of those.

For the more exotic types you would most likely have to venture east.
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RE: Old Aircraft To Catch In Europe?

Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:34 pm

Quoting FlyingHollander (Reply 1):
The Fokkers won't be around forever. OS and KL would be the obvious candidates to catch one of those.

Yes I am flying OS Fokker PRG-VIE next month which I am looking forward to.

VLM also have some Fokker 50's and Etihad Regional fly Saabs around.

There are some 737-400's flying for Ryanair this summer - I'm not sure if they're under the category of "Old aircraft" in the same way Fokkers and Tupolev's are.
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RE: Old Aircraft To Catch In Europe?

Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:58 pm

http://www.flymelilla.es/ is operating the oldest active scheduled ATR in the world (c/n 003, first flight April 1985) between Malaga and Melilla...
 
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RE: Old Aircraft To Catch In Europe?

Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:51 am

Deutsche Lufthansa Berlin Stiftung offer flights on Tante Ju, a Junkers Ju52 built in 1936. They have some flights between various cities and many joy flights.
See www.dlbs.de for details.
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RE: Old Aircraft To Catch In Europe?

Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:28 pm

Quoting FlyingHollander (Reply 1):
Quoting Cipango (Reply 2):
Quoting debonair (Reply 3):
Quoting ElanusNotatus (Reply 4):

Thank you for all your help  
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RE: Old Aircraft To Catch In Europe?

Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:14 pm

I'll be in Europe for the latter half of this year, so I've compiled my own quite ambitious list of all the interesting (to me) flights I'd like to do while there.

DeHavilland Tiger Moth - Numerous UK operators
DeHavilland Dove - Classic Air Force (UK) & LTU Classic
Douglas DC-3 - Dutch Dakota Association
Dornier 328 - Sky Work & Sun Air
Boeing 737-600 - SAS
Hanh Air Citation DUS-LUX
Fokker 100 - Austrian
Grumman Goose - European Coastal Airlines (not sure if possible in scheduled service)
Canadair CRJ-1000 - Brit Air
Boeing Stearman - Numerous UK operators
Junkers JU-52 - Lufthansa Berlin Stiftung
Jetstream 41 - Eastern Airlines
Ilyushin Il-114 - Uzbekistan (still operating?)
PBY Catalina - Foundation "Exploitatie van de Catalina"
Garuda Indonesia 777-300 LGW-AMS
Finnair Airbus A350 LHR-HEL
Zeppelin - Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei
Saab 340A
Yak-42 - Ihzavia
Yak-40 - several Russian operators
Antonov AN-2 - unsure of an operator
McDonnell-Douglas MD-87 - Danish Air Transport

Additionally, I have snagged the following on previous trips to Europe:

BAe ATP - Nextjet
Saab 2000 - Braathens Regional
Let 410 - Citywing (UK)
Fokker 50 - Cityjet
Avro RJ - Cityjet
Fokker 70 - Austrian
BN Trislander - Aurigny
De Havilland Dragon Rapide - Classic Air Force, but numerous other UK operators

Europe is great for flying, lots of interesting aircraft and fifth freedom routes. This list is far from comprehensive and while not everything here is "old", I hope it is of some use to you  
 
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RE: Old Aircraft To Catch In Europe?

Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:22 pm

Quoting ElanusNotatus (Reply 4):
Junkers Ju52

fabulous experience on that one   

If you're interested in historic aircraft, you could try one of these as well:
http://www.dutchdakota.nl/en/home/
http://www.ltu-classic.de/main.htm (only in German)
http://www.catalina-pby.nl/Special/Pages/Home/
http://www.facebook.com/AerLingusIolar1936 (no idea how to secure a seat on this)
http://www.airforcecenter.ch/index.php?id=25&L=1
http://www.hot-air-balloon.de/fliegen-dortmund.htm
...and a Zeppelin for good measure: http://www.zeppelinflug.de/en/
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RE: Old Aircraft To Catch In Europe?

Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:55 pm

Where are you heading too? Balkans are interesting. Airserbia flies classic 737 (although not -200 anymore) on some routes. You can fly Adria on old CR2s. You can fly Montenegro Airways to Tivat (great approach!) on F100's (although they thend to switch more and more E190 on the route).

If you go to Estonia, you can fly Avies between Tallin and Kärdla or Kuresaare for very little money on a Jetstream 31, and these are lovely islands too. If you fly in the summer you could even use this to fly on a BN2 from Kuresaare to Ruunu which has a grass runway.

Scandinavia also has interesting flights. There is an ATP and some others over there. I am sure there are experts that can tell you more. And in UK I believe Jersey/Guernsey and also Isle of Man get their share of interesting planes.
 
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RE: Old Aircraft To Catch In Europe?

Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:07 pm

Quoting reifel (Reply 8):

Nothing is planned yet but I think Greece, Italy,Germany and France (it could change though ).
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RE: Old Aircraft To Catch In Europe?

Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:31 pm

Some years ago I took a joy flight on a De Havilland Dragon Rapide at Duxford air museum. It still operates. http://www.duxfordflying.co.uk/index.php?pageid=588

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RE: Old Aircraft To Catch In Europe?

Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:11 am

Quoting classicjets (Reply 6):
Europe is great for flying, lots of interesting aircraft and fifth freedom routes.

If you're only flying city to city in Europe (not connecting to/from longhaul flights) the train is often much more pleasant than flying. More comfortable seats, few or none of the usual airport security hassles that makes flying so unpleasant these days, and often as fast or even faster when you consider the travel time to/from the airports at both ends. And sometimes cheaper.
 
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RE: Old Aircraft To Catch In Europe?

Fri May 01, 2015 2:10 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 11):

If you're only flying city to city in Europe (not connecting to/from longhaul flights) the train is often much more pleasant than flying. More comfortable seats, few or none of the usual airport security hassles that makes flying so unpleasant these days, and often as fast or even faster when you consider the travel time to/from the airports at both ends. And sometimes cheaper.

By that I meant that Europe is a great place to fly on interesting aircraft or sample interesting carriers/routes. Not that flying is the best way to get around Europe.
 
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RE: Old Aircraft To Catch In Europe?

Fri May 01, 2015 2:30 pm

Does anyone have an idea on European Coastal Airlines' efforts to put a Grumman Goose into service? I can't make heads or tails of their website and Wikipedia says they've got just one Twin Otter on floats.
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