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RE: Flying Rare / Classic Aircraft In 2016 (Q1)

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:22 am
by Skyeurope
Quoting zkeoj (Reply 49):
Where did you book that? I tried OSL-TLL-OSL, and all I get onm their own website are AY flights, and then some others (OS, KL, etc.)

Absolutely no problem in finding those flights through the Nordic Aviation/Adria website. No flights on Saturdays and equipment listed as CRJ700.

RE: Flying Rare / Classic Aircraft In 2016 (Q1)

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:53 pm
by PlymSpotter
Quoting longhauler (Reply 39):

If you have ever had the desire to fly in a Beech 18 or DC-3, the Canadian Warplane Heritage takes members up on flights.

http://www.warplane.com/visit-cwhm/vintage-aircraft-flights.aspx

And yes, you can even fly in an Avro Lancaster!

That looks fantastic - I could spend days there just flying everything!


Dan  

RE: Flying Rare / Classic Aircraft In 2016 (Q1)

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:08 pm
by zkeoj
Quoting Skyeurope (Reply 50):
Absolutely no problem in finding those flights through the Nordic Aviation/Adria website. No flights on Saturdays and equipment listed as CRJ700.

Thanks - I got those as well, but LX138 referred to ATP flights. Couldn't find those...

RE: Flying Rare / Classic Aircraft In 2016 (Q1)

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:19 pm
by Skyeurope
Quoting zkeoj (Reply 52):

Thanks - I got those as well, but LX138 referred to ATP flights. Couldn't find those...

It's the same flights   There are no ATP's operating the TLL-OSL route anymore.

Curently only ATP SE-LLO is operating for them on the TLL-ARN route, but this will change by March 25. No ATP flights for Nordic Aviation after that.

RE: Flying Rare / Classic Aircraft In 2016 (Q1)

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:07 pm
by LX138
Quoting zkeoj (Reply 52):
Thanks - I got those as well, but LX138 referred to ATP flights. Couldn't find those...

Yes they are for a limited time only and only on certain services (i.e not the same flight each day) so using something like Expedia or similar that tells you the aircraft type is helpful.

Having just come back and flown on it, have to say it was an awesome aircraft!

RE: Flying Rare / Classic Aircraft In 2016 (Q1)

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:34 pm
by PlymSpotter
Quick question:

Does anyone know where Chengdu Airlines fly the ARJ 21-700? Will be in China in a couple of months, and I wouldn't mind taking a flight on (the only?) one.


Dan  

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RE: Flying Rare / Classic Aircraft In 2016 (Q1)

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:45 am
by classicjets
Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 55):
Chengdu Airlines fly the ARJ 21-700?

Apparently they are still doing crew training so no revenue flights yet. They've said it should come into service in March, but that's probably overly optimistic as were all other dates in the programme. No flights for the coming months have been loaded with this aircraft type that I have found, but according to Chengdu Airlines it will be used initially for their routes from CTU to PEK, PVG, CAN, and perhaps SZX.

Hope that helps.

RE: Flying Rare / Classic Aircraft In 2016 (Q1)

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:23 pm
by PlymSpotter
Quoting classicjets (Reply 56):
Apparently they are still doing crew training so no revenue flights yet. They've said it should come into service in March, but that's probably overly optimistic as were all other dates in the programme. No flights for the coming months have been loaded with this aircraft type that I have found, but according to Chengdu Airlines it will be used initially for their routes from CTU to PEK, PVG, CAN, and perhaps SZX.

Hope that helps.

That's really useful, thank you! This does make sense, a trawled through their entire schedule and could only see A319s, so I have left a day free on my trip in May and will book a sector on it later, if possible at all, when firm schedules are known.


Dan  

RE: Flying Rare / Classic Aircraft In 2016 (Q1)

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:03 am
by hilram
In a couple of weeks, I will finally have the joy of flying the BAe 146/Avro RJ! We (family and me) will be flying M8 (SkyJet Airlines) from MNL to MPH. The trip is only about 35 minutes, though.

RE: Flying Rare / Classic Aircraft In 2016 (Q1)

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:06 pm
by GG22
What about A300 in 2016 ?
We all know the iranian but isn't e.g. Tunisair still operating their A300 ?

RE: Flying Rare / Classic Aircraft In 2016 (Q1)

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:18 pm
by MEA-707
Quoting GG22 (Reply 59):
We all know the iranian but isn't e.g. Tunisair still operating

Iran is the only chance to get on a passenger A-300. A few years ago you indeed still had Tunisair, Kuwait Airways, Sudan Airways, Thai, Monarch but in the mean time they have all stopped flying A-300s.

