Surfrider1978 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 292 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4207 times:
As one of my favorite planes, and probably alot of you out there, this is one sexy bird. The roar of the engines, the clamshell reversers, and the sleek lowered look of this plane pearched on the ground, i miss seeing them on a daily basis. Wondered if everyone can tribute their favorite photos and good stories of the 200.
My favorite feature of the plane. I've only been able to fly a -200 once. It was Thanksgiving Day 2001 from TUS-PHX in the HP green colors. I remember being able to see the reflection of the plane on the engine, and of course the clamshells upon landing.
It seems that without the 737-200 commercial aviation would not be what it has become today. It seemed to have jump started the commercial airline revolution, bringing air travel to people all across the world.
The three liveries I have always been partial to on the 737-200 are United Airlines, Delta Airlines... and my hometown of Access Air.
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31792 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4106 times:
The 1st Aircraft I got my Initial A&C Maintenance Licence on.
A fantastic basic machine.
Got very good memories of the type.
Too bad currently they fly only as freighters out here these days.
Gjsint172 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4082 times:
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 8): Too bad currently they fly only as freighters out here these days.
Do they actually have cargo versions that are easy to load? I am assuming that containers make the loading faster thus a cabin based load makes sense if container or pallats can be used. Have they added a cargo door to the main deck level on these aircraft?
Kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8764 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4082 times:
Loved the old pocket rocket - I have very fond memories of flying into WLG ( and even fonder ones of flying back out again ! ) on NZs dear old -219s and it has to be said that the more modern versions , efficient though they might be , are just dull dull dull in comparison ( am I allowed to enthuse about the -100 as well - Ansett New Zealand had a few old -130s and I remember flying them between AKL-WLG-CHC - they were nearly as cool as the -200s with the added bonus of being very rare birds )
Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
SupraZachAir From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Feb 2004, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3993 times:
Quoting Gjsint172 (Reply 10): Do they actually have cargo versions that are easy to load? I am assuming that containers make the loading faster thus a cabin based load makes sense if container or pallats can be used. Have they added a cargo door to the main deck level on these aircraft?
ZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1115 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3871 times:
I totally agree - what a beautiful bird! We have one left in New Zealand. It is ZK-NQC and flies charters for Airworks (ex-Air New Zealand and ex-Freedom Air). I had a chance to fly on it AKL-CHC-DUD-WLG in December 2006, and it was great to see the interior with the small overhead lockers.
ZK-NQC as it is now (photo taken 2006 at WLG)
ZK-NQC back in 2001 (CHC)
Here are a few more that I took (sorry for the poor quality - most have been scanned from old slides)
Mayhem From Belgium, joined Feb 2006, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3815 times:
Oh the sweet 732... really liked that plane. LA still flies some of them on domestic routes in Chile. I was actually booked on one in january, but thanks to DL arriving late I missed it and was rebooked on an A320. And I'm afraid that was my last opportunity to fly it so really to DL
I think the plane has something ... cute and makes it easy to love, definitely if you see it next to a 773 or so...