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Which Aircraft Were 'Born' On Your Birthday?  
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11611 posts, RR: 60
Posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5429 times:

Well here's an idea for a different thread; which aircraft flew, or were 'born', for the first time on the exact day you were born on?

So far I have found two for myself, aircraft which took to the air for the first time on the 30th January, 1987, although there are probably more;

LN-RLR


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N16339


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Hopefully one day I can get a flight on one of these birds, I probably have the best chance with SAS. Has anyone already managed this - to fly an aircraft exactly as old as they are?


Dan Smile


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User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5424 times:

How do I tell!!?!?!!?!??!

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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11611 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5421 times:

Quoting WestJetYQQ (Reply 1):
How do I tell!!?!?!!?!??!

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Look at the production lists, such as those available on airfleets.net, and see where the day you were born on matches exactly with the date of the first flight.


Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineAcey From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 1029 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5419 times:

Quoting WestJetYQQ (Reply 1):
How do I tell?

http://airfleets.net/home/



If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5417 times:

I dont know but I am willing to bet the bank the aircrafts "born" on my birthday were B-17's, B-24's and B-29's.
safe



If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5402 times:

You all need to get out more. Seriously.  stirthepot 

User currently offlineDeltaAVL From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5390 times:

Really cool thread!

Here are mine:

JA8376


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HS-TDC


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Which became this:


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Somewhat disturbing.


N603FE


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I don't think I'll get a chance to fly on any of these planes. I don't plan on doing any domestic Japanese traveling anytime soon. Or stowing away with some FedEx cargo.



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User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5353 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 2):
Look at the production lists, such as those available on airfleets.net, and see where the day you were born on matches exactly with the date of the first flight.



Quoting Acey (Reply 3):
http://airfleets.net/home/

Thanks Guys.  Smile

August 8 1991

4R-ABE


9A-CTF


JA8082


JU-8452


JU-9901 SAAB 340 - No Picture Available

Cool Thread!

Cheers
Carson



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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5351 times:

Well, I don't know about the first flight of any aircraft on my b-day, but I can tell you what aircraft was DELIVERED the same day that I was...August 24, 1961. It was a 707-138B delivered to Qantas as VH-EBJ, named the "City of Longreach". One of only 13 shortbody 707s built specifically for Qantas. My "birth" plane was last seen in Cairo. No idea where the aircraft is now.
Regards.



"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offlinePHLstudent From United States of America, joined May 2006, 498 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5326 times:

Quoting Flynavy (Reply 5):
You all need to get out more. Seriously.

this is me putting off studying



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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6299 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5309 times:

December 13, 1983:


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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5286 times:

08 April 1987:
Only one Bae-146, which has seen multiple operators.
Orginally delivered to PSA as N367PS, its first pic in the DB was one year later with hybrid USAir titles as N191US.

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It never got full USAir colors, as it went to Crossair in 1990 as HB-IXD. The same year it visited Farnborough.

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Three years later, it was returned to Bae as G-BVFV.
Twenty days later, it went to CityJet as EI-JET, where it served for three years, first under contract with Virgin Atlantic.

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Later, it operated in CityJet colors, without Virgin.

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Its longest service tenure was with National Jet Systems in Australia from 1996-2004 as VH-NJU. First as Qantaslink.

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Then, it was painted mostly white.

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Here was its cabin at that time.

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Then it was completely untitled near the end of its time in Australia.

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Since 2004, it's been LZ-HBB, active with Hemus Air.

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Sorry for all the pics, but I only got one plane so I may as well show it off, right?

I was born one day later than the 767 that became American 11 (as well as a number of other Boeing aircraft that first flew on the 7th), but only the one Bae-146 had its first flight on my birthday. Lots of planes, like Boeings and MD80s had their first flights on the 7th, but not on the 8th. Either they didn't have first flights on Wednesdays, or there was bad weather on the west coast. Or just some weird coincidence.


User currently offlineN801NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 744 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5272 times:

N801NW, of course. I also happened to be flying NW BOS-MSP-SJC that day 08/28/2003. O.k. it may just be the date the paperwork was filed but it is close enough for me.

User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3032 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5261 times:

I went through all the lists, and no of the planes were "born" on the 08/08/1992.

AHHHHH.......

