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Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!  
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6565 posts, RR: 20
Posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5105 times:

Today, Feb. 1 marks the 40th anniversary of rev pax service with the Boeing 727. Eastern did the honors with a flight leaving Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. and Miami. Not sure if it was DCA or IAD. I guess this is the actual aircraft N8107N.

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Share a celebration of THE most beautiful commercial airliner....EVER!!!!!!!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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BOEING 727....FOREVER!!!!!!!


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
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User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5501 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days ago) and read 5079 times:

Regarding that first Eastern flight; back in '64, jets were not allowed to use DCA (National/Reagan). Sometime in 1966, DC-9's and I believe 727's were allowed into (DCA). In the 70's there was talk of Boeing making a wide body version of this great 3 engine bird. I do miss them.


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Eastern got in on Bicentenial fever  Nuts





I'm Zippyjet & I approve of this message!
User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5066 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5055 times:

Too bad i will never fly on one again...they are almost extinct from the USA

But i did fly on one just 4 months before the end of service.

bruce



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineN276AASTT From US Virgin Islands, joined Jan 2004, 620 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5035 times:

A Truely Beautiful Aircraft.


Dejale Caer tu el Peso! YOMO
User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5015 times:

727Lover, you forgot these liveries:


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and


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Ones like these turn my stomach:


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just my 2 pennies worth.



Flying is the second greatest thrill known to mankind, landing is the first!
User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3949 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5000 times:
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A truly beautiful aircraft, I totally agree.


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Elle est belle.




Ben Soriano
User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4961 times:

The 727 will hold a special place in my heart. I remember flying on many of them as a little kid as well more recently with NW and DL before they retired theirs. Nothing like lining up on that runway and the power being slowly increased and you hear that whirr of air outside. You were lumbering down that runway and that old gal just didn't seem like she had enough in her to get up but low and behold that nose would pop up and she would just kind of float there for a second or two and up up and away you went. Not to mention, being outside was also a lot of fun-get a nice cold day and those PW's just raised hell when they were roaring down the runway. I'm hoping that I'll be lucky enough to get up to Portsmouth this year to get one last flight on one of these birds with Pan Am. I'm a 727 addict.


Too often we ... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
User currently offlineTan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4911 times:

Happy Birthday 727.....many years of many flights on the 3 holer!

Heere is one of my favorite pics.
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User currently offlineTan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4902 times:

OK..second attempt! LOL!


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User currently offlineNDB707 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4879 times:

Working for a cargo airline we have just got rid our last ones, to be replaced by the B757sf. Good a/c but has not got the character of the old smokey 727. They will be missed

User currently offlineTheiler From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 633 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4878 times:

A rather important 727 operator..

Then
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..and now
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User currently offlineUCLAX From United States of America, joined May 2003, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4846 times:

I grew up in Jackson, MS and New Orleans, where 727-232s were very common, and my family moved to Los Angeles when I was in high school. During college I worked for DL at LAX, where -232s and -247s were our predominant types. Needless to say a 72S in DL's old colors are my personal choice for "the classic jetliner".


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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12263 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4826 times:
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By taking a quick look at the earliest pics, the engines look a lot slimmer than the ones being used today. Have all the 727s flying today got retro fitted engines, or have they just been hushkitted to comply with noise restrictions. Also, how loud is a 727 compared to our favorite, the DC9? I'd like to see a 727 take off, but I never see them over here on the C side of MSP. I guess they all use the cross runway, or the other parallell.


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User currently offlineUal727222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4800 times:

I think United had the best 727s, and we took delivery of the first off the line, N7001U, now at the Museum of Flight in preserved state. I transitioned to the 727 in 1976 and flew the bird for 17 years straight as a Captain, from our -022s to the 222/Adv. series. In over 36 years as a commercial pilot for UA, I flew about six different types of aircraft but the 727 was my favorite. In almost 20 years as a Captain, I recall three instances when I had to stay back for maintenance and had only one in-flight engine failure ever! Its reliability, durability, maneuverability, and speed set it apart as one of the best aircraft ever built. I recall in 1989 during the Sioux Falls DC-10 crash, the airline loaded up a 727 to carry personnel and supplies to the site. Whenever landing at ORD up to 2001, the gates were dotted with 727s, both AA and UA. It took real skill to fly but was an experience that few other aircraft could match. Although its retirement was justified due to high fuel expenses and the increase of age-related maintenance, it remained a dutiful workhorse to the end and perhaps the most widely used aircraft ever built. Even Southwest operated a 727 in its infancy.!

