Wrong aircraft type


#1

I just wanted to let you know that I noticed an a/c labeled incorrectly. I fly for an airline whose code is CFS and we operate some Fokker 27 Friendship aircraft. The flight tracker shows us as Fairchild FH-227’s. Examples of our flights using those types are CFS7757, CFS8276, CFS7777 just to name a few. I know this is nit-picky, but it is a different airplane. Thanks!


#2

Ya I noticed that yesterday… but the FH-227 is the same thing. Looks like the F-27 was made by Fokker, Fairchild and Fairchild-Hiller.

Here’s a flight Empire 777

I flew on F-27’s as pax in the old days. I enjoy hearing your Dart’s on take off and climb.


#3

The FH227 was built by Fairchild but was a longer version than the standard F27 built by Fokker and under license by Fairchild.


#4

…and all civilian C-130’s are Rockwell Spectre (quad-turboprop) (C130/R)

flightaware.com/live/flight/LYC402

http://www.historyofaircargo.com/img/air-cargo-airmail-image-250.jpg

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/ac-130-spectre-44.jpg


#5

That’s true, lancasterperch. It’s just that the drop tanks are in stealth mode on the civilian models.


#6

I didn’t know Lynden had those! Look how the camera caught the prop tips… cool! 8)


#7

Our aircraft is an experimental Lancair IVP. It comes up on Flightaware as “LANC” when it should be “LNC4”, which is how we identify it to ATC.


#8

That is a typo either in the flightplan or when the plan was activated by the FAA. LANC is an Avro Lancaster ( one flies out of Hamilton ON )

Are a majority of your flights ’ type ’ LNC4 ’ or is this your first IFR flight with this plane and you noticed the LANC ’ type ’ designation?


#9

Ahh. You are right. We did not file that flight. It was a pop up and ATC probably just filled in a blank as they did not ask us to identify the aircraft. I forgot about that when I posted this morning (too early). Thanks.