Socalfive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5026 times:
The SPs are remarkably still around. N603BN and 604BN are Both in Storage. Other than that, 635US is in Marana with two other 227Bs NW got from Boeing in 1980/81 that Braniff never took delivery of. N634US is one and I forget the tail number of the other.
Redneckslim From Congo (Brazzaville), joined Sep 2005, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5013 times:
No 742 from anyone will ever leave here except in the back of a smelter flat bed rig. Too many 400's in line for delivery boy specials on the ramp. I Live in Marana and have friends that do contract work inside the field. Many of these red tail's belong to banks who took it in the patooski when NWA rejected leases. Two were in line for D checks anyway, and that has turned into autopsys now. Plus, rumor has it Pinal County wants to take back this field for development and general use, but the Evergreen folks have a lot of work to make all this metal dissaper, then clean up the contamanated soil.
727forever From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 798 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4852 times:
Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 1): Would this be the last -27 (for Braniff) Boeing model left in flyable condition?
I'm sure that you are referring to Braniff 747-227s, but there are quite a few old Braniff 727s still flying. I have flown two this week. Of all of the different models that my company has, the ex Braniff airplanes are set up the best, fly the straightest, and seem to have been maintained quite well.