727EMflyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 547 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6681 times:
Surely this baby will sell for a lot less that a brand new bbj, and I imagine there are significant weight savings since they're not hauling all those pax and their baggage.... Fuel and range just might get a boost! Is there a STC around that would allow the permanent installation of aux fuel tanks to get her across the pond? Its good to see these birds can live on. Damn they're loud but they have so much more character than anything new.
They aren't flying it to 15 cities a day every day. Judging by the interior they can probably afford slightly higher fuel consumption than a 737-700. Especially when you consider the savings they got on buying the thing used.
Barney Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 826 posts, RR: 13 Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5327 times:
I've spent a lot of time in 64SW, and when I saw her new state, I have to admit, it warmed my soul. As the pic's were loading, I was afraid I was going to see the remains of her in pieces. Then I saw the last pic; I couldn't believe my eyes. She looks absolutely beautiful, and as a cherry on the cake, they kept her original N number. Thank you for posting those pic's and bringing back many fond memories of my time in 64SW.
N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 25995 posts, RR: 78 Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5255 times:
Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 11): However, what's the point with the short range of a 732? That interior cries to go over the Atlantic!
Remember, the 732's range was really not all that bad. It could go most of the way across the country, just not its design mission. With tanks and the light loads she is carrying, this is a non-stop or 1-stop over the Oggin
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Dl_mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1852 posts, RR: 10 Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4166 times:
Quoting ExPratt (Reply 7): Interesting that it hasn't been hushkitted.
Some JT8 hushkits aren't visable unless you look up the tailpipe for a mixer. The engine nosecowl is moved forward 5 inches as well (If you look closely, you can see a 5 inch white painted area forward of the strut fairing).
C680 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 559 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3888 times:
Quoting CanadianNorth (Reply 16): well if you only put say 10 or 15 people in the thing then put some tanks in the cargo bins till yer up around max takeoff weight then you might get across the atlantic no?