CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 11 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6535 times:
Well, we had the L1011, the 747, how about the 727? It was a classic and flew many years around the world. The 9/11 "killed him" but I'm sure we have here among our big "fraternity" some pretty good information. I "open the hostilities" on this topic:
Airplane: Boeing 727-172C
Bond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5638 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6485 times:
Mine was TWA, and please correct me if it can't be true, but I believe in mid to late 90's, from STL to ATL. We were flying through storms on approach, and I could not imagine how we could possibly land safely ... we did of course! Every nut and bolt seemed to shake and creak for the whole descent!
I'd rather be on the ground wishing I was in the air, than in the air wishing I was on the ground!
AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6418 times:
My first 727 was also my first flight ever, on a Champion Air -200ADV, MSP-PVR back in March 2001 as part of a vacation package with my parents when I was almost 14.
My last ever 727 flight was the return trip a week later, same airline and everything. My first two flights were 727s and I haven't flown it since. I think its ironic, however, that I can still see Champion 727s today, and in fact saw one here in PHX the other day when it was bringing in the Cavaliers for a Suns basketball game. When I flew it, everyone flew 727s. Now, Champion is the only passenger airline in the continental U.S. to fly them (as far as I know).
NWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4901 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6408 times:
Don't remember the exact dates, or even which one was first or last, but it would be the mid-late 90's on NW MSP-MCI or [some hub]-PIT. I was a crumb-cruncher, so I don't necessarly recall much except the fact I hated it because I thought the plane was ugly in design and there were no life rafts (I couldn't swim, and I didn't like the idea of holding onto a cushion full of farts and little kids' pee and other assorted crap or relying on a life vest).
Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
Czbbflier From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 1005 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6389 times:
Going back a long way now... I was a kid...
I always thought it was a gracious bird. Slender and sleek. It was oh-so-seventies!
(Somewhere I still have silverware from that CP Air flight- I remember asking the F/A if I could have the cutlery. Man it was heavy, sterling silver stuff....)