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Congolese Air Force DC-8 9T-TCN

Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:53 pm

Hi all i just reading on a website that says congolese air force DC-8 has been refurbished and now active flying as december 2018. Did anyone can confirm or take picture of that plane actually flying?
 
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Re: Congolese Air Force DC-8 9T-TCN

Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:29 pm

Refurbishment of a 54 year old DC-8 seems unlikely. Any other data you might have read?
 
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Re: Congolese Air Force DC-8 9T-TCN

Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:17 pm

 
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Re: Congolese Air Force DC-8 9T-TCN

Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:03 pm

vishaljo wrote:


Oh, wow! :drool:
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Re: Congolese Air Force DC-8 9T-TCN

Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:25 pm

Wow indeed, who would have thought it?
The Congolese AF obviously!
 
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Re: Congolese Air Force DC-8 9T-TCN

Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:50 pm

A testament to the design of the DC8 and the skill of the refurbisher! Good job all around!
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Re: Congolese Air Force DC-8 9T-TCN

Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:54 am

Somehow can't imagine how this was financially more sensible than buying a younger used frame?
 
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Re: Congolese Air Force DC-8 9T-TCN

Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:39 pm

aviationaware wrote:
Somehow can't imagine how this was financially more sensible than buying a younger used frame?


They already own it, it's been in storage but any pre owned type would likely need maintenance, they might even have a pile of spares as so few of these are flying now.
They also likely had flightcrews with at least some recent experience on the type - again probably hard to come by.
 
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Re: Congolese Air Force DC-8 9T-TCN

Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:28 pm

aviationaware wrote:
Somehow can't imagine how this was financially more sensible than buying a younger used frame?


Seriously, who cares ? A glorious piece of aviation history is flying again, lets hope it stays in service for years to come.
 
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Re: Congolese Air Force DC-8 9T-TCN

Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:53 am

Wow what a great sound!! I thought that site was incorrect. Hope that plane will last long
 
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Re: Congolese Air Force DC-8 9T-TCN

Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:56 am

And by the way this is the website http://www.aviation-friends-cologne.de/tag/dc8.html

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