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Best Looking Or Tribute 727  
User currently offlinePsa53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3070 posts, RR: 4
Posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5976 times:

Ok! The 727 was the super workhorse in which
pilots would say"Just clean the windshield".
So in tribute to a great plane which was the
backbone of many carriers in 1960's/70's and
80's, your thoughts and praise of the three
holer. My choice: PSA, Air Jamaica and
of course, old Braniff.
Have fun!


Tuesday's Off! Do not disturb.
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User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2605 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5945 times:

It was a great plane, and I think it helped many airlines develop their domestic routes and maintain profitability. I dont think there will be another plane that will hold the mystique and attraction of the 727! I loved seeing it around and miss it!


Life is better when you surf.
User currently offlineN844AA From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5928 times:

I've said it on this board probably a dozen times, but for my money, the 727 is the most beautiful, enduring example of 20th century industrial design. The only other plane to come close in my book is Concorde -- but for such a practical, widely used plane to be as stunning as the 727 is is quite an achievement.

My preferred livery for the 727 is the AA livery; timeless, enduring and striking.


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Can you believe the plane in that photograph is 25 years old, and is wearing a livery even older than that? I love these planes. It pains me that they're nearly gone around here.



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User currently offlineMeister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 973 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5899 times:

To be very honest, I really like the old 727s in the FedEx livery. They just look really good in it.


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User currently offlinePsa53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3070 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5893 times:

I agree, N844aa
In 2000,I landed at DFW. We were at the intersection
between runways when two AA 727's,landed.
What a site. I wish I had my camara.



Tuesday's Off! Do not disturb.
User currently offlineJohn From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5887 times:

I'm kinda partial to the striking NATIONAL Sun King livery, since my very first commercial flight was aboard a B727-235. I also loved the old AA Astrojet lightning bolt scheme and the Braniff flying colors scheme. The UA friendship (stars&bars) scheme was very nice, as well.

User currently offlineFlying_727 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 437 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5860 times:

ATA Baby!!!!!!!!!

flying_727



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User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5795 times:

My top 5 727s:

5) AS - Eskimo [smiling, of course]

4) AA - Lightning Bolt W/ circle tail logo

3) TW - New

2) BN - all versions pastels, two-tone, and ultra

1) PS - Orange striped grinning bird!

 Smile



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User currently offlineStefandotde From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5783 times:

No no no - 1st 727-choice is ANSETT of australia with it's last c/s, then Braniff  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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CRYKEE what a BEAUTY!

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most beautiful Braniff-color


User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3049 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5728 times:

I would like to reinforce/repeat John's answer! My first commercial flight was in a NA 727 also.... NA DC10's were absolutely the best looking, too....


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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5699 times:

The 727 is my fave narrow-body. I'll never forget my last 727 flight March 9th ROC-ATL-ROC day trip just to fly on a 727.

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User currently offlineStefandotde From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5687 times:

Yes, indeed one of the most beautiful planes. But unfortunately they have been dirt-catapults and too noisy. So they have to disappear from our skies.


User currently offlineCorsair2 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5664 times:

A timeless classic!


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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5666 times:

How could I forget the 727 soot trail??? I'll always remember watching DL &UA's 72's come into ROC with a soot-trial behind them  Smile
I even went to the airport the last day of UA 727's (10-30-2001). Unfortunately,I missed the last day of DL 72's .
Too bad the freighters come in at night ,I can't get a picture,but I enjoy seeing DHL 490 come in on Friday nights from DL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">BDL around 11pm.



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User currently offlineStefandotde From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5645 times:

@Corsair - and your pic shows what I mean: the 727 is a dirt-catapult. ;-(
But a nice one.


User currently offlineKempa From Brazil, joined Aug 2003, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5593 times:

Oh, how I loved to see those birds soaring above my house! My first and second flights were in some of these:

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User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3049 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5564 times:

I'll probably start a row with our more eco-minded friends, but I LOVE the sound of jets flying overhead!. I've lived close to airports much of my life, and always run to the nearest window whenever I hear something overhead...


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User currently offlineStefandotde From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5554 times:

@Gspspot - me too. I don't care about noise from an aircraft.
But it's a eco-shame if this aircraft is still in use.


User currently offlineGr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1607 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5538 times:

Not a smoother, quieter ride in the sky! Whisperjets forever!
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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5535 times:

My all-time, top 5 727s:

5.
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4.
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3.
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2.
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1.
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User currently offlineAndersjt From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 390 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5498 times:

My favorite is probably my first, Western Airlines, SLC to LAX, spring of 1985:

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Thank you Gr8slvrflt for a nostalgic reminder of the "Whisperjets."



Oh how I long for the day when the skies were truly Friendly!
User currently offlinePsa53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3070 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5442 times:

To Srbmod:
Thanks for a great Southwest 727 photo.
I have a couple of Southwest 727's myself,
but it was badly overcast at LAX, and the photo's
didn't come out well. By the way, some people still
denied that Southwest even used 727's.



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User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5390 times:


I loved the Western 727's..I always thought the interiors were classy. Used
to ride 'em DEN-PHX-DEN quite a bit.


