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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 13th Jul 2008, 09:16   #81 (permalink)
 
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PH-MCN now A6-MDG

The aircraft is sitting on the tarmac in Al Ain, where it has been for a couple of months, engines and gear all wrapped in plastic - don't think it is going anywhere soon. Still painted with PH rego.
3 A300's also parked - they flew a few flights last week but seem to be back in mothballs again
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Old 13th Jul 2008, 10:40   #82 (permalink)
 
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@ 2 Dogs,
Well these aircrafts not flying,,,,,is it because of crew shortage or no payload available?????
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Old 14th Jul 2008, 06:44   #83 (permalink)
 
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crew shortage is one among other reasons. No business plan, the boys doing the work (except the dispatchers) are all non-airline background.
Good opportunity being run down by a "poor" investor. What wud u do if you were a billionaire ??
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Old 14th Jul 2008, 11:12   #84 (permalink)
 
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Dunno about crew shortage - groups of 8 or 10 pilots can be seen at the terminal canteen on a regular basis, and they don't seem to have much to do.
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Old 14th Jul 2008, 15:15   #85 (permalink)
 
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Ever consider it might be office staff since there is no other place to eat near the airport????
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Old 14th Jul 2008, 15:47   #86 (permalink)
 
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Well am not sure who were the people seen at the airport canteen, but from what i heard is that they have 3 sets of operational crew on B4s and know atleast one capt who recently did his sim in Miami for 747. Also that they are operating 3 weekly AAN-BEY-ORY flights with increase in freq after they get their first batch of ground class done.
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Old 18th Jul 2008, 08:26   #87 (permalink)
 
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Well, with the way things are moving, I would say very soon. Probably with a month's time.
Anyone joining the first batch of ground class. please pm me.
Thanks
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Old 18th Jul 2008, 20:23   #88 (permalink)
 
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TKS

Many thanks hjMemom
Please check your P. Box
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Old 19th Jul 2008, 13:56   #89 (permalink)
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August A300 class

Anyone in the August A300 class in CVG?
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Old 4th Aug 2008, 08:10   #90 (permalink)
 
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New operator?

FAA/ICAO B747-200 Captains, First Officers & Flight Engineers - Shenzhen, Wuhan, Dubai, Luxembourg Bases.

Is this Midex?
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Old 4th Aug 2008, 08:16   #91 (permalink)
 
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No, that is Unitop. They have been using ACMI carriers in the past.
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Old 4th Aug 2008, 09:56   #92 (permalink)
 
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Setting up their own airline now? How many 747s do they have?
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Old 4th Aug 2008, 11:24   #93 (permalink)
 
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Uni-top

Shenzhen based Uni-top has been talking about their own certificate for at least 4.5 years now. They have used some Philippine airline certificates in the past, as the ACMI's they used didn't have the route rights. If you don't subscribe to Climbto350, WASINC will be doing the hiring and they say Uni-top will acquire 3 - 747-200's the end of this month. They also go on to say the employment package has not been fully completed yet, but it will be 'competitive'. IMHO. if after all these years (at least 4.5), they must be serious.
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Old 21st Aug 2008, 11:15   #94 (permalink)
 
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Rumors, rumors, rumors ....

The 747 is starting to look very sad. the plastic engine covers and wheel wraps are in tatters after the last couple of Shamals. no sign of movement.
A300's doing occasional night flights to Beirut.
No crews available ??
Rumor of moving base to Iran ??
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Old 21st Aug 2008, 11:50   #95 (permalink)
 
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All Rumors. Orly operation is in full swing. More B4 crews have been added to sustain the operation. 5 more sets are under training in Cincinnati.

Everything is slow in the UAE. 747 registeration is the delay.
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Old 21st Aug 2008, 12:15   #96 (permalink)
 
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Yup, as far as i know, 4 set currently under training in CVG, expected to report Al-Ain for line training and flying by end of September. Next batch (i think also of 4 set, but not sure) to start training immediately after these first 4 leave cincinnati.
BTW 747fanatic, do you know the days of operations for orly flights and how these flight s are doing (interms of payload)?
HJM
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Old 23rd Aug 2008, 18:57   #97 (permalink)
 
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Crew Shortage ?

seriously crew shortage ? or any other reasons ? why aren t they flying ? any info pls?
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Old 23rd Aug 2008, 19:18   #98 (permalink)
 
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Crew Shortage 2 ?

Cuz i ve send cv 2 times to mdxdxb@midexairlines.ae,but no news bad or good in spite of i ve 1500 hours on A300 B4 and currently flying on this type.I would like to talk to chief pilot but i could not get through him.Is the e_mail adress correct? Anyone got info? Appreciated ...
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Old 24th Aug 2008, 01:43   #99 (permalink)
 
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Phuket Air may be looking for the 747 types now since most western pilots have left for greener pastures and safety at Midex.
The grass is definetly greener on the other side of the fence!
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Old 24th Aug 2008, 10:15   #100 (permalink)
 
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thanks , but i d like to work out of my country ...
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