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What Is The Oldest Aircraft You Have Flown On?  
User currently offlineRyan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1541 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 9472 times:

After looking at these threads What's The Biggest Plane You've Flown On? (by Super80DFW Dec 29 2007 in Aviation Polls & Prefs) and What Is The Smallest Plane You Flown On? (by B747forever Jan 1 2008 in Aviation Polls & Prefs)

I thought I would start one on the oldest aircraft you have flown on.

Mine are a tie between these two.

DH 89 Dragon Rapide G-AIYR

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Douglas DC-3 ZK-DAK

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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11638 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 9471 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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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 9463 times:

Both of the a/c I mentioned in the What Is The Smallest Plane You Flown On? (by B747forever Jan 1 2008 in Aviation Polls & Prefs) thread were built in 1929, so they are the oldest and smallest a/c I've flown on:

New Standard D-25A:

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Ford 5-AT-74 Tri-Motor:

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User currently offlineJeremy From United States of America, joined May 2001, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 9459 times:

Scenic Airlines Ford Tri-Motor.


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User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 9459 times:

1928 Travelair Bi-plane
1954 DeHavilland Beaver
then a bunch of 1960's-70's jetliners and a few more beavers


User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 9455 times:

A NW DC-9-32 built in 1968 was probably my oldest. Mind you I have been on some old B732's but I don't have their regs so...

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User currently offlineKPWM From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2288 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9443 times:

Jets: NWA DC-9
props: de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver (1948)



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User currently onlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6552 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 9432 times:

I flew on one of these beauties on my first ever commercial flight. I sure miss the 727's.

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User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 9425 times:

Took this photo myself right before the flight.

http://myaviation.net/search/photo_search.php?id=01145536

And one in flight.

http://myaviation.net/search/photo_search.php?id=01145537

Cheers
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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8450 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 9422 times:
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I've flown on both of these:

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User currently offlineGimliGlider From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 9416 times:

Great experience, I hope I don't need to identify that wingview  Wink.


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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8991 posts, RR: 76
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 9411 times:
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Dont know exactly when she was built, but I think it was in the 30s...


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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 9408 times:

I suppose that this my oldest:

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1011754.jpg


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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17063 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9397 times:

Mine oldest is D-AIAM, a LH A300-600.





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User currently offlineDYflyer From Norway, joined May 2006, 676 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 9382 times:

Hmm... the oldest would be LN-WND a DC3 built in 1942. Second would be the Swiss Super Connie, HB-RSC, witch was built in 1956.


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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8670 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 9377 times:

I am sure it was a DC-93 from US. Oldest prop was B99 of US express.

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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30865 posts, RR: 86
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 9366 times:
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A B-17 and a B-24 (as a passenger in the early 2000's).

User currently offlineDiesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1637 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 9356 times:

This one

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About 21 yrs 6 months when I flew it

Flown older types, but none as aged as this in terms of years since manufacture.



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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 18, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 9344 times:



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 11):

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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User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 9335 times:
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A DC-3 flight in 2005 (I don't remember exactly) of Aeroejecutivos in a flight between Los Roques and Caracas.

Great flight but very noisy.

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User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 23
Reply 20, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 9324 times:

I don't know which one was older,

Boeing 737-200 Ryanair
Mc Donnell Douglas DC9-50 Northwest

Loved the rides!

My upcoming trip to Asia I will find myself on Air Philippines' 737-200 twice, I bet they're not so young, too!

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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 9302 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.

User currently offlineNG1Fan From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 446 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 9300 times:

DL 727 ATL-OKC in 1999. That banger was 25 years old at the time.
TU-134, 154 in 2001 - 2006 of various vintages (probably early 70s built)

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User currently offlineVhqpa From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 1456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 9295 times:

1. 1978 Build Cessna 172 in 2001 23 Years at the time
2. 1984 Build Boeing 747-338 in 2006 22 Years at the time
3. 1986 Build Boeing 737-376 in 2005 19 Years at the time

Earliest commercial Aircraft Ive been on

1981 Build Boeing 727-277 in 1994 13 Years at the time



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User currently offlineMauiman31 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 9286 times:
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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.

25 Post contains images ATCtower : NW DC-9 In reality, Commercial: Champion Air 727-200 GA: Probably 1958 BE55
26 Post contains images NWADC9 : 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
27 Paddy : 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!
28 Post contains links and images AllegiantAir : 1946 Piper PA-18 Super Cub View Large View MediumPhoto © Roland Bergmann
29 LO231 : I forgot my nickname flight to BRU in 90! I flew LO's Tu-134A, I don't think it was that new..... LO231
30 ERJ135 : In 1985 I flew in a DC-3 that was 45 years old at the time. In 2003 I flew on a Northwest DC-9 that was 40 years old at the time and is still flying t
31 Post contains links and images MidEx216 : Oldest GA: Spartan C3 (1929) View Large View MediumPhoto © P. Valenstein *self-plug* Oldest Commercial: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-41 (1968) View Lar
32 Post contains links and images N231YE : EAA's 1929 Ford 4-AT-E Tri-Motor.
33 Super80DFW : I imagine mine would have to be either a NW DC-9 or a Vanguard 732. Probably the DC-9 though.
34 Post contains links and images CV990 : Hi! The oldest airliner I flew was this one here under: Airplane: MDDouglas DC-10-10 Airline: United Flight: ORD/DEN Date: 1998/08/07 Registration: N1
35 NorthstarBoy : any one of the 8 convair 580s I flew on in college would probably count as my oldest, since i have no real way to authenticate the age of the planes i
36 Be77 : Airliners Ford Trimotor at Oshkosh DC-3 (Buffalo Airways in YKF) As PIC C-140
37 Post contains links and images TrijetsRMissed : I can't match some of the vintage classics some of you have been on but nonetheless enjoyed these older airliners. View Large View MediumPhoto ©
38 Post contains links and images AirbusA6 : Apologies for the poor quality, and the lack of registration, but I flew on this 721 4 years ago, with the late (and unlamented) Aero Continente... [E
39 Egmcman : I supose it could well have been a KM Boeing 720B in 1982.
40 Post contains links and images TupolevTu154 : The good old nostalgic Tiger Moth, G-ANMY. View Large View MediumPhoto © Mick Bajcar Built in 1942 Tom
41 Baguy : L1011 TriStar Air Atlanta Icelandic TF-ABU Built 1971 (?) BAguy
42 N776AU : I flew on a pretty good number of Valujet DC-9's, but I have no clue as to their ages. The one I know for sure is a Northwest DC-9, N915RW, delivered
43 YVRLTN : The Flagship Detroit Foundation DC3 - built 1937 and oldest airworthy DC3 in the world.
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