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineBritMidDC9 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5242 times:

I've only got 1:

Boeing 737 2E7 22876/922

First flight - 22/10/1982

Delivered to Arkia 15/3/1983 as 4X-BAC


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On 22/12/1983 she went to Dan-Air London as G-BLDE


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On 26/3/1984 she went back to Arkia as 4X-BAC in these Dan-Air Colours/Arkia titles combo


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Under a month later 22/4/1984 she was back with Dan-Air as G-BLDE


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On the 15/3/1993 she moved to Indonesia with Mandala Airlines as PK-RII


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BritMidDC9


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5240 times:

Great idea for a thread.

Well I'm a child of 1972, and there are a number of aircraft types being built then which don't show up on the linked site.

For those that are listed, only one shared my birthday.

VT-EBN A 747-200 of Air-India.


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And again in the short lived alternative Air-India colours.

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and finally this is where she ended up Sad


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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5215 times:

If one cannot find your "b-day" plane (the first flight date), try the delivery date instead. If you were "delivered" to your mother, so can an aircraft to its original owner. If you're into Boeing & McDonnell Douglas commercial planes, try the Boeing's orders & deliveries webpage. It goes back as far as 1958.
Regards.



"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5197 times:

Here's what first flew on 4 April 1972... at least according to airfleets.net....


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... and that's it. But, as with some others, there are a couple of other planes that were built around that time that might have had their first flight on my birthday...



Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineBuck3y3nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 877 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5190 times:

searched all the aircraft on airfleet website. No A/C shares the same b'day as mine...
too bad... I guess...


User currently offlineShannoninAMA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5171 times:

 Sad Cant find any from my birthday, let alone from '65...might as well go look for the wright flyers  Wink



Shan Big grin


User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 24
Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5165 times:

Quoting ShannoninAMA (Reply 19):
Cant find any from my birthday, let alone from '65..

1965.........try DC-9-10, 727-100's, 707's and perhaps a DC8.
safe  yes 



If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
User currently offlineD328 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5158 times:

July 8, 1985 (787 this year baby    my bday present, haha)

But here ya go: Only one I found.

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?id=0829172
Link to the middle version of this photo:

[Edited 2007-08-08 05:49:26]

User currently offlineQantasA333 From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 538 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5148 times:

Born on 25/10/93 and heres what I got:

Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737-4U3 PK-GWO


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Photographer © Luthfi Muhamad Hasya




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Eva Air Boeing 747-453 B-16463


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US Airways Boeing 757-2B7 N932UW


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User currently offlineShannoninAMA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5145 times:

Quoting SW733 (Reply 10):
December 13, 1983:

Son of a gun....you do know thats the 1000th 737 right? Born on the day that the 1000th 737 first flew? Some people have all the luck Big grin



And some like me cant find a single damn plane on their birthday Big grin (if anyone wants to help, OCT 10 1965  old  )



Shan Big grin


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5117 times:


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The little Fokker is now with Naft Air Lines as EP-NFT


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All four of these little guys were born on May 31, 1991, just like NWADC9.



