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 Post subject: Re: The Jetstar Thread
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:13 pm 
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Jetstar fleet status - Update

I have been doing further research into the current status of the remaining Jetstar fleet, and I believe the following list to be fairly accurate

The following are either confirmed as operational, or there is recent good evidence to suggest they are. This info is noted were appropriate.

5083 N198DL Flew FPR-FPR 8 Aug 2012 (Based FPR?)
5086 N313JS Flew HPN-SUA 31 Dec 2012 (Based SUA)
5092 VP-CSM Photo on internet landing at Toulouse 16 May 2012 (Based Malaga, Spain LEMG)
5123 N725MK Noted at HWD Oct 2012, last tracked flight was MMPR-HWD 4 June 2011. Assumed still operational. (Based HWD)
5137 5-9001 Iranian AF - photographed by a friend in Tehran 2006 operational current status not confirmed
5144 3908 Mex AF - Photo on internet at FRG (Farmingdale) Oct 2012, in a new overall grey scheme. Returned to Mexico via Newark (Based MMMX)

5201 N777AY photo on internet at OPF Feb 2012, although no recent flight activity as far as I know. Assumed operational (Based OPF)
5205 N72GW Flew SAV-ICT 26 Sep 2012 (Based ICT)
5207 N34WR photograph on internet, for sale Dec 2012 with Jetconnection, condition/low hours would suggest still operational. Reportedly located in S Carolina.
5213 N710RM Flew LGB-CXO 19 Dec 2012 (Based CXO)
5217 9G-ABF This was noted by myself at Istanbul-Ataturk 15 Dec 2012, in the paint bay following extensive mx. Due to return to it's owner in Ghana in early Jan 2013. (Based Accara)
5220 VP-CGH This was noted by myself at Istanbul-Ataturk 15 Dec 2012, operational but doesn't fly very often. Owner apparently Kuwaiti based. (Based Ataturk LTBA)
5222 N311RS Flew MMPR-OAK 12 Dec 2012. (Based HWD)
5223 ZS-ICC Noted at Lanseria, S Africa in May 2012 by a friend of mine. Still operational. (Based Lanseria FALS)
5224 N700RM Flew RDU-CXO 22 Dec 2012 (Based CXO)
5225 N900DB Flew FLL-MDW 20 Dec 2012 (Based MDW)
5226 TC-SSS Noted by myself at Istanbul-Ataturk 15 Dec 2012, operational. (Based Ataturk LTBA)
5229 N377SA Flew CAK-OXC 8 Dec 2012. (Based OXC)
5230 N275MD photo on internet at OPF Feb 2012, although no recent flight activity as far as I know. Assumed operational (Based OPF)
5232 N77C Flew MIA-MKC 31 Dec 2012. (Based MKC)
5234 XA-EKT photo on internet landing at St Maarten TNCM 6 Jan 2012
5238 5-9003 photo on internet landing at Tehran Oct 2011 - Iranian AF

If my assumptions on the unconfirmed airplanes are correct, this would indicate a fleet of 22 operational airplanes.

At least one none-731 airframe is still operational - the Mexican AF airplane. If the Iranian one is still going, that would be two.

I will shortly post a list of airframes known to be preserved or otherwise extant.

Any further info or corrections are always welcome.

Matt


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 Post subject: Re: The Jetstar Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:25 am 
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The two at Istanbul are still there. When was the last time you saw two Jetstars together on the same ramp?
Sorry it's not a good picture, I couldn't get farther down the ramp without going to a Turkish prison.


John in Saudi


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 Post subject: Re: The Jetstar Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:00 pm 
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porterjet wrote:
...I couldn't get farther down the ramp without going to a Turkish prison.

Obviously you don't care enough for your art to go to Turkish prison! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: The Jetstar Thread
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:41 am 
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rw812 wrote:
porterjet wrote:
...I couldn't get farther down the ramp without going to a Turkish prison.

Obviously you don't care enough for your art to go to Turkish prison! :lol:


No, even I have my limits.


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 Post subject: Re: The Jetstar Thread
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:24 am 
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Does anyone know if N814K is still operational? I believe it is at Addison.

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 Post subject: Re: The Jetstar Thread
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:33 am 
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It is a Static Display aircraft, not airworthy at Cavanaugh Flight Museum, Addison Texas.

http://www.cavanaughflightmuseum.com/in ... article/53

Rob - also YYZ !!


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 Post subject: Re: The Jetstar Thread
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:35 am 
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bizjets101 wrote:
It is a Static Display aircraft, not airworthy at Cavanaugh Flight Museum, Addison Texas.

http://www.cavanaughflightmuseum.com/in ... article/53

Rob - also YYZ !!


Thanks for the info Rob

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 Post subject: Re: The Jetstar Thread
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:08 am 
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I see TC-SSS is listed for sale on controller, no price. click here.


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 Post subject: Re: The Jetstar Thread
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:24 pm 
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Well mallaire, I too worked ( Drank ) a lot on the Reader's Digest JetStar 2 - My father Ed was the last Captain ( Chief Pilot ) N716RD.
Your Father Lee was my uncle and your Mother was my father's sister- that makes you my cousin , when Lee left RD my Father Ed became Chief. Remember the time that we were on Long Island sound and the anchor was tangled around the prop of your father's twin screw boat, I had to dive in and cut the anchor off the prop. You were 10 and I was 18 years old. Ed died Thanksgiving day 2010.

Hope all is well, Barry


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 Post subject: Re: The Jetstar Thread
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:50 am 
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bizjets101 wrote:
I see TC-SSS is listed for sale on controller, no price. click here.

