Red Air - a new Dominican airline

Sailor51

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I have taken DC-3s many times from Ft. Pierce, FL to Cap Haitien. Not pressurized but never had any issues, except once with turbulence from hell and a panicked woman.
The difference being that cabin. Aircraft have a cyclic period of pressurization. How many times it can go through it before metal fatigue become a problem. Decades ago windows were square. Cracks began at the corners, resulting in some dramstic loses of aircraft and passangers.
We live and learn, or if we live we learn.
 
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JD Jones

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Not all 747's flying are 30 years old. They're still in production. Most airlines retired them because they're not as fuel efficient as the newer two engine Airbus and Boeing models.
I never knew they were still in production until I saw an article last week about them putting the finishing touches on the last one to be produced.