Two weeks ago I visited Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to film the last comercial cargo flight of a Boeing 747-200 which is owned by a private US company. Kalitta operated the B747-200 for many years and 14 years ago a Kalitta Boeing 747-200 was the first B747 I saw. That was one of the main reasons why I tried to film the 747 Classic for the last time. Now it` s stored in Oscoda among multiple other B747-200 Classics which used to fly to Kalitta. Kalitta upgraded its fleet with more modern B747-400` s but it` s quite sad to see the B747 Classic disappearing from the skies.
There are still a few active B747-200 Classics, but I am not sure how long the 747 Classic will survive. Current operators are: Trans Avia Export, Fly Pro Air, Fly Georgia, Uni Top Air, The Cargo Airlines (Civil) and US Air Force, Iran Air Force (741) ((military)). If you know other companies which still operate the 742 you can let me know in the comment section.
Within the past years I filmed a few 747 Classics and I added a B742 compilation after the last Kalitta departure. It` s mainly about Kalitta but there are a few other comanies, like “Cargo Airlines”, “Air Atlanta”, “Veteran Avia” and “Rayyan Air”.
Thanks for watching.