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User currently offlineDaddad525 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 83 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2247 times:

What 707s are still flying, with who and amy idea about routes?
Also any news about stored or derelict airframes.

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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6482 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

Daddad525:

There aren't many around. The reason is that USAF bought them all up, to either convert them to E-6s and E-8s or use them as spares for the C-135/C-137/E-3/E-6/E-8 series.



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User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2059 times:

The E-6s were all new builds, to include the last 707 airframe manufactured.

User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

Spain has four flying as transports, tankers or ELINT platforms. They use to have VIP duty until they bought 2 A310s.

User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7386 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2000 times:
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I think the IADF flies some out of TLV for the Israeli government, and there are some that fly for Omega Air out of Manston, England


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User currently offlineRICARDOAB From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

You will see some derelict/broken up airframes at BEY from MEA and TMA, and I think Royal Jordanian has just stored its 707s.

Air Zimbabwe still has a few flying, along with Lybian Arab and, I think, TAG Angola (not too sure about this one). African boneyards will have some, and also try the US boneyards such as Mojave, Victorville, Goodyear, Marana, Tuscon and Opa Locka.


User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1966 times:

The Argentine Military runs a civil passenger service to places under served, or not served by AR and other carriers. They fly 707s on the routes, and offer good prices to take you to some really cool places


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User currently offlineR3500vdp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1941 times:

Recently re-registered and I'm hoping someday she will fly again.


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Actually if anybody from Reims has any update on her condition, that would be great.


User currently offlineRICARDOAB From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

There is a very derelict Nigerian frame at Dublin (I think its still there). Also, try Stansted or Southend. I think one was impounded there. It might be a Koda Air Cargo machine. There may also be an ex Saudi airframe there as well.

User currently offlineSpike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1170 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1897 times:

John Travolta has a QF 707. e-mail him.

User currently offlineDanielbk From Israel, joined Feb 2003, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1825 times:

The Israeli Air Force has quite a few, used for refuelling, and transport missions.


cockpit? it's that little room in the front of the plane where the pilots seat.. but that's not important now
User currently offlineMerC From Sweden, joined Dec 2003, 590 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

Saha Air of Iran operates them.


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User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2518 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1730 times:
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Didn't the Israeli Air Force still have a 707 with the JT-3C engines? I remember seeing a picture of it somewhere on a.net. I would love to hear that.

User currently offlineCaboclo From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1591 times:

Run a photo search for the 2000 dates. You'll find quite a lot of interesting pix.


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User currently offlinePalebird From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1576 times:

There were a lot of 707's built and there are still a lot of them around.Not in the western world but especially Africa where it has been the aircraft of choice for long haul cargo for years.

User currently offlineMinmiester From Australia, joined May 2001, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day ago) and read 1562 times:

The RAAF had 5 of which 4 were converted to tanker-transports. I believe the remaining one, which was used for general and VIP transport has since been retired when the BBJs and Challengers entered service. The RAAF are also looking for new tankers (Airbus MRTT and KC-767 are main contenders).

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User currently offlineMiamix707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day ago) and read 1566 times:

Check out this month's or last month's Airliner World or Airliners magazine can't remember which lol sorry.. for a list of current 707 operators and the very small number, (in some cases only 1) that each operator still has left. It doesn't say how many are still in active service, so the number might be even less.

Saha Air, Azza Air Transport, Spirit of Africa, Koda Air, Johnson Air, Wimbi Dira Airlines, First International Airlines, LADE (airline operated by the Argentinian AF), Royal Jordanian, Lybian Arab (used as VIP transport), Skymaster and BETA.

Those are about the only civilian 707 operators left and maybe one or two more that I can't remember that were on the list. The rest were private, VIP, and military aircraft.



User currently offlineDaddad525 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 19 hours ago) and read 1473 times:

Thanks for your postings.

Where do you go to see the stored aircraft. I have been to MHV and MAR many years ago with a completely fed up fiance.

Any ideas?


User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 19 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

>Where do you go to see the stored aircraft. I have been to MHV and MAR many years ago with a completely fed up fiance.<

You still go to MHV, MZJ (Pinal Airpark in Marana's real code), and VCV. Also, Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson, if they let you.



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