Shankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1611 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 10525 times:
The oldest plane is my log book is my flying club's 38 year old PA28-140.
Airliner wise, the odest is probably a Ryanair 732, some of those dating back to the early 80's. If flew ATR42 HR-IAX last year which made its first flight in 85. However, as I shall be on one of the BA Concordes later this summer, this will become my oldest jet as the newest ones are 22+ years old and the oldest nearer 27.
Newest it was BA 777 G-YMMH which had just 15 flights in her log book when I flew her London-Chicago in December 2000.
XXXX10 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 778 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 10518 times:
In 1981 I flew on A Convair from Grand Cayman to Tampa that must have been 30 years old plus. In 2000 flew as US air 727 DCA-LGA again a well run-in machine, some of Ryanair's 737-200s have seen better days -not sure exactly how old, also flew G-BOAB in 1999 she must have been in her mid 20's
ZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5513 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 10512 times:
In 1987 I flew a Continental 747-200 from AKL to HNL, I guess that aircraft was atleast 15 years old, not that old really by 747 standards or for any commercial aircraft these days. Would have been an ex QF aircraft probably.
and as of that day, N989AT had only completed 2 days of service. So that would qualify as the newest plane I have ever flown on at the time that I flew on it. But as of Today, N980AT is the newest plane I have flown on.)
This aircraft, from this airport, 3 months before this photo was taken.
The charter in June 1984 took us over London and LHR, before returning to LTN.
I guess the aircraft was 40 years old at that time.
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4571 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 10154 times:
The oldest aircraft I have ever flown on is the DC-3. It was a domestic flight within South Africa from Skukuza to Johannesburg. I was coming back from a Safari on Comair, a domestic South African airline. It was indeed the only non pressurized flight I ever had, I remember very well each windows that had only one glass layer instead of two like on a modern airliner. That was 1986.
The oldest JETliner I have ever flown on is the Boeing 707, in 1985. I was flying back to Brussels from Rhodos (Greece) on TEA, a Belgian charter airline that doesn't exist anymore.