Post by Peter Liddell - HJG Admin on Jan 18, 2019 16:50:55 GMT
Additional surprises you say...
what like this?
ProAir MD90 P4-MDF...
There are 3 of these, red seen here, plus a teal and a blue. ProAir was grounded after 9/11 and the 737s were repossessed by their lessors. In 2002 the investors acquired the Air Aruba MD90 trio and had them painted. The airline failed to get it's certificate re-instated and the aircraft were eventually scrapped at Marana in 2006-2008.
They never entered service but were all painted with the US reg taped over as follows:
P4-MDF, Red, would of been N901PR P4-MDG, Teal, would of been N902PR P4-MDH, Blue, would of been N903PR
This is the only picture I know that shows all 3 "intact", at bottom left:
Post by Peter Liddell - HJG Admin on Jan 21, 2019 18:53:45 GMT
First I've completed yes Mark...
Mostly cause I did so many for the SGA MD80/90 that never got released and later lost when the hard drive they were on died... but there will be more I think for HJG Since I have an MD80 in the works as well.
Post by Peter Liddell - HJG Admin on Jan 27, 2019 19:46:28 GMT
Back to my promise to do those small/strange/interesting classic operators:
Eritrean Airlines 707-320B LZ-PVB circa 1992
Leased from Global Air, previously operated by Independent Air as N7232X whose blue cheatline it maintained, via CMA Cargo Monrovia Airlines... odd as it had no maindeck cargo door. Returned to US registry as N7232X, but FAA certificate revoked 1993, scrapped Opa-Locka sometime there after still with blue cheatline.
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Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Jan 28, 2019 19:05:58 GMT
odd as it had no maindeck cargo door.
A few (very few) -320B's were converted for freight carriage .... to the extent that their original PAX interiors were gutted although their floors were never strengthened. Without the main deck cargo door it might .... if it flew cargo at all .... have been a parcel type carrier (some DC-8's were configured like this too) .... unless freight was restricted to the lower fuselage cargo bays only. They might have done better to acquire a -320B ADV SCD, but, the handful originally produced for NW (most, if not all, eventually went to CX) were probably long gone by this time.
Eritrea is an East African state .... near Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Sudan .... so .... it could probably be said "anything goes" there .
ERITREAN AIRLINES was formed during 1991. Sked operations were discontinued during 2008 .... although the airline was restarted during 2011, but, has been banned from flying to all EU countries since 2012. Here's a bit about them, but, which doesn't cover their B707 operations of the early 90's .... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eritrean_Airlines
Post by Peter Liddell - HJG Admin on Jan 29, 2019 19:53:44 GMT
Another 707... 707-351C SX-DBO circa 1990 leased to Phoenix Aviation:
Del new to Northwest Orient as N366US 1966. To Olympic Airways 1973 SX-DBO. To Olympic Cargo 1982. Returned to lessor and leased to Phoenix 1989, repainted with titles Jan 1990. Returned to lessor and sold to IAI Israel Aircraft Industries April 1990 as 4X-JYF. Converted to SIGINT/ELINT platform for Fuerza Aerea Espanola as 47*04/TM17-4/408-21, del 1996, IN SERVICE.
A bird of a belle plume
D-ABAW SAT - Special Air Transport, Circa 1984, Caravelle 10R
Airline became Germania, plane was one of 2 from LTU, replaced by 727-100s in 85-86. Will also appear in later colors
Actually been working on this one on and off for a couple years... just decided to finish today.