Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Back To The 727 Days  
User currently offlineMagyarorszag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3567 times:

I know that Wings did a tribute to the trijet some weeks ago, but look at that photo. There are ten aircraft on it, eight of them are B727s from seven different airlines! That reminds me a lot ORD when the 727s were everywhere.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Gerard Helmer



18 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineMav75 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 228 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3525 times:

I miss the 727...I grew up flying on them from NY to Florida. Never had a bad flight on one!

User currently offlineShinkai From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3520 times:

Life goes on. Your current BMW 7 series will be a classic in 50 years.

User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4939 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3406 times:

I was lucky enough to fly a 727 once on NW from LGA to MSP, I believe... I was a mere child and thought nothing of it! Oh well...


Scotty doesn't know...
User currently offlineCactus742 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3396 times:

Interesting how many airlines had gates on the same concourse in that photo. Does anyone know how LGA arranged their gates in the early 80s to allow for so many airlines in one area like that?


Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4878 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3379 times:

Here's a RARE 727-200:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Bevin Shively



Sold to Pan Am before it entered service with Ozark.



Next Up: STL-TPA-BWI-PWM-BWI-STL
User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5647 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3298 times:

God and how many of those airlines are gone or almost dead?

NW: Better off Dead
TW: Sadly gone
AA: Bought TW
CO: Before my beloved airline's downfall, or right at the start with the date of that pic.
UA: Almost back from the brink
NY: Part of CO
EA: Gone
DL: Should be dead



Next trip: SLC-LAX-JFK-LAX-SLC on AA, gotta say goodbye to my beloved 762!
User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7438 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3290 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Great memories, thanks for sharing!


Forum moderator 2001-2010; He's a pedantic, pontificating, pretentious bastard, a belligerent old fart, a worthless st
User currently offlineEalsys1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 229 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3124 times:

Quoting Shinkai (Reply 2):
Life goes on. Your current BMW 7 series will be a classic in 50 years.

But the 727 was a great flight! The quietest flight I ever took was in First on an Eastern flight from LGA - MIA. On today's airliners, you always hear the drone of the engines!


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7929 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3117 times:

Interestingly, I've flown the 727-200 only two times, both on overseas flights: Tokyo (Haneda) to Osaka (Itami) in 1970, and Taipei-Hong Kong (Kai Tak) a few weeks later.

User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7934 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3069 times:

The seven two is, second to the 707, my favourite airliner of all time. Beautiful, perfect aeroplane. My first flight was on one (VH-ANA Sydney to Brisbane, some time in the late 70s) and I had many others, more Ansett (including VH-ANA again in the late 90s just before she was retired after a couple of decades of service), Continental and United in the USA, Syrianair (now that was one tired bird! - but flew beautifully) and just a few weeks ago, a non-ADV ex Air France bird from Dubai to Tehran on Iran Aseman ("Iranian Sky" in Farsi), and it was just the most beautiful ride, old plane and a very anaemic takeoff and climbout, but so graceful. Nearly as much fun as the Saha 707s. I still hold out of hope of getting to Central or South America to get a -100 (which I've never flown).

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Sam Chui
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Konstantin von Wedelstaedt



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Konstantin von Wedelstaedt
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Chris Waser



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Dmitriy Pichugin
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Konstantin von Wedelstaedt


RIP to the Aero Sucre machine lost, crew pax friends and aircraft.



fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

Many great memories of the AS 727s . . . and EA 727s . . . and DL 727s.

By far, my favorite aircraft. Sleek, fast, graceful performer. A classic amongst classics.


Last 727 I flew was an AA 727 from MIA-CUR in 1999. Damn fine birds.


User currently offlineHangarRat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 633 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

Interesting to call up the other shots of this plane:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Brian Harrison



It lost an engine in 1989 after it ingested a chunk of blue ice -- the incident, I believe, Patrick Smith refered to when he coined the phrase "when the s**t hits the turbofan."

Otherwise, I love the thread starter photo. What is the Eastern twin in the background? A300 or 767? Forgive my ignorance. I remember when PHL looked something like that and virtually nothing that flew over my childhood home had engines on the wings.



Spell check is a false dog
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2892 times:

Quoting HangarRat (Reply 12):
What is the Eastern twin in the background? A300

It's a 300.

I dno't believe EA ever had 767s.


User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6482 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

I really love the look of 727s. It's so much cleaner looking than the pod-on-wing jets that have survived. I don't think we'll quite see that sort of grace until we see BWBs...so not for a while, except the DoD. I suppose I could just admire the B-2, then.  Wink


When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
User currently offlineHangarRat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 633 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2851 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 13):
I dno't believe EA ever had 767s

I wasn't sure, but doubted they did, although I do remember the EA 75s with "757" on the tail. Seems like most carriers that bought 75s bought 76s too.

Back on topic, I miss the 727 a great deal. I flew it AA to the Caribbean a number of times and with TAME in Ecuador too. Quiet, comfortable and good looking too.



Spell check is a false dog
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2828 times:

Quoting HangarRat (Reply 15):
I wasn't sure, but doubted they did, although I do remember the EA 75s with "757" on the tail. Seems like most carriers that bought 75s bought 76s too.

Yeah, that seems right. But I think EA died before the 767 made it to their fleet. Regardless . . . it is an A300 in that photo . . .

Flew an EA A300 from MIA-MCO in 1982 . . . only time I've ever been on an A300.


User currently offlineL1011dal From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2821 times:

Check out the Delta 727 retirement website. It has hundreds of rare pictures from the final 727 flights to Victorville.

User currently offlineWard86IND From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 294 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2807 times:

I got lucky enough to fly DEN-IND in a UA 727-200 in the summer of 2001, right before they were retired. LOOOOOONG takeoff roll...


Live your dream.
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Delta & LAX: Back To The Future posted Tue Jul 25 2006 03:07:49 by Fewsolarge
Back To The Futur : From Electra To A380 (vid) posted Sat May 13 2006 20:28:41 by Airboeing
"Back To The Future" For B6 posted Mon Mar 20 2006 16:01:30 by FLALEFTY
When Did DL Switch Back To The More "angled" Logo? posted Mon Mar 6 2006 17:39:15 by Avi8tir
Transbrasil Back To The Air In 2006 posted Sun Jan 29 2006 20:10:50 by TR763
US Looking To Bring Call Center Back To The U.S. posted Thu Dec 8 2005 05:57:24 by SonOfACaptain
Will CO Ever Go Back To The Noon EWR-HKG? posted Mon Nov 28 2005 04:49:09 by Diesel33
UA #93, Land Back To The Owners Today. posted Mon Aug 1 2005 21:44:45 by Aa777jr
Back To The Future.Flying Cars? posted Thu Jan 6 2005 22:15:23 by Psa53
Back To The Old Ways..? posted Sun Sep 12 2004 21:01:47 by EMBQA