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You miss a bird?

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:45 pm
by lorDuckFeet
Yes, in my country, I wish I have had the opportunity to see the big birds Varig Brazil, Transbrasil Panair Brazil. Unfortunately today, it remains only in our memory.

Do you feel the lack of a bird in your country? Any picture, favorite color scheme?

VARIG PP-VNC aircraft at Frankfurt
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Re: You miss a bird?

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:30 pm
by Nath
VC-10.
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Re: You miss a bird?

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:09 pm
by Taskforce 58
L-1011 TriStar in the old Cathay Pacific colors:

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Re: You miss a bird?

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:38 pm
by VNAF ONE
This used to be an old familiar sight in Indianapolis until the company closed Indy as a hub in 2005 and went bankrupt in 2008. I used to recognize these jets as a kid when they flew over my house. Thinking about it now, there's a lot of old goodies I used to see and some I won't get to because they're already gone :(

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Re: You miss a bird?

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:46 pm
by iqmal_97
I miss both of these aircraft, not that they're flying anymore, but their paintschemes have been replaced by default ones.
The Hibiscus 747-4H6 9M-MPB
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And Freedom of the Skies 777-2H6/ER 9M-MRD
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Both in their (former) glory. Malaysia Boleh! :)
Their paintschemes are as extravagant as they are beautiful.

Re: You miss a bird?

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:48 pm
by Gennaro
Garuda Indonesia has a Low cost carrier subsidiary called Citilink , before 2009 they operated 737 classic with really colorful liveries that I really liked , unfortunately now they operate Airbus A320s with the same livery as Garuda Indonesia but the colors are green instead of blue.

Citilink Indonesia 737-300 PK-GHS
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Now replaced with this : :cry: :cry:

Citilink Airbus A320 PK-GLX (D-AXAC before delivery).
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One more aircraft and livery that I really missed was this :

Garuda Indonesia DC-10 PK-GIC 1980s Hockeystick livery
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I really don't know why , but I really like the old 1980s Garuda Hockeystick livery.
The good thing is Garuda decided to pay tribute to the old 1980s Garuda by putting the old 1960s and 1980s livery on some new 737-800NGs

Garuda Indonesia 737-86N PK-GFN
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Re: You miss a bird?

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:20 pm
by Alpha Star
As a Brit, I think its necessary...
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I miss this...

Re: You miss a bird?

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:08 pm
by vandal
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Re: You miss a bird?

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:05 pm
by Welshy
Vandal why the hell did you steal mine???

Re: You miss a bird?

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:29 pm
by CalvT
Always wanted to see one of these guys... Dont think any are around now
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Re: You miss a bird?

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:22 pm
by Gunny
C-141 My last ride static jump from 20.000ft.
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Re: You miss a bird?

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:56 pm
by Honey Badger
Haven't seen one of these for a while. I miss the old scheme. It brought me on my first airplane ride......

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Re: You miss a bird?

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:12 am
by Eric
I haven't seen one of these in over 60 million years. Quite a shame they were phased out quite suddenly. Not sure what country they're from though:
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Re: You miss a bird?

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:38 am
by Bombcat
For me, this almost goes without saying, but here we go:
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Re: You miss a bird?

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:54 am
by Gennaro
One of the aircraft's that I really miss is the Indonesian Aerospace N-250 , the first purely Indonesian-made aircraft. Unfortunately due to the 1997 Asian Financial crisis , Indonesian Aerospace had to scrap the project leaving 2 prototype N-250s.
If the financial crisis didn't happen , I would probably be seeing this aircraft everywhere around Indonesia being used for short regional routes.

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Another aircraft I miss was the Tu-16 Badger. The Indonesian Air Force had around 26 of this aircraft along with the Indonesian Navy in the 1960s. These aircraft was also used in Operation Trikora to take back West Papua from the Netherlands in 1961 and the Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation in 1963.

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Re: You miss a bird?

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:11 am
by NightRaven
Singapore Airlines once had 2 747s in a "Tropical" livery.
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However, one crashed at Taiwan and the other one had its "Tropical" livery removed soon afterward.

Now, Singapore Airlines has retired its 747s and uses them only for cargo transport.

Re: You miss a bird?

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:25 am
by iqmal_97
Eric wrote:I haven't seen one of these in over 60 million years. Quite a shame they were phased out quite suddenly. Not sure what country they're from though:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cYCQaxDVY58/T ... dactyl.jpg
Oh yes, I remember seeing them in illustrations in books when I was a kid. Rumors around the web stated they were phased out for more friendly and cute beings called birds! I say bullocks!

I'll mention an aircraft I'd recently took attention to, the De Havilland Hornet:
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Reasons:
-They're OP (can fly and fight fine with 1 prop feathered)
-They are bloody fast and can rival any single engined fighter of its time
-Basically a Mossie on steroids
-Earned recognition by THE Eric "Winkle" Brown
-Saw action in the Malayan Emergency and performed strikes on Communist camps in the jungles with rockets
-It's like the Mustang and Spitfire, " if it looks right, it is right"

It's not so much that I miss seeing it flying, but I'd like to see one in flying condition. It's comparable to the Hawker Tempest and F8F Bearcat, both of which did survive to flying condition at airshows. Shame that the same couldn't be said about this wonderful machine.

Re: You miss a bird?

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:15 am
by David
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With a total of 135 flights, a total flight time of 1289 days, 36 minutes and 29 seconds and a top speed of 17,500mph it's got to be the Space shuttle.
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135 8.5 minute launches to Earth orbit have brought a total of 836 of its crew to space and the International Space Station.
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A total of 135 flights out of an expected 500 launches shows that the space shuttle program was cancelled way to early. The only countries now capable of putting people into space are Russia and China. Although commercial companies such as 'Space X' are aspiring to to the same, it will never be as 'cool' as the Space shuttle.

Re: You miss a bird?

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:33 pm
by Taskforce 58
Gennaro wrote:Another aircraft I miss was the Tu-16 Badger. The Indonesian Air Force had around 26 of this aircraft along with the Indonesian Navy in the 1960s. These aircraft was also used in Operation Trikora to take back West Papua from the Netherlands in 1961 and the Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation in 1963.
Still lots of those flying with the Chinese air force and naval aviation. I saw some back in 2010 near Wuxi. Technically those are H-6, but still the same basic airframe.

Re: You miss a bird?

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:15 pm
by Welshy
Iqmal it's a Sea Hornet actually, look at the arrestor hook :P
iqmal_97 wrote:
Eric wrote:I haven't seen one of these in over 60 million years. Quite a shame they were phased out quite suddenly. Not sure what country they're from though:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cYCQaxDVY58/T ... dactyl.jpg
Oh yes, I remember seeing them in illustrations in books when I was a kid. Rumors around the web stated they were phased out for more friendly and cute beings called birds! I say bullocks!

I'll mention an aircraft I'd recently took attention to, the De Havilland Hornet:

Reasons:
-They're OP (can fly and fight fine with 1 prop feathered)
-They are bloody fast and can rival any single engined fighter of its time
-Basically a Mossie on steroids
-Earned recognition by THE Eric "Winkle" Brown
-Saw action in the Malayan Emergency and performed strikes on Communist camps in the jungles with rockets
-It's like the Mustang and Spitfire, " if it looks right, it is right"

It's not so much that I miss seeing it flying, but I'd like to see one in flying condition. It's comparable to the Hawker Tempest and F8F Bearcat, both of which did survive to flying condition at airshows. Shame that the same couldn't be said about this wonderful machine.