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Topic: Which Is The Oldest 747 Still In Service?
Username: F.pier
Posted 2001-08-17 15:14:01 and read 3953 times.

I think it's the United Parcel Service N691UP which was delivered on 19/12/1969 the 7th 747 ever built, but I'm not sure.

Would you fly on it?

On which route is it used?

Topic: RE: Which Is The Oldest 747 Still In Service?
Username: Tupolev154B2
Posted 2001-08-17 16:06:37 and read 3878 times.

I wouldn't fly on it but I would fly it.

Topic: RE: Which Is The Oldest 747 Still In Service?
Username: F.pier
Posted 2001-08-17 16:11:19 and read 3867 times.

Excuse my bad English but I meant:
Would you fly it?

I'm sorry

Topic: RE: Which Is The Oldest 747 Still In Service?
Username: SN-A330
Posted 2001-08-17 16:31:43 and read 3841 times.

It has been flying for more than 30 years, so why would'nt I fly it ?

Topic: RE: Which Is The Oldest 747 Still In Service?
Username: SQ325
Posted 2001-08-17 16:38:44 and read 3830 times.

For sure I would fly on it!
A beatuiful clock shop with a good sound Wink/being sarcastic

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Topic: RE: Which Is The Oldest 747 Still In Service?
Username: 767-322ETOPS
Posted 2001-08-17 17:36:28 and read 3792 times.

Isn't NASA still using one of the 747 prototypes? Does that count as "in service"?

Topic: RE: Which Is The Oldest 747 Still In Service?
Username: Heavymetal
Posted 2001-08-17 17:55:43 and read 3779 times.

There was only one flying 747 prototype......The City of Everett, which belongs now to a Seattle museum.

The 2nd 747, N747PA, was broken up last year.

The third was a static test frame that never flew.

As with the 777, flight testing was done by a variety of actual production model 747s before delivery to Pan Am.

I believe NASA uses a couple of -100 models to carry the Space Shuttle....plus they fly an -SP in their SOFIA project....could that be the one you're thinking? What number -SP off the line is being used in SOFIA.

Topic: RE: Which Is The Oldest 747 Still In Service?
Username: Atwingo
Posted 2001-08-17 19:57:53 and read 3742 times.

tupolev154b2

How well do you speak Italian (E-pier is Italian)? Because with your kind of arrogance in correcting non-native English speakers, I figured you must be a polyglot.

Topic: RE: Which Is The Oldest 747 Still In Service?
Username: PHX Flyer
Posted 2001-08-17 20:15:04 and read 3726 times.

tupolev is obviously not a native speaker himself, else he would have known that "Would you fly on it?" is indeed grammatically correct English. Now, can we stop this already?

Topic: RE: Which Is The Oldest 747 Still In Service?
Username: 747Specialist
Posted 2001-08-17 20:39:49 and read 3707 times.

HeavyMetal,

Small correction, the third 747 is not the structural one.
Line#3 was delivered to PA as N732PA and last reported operator was Kalitta.

The fuselage that has been destroyed as a static test frame had no production line number.

Rgds
747Specialist


...and YES I would fly it anytime  Smile


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