Psa53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3135 posts, RR: 4 Posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6413 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.
Futureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2642 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6382 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!
N844AA From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6365 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.
John From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6324 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.
United_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 6103 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
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.
Champagne For My Real Friends,and Real Pain For My Sham Friends
GSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3382 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 6001 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...
Psa53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3135 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 5879 times:
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.
AC_B777 From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 851 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 5804 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.