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What Is The Oldest Plane You've Flown On?  
User currently offlineVarig_dc10 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 360 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 9468 times:

The oldest plane I have a record of flying on, is a BMA DC-9 regestration G-ELDG.


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It was delivered to Austrian Airlines on 20/12/71. Nowadays it is registered to Air Tran. Don't know if it is still operational though.

I've probably flown older planes, including a BMA Viscount, but I didn't record their registration.

The newest plane I've flown on is an Air 2000 757 registration G-OOBC. It's first flight was on 17th February 2003.


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What is the oldest and newest planes you have flown on?

Are they both still in service?

Regards,

varig_dc10.

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User currently offlineShankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9438 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.



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User currently offlineEDDL From Germany, joined Dec 2002, 738 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9442 times:

Oldest:

British Airways B747-136 G-AWNO, date of delivery: 07/12/73


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Newest:

Ryanair B737-8AS EI-DAJ, date of delivery: 04/02/03


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Philipp


User currently offlineXXXX10 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 777 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9431 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

User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5351 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9425 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.

User currently offlinePRM From Burkina Faso, joined Apr 2002, 351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9414 times:

Oldest

ZS-OLN Millionair DC-9-32 operating for Ghana Airways in November 1999 delivered to Swissair 21.05.68.


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She's still flying, but now in a white repainted livery - and still for Ghana Airways on lease.

Newest probably F-GLZP of Air France


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Paul


User currently offlineAirdolomiti From Germany, joined May 2003, 690 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9407 times:

In 1996 I flew on this USAir DC-9, N987VJ, delivered on 07/12/1968:


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This is the oldest that I remember the registration of. I flew on many LH 737-200s and 727-200s in the early 90's, not sure if some of them were delivered prior to 1968?

And for the newest, last April I flew on Tyrolean's Dash 8-400 OE-LGG, delivered on Jan. 9th, 2003:


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N987VJ is currently stored at Mojave, while OE-LGG is obviously still in service  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineAvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 9374 times:

My Dad had a 1946 Ercoupe 415-C, used to go up in it all the time. He doesn't have it anymore though.  Sad


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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 9390 times:

I've flown on some DC-3s in scheduled service with Air Kenya back in the 80s, so I guess those would take the cake.

In terms of modern jets, it would have to be Northwest's venerated N930RC, a DC9-14 that was delivered to Finnair back in January of 1966 and that I last flew sometime in mid-2001.

As far as young planes go, I was on the first commercial service of N435SW, a Skywest CRJ. Can't get much younger than that.


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 9366 times:

I got you all beat. When I was a little kid, I flew on an Island Airways Ford Trimotor that was built in the 1920s. I flew it out of Sandusky Ohio. I believe this plane is in a museum now.

User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 9351 times:

1950s Cessna 310C I fly it all the time (when its not offline)  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

The oldest airliners that I've been on are not that old
AA DC10
NWA 727-200
E5 Tu134



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User currently offlineLPL From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1055 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 9313 times:

My oldest is probably a Delta tri-star, N1731D.


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User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 9300 times:

The oldest plane i've ever been on was a 1968 model Cessna 210 and it really did show its age. Oldest airliner would be an AA DC10-30 followed by an Ansett 767-200(1981 build date).

User currently offlineFrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 9291 times:

Not 100% sure, but my oldest flight was either a NW DC9-30 or a YX DC9-10. My newest flight is probably a DL 767-400.

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9257 times:

The oldest plane I flew on was N803AT with AirTran Airways. It was delivered 11/19/68.
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The newest plane I have flown on was N980AT with AirTran Airways which was delivered 10/16/02.
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(Please note that on June 10, 2002, I flew on N989AT with AirTran,
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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.)


User currently offlineJabpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 423 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9241 times:

Ford Tri-Motor NC8407, last year at the Oshkosh EAA Airshow.


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Jeff

User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9235 times:

This Piper Cub:


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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13229 posts, RR: 77
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 9186 times:


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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.


User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5153 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9168 times:

It was spring of 1967, I was not quite 2 years old. An Ozark Airlines DC-3 from PIA-STL. Most if not all of OZ's DC-3's were made before WWII, so it was more than likely at least 25 years old then.



Next Up: STL-EWR-STL for my first mileage run!
User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9147 times:

This puppy (about a year ago)!:


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Next flight.... who knows.
User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16883 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 9125 times:

A CO 737-100, and a Cessna from 1958 (or somewhere around there).


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User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3867 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 9067 times:
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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.

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium



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User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 9014 times:

My mom and I flew on an AA MD80 from STL-ORD.

According to my records, that plane was built in 86.


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User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 8983 times:

Convair 580 from ANC-FAI in June of 1999. Aircraft was delivered in 1956.


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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 24, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 8971 times:

Piper J-3 Cub.

Also my first experience flying a taildragger. I had a little detour to the grass along the side of the runway on my first attempt (hey, cut me a break, the runway is only 45 feet wide!)



