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MILWAUKEE WELCOMES SUN COUNTRY AIRLINES

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It was anything but sunny when N826SY, a 15-year-old Boeing 737-8F2 touched down on Runway 1 Left at General Mitchell International Airport at 0847 on Thursday August 26th. A few short minutes later Sun Country Airlines flight 123 pulled into Gate D-42, after departing from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport at 0758 on Sun Country’s “re” inaugural of scheduled service to Milwaukee. Sun Country has served Milwaukee for several years flying charters, and also flew scheduled service to Milwaukee from 1999 to 2001. Sun Country announced on April 27th that they could begin scheduled service to Milwaukee with flights initially to Las Vegas and Minneapolis, with service commencing later this year to Phoenix, Fort Myers, and Cancun Mexico...

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THIS IS NO ORDINARY MD-10-30

By: Category: Air FreightersAirlinersAviation HistoryDouglas McDonnellEAA AirVentureMedical Aircraft

On March 27th, 1973, McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30CF, MSN 46800/Line number 96 and registered N101TV of Trans International Airlines took to the sky for the first time. This would be the 96th DC-10 to roll off the Long Beach California production line and was manufactured in such a way that the aircraft could be converted back and forth from a passenger configuration to a cargo configuration hence the CF (Convertible Freighter) designation. These versions of the DC-10 were easily recognizable by the large 102”x140” cargo door on the side of the fuselage. The DC-10-30CF is powered by three General Electric CF6-50C2 Turbofan engines which each generate 51,000#’s of thrust and can carry up to 380 passengers or 23 positions of cargo with a range up to 5,750 miles...

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MISSIONS OF MERCY

By: Category: Air FreightersAirlinersAviation HistoryDouglas McDonnellEAA AirVenture


One of the main themes of AirVenture 2021 was a salute to humanitarian aviation, and this 1969 vintage Douglas DC-8-72, Serial Number 46013/Line Number 427, fits the bill perfectly. This almost 54-year-old DC-8 was originally delivered as DC-8-62CF (Convertible Freighter) to Finnair in January of that year. Finnair would pass this aircraft to the French Air Force in 1981, which saw the original Pratt and Whitney JT3D-3B engines replaced with the CFM International CFM56-2 engines, this is where the designation was changed from a 62CF to a 72CF...

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