RE: Flying Rare / Classic Aircraft In 2016 (Q1)

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:16 pm
by Loran
Quoting crv10b3 (Reply 32):
KJA-TOF-KJA for less than 120 Euro
Saturday: UТ-9371 15:40 Емеliаnоvо 15:30 Tomsk 0:50 TUPOLEV TU134
Sunday: UТ-9372 12:25 Tomsk 14:10 Емеliаnоvо 0:45 TUPOLEV TU134

TOF-SGC-TOF 270 Euro
Saturday: UT-9825 17:20 Tomsk 17:40 Surgut 1:20 TUPOLEV TU134
Sunday: UT-9826 06:20 Surgut 08:40 Tomsk 1:20 TUPOLEV TU134

Or 4 flights in one weekend: KJA-TOF-SGC-TOF-KJA

Turuhan is operating 4 Tu-134A-3's:
RA-65052 and RA-65083 basic NordAvia c/s
RA-65560 (all white c/s)
RA-65565 UTair Express c/s

Thank you for this very good summary.
Do you have any advice how these flights can be booked? Also, where is it possible to check their schedule? Not sure if they also operate during the sommer months.
Same for Gazpromavia.

Thanks,
Loran

RE: Flying Rare / Classic Aircraft In 2016 (Q1)

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:11 am
by crv10b3
There is no Turuhan schedule. It is a charter company but KJA-TOF(-SGC) will not disappear this summer. Booking Turuhan: booking with agent.ru or sirena2000.de is very easy.
I agree with Gazpromavia, just try the combinations between cities on agent.ru flight schedule. Sometimes it is possible to book a flight. Also use flightmapper for Gazpromavia flights. This will help you on what flights the Tu-154 is on the schedule but sometimes not correct.

RE: Flying Rare / Classic Aircraft In 2016 (Q1)

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:25 am
by zkeoj
Quoting Skyeurope (Reply 53):
It's the same flights There are no ATP's operating the TLL-OSL route anymore.

Curently only ATP SE-LLO is operating for them on the TLL-ARN route, but this will change by March 25. No ATP flights for Nordic Aviation after that.
Quoting LX138 (Reply 54):
Yes they are for a limited time only and only on certain services (i.e not the same flight each day) so using something like Expedia or similar that tells you the aircraft type is helpful.

Having just come back and flown on it, have to say it was an awesome aircraft!

Darn - thanks, guys! Glad I flew on them with SATA a while back. And I agree - it was an awesome experience. The aircraft were also absolutely spotless. Shame SATA replaced them th Dash-8s...

RE: Flying Rare / Classic Aircraft In 2016 (Q1)

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:45 am
by YVRLTN
I was just in VRA and there are at least two Bandeirante's still operating by Aerocaribbean, I believe on behalf of Cubana to Cayo Largo on two flights a day 40 mins apart. The Cuban operations seem somewhat hard to find information about and I saw one depart later during the day too, which may have been a charter during spring break, or just running "Cuban time".

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1560/25905504001_f75533b94f_k.jpg

I tried to book a flight to Trinidad, but the travel agency said both the helicopter and plane "were broken". I assume that is the Aerogaviota Mi-8, but could not find out what the aircraft would be, if still the Aerotaxi AN-2, Bandeirante or even DC-3. I also asked about the old VRO airport as cars were driving all over the runway, the hotel staff said it was not used now and there are no aircraft there, though google earth shows what looks like a Cessna twin on the apron, so not sure, but certainly heard no Soviet radials.

Re: Flying Rare / Classic Aircraft In 2016 (Q1)

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:46 pm
by LX138
Just planning a trip on Trade Air (operated by Base Air/Croatia) on the DBV-SPU flight which another source says is on a Embraer 120, however looking on Flightaware it seems a Jetstream 32 seems to have done the last few flights! I am trying to get on the Embraer (as nice as the rare J32 also is!), any tips on where they are actually being used by Trade Air and if so which days? The above route would be ideal....

Re: Flying Rare / Classic Aircraft In 2016 (Q1)

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:40 am
by dstc47
"I was just in VRA and there are at least two Bandeirante's still operating by Aerocaribbean."

The June issue of Air Britain news reports that CU-T1540 and sisters 1442 and 1552 were all parked without engines at Havana in early April.