747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4218 posts, RR: 2 Posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4540 times:
I know how stricted Santa Ana/ John Wayne Airport is on noise. The Boeing 727 is the type of airliner that who operate out of John Wayne if it was not for one thing, it is loud. My question is was there ever a time that 727 was flying out John Wayne airport? When me and my family would drive by there ( I was younger), all I can remember is 757,737, MD80,MD90, BAe 146/Avro RJ and A320's. So did Santa Ana let 727 say in the 80'or early 90's?
Flyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4433 times:
Off topic directly, but related to your list of SNA aircraft, you can add B717 service into SNA that was offered by Midwest Airlines nonstop to Kansas City, various A319 operators, and I think FedEx flies in an A300/A310 cargo flight because I remember it parked on the far side of the airport. I am not sure what UPS flies into SNA, but we might be able to add B767 to the list of SNA aircraft also.
John From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4342 times:
I believe PSA flew DC-9s, 737-200s and 727s in there at one time and AirCal flew the 737-100 and 200 into SNA as well. All these jets were pretty loud in their day, before the onset of hush kits. During the 80s however, when the quiter generation 737-300s and MD-80s came on board, stage 2 jets were for the most part, banned from operating at SNA. This, plus the ultra quiet BAE-146 and eventually the 757, were the standard for SNA.
Today at SNA, the 73G, 757 and the A32x dominate the traffic there.
Gmcc From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4090 times:
Well there are no 727's in the photo database listed for SNA. I will have to do some digging to see if I can find any pictures elsewere. However there are some 737-200 like this, which have reputation for being loud, in the database:
DeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3887 times:
Those NIMBY's there need to shut the hell up, or lose the air service. Some of the departure/climb profiles the aircraft are forced to take are downright unsafe, and for what- so some overly rich resident won't hear the jet?
They had a chance with El Toro to move air ops, but they'd rather that be houses I guess- I stay away from flying into OC whenever possible.
Milesrich From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2078 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3850 times:
Until deregulation, the only carriers serving SNA were Hughes Air West, Air California, and Golden West. RW flew DC-9's to PHX, LAS, and LAX. As earlier posters stated, they flew 72S's for a few months but discontinued them. AirCal flew 737-100/200's (early models for the most part) as well as Electras. PSA didn't fly to SNA until the early 80's after the terminal was expanded. Golden West flew Twin Otters and later Shorts 330's to Southern California destinations.