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User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2699 posts, RR: 16
Posted (12 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2949 times:
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Is there any planes left flying with JT3Cs, JT-3Ds, JT-4As, Conways, Speys and similar engines? Would really wanna go out and see one...

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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2929 times:

There are still quite a few DC-8-60 series (JT3D) out there flying as freighters...

User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2123 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2833 times:

If you are near a US Air Force base, you may see a KC-135; these birds inherited JT-3Ds from old 707s.

I don't think there are any JT-3C or JT-4A turbojets still in operation, but I could be mistaken.

Converted 707-329C (ex-Sabena) aircraft are used as AWACS crew-practice ships in Germany.

The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3408 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2775 times:

Canadian North still has thier B737-2T2C/Adv, B737-242C/Adv, and B737-217C/Advs with JT8D-17s, and they have thier pair of F28 mk1000s with Spey Mk 55515s...


What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineEdT From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2741 times:

You would be suprised to see HP's 732s still flying - they're down to a very small handful, but you'll see a couple on a given day at PHX or LAS.

User currently offlineDuke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1170 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2628 times:

I don't think there are any more civil JT3C-powered aircraft flying, though a very few such Boeing 720s are maybe stored. I think NASA might still have a KC-135 with the military version of the enginge (J57). As for the JT4A, it's finally pretty much had it, too. There may be 1 or so DC-8s with it in storage, but all the 707s still with it (a few with the Israeli air force) appear to be retired. General Electric's 707-321 that once had JT4s is shown partly dismantled on a recent airliners.net 707 section photo. But you can still see the Conway on the RAF's 20 or so VC-10s (no more on 707s and DC-8s), the Spey on BAC-111s and I think also on RAF Nimrods, and the JT3D (turbofan derivative of JT3C) on many extant and airworthy DC-8s and 707s.

User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 7408 posts, RR: 78
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2515 times:

There are quite a few of F28s still flying here...
Merpati has quite a number, about 20 - 30 of them with only 1/2 flying Big grin
Pelita has about half a dozen.
Transwisata has recently added F28 to its fleet... 2 of them.
Batavia tookover Bouraq/Bali Air's F28...
Garuda's Citilink Division, is retiring their F28s after last month's incident. This will be the 2nd time the F28 is retired from Garuda.

This plane is quite irreplaceable Big grin

Now, I better not start counting the RR Darts on HS748s and F27s in my country! Big grin


When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2498 times:


I just requested a owner of a 720 based at PHX that I saw it last week when I landed there. Also at PHX there are an ANG base with KC135E's and like EdT said America West still flies the 737-200 ( I actually saw 2 of them still flying... ). The other ones, well I know that GE had an old 707-321 stored somewhere in the desert but I don't know if is still in flying condition.

User currently offlineDuke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1170 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

CV990, your 707-321 is the one I referred to above as being dismantled:

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As for the 737-200, it uses the JT8D, and is not so special - there are zillions around, or were till recently.

User currently offlineSteph001 From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2241 times:

Check this out:

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Photo © Alsatian Spotters

Is still in use by Romanian authorities when traveling abroad, plus is one of the first Boeing jets belonging to a country/company in Eastern Europe.

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