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User currently offlineSurfrider1978 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 292 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3821 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 favorites:



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User currently offlineERAUgrad02 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3808 times:

Let us not forget Piedmont. I loved seeing those flights roar down the runway when i was a young boy.


Desmond MacRae in ILM
User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3782 times:

How 'bout:


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Of course, the most famous 732 color scheme of all time:  Wink


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Another pretty good lookin' scheme for these guys:


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User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3771 times:



Quoting Surfrider1978 (Thread starter):
clamshell reversers

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.


User currently offlineAloha73G From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2369 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3758 times:

The 737-200 has a long, and continuing history with Aloha Airlines....

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-Aloha!



Aloha Airlines - The Spirit Moves Us. Gone but NEVER Forgotten. Aloha, A Hui Hou!
User currently offlineAmccann From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3744 times:

This is my first post here on Airliners.net, but anyway... I think that the 737-200 is an amazing aircraft.

737-200 History (Boeing.com)
First order - April 5 1965
First flight - August 8 1967
First delivery - December 29 1967 (United Airlines - N9002U)

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Last delivery - August 8 1988 (21 yrs after first flight) (Xiamen Airlines - B-2524)

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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.

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User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3738 times:

My favourites are the old Uk chareter 732s, BY of course, flogging them to death till in the 90s even putting on IFE on them and AE, DA and my beloved Orion all of whom operated the old boneshaker.

Love Aloha too for sticking with the 732 even after aquiring an open top version!!


User currently offlineGjsint172 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3720 times:

I loved the sound of those engines.
They have a distinctive sound.
I've been on countless Delta 737-200
aircraft until they were retired from the fleet.

Probably a wise financial move on Delta's part but alas... I miss them as much as the old Delta MD-11s, 727s and L1011s.

All great aircraft. But, hey times change I guess.
GJSINT172


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3720 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.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineKPWM From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2288 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3705 times:

I also love the 737-200's of Aloha.


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I also like Alaska's 732's

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Classic United.

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Those engines are great too.

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User currently offlineGjsint172 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3696 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?

GJSINT172


User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3696 times:



Quoting Surfrider1978 (Thread starter):
The roar of the engines

You mean the "Shrill Whistle" of those JT8D's? God, I loved the sound of the engines going full throttle once she took the active and the flight crew moved the thrust levers to 100%... Big grin



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8603 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3696 times:
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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  yawn  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 )


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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3676 times:

Many people forget that she wore the "proud bird with the Golden Tail" colors ever so briefly, too:


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Too bad Frank Lorenzo had already messed things up by then, the 732 sure looked good in these colors  Sad



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User currently offlineSupraZachAir From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Feb 2004, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3607 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?

Yupper:

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User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3566 times:

As seen in my profile, this video is pretty much the inspiration to my love of flying...




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Clearly WestJet's are my fave 732s.

Also;


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Cheers
Carson  Smile



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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3531 times:

Very nice thread!

I flew the B737-200 3 times. HNL-KOA-HNL on Hawaiian and one time on Aviacsa from CTM-MEX.

I am sure we will see them for some more years.  Smile


User currently offlineKAA330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3509 times:

it was so amazing that Aloha 243
they need to make more open top jets!
as for the suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucccccccccccccccccking feel on that was MEAN nature


User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2164 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3496 times:

I really love the 732, also. I think the best liveries for it were Delta's widget and the Ron Allen one (it also looks awesome on the 757!).


Midwest Airlines- 1984-2010
User currently offlineDFWMzuri From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3493 times:

How about Indian Airlines? Flew them a few times over the years. Always enjoyed the flights and service.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40036 posts, RR: 74
Reply 20, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3486 times:

Olympic Airways


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Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1045 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3485 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)
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ZK-NQC back in 2001 (CHC)
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Here are a few more that I took (sorry for the poor quality - most have been scanned from old slides)

5R-MFA at Tulear (1995)
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C-GCPN at YVR (2004)
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D-AHLD at FNC (1987)
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D-ABHW at DUS (1988)
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G-BGDD at DUS (1988)
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Cheers
micha


User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4353 posts, RR: 35
Reply 22, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3439 times:



Quoting KAA330 (Reply 17):
it was so amazing that Aloha 243
they need to make more open top jets!

Not very tasteful considering a flight attendant died in this accident.



nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineMayhem From Belgium, joined Feb 2006, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3429 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  Angry 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...


User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4880 posts, RR: 37
Reply 24, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3416 times:

Come to Australia - you can fly on old 732-Adv's all the time. Or just stay near the airport and hear the crackle of the engines.

25 UAL727NE : westjetyqq, that was a sweet video! ive flown on one of deltas last ones twice in a trip and was also my first and only time flying first class. I lov
26 FalconBird : Indeed!
27 Post contains images UsAirways16bwi : Metrojet Delta American
28 Post contains links and images ACDC8 : The 737-200 was a popular aircraft used to services of my hometown airport YLW. PW used them on their services to YVR, YYC and YEG. CP continued to us
29 787seattle : After hearing about Aloha's dark day today (or yesterday if you want to put it), I think that all of their amazing fleet of 732s and also the NGs dese
30 Andz : I love the 732, my last flight on one was only last week. SAA had a big fleet and I flew on them countless times over the years, as well as Nationwide
31 Post contains images CanadianNorth : Well considering my first flight was on a 737-200, the plane I've travelled on the most is the 737-200, and the first airliner I've ever officially wo
32 Growly150 : That WestJet tribute video was great. I loved the part after one of the flybys where the 732 did a steep climbout. Its impressive to see the 757 or 38
33 Post contains links and images HAWK21M : View Large View MediumPhoto © Charles Falk Boeing manufactured the B732C & the B732QC The recent freighters are B732SF flown by Blue Dart and AI
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