Note that I say the existing Aeroclassics mould. To that end I have excluded the longer F28-4000, which deserves its own mould and has a load of its own airlines that deserve releases. Even excluding its big brother, the 91 F28-1000s saw wide service over a long period so there are plenty to choose from still even though over 40 models have now been made by Aeroclassics. Find below 28 F28-1000s I'd like to see.
I’ve been writing quite a bit about the F28 of recent see here for F28 related history blog posts and here for the mould review.
Starting in the home of Fokker itself and only 4 models have been made, which leaves lots of strong contenders, including all the early operators aside from Braathens S.A.F.E, which had a release in 2017.
Amongst the earliest operators were:
LTU – which had two schemes:
Itavia - which also had two schemes:
Linjeflyg - 2 schemes:
Other smaller regionals included:
TAT, which operated in its own colours and those of Air France (2 other TAT aircraft have already been made):
For smaller African national airlines the F28 was something of a prestige airliner and it carried some lovely colours:
Air Gabon - 3 schemes:
There has already been a selection of Australian F28s made, however they mainly represent versions of the Ansett shooting stars scheme and not the more colourful independent liveries. Additionally, the F28 also made it out to the islands as well.
Air New South Wales
Airlines of Western Australia
Rest of World
I'll finish up with three other notable F28s from far and wide:
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