User currently offlineIswiss From Switzerland, joined Dec 2003, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4775 times:

I only flew two times with the 727. It was last year in Bolivia and Peru. I took a flight from Sucre to La Paz with a 727 of Aero Sur, and then I took a 727 from Cusco to Lima with Aero Continente. I don't know exactly which model it was.

User currently offlineLuisinho From Portugal, joined Nov 2000, 229 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4775 times:

hii guys
 Big thumbs up

To celebrate the 40th Aniversary of Boeing 727 pax service... i'll fly my Boeing 727-200 fleet on FS2004 to any destination of your choice!

I have all liveries that existed... so... tell me one flight to i fly today, just to celebrate... ehhe... and if you have the FFX 727 and want to fly with me on net... eeheh tell me ... send me an email!

Luismpassos@oninetspeed.pt

I almost forgot... i made the most fantastic Flight Dynamic ever produced for the 727-200 for FS2004 ACOF and for the FFX/SGA 727 models.

If you want to try it... send me an email and i'll mail you the FDE.
This is so great that you must see!... All lights are in their wright positions, heavy feeling, and real T-tail landing performance... just take a look!

Engines, weights and other stuff were programed with real Boeing settings.

 Big thumbs up Have fun... and happy landings


User currently offlineElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4750 times:

Detroit Metro is very lucky to have this beauty based here...owned by the Nomads Travel Club.....aircraft has it's own hangar....Nomads have their own terminal...passengers board and deplane inside the hangar. Hopefully, this aircraft will be flying in and out of DTW for years to come.

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User currently offlineCessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4718 times:

I'm suprised and slightly shocked that nobody put up a picture of a DELTA 727...perhaps the most sexy of them all... (yes, I said sexy...)


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Nothing beats a classic bird like this one!



Save the whales...for dinner!!!
User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2476 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4671 times:

Not long ago, one of the Mexican airlines got their Operating Certificate cancelled: N2 ... they were flying two of the oldest B727's in the sky:


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and apparently, they will get their AOC back... lets see if they come back with these two old 27's





User currently offlineAviationman From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4629 times:

First Air, a Canadian carrier, proudly still flying the B-727 (passengers and cargo)


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User currently offlineLucky727 From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 602 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4601 times:

A few more we'd see here @ YYZ as part of my tribute...


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Even Trump got it right. Will always be a stunning piece of design.

Tried to find the thread from a couple months back ("Live in a 727!") but can't find it for some reason - but this is pretty close:
http://www.airplanehomes.com

cheers  Smile



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User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3350 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4574 times:

One of the uglier 727s flown by Gulf Air Transport, a charter airline that my aunt used to work at as a F/A.


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And you forgot USAir/ways.


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And PEOPLExpress!


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AAndrew


User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4760 posts, RR: 44
Reply 22, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4545 times:

The airplane that made me fall in love with aviation, the airplane that brought service to smaller communities, the most beautiful looking airplane in the sky.

I miss ya 727!

God rest her soul!

-G



Some see lines, others see between the lines.
User currently onlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7619 posts, RR: 42
Reply 23, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4524 times:

For quite some time MX had an all-727 fleet. It was then considered the best airline in Latin America (they obtained that title again in 2003). Their last 727 flew in 2003.

I think that the introduction of the 727 marked the beginning of a new era in commercial aviation. There are still some South American airlines who operate 727's for passenger service.

I must ask a question, does anyone believe that at some point in the future a new three-engined aircraft will be engineered and produced again? Evidently technology advances every day and manufacturers come up with more eficient engines and with more aerodinamic bodies and wings. It doesn't seem crazy to think that eventually a three-engined plane could replace the current four-engined ones, right?



Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4760 posts, RR: 44
Reply 24, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4493 times:

EddieDude,

While I and everyone else would love to see it, it seems we'll never see another three-holer again in most of our lifetimes. With two engines now being able to do the job of four (777, A330, 767, 7e7), why bother with three.



Some see lines, others see between the lines.
25 Gemuser : A bueat aircraft indeed!!!! As a teenager I flew the 727-076/727-077 of TN (Trans Australia, later Australian, later still Qantas Domestic) and AN (An
26 DC3CV3407AC727 : just flew a 727-200,N682CA,from Las-DTW,stop writing her epitaph,the 727 is alive and well!!!
27 DC3CV3407AC727 : ChampionAir just added six(ex-NW),727s to our fleet bringing us up to 18. It was an honor to fly the old girl on her 40th anniversary yesterday. God's
28 MD80Nut : I've flown on 727s more than any other airliner, and it will always be one of my favorites. I remember back in the 70s and 80s it seemed everybody fle
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