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25 Post contains links and images Mr AirNZ : Flew on this old thing a few years back. View Large View MediumPhoto © Colin Hunter
26 Post contains links and images ERJ135 : Like Many others here the oldest aircraft I flew on was a DC-3 View Large View MediumPhoto © Propfreak The newest aircraft is actually tied betwe
27 Post contains links and images MASB747 : The oldest flying thing I´ve ever been on has to be this one View Large View MediumPhoto © Dirk Jaeger Oldest aircraft:BA 747-136 G-AWNB View La
28 D-aqui : Guess which one. Regards D-AQUI
29 Post contains links and images 747 4-ever : Oldest: Great thing! Flew it on an airshow 2001. View Large View MediumPhoto © Daniel & Robert Fall Newest: Flew it to CPH in April 02, Delivered
30 Post contains images Positive rate : To add to my post above- the newest aircraft i have been on is a Virgin Blue 737-800. Also at an airshow i went for a joyflight in a brand new Eurocop
31 Post contains links and images Qf747 : The Oldest aircraft I have flown is the Air Lanka L-1011 from CMB-KUL (Srilankan Airlines now). View Large View MediumPhoto © Brian Wilkes Then c
32 Swissgabe : Mine is for sure the JUAir, Junkers Ju52 built in 1939!
33 Trintocan : As a child I never recorded the numbers etc. of the planes I flew on (despite remembering the types) so I do not know the ages of the 707s, DC8s etc t
34 Post contains links and images Godbless : My oldest was a 747-100 from Air Canada C-FTOE back in 1998 on YYZ-FRA shortly before it was retired. View Large View MediumPhoto © Bill Sheridan
35 Post contains images Fjnovak1 : Oldest: unknown, but if I had to guess its one of the many Northwest DC-9s I've been on... Newest: Feb 21st, 2003, Northwest, DTW-MEM, B757-300, had o
36 ATCT : 1942 Piper J-3 Cub, Franklin 65HP Engine. NC33229. Flown in it many times. Great aircraft. ATCT
37 Airportugal : Oldest aircraft I've been on was in 1995 HB-ICJ Caravelle of AeroJet Youngest aircraft was CS-TNL 320 of TAP Luis Gonçalves
38 Yyz717 : I flew on a 1958-build Convair CV580 in 1987 (29 years old). Air Ontario from YYZ to YXU (London ON).
39 BR715-A1-30 : When I flew on N989AT in June 2002, It had a new car smell to it. It was also clean like a new car. It didn't seem like it had been used much. Of cour
40 UN_B732 : The oldest plane is probably an Air Ukraine Tu-134, Aeroflot Tu-154, MetroJet 737-200 or USAir Express Dash-8 The newest plane I just flew on today! A
41 Aeromexico757 : 1970 Private Cessna 182 1969 AeroMexico DC-9-30 AeroMexico757
42 Flyf15 : The oldest planes I've logged time have been a 1973 Schweizer SGS 2-33A and a 1973 Cessna 172M.
43 Mandala499 : My oldest plane: Dragon Rapide (1936) Oldest Jet: Must have been that Pan Am 707... Oldest TProp... Can't decide between that Mandala L188 Electra or
44 Post contains links and images EGPX : Oldest must be an Air Atlantique DC-3 View Large View MediumPhoto © David Strange Oldest jet was a 1959 B707 of Cyprus Airways View Large View Me
45 BR715-A1-30 : Wait, are you asking the question "Newest plane to date" or "Newest plane ever."?
46 Srbmod : My oldest plane was an AirTran DC-9-30 series, one of the early -31 or -32 series, it had a 1967 manufacture date on it plaque inside the door. As for
47 Post contains links and images Spotterboy : The oldest plane was an Airbus A300B2 from Air Inter on NCE-ORY View Large View MediumPhoto © Torsten Maiwald The newest was a Lufthansa CRJ200 f
48 Post contains links and images Brianhames : Back in 1989 my family got stuck in Anchorage just before Christmas due to the volcano Mt. Redoubt erupting and grounding a lot of flights because of
49 Cptkrell : I'm thinking the CAF's Heinkel HE-111 and Junkers Ju52 although I'd have to find my log books to check dates of manufacture to compare w/ Island Airwa
50 Post contains links and images Dlx737200 : The Oldest: View Large View MediumPhoto © Joseph J. Wagner or something like it (DLX) (Many DLX flights June 2001-December 2002) The newest: View
51 Post contains links and images Fanofjets : Oldest plane: Boeing PT-17 Stearman (she was pushing 50 when I flew in her) View Large View MediumPhoto © Flodur Ah, an open-cockpit biplane with
52 Captaink : Air Caribbean NAMC YS-11 GND/POS
53 Aviasian : With this contribution, I sound like a relic myself. Oldest airplane flown : 1930-vintage Tiger Moth from Queenstown, New Zealand. I cannot remember i
54 Post contains links and images Hisham : 1901 LHR-JFK, aircraft built in 1899 View Large View MediumPhoto © Paul Robbins Hisham.