$800,000


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 Post subject: Re: The Jetstar Thread
PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:53 pm 
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[quote="computerbarry"]Well mallaire, I too worked ( Drank ) a lot on the Reader's Digest JetStar 2 - My father Ed was the last Captain ( Chief Pilot ) N716RD.
Your Father Lee was my uncle and your Mother was my father's sister- that makes you my cousin , when Lee left RD my Father Ed became Chief. Remember the time that we were on Long Island sound and the anchor was tangled around the prop of your father's twin screw boat, I had to dive in and cut the anchor off the prop. You were 10 and I was 18 years old. Ed died Thanksgiving day 2010.


I read last month the Bob Ruskay passed away, he too worked for RD as a Captain on the JetStar.

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gcgiv wrote:
Glad I stumbled onto this thread...some great info!

I am trying to find some more info on 2 Jetstars that were utilized by a company (E.F. MacDonald of Dayton Ohio) that my grandfather used to work for and, as a child, I spent some time traveling on.

It is rumored that the first Jetstar was C/N 5023 (not sure of the N number at the time).

The second Jetstar was N636C (not sure of the serial). I have photos of this so I know the N number is correct.

I have searched for more info on the FAA site as well as spoken to them on the phone and they do not have much history in the database on these 2 'Stars.

If anyone can assist me it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Chris


Wow...I was googling for EF Macdonald's JetStars...my father was one of their three pilots, B.H. "Pete" Peterson, the others were Bill Hafnerr and John something, I've forgotten his last name. They flew out of Detroit City Airport, when Mr. MacD retired, the company moved the plane to Dayton...

Who was your grandfather? John had several children in my age group (I'm 60-something now, lol) and Mr. Bill may have had more than the one I know about.

Dad and John were scheduled to fly to Europe in 1970, I remember that date because I had just been given a weanling half-Arab. My dad was helping me with him and they slipped in the mud at the gate, Dad let go of the halter but not the lead rope, Rein got out to the end, thought he was free and kicked up his heels, getting my father on his pubic bone...an inch either way and it would have been really bad, as it was, Dad was black and blue and pretty unhappy.

Mr Bill wasn't going because his daughter was getting married and he wouldn't have been happy to miss it so Dad had no choice but to find a way to get his leg over the console and flew the trip with an icepack on his lap...

I remember two of their planes, the first one was painted white with either blue and gold or green and gold trim. I got to ride in it when the plane got fogged out of Detroit City Airport and landed instead at Detroit Metro, we kids got to ride along when Dad and Mr. Bill hopped her home. She was a beautiful machine...I was in high school at the time.

N1007 was the JetStar seen in the James Bond movie, Goldfinger., hence the 007 number, lol. The company got it as a loner from Lockheed after a mishap put N636 in the shop. Dad and Mr. Bill were down in Ft Lauderdale and on their way home...just before rotation, the wing wheels on one side blew out, leaving my dad and Mr. Bill standing on the brakes, hollering "whoa b*tch, WHOA!!!!" The nose wheel collapsed and they dug up about 1000 feet of runway lights but no one was hurt.

Dad passed away in 1995, if there's anyone here who still remembers him, I'd certainly love to hear from you...


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DA20 wrote:
Hi all,

5057 N1007 was subleased from Lockheed to TWA for evaluation from Sept 1967 to Feb 27, 1968. First flew Apr 28 1965.

E F McDonald flew s/n 5057, 5127 & 5135 :

5057 N1007 subleased from Lockheed from July 1968 to July 1969
5127 N636C from Feb 2 1981 to Jan 1984
5135 N636 new from Aug 8 1969 until Sept 12 1972. First flew Apr 29 1969.

N871D s/n 5067 delivered new to Diamond Int'l on Nov 4 1965, replaced by Gulfstream II s/n 145 on June 21 1974.


My Dad, "Pete" Peterson was one of the EF Macdonald pilots...

The reason they leased 5057 was because of an incident in Ft Lauderdale when the wing tires on one side blew just before rotation...Dad and Bill Halfner managed to keep her on the ground but she tore up about 100 feet of runway lights when the nose gear collapsed... 5057 was the JetStar featured in the ))& movie, Goldfinger....


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 Post subject: Re: The Jetstar Thread
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:57 am 
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Anybody have a 2016 current airworthy list?


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 Post subject: Re: The Jetstar Thread
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:25 pm 
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Here is a start from me... If I missed any feel free to add to it.

N377SA
N313JS
N700RM
N311RS
N77C
N72GW (not track able, but there are fairly recent pictures, so hopefully still motoring)
N900DB
N710RM is listed for sale and has not flown in 37wks


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 Post subject: Re: The Jetstar Thread
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:10 am 
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Believed to be airworthy list as of June 5 2016

5082 3C-QQU

5086 N313JS

5092 VP-CSM

5098 XA-TVK

5123 N725MK

5132 XA-BEB

5137 5-9001

5148 XA-??? ex XA-OLI

5200 XB-KLV

5205 N72GW

5207 N34WR

5213 N710RM

5216 N797WQ

5217 9G-ABF

5219 N800GD

5222 N311RS

5223 ZS-ICC

5224 N700RM

5225 N900DB

5226 TC-SSS

5228 XA-CON

5229 N377SA

5232 N77C

5234 XA-NZJ

5236 ST-FSA

5238 5-9003


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 Post subject: Re: The Jetstar Thread
PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 10:51 am 
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What is left of Elvis Presley's Jetstar was just auctioned off for $430,000. Looks like it has seen better days.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech ... ioned-off/


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