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Air Charters Express DC-8

Old 30th Nov 2009, 13:10
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Location: spain
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Smile FE -for DC8's

Hi, anyone know where you can get an F/E 8 rating?, finished in Asia and appears the old 8 is going longer than the Jumbo, live in Spain and not ready for hanging up the boots just yet!1 (under 60 yrs of age)
Vheers all.
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Old 30th Nov 2009, 14:48
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Aeroservice in FL.
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Old 22nd Dec 2009, 20:12
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Does anybody know of a point of contact for Meridian Airways? I have tons of DC-8 experience and need some work. Thanks
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Old 22nd Dec 2009, 22:46
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Please advise of what 'tons of DC8 experience ' you have so the options can be narrowed down and I can put you into contact with the relevant department eg. ..Flight ops,Engineering.Flying,Mechanics, accounts etc.etc.?? Regards. Mally.
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Old 23rd Dec 2009, 14:23
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Nostalgia moment

Residents of Old Town Swindon Wiltshire UK are used to the sight of DC8 60 series long body ( Air Charter Exp) howling in at two thousand feet and then making an elegant and relaxed 30 degree bank angle turn over the steeple of Christchurch for the Lyneham circuit.

With that long body, fine empenage and those lovely knife edge wings with the long pylons, this bird makes a wonderful sight as she powers up for finals after a descent over the Marlbororugh Downs. Indeed the other day she glided (almost!) over me as I was up on the ridgeway at 1,000 ft. Stunning, just stunning. Reminded me of KLM DC 8s and an African childhood.

So for lovely DC8 moments, visit sunny Swindon when she is due- or just stand outside Lyneham.
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Old 23rd Dec 2009, 22:31
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Hi Slats,
One of the aircraft..AXC ..is indeed an ex KLM pax frame.Best wishes.
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Old 27th Dec 2009, 10:45
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What are the entry requirements for FO's? Anyone knows?

Tx and best wishes
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Old 27th Dec 2009, 17:41
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Location: Southeast U K
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I also had "Tons" of DC 8 experience, Engineering wise.
Nice to know that at least one of the old KLM aircraft is
still flogging around. They were great days, and really
wonderful aircraft.
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Old 28th Dec 2009, 22:13
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Location: EGMH..a down, not yet out, formerly awesome airfield
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Ex-MK Airlines DC8 9G-MKA, currently stored at Manston, is also an ex KLM machine and will be returning to holland (by barge) in 2010 to go in a museum
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Old 29th Dec 2009, 15:52
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DC-8 Positions??

Does anybody out there know of anybody needing DC-8 captains??

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Old 30th Dec 2009, 06:51
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DC8 Crew

Heard just 2 weeks ago that Silverback in Kigali were looking for crew.( My colleague received a call) Sadly I dont have the contact details. I was also contacted within the last month by HeavyLift in Sharjah, requiring Capts.
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Old 1st Jan 2010, 02:45
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Don't those operators use an employment agency?
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Old 1st Jan 2010, 22:23
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Location: In the Doghouse...
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Hoping to snap some photographs of the DC-8s landing at a certain Wiltshire airfield, but struggling to track their movements (perhaps understandably) can anyone from the company help, perhaps by PM.

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Old 2nd Jan 2010, 13:34
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Cracking picture there Tony.
What a beautiful aircraft they are.
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Old 2nd Jan 2010, 22:33
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Beautiful aircraft, sh%#y company
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Old 28th Jul 2010, 14:40
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Paint doesn't tel everything

Apparently Meridian AW / ACE has been grounded at OST today by yhe Belgian CAA! A one way ticket out of Ostend.
Where to find a save heaven now? South Africa is a nice place?
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Old 28th Jul 2010, 15:28
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South Africa is a nice place?
Could be a nice place, however...the local CAA will give your aircraft a very close look, and expect to see nil defects and a sharp operation.
Ours passed OK, but others had a few problems.
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Old 28th Jul 2010, 21:16
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Saw a DC-8 parked up at Brize on Saturday just gone - looked nice but too far away to ID. Presume it was one of these ACE/Meridian aircraft?
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Old 29th Jul 2010, 04:52
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Confirmed that they are banned from Belgium. Ostend airport is not happy with this, again they are loosing a big client.

The DC-8's are allowed to perform one ferry flight away from Belgium.
Very sad that this happend. Shame that they didn't had their maintenace on order. And I almost applied....

Their website is also down so looks like the end of Meridian.

Heard that they also were banned from the UK recently?

The end of an era.

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Old 29th Jul 2010, 10:29
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Location: west of the Tamar
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Lovely aircraft the Super 60. Amazing that they appear to have P & W fans and were never re-engined with CFM's. Last summer I was lucky enough to see an ACE Super 60 touch down at Luton from close to the runway. Wonderful sight of the old classic bird as it flared right in front of me. Full reverse from the old P & W's to get stopped on the 2100m runway and I was transported back to the late 1960's again.
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