55 Post contains images Ralgha : 1946 Cessna 120.
56 Post contains links and images Asgeirs : The oldest aircraft that I have been on was TF-ABQ, a 747-246B of Air Atlanta Icelandic. Delivered to Japan Airlines on 29.06.1972 as JA8113. I flew o
57 Post contains links and images Tango-Bravo : Oldest... North Central Convair 580 (before I began logging tail numbers). Airframes would have been at least 15 years old when I took three different
58 Greg : Some ancient 747-200 on Northwest....and it was across the Pacific. I swear it was a deathtrap--it shook and rattled for ten damn hours. I can only as
59 Venuscat2 : The oldest aircraft I flew on was a 1950s Cessna 150. On the airliner side, the oldest aircraft that i flew on (since i became an aviation nut) was an
60 Post contains links and images CV990 : Hi! To answer your question I'm putting a photo of the oldest airplane I flew at that time. View Large View MediumPhoto © José Jorge I flew in
61 Brons2 : My parents took me on a few flights in the early 70s, mostly United 721's and Hughes Airwest DC-9, so I imagine those were pretty old. I also flew on
62 FutureFO : The oldest airplane I have been on is a DC9-30 operated by FL. It was built as the 4th one off the line from McD. The newest was N228UA Transpacific 7
63 Post contains links and images Noelg : The oldest plane I've flown on has to be G-AGTM, Dragon Rapide in 2000. Then it was 56 years old (built in 1944). Newest would be G-EZJC, on 20/01/01.
64 Shamrock_747 : I've been on some Nigeria Airways F27s in the late '80s - I have no idea when they were built but they are probably the oldest aircraft I've been on.
65 Post contains links and images Bhxforever : Oldest: Virgin Atlantic 747-200 G-VGIN Built 1971! Flew ANU-LGW View Large View MediumPhoto © AirNikon Newest: Emirates A330 A6-EAE On its second
66 The777Man : Oldest: Flygande Veteraner's DC-3 SE-CFP on a charter flight Bromma-Mariehamn-Bromma. Built in 1943. Oldest jet: TWA's N844TW ARN-FRA in 1991 when imm
67 Post contains links and images Bmacleod : Oldest: AC DC-9-32 from YHZ-BOS July 2,1987 View Large View MediumPhoto © Frank Schaefer Newest: AC 320 from YYZ - YHZ May 30, 1998. View Large V
68 Elwood64151 : I must echo Jhooper: A 1942 Piper L-1 Cub, used in WWII as a scout plane. It is not one of the Normandy bazooka-mount tankbusters, rather the little c
69 Lijnden : OLDEST PLANE: Convair 440 Republic from ORD to Oshkosh, WI in 1981 Oldest jet: XA-DOE dc-8 Aero Mexico from MEX to Panama City in 1979
70 VivaGunners : My oldest plane was a BA 737-200 back in september 2000. I don't know how old it was but I know that BA retired all 732s in Nov/DEC 2000 (i think) , s
71 Post contains links and images Clrd2go : For me it was probably a Frontier CV580 View Large View MediumPhoto © J Allen King or perhaps a Rocky Mountain Twin Otter (not sure when these w
72 Post contains links and images DIA : Clrd2go: Here you go. . . View Large View MediumPhoto © AirNikon View Large View MediumPhoto © AirNikon View Large View MediumPhoto © C
73 Post contains links and images LGB Photos : The oldest plane I have flown on: View Large View MediumPhoto © Stephen Tornblom/Flying Images Worldwide The newest plane I have flown on: View L
74 Post contains links and images TZSFO : This was probably the oldest AC I have ever been on.... View Large View MediumPhoto © Nick Sharp TZ
75 Post contains links and images OO-AOG : View Large View MediumPhoto © Dietmar Schreiber View Large View MediumPhoto © Joan Martorell View Large View MediumPhoto © Paul Spijker
76 TriStar500 : The oldest plane I ever flew myself is an ASK-8 glider plane from - AFAIK - the mid to late 50's. The oldest passenger plane I've been one was - surpr
77 Clrd2go : A few back...DIA..thank you! Flew on a few RM DASH 7's as well! Jim
78 ANA777master : Back in the early 70's: Eastern Airlines Whisperjet (DC-9??). I loved that airline as a kid.
79 DIA : Clrd2go: If you are interested in RMA, I'll tell you that there was a two-part story from an RMA Dash-7 pilot in the last two editions of Airways Maga
80 Post contains links and images CanadianPylon : The oldest airplane I have ever flown on was a CC-137 from the Canadian Air Force. It was the Canadian Military version of the Boeing 707-347C. The sp
81 Clrd2go : DIA..Yes..thanks! My subscription to Airways ran out and I forgot to renew it.. I'll jump on their website now and do that..and order reprints. I lov
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