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Old 30th Dec 2016, 09:21   #421 (permalink)
 
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Wood you believe........

Palm trees from California, for a golf course under construction. The trees were transhipped in FCO, destination..........DXB. Evidently the local palms were the "wrong type."
IIRC there were three separate flights of 40t. each.
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Old 2nd Jan 2017, 14:21   #422 (permalink)
 
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Flew a DC-3 charter from Dallas to Houston to carry a 727 radome from Houston to New Orleans. In that day the -3 was the only airplane available with a cargo door large enough to take it. It weighed maybe 10 kilos.
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Old 2nd Jan 2017, 18:09   #423 (permalink)
 
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Flew a DC-3 charter from Dallas to Houston to carry a 727 radome from Houston to New Orleans. In that day the -3 was the only airplane available with a cargo door large enough to take it. It weighed maybe 10 kilos.
Had a similar one. Front section of an airbus engine cowl from Atlanta to Minneapolis. If I recall correctly, it was only 1500 lb, including the crate, which isn't much of a load for a Herc.
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Old 20th Aug 2017, 10:07   #424 (permalink)


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Unusual cargo

When I was flying light twins around East Africa, we would have dead bodies often. Sometimes they were in coffins, sometimes in body bags. One of my colleagues was flying a body down to Mombasa from Nairobi. The front right seat of the Cessna 402 had been removed and the body bag was lying beside the pilot. In the descent the body sat up, let out a long sigh and slowly lay down again. It was only expanding gasses being released but it really freaked him out.
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Old 21st Aug 2017, 12:21   #425 (permalink)


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We once flew a cargo of 50 refrigerators to a certain western embassy in N'Djamena. Full complement of staff at said embassy was 3. Best say no more, tin foil hat on at the moment as the satellite is due overhead soon.

PS at Tandoor1; Any chance you flew out of Wilson? If so and were there many moons ago do you recall George of GNS fame? Lost contact with him years ago and always wondered, etc. Thanks.
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Old 22nd Aug 2017, 13:34   #426 (permalink)
 
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Load instruction a couple of years ago placing the following items in the forward compartment of a B712...

Radioactive Goods
Live Horse Semen
HUM

All you'd need is some solid turbulence, a frayed tiedown or two, and voila - mutant zombie centaurs!
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