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
25 FlagshipAZ : ShannonInAMA, I did you a favor. I searched the Boeing webpage for orders & deliveries for your "birth" plane, and came away with no hits for 10/10/65
26 Post contains links and images LTU932 : I searched for aircraft built and/or delivered on December 26th 1982, but couldn't find any. Only consolation: two years before I was born, also on De
27 Post contains links and images Buckieboy : Yes, thank you! I have at least one: View Large View MediumPhoto © Alain Rioux Possibly more, though DC8s, 707s and 727s are not listed on airfl
28 Post contains images SR 103 : The first Boeing 747-300 Ironically I have flown this exact aircraft numerous times to count. Shame I never realized it back then. SR 103
29 Post contains links and images EGBJ : The only one I could find.... View Large View MediumPhoto © André Oferta [Edited 2007-08-10 21:46:00]
30 Post contains images ZuluLima : Only found 1 for 1/5/82. Couldn't check DC-8/9s or Russian airliners, though. [Edited 2007-08-12 02:28:45]
31 Smcmac32msn : Cant find any for November 29, 1981.... any help?
32 Post contains links and images Trekster : View Large View MediumPhoto © Nik Deblauwe And CX-PUE as well 10/06/1981
33 Post contains links and images EI787 : March 12th, 1990 View Large View MediumPhoto © Sam Chui B-MAV View Large View MediumPhoto © Rafal Szczypek - DC Aviation Photography 5N-COO
34 Post contains links Amberair732 : The only aircraft I could find that was born on my birthday is:- http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1233408/m/
35 Post contains links and images Legoguy : Hmmm, it looks like I was born on the same day as........ Air Force One (16th May 1987) View Large View MediumPhoto © Mark McEwan
36 Post contains links and images GAIsweetGAI : I get this bird: View Large View MediumPhoto © Francisco José Jurado Ariza View Large View MediumPhoto © Anthony Jackson
37 Post contains links and images EK77W : View Large View MediumPhoto © John Muzic View Large View MediumPhoto © Tero Yli-Somero - FAP
38 Post contains links and images USAIRWAYS321 : Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-332 N124DE View Large View MediumPhoto © Adam Wright American Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-82 N446AA View Large View
39 Post contains links and images OHLHD : These are the ones which had their first flight A300B4-103 View Large View MediumPhoto © Bob Garrard and later View Large View MediumPhoto ©
40 Post contains images Buck3y3nut : Born on Jan 26, 1985 and found nothing again
41 1stfl94 : July 5th 1986 Can't get the site to work but I do know that Monarch began their scheduled services on that day
42 Post contains images MadameConcorde : I am older than Concorde. The A380 will make her first commercial flight to Sydney on my birthday. I will not be on the flight, it costs way too much.
43 Post contains links and images Tango-Bravo : The DC-6B, regarded by many as the most successful type of the propliner era, made its first flight one day after I was born. Here's a photo of one de
44 Post contains images FlyTUITravel : Maybe you need to get out of here.
45 Post contains links and images Bok269 : N322AW Now in US Airways's beautiful new livery. View Large View MediumPhoto © Peter Van Dyke HL7483 View Large View MediumPhoto © Dan Brown
46 Post contains links and images Viscount724 : The following site has most if not all of the Douglas production list, but does not show delivery dates. http://www.xs4all.nl/~rioolpw/maind.html DC-
47 Post contains links and images Srbmod : Couldn't find any with a first flight on my birthday (May 1, 1975), so I went with the delivery date: View Large View MediumPhoto © Vito Cedrini
48 IAD2BTR : No photo, but a Seaboard World Airlines DC8-50C was delivered on my birthday way back on 17 March 1966. Also Gemini 8 splashed down that day-this was
49 Post contains links and images SRforever : this turned out to be quite interessting... 14.02.83 I'm specially happy to find out about this one (considering my username): B-747-357M View Large V
50 Post contains images VTBDflyer : September 13, 1992 N774AS Boeing 737-4Q8 VTBDflyer
51 Post contains links B747forever : Just one for 1992 11th February. It was first flying with TAP as CS-TIK http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1120578/M/ Then as 9H-ADN with Air Malta ht
52 Post contains images WILCO737 : Argh... Seems to be I am the only one born on my birthday... No aircraft on that day WILCO737 (MD11F)
53 Post contains links and images Tango-Bravo : One that was delivered on the exact day of my 40th birthday, 22 January 1991, is USAir 737-4B7 N778AU, looking like-new when photographed less than th
54 A380US : ha im the 5th of the same yeer but i too couldnt fingd n e thing
55 Kmh1956 : Two years too late. I wouldn't know where to begin to look for a plane born on my birthdate (9/11/56)...and it would take too long anyway....
56 Post contains links and images IflyKPDX : 7/28/1989 737-322 - N365UA - United Airlines View Large View MediumPhoto © Jason Bisson ATR 42-320 - XY-AID - Air Bagan View Large View MediumPho
57 Post contains links and images Fanofjets : " target=_blank>http://airfleets.net/home/ Eeek! I am definitely getting on in years, as I am older than all these aircraft! Yes, I date back to the t
58 Post contains links and images Dragon-wings : April 20, 1972 I only found one. View Large View MediumPhoto © Richard Austen View Large View MediumPhoto © Frank C. Duarte Jr.
59 Post contains links and images LifelinerOne : Hey! I've got these 2 planes... View Large View MediumPhoto © Andrew Hunt - AirTeamImages plane is now scrapped... and this one: View Large View
60 Post contains links and images KPWMSpotter : It looks like all Boeings for me! View Large View MediumPhoto © Ingo Lang View Large View MediumPhoto © Mark H View Large View MediumPhoto &
61 Post contains images AeroMexico777 : HI! Only one for me... He is now stored... HE is only 27!!! or maybe I must go to storage too? Poor of us 2... and our birthay is comming... only a fe
62 Post contains images AF Cabin Crew : Ia Orana all ! Here is the one and only plane that share my bday... I was hoping for a DC10 but I got another king of tri-jets. Happy Flying, AF Cabin
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