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Freight Dogs Finally a forum for those midnight prowler types who utilise the unglamorous parts of airports that many of us never get to see. Freight Dogs is for pilots and crew who operate mostly without SLF.


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Old 17th May 2008, 19:30   #41 (permalink)
 
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Saw one of their A300'soperating in NBO Friday night.
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Old 18th May 2008, 12:52   #42 (permalink)
 
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Hi superspotter
just little bit of clarification. you said you saw onw of their b4s in Nairobi, NBO. Cause their schedule doesnt say anything about going into Nairobi. Should be grateful for further info and/or pics.
thnx
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Old 19th May 2008, 06:08   #43 (permalink)
 
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Yes, you're right. There was a Midex aircraft on the ground at NBO. It was doing its first charter flight for the company.
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Old 20th May 2008, 16:08   #44 (permalink)
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MIDEX in NBO

This was an aid flight from NBO into RGN, first they had operated..
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Old 21st May 2008, 06:11   #45 (permalink)
 
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any updates on the 747? Has it recieved the UAE reg.?
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Old 25th May 2008, 16:16   #46 (permalink)
 
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What is missing!

Any updates??
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Old 25th May 2008, 23:19   #47 (permalink)
 
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freighterone

Anyone know who the owner is?
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Old 26th May 2008, 04:50   #48 (permalink)
 
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According to a mate of mine who worked for Midex it doesn't look to rosy. Their infrastructure is a bit of a mess, to say the least. Last month they were looking for an A300 TRI/TRE for two days, yes two days to run the sim for recurrent training. So far nobody took the "bait".
I hope it will work out for them boys over there right now.
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Old 26th May 2008, 05:20   #49 (permalink)
 
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Any info about roster, QOL, etc..? How many buses out flying as of now? How many crews?

SBD
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Old 26th May 2008, 05:36   #50 (permalink)
 
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Nothing flying right now. No schedules no crews. Some odd charters to Maynmar for the quake relief efforts. Still a long way to go.
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Old 26th May 2008, 18:33   #51 (permalink)
 
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Midex - Unlikely

Gents - Am afraid commercially their whole business model doesnt stack up, Indian subcontinent feed to large plane to Europe, Worlds 5th largest integrator etc...sorry price of fuel and other Middle East carriers operating regional freighters to all the same places and guess what adequate lift nowadays direct ex sub continent. My guess is Midex is Empost 2 and they havent flown in a while now have they.? and even when they did it was ACT charters via IST. A300 B4 is not a plane you can make money with am afraid. Even the big boys EK / QR / EY with their A300-600 and A310s dont have enought work and their costs per kilo are beyond market tolerance..But would like to be proved wrong as the business is losing its entrepreneurs daily...
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Old 2nd Jun 2008, 16:35   #52 (permalink)
 
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Heard from a friend, Midex 747 crews are getting checked out in MIA this week, then JAA course in a couple weeks in UAE. I believe, all ex-Focus?
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Old 2nd Jun 2008, 20:13   #53 (permalink)
 
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Wasn't this the....

...Midex plane?

Boeing 747 -21AC(SCD) 24134 TC-AKZ Ankair delivery 31may08 AMS-SAW, all wh, no titl ex N134AP
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Old 3rd Jun 2008, 04:52   #54 (permalink)
 
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No.

PH-MCN now A6-MDG
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Old 7th Jun 2008, 13:21   #55 (permalink)
 
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@WhaleDriver,
Whats the latest on the check out of 747 guys.
Also the JAA course that you are talking about, is it for the 747 or A300b4 crew?
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Old 9th Jun 2008, 08:36   #56 (permalink)
 
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Heard the 747 is going to fly for Lufthansa.
What routes?
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Old 9th Jun 2008, 11:30   #57 (permalink)
 
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Corsair or LH

Latest I have heard it was supossed to be a codeshare with Corsair. 6 times a week AIN-ORY (if they are ever going to launch)
Where did you hear this LH variant?
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Old 9th Jun 2008, 15:26   #58 (permalink)
 
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Quote:
Whats the latest on the check out of 747 guys.
Also the JAA course that you are talking about, is it for the 747 or A300b4 crew?
Sorry, no new info.
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Old 9th Jun 2008, 16:37   #59 (permalink)
 
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Thanks Whale Driver,
Shall appreciate an update whenever you have any info!!!!!!
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Old 19th Jun 2008, 05:12   #60 (permalink)
 
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My understanding is AIN-ORY will be a B4 operation where as the 747 will for the timebeing fly for LH.
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