Help with aircraft ID

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  1. HollowHead

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    IBM, Inc. company flight in early sixties... Thanks, HH
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    Thank you, Sir. HH
     
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    Hadn't seen one of those in years. Piedmont used to have a fleet of them.
     
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    Are those de-icing boots on the leading edges of the wings?
     
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    Yep, I flew on them in the sixties, Ozark airlines. One flight we lost engine after takeoff, returned to our airport. Ozark sent a DC-3 to pick us up. A Fokker Ozark crashed near STL with loss of life.
     
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    Beat me to it. Eastern Airlines used to use them for Boston/New York shuttle. Painted the bottoms yellow, called them "Yellow Birds."

    Funny what we remember. 16 years old on a solo cross country, on final to New Bedford MA. Tower calls my numbers adding "emergency right turn." I'd barely turned 90 degrees when a Yellow Bird with 1 feathered dove past me at what must have been 45 degrees or more.

    1969
     
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    Yes. Those Darts made quite the sound.
     
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    Little Motor Fokker F-27
    Bigger Motor Fokker F-28
    Big Motor Fokker F-100

    Hope this help you Fokkers.
     
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    The U. S. Army Golden Knights used to jump out of one of those. I don't remember how they got it. I guess it was cheaper to operate than a C-130.
     
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    Remember the British Ace telling the queen about his most harrowing mission? "There were Fokkers on the left and Fokkers on the right". The queen asked, "Were any of those Fokkers Messerschmitts?
     
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    C-31: 43,000 lbs. C-130: 155,000.

    They replaced the Fokkers with DeHavilland Dash 8s.
     
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    Here is a guy talking about Mr. Focke's airplanes.

    ;)



    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8Yf5B6GbYk
     
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    IIRC they relived a Colombian transport organization of it.
     
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    Huh? (I flew the G-1 with R/R Darts).
     
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    Here's the Army F-27 (C-31A).[​IMG]
     
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    Interesting. Ford had a couple of Fokker's as their private jets before they had to get rid of them. Beautiful planes, I flew on them often.
     
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