Jim



What a long strange trip it's been
User currently offlineAC_B777 From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 809 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5367 times:

I still love the classic look of the "twenty seven".
I flew on about 80 727 flights with Air Canada during its life with the airline and I can't think of anything bad about them. I only have good memories of those beautiful planes.
Here is a link to one of my favorite AC 727 pictures.

http://www.achorizons.ca/gallery/2003/september/B727_1024.jpg

AC_B777



In life, some days you are the bug..... some days you are the windshield!
User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6600 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5342 times:
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I have always liked this pic:



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25 Post contains links and images DodgeCharger : My favorites are the timeless AA livery, View Large View MediumPhoto © Don Boyd and I always loved this Piedmont livery, View Large View MediumPh
26 Psa53 : Does anyone have a Sasha, from Central America, photo to share? Pretty nice 727 paint livery. I notice there are no photo's on this website. Also, old
27 Post contains images Gr8slvrflt : They're are quite a few, but it's spelled S-A-H-S-A:
28 Post contains links and images Andersjt : How could I forget this sentimental favorite. The "Proud Bird with the Golden Tail" carried me between DEN and ABQ a few times in the 70's: View Large
29 United_Fan : Love that Sasha pic! Their 737-200's looked sharp,too. That pic shows how a 727 is supposed to be - UNHUSH-KITTED!
30 AA777MIA : Gotta say love the SILVERBIRD!! I think the 727 looks sharp in the AA livery! Also liked EASTERN's...
31 Psa53 : It's seems everybody can't spell SAHSA right,(LOL)but we love the livery! Thanks for the super photos,Gr8slvrflt! See if your able to post the photos
32 Psa53 : The Sahsa photos seemed to have been posted on this website, but nothing under regular photo index.I am overlooking something? Under a different name,
33 Post contains links and images Caribb : Well the 727 always looked kinda funky in CP Air's colours; View Large View MediumPhoto © Frank C. Duarte Jr.
34 Post contains links and images Luisinho : Hii FOLKS!!! Aren't you forgeting anything? AND ABOUT PORTUGAL?????? Here we had a lot of 727 all series! This is my tribute to 727, showing all colou
35 Post contains images Pl4nekr4zy : The 727: A beautiful bird in any colors! But the only airline I ever flew them with was CO, and only their -200's. Flew em quite a bit though. My most
36 Jeffrey1970 : Oh yes the 727, I used to love them. My favorites were Eastern, American airlines, and USairways. I also loved the American Airlines 727 that was on t
37 Post contains links and images MxCtrlr : These may not be the penultimate B-727 shots but they do, IMHO, sum up the graceful elegance of this timeless bird... And, for sheer elegance in an ai
38 Tango-Bravo : Attesting to the true versatility of the 727 is the fact that, for the better part of a decade, it was the only narrowbody type in the fleets of two U
39 Tiger119 : I echo Flying_727, A.T.A. with the Palm tree on the vertical stabilizer. I know they burn a lot but they looked good. David
40 Psa53 : Anybody got a close-up face with flaps deployed and a rear shot ready for take-off 727?
41 Psa53 : I know I've said this before and I'm going to bore the regular viewers again,but hey, I'm the PSA man! If you want to see some great PSA 727's shot's,
42 Psa53 : I thought another great looking 727 and DC-10 was Mexicana's old colors fleet,as well as Western's chrome finish.
43 Post contains images JU101 : I have lots of great memories with the Boeing 727-200. Its distinctive look was engraved in my head since early days of childhood. As a small kid, i a
44 Post contains links and images SA006 : To top of its legacy here's a great liverie View Large View MediumPhoto © Sven De Bevere View Large View MediumPhoto © Tommy Mogren / Viking
45 B727-200 : Hail to the three holer - hail to the dragster of the sky. I think the B727 looks best with a dominent white fuselage, like we used to see in Austral
46 Post contains images Fly727 : All of them look great. I like AA scheme a lot, but of course... nothing compares to these great-looking designs: RM
47 FutureFO : I think that Braniff, PSA and the new DL livery all looked great on the 727. Even the original UA Friendships looked good on the 727-200/727-100. Sean
48 Post contains images Aa757first :
49 Post contains links and images Bongo : One of my favourites: Avianca Colombia (Now Alianza Summa)...The second oldest airline in the world View Large View MediumPhoto © Andy Martin Vie
50 Psa53 : Great photos,folks! Like the AA,Mexicana(last photo,old colors) great for the time, and Avianca.Speaking of Avianca,as a kid,took great photos at LAX
51 Post contains links and images RA-85154 : Hi I think the 727 (200) is one of the most beautiful jets ever made. I am glad I had the chance to fly a 727 (N419DA, JFK-DCA) once in my life and it
52 Post contains images Wmupilot : Best looking 727 hands down...
53 Post contains links and images Lamyl_hhlco : Air Algerie View Large View MediumPhoto © Charles Falk View Large View MediumPhoto © Alastair T. Gardiner View Large View MediumPhoto ©
54 Post contains images FLYSSC : THE B727.... ONE OF THE BEST PLANE EVER !!!
55 Post contains links and images Osteogenesis : That is easy. Of course the old Mexicana painting: View Large View MediumPhoto © Frank Schaefer
56 Post contains links and images Eastbay : Fond of the old Northwest Orient 727's, flew those many times (along with DC-10's) on SFO-MSP runs in the 70's/80's. Always liked the diagonal white s
57 Psa53 : Any final thoughts/photos, before we let this great lady fly off into the sunset?
58 Flyboyaz : My choices....PSA (of course), I'd paint a 747 in PSA colors...hehe. Pan Am would be my next choice. Then probably Eastern. It's difficult because so
59 Post contains links and images Briboy : Well, I would have to say the following Canadian examples: View Large View MediumPhoto © Den Pascoe and View Large View MediumPhoto © Oliver
60 Post contains images Psa53 : Here are final photos of the 727:
61 Myk : One of the few 727 that you still see in Europe are the 727 from Air Algerie and Libyan Arab Airlines. Any others ?
62 Post contains images Airplanepics : Im suprised no one has mentioned Cougar Airlines! There colour scheme was fantastic!!! Shame there not flying though, but both of there aircraft are a
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