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How Many 707-120B Series Still Flying?  
User currently offlineHappy-flier From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 299 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2132 times:

I came across this pic here at Airliners.net and thought it was pretty amazing that one of the oldest series of 707's was still flying as late as 1993. Most airlines seem to have gotten rid of theirs ages ago.


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Any comments?


May the wind be always at your back . . . except during takeoff & landing.
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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4358 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2096 times:

Check current statuses of all 707s (search for 1**B) on the 707-file you can retrieve on the airliner-list website http://people.a2000.nl/sverb.
It aren't many but when you don't use it much and overhaul it, you can still fly 1959 vintage 120Bs. Some VIP planes are still around, for instance.



nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10817 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2059 times:

The plane you show is now John Travolta´s private transport, registered N707JT!

User currently offlineHappy-flier From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 299 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

The plane you show is now John Travolta´s private transport, registered N707JT!

If that's the case, Na, then I saw this same one at YYZ in September of '96!!! What a surprise ...



May the wind be always at your back . . . except during takeoff & landing.
User currently offlineSouthflite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2045 times:

There is only one B707-120B still in active service, a B707-123B(F) still flying around somewhere in Africa as 3D-ADK (Swaziland rego). It was originally American's N7585A (1967). It was spotted in Johannesburg, South Africa earlier this year.

There are also three B707-138Bs still flying, one of which is John Travolta's personal aircraft ... it's just been repainted with blue stripes and is now Stage 3-compliant. Remember, though, that the -138 was a shorter version of the -120 and it was only bought by Qantas of Australia (13 aircraft). At least another three of these aircraft are still extant in storage.

There are also five B720s still in operation, three of which serve as engine testbeds. The B720 fuselage length falls inbetween that of the B707-120 and the B707-138.




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