PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11943 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 10547 times:
To be honest, I'm not entirely sure as most of the very old aircraft I have flown are not well detailed so it's difficult to find out when they first flew or were manufactured. The oldest I know for sure would be from a flight just a few days ago, on a British International Sikorsky S-61 which, built in 1972 (trip report here: http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/116129 ) - I had no idea the aircraft was so old!
Other likely candidates would be;
RP-C3339 - a NAMC YS-11 which I flew in last year and only know that it was built sometime before 1974.
YK-AQE/AQB - Yakovlev Yak 40's which I flew just under a year ago, again they were old, but I don't know how old.
Any help on tracking down manufacturing dates for the above would be very much appreciated!
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That impressed me! Thanks for sharing WILCO737.
My oldest was a Ford Tri-motor, a NW DC 9 N8920E and N8921E, both 1967 vintage flow in 2007 and 2006.
And Continental's barnstormingthe USA DC 3, when it was at MKC 6 or 7 years back.
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AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 10378 times:
Mine is the Boeing 727-200ADV of Champion Air. I flew on two of these. They were my first flights and I didn't get the registrations, so I don't know how old they are. I do know, however, that 727 production ended before production even started on all of the rest of my planes, so they must be my oldest.
Mauiman31 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 451 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 10362 times:
Without having the exact stats some experts here know ---my guess would be some of past TW and current NW - DC-9's. Probably some of TW-DL-NW-UA-AA's - 727's were also close to 20 years or more before they retired. On lots of those.
: NW DC-9 In reality, Commercial: Champion Air 727-200 GA: Probably 1958 BE55
: Either one of NW's DC-9-10's or NW or KE's 727-200's. Maybe even an NW 741 as well. No regs though
: Don't have the reg as it was a awhile ago (1996) but it it would have the be the DL 727-200adv I had on a BOS-CVG leg. That thing was rickety!