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Last Delta 727 Flight Video  
User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5489 posts, RR: 51
Posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4390 times:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=npuTH5w2VfY

In the spirit of the TWA last 727 flight thread, I thought I'd throw together a little footage of the last Delta 727 flight back in 2003. Sorry about the marginal quality, was taken with my Sony F-707. A bit shaky at times as I was trying to take photos and do video at the same time  Smile .

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User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5647 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4352 times:

Beautiful footage Dazed,I absolutely LOVED the 727 and the ones I flew on with TWA, Western, Delta, Continental, Pan Am, Olympic, an others...dammit what a fun ride!


Next trip: SLC-LAX-JFK-LAX-SLC on AA, gotta say goodbye to my beloved 762!
User currently offlineFdex727 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4321 times:

As I said in the previous thread I will miss the 27's, getting to work with them at DL, UA and FX was truly a pleasure. The only thing I hate is that I missed the DL's last flight out of GSO. I spent a lot of hot summer day working in the pits of the old gal and was certified to ride brakes and start APU's, still have most of the old manuals from UA off the 727. It's hard to believe GSO hardly has any mainline service from DL now, we went from filling 727's up regularly and 757's at furniture market time to now oversold RJ's and 2-3 MD-88's.

User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5489 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4321 times:

Sitting in the back made for some great video too!

BTW, on rotation I had to do a small edit as I was taking photos and set the camera down, that's why there is a 10 second gap or so.


User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4287 times:

Very nice! I love when aircraft are treated to the water arch!


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User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4742 posts, RR: 45
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4274 times:

Great video and thanks for posting. I don't think there will ever be a more beautiful bird in the sky than the ol'widget clad 727.

[Edited 2007-07-08 02:07:37]


Some see lines, others see between the lines.
User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5647 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4246 times:

Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 5):
Great video and thanks for posting. I don't think there will ever be a more beautiful bird in the sky than the ol'widget clad 727.

nor the Flying W....or the twin red stripes...



Next trip: SLC-LAX-JFK-LAX-SLC on AA, gotta say goodbye to my beloved 762!
User currently offlineLono From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1335 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4238 times:

sigh..... 282WA...... flew that bird many times with WA back in the day.... 727 was the best!!!!


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User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4234 times:

I remember my last 727 flight. It was on DL in June 2002, TUS-ATL in the old widget colors.

User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4223 times:

I like how you didn't waste time at cruise, went straight to the landing in ATL, excellent video. Excellent. I have been trying to remember what the interior of those 727's looked like for a while now, thanks for bringing back memories.


The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4742 posts, RR: 45
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4217 times:

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 6):
nor the Flying W....or the twin red stripes...

I'll agree with you on both if you give me the original Olympic livery on the 727 - I'm talking the almost black cheatline/tail version that didn't have the cheatline swoop into the tail...like below:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Mel Lawrence




Some see lines, others see between the lines.
User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2441 posts, RR: 31
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4198 times:

My first commercial flight ever was a Delta 727 from Fairbanks-Anchorage-Salt Lake City back in 1989. I was hooked on flying ever since then.

My last was an American 727 from MCI-ORD back in 2000 (?).

Awesome aircraft.... I do miss seeing her around.



You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5647 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4171 times:

Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 10):
I'll agree with you on both if you give me the original Olympic livery on the 727 - I'm talking the almost black cheatline/tail version that didn't have the cheatline swoop into the tail...like below:

LOL thats the one I was on, sometime in 1984 or so. My dad has the pics, sice I was only 2 at the time! Oh and how about the widget scheme without the black nose?



Next trip: SLC-LAX-JFK-LAX-SLC on AA, gotta say goodbye to my beloved 762!
User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4742 posts, RR: 45
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4143 times:

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 12):
Oh and how about the widget scheme without the black nose?

That's the preferred version.



Some see lines, others see between the lines.
User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2323 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4046 times:

Great job Dazed on capturing a sad, yet memorable moment in history. You can tell by the pilot's voice over the PA that he was saddened too. I wish I could go back in time when 727's were still common. It seems so much longer tha 4-5 years ago. Long live this beautiful tri-jet!


There's nothing quite like a tri-jet.
User currently offlineMohunk From United States of America, joined May 2007, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4025 times:

My first flight was on a Western Airlines 727 MSP-DEN to see my honey and future wife at U. of Colorado (how that worked with me at U. of MN????). Anyway, the 727 holds special memories for me. Loved the video.

User currently offlineDl_mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1926 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3962 times:

I flew on what was supposed to be the last 727 flight (DFW-ATL) that day. I believe that the GSO leg was added after I bought my ticket. I sat in the very same seat................Best seat in the house.


This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6202 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3860 times:

The TWA video brought tears to my eyes, and even though I've always been more of a Delta fan I was a little disappointed by the lack of "spirit" on the Delta flight. Granted, this was a difficult time for the country and airlines.


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User currently offlineL1011dal From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3738 times:

I miss the 727's also. Spent a lot of time flying with Delta on the 727. I was lucky enough to be involved with the 727's going to Victorville for reitrmenet. Check out the photos from the last flights at

The Delta 727 retirement website


User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3734 times:

Ahh, the glory days...back when the old widget ruled over all, and it was some stupid maroon-tipped triangle on the tail. Had 9/11 not happened I'm sure we would have kept them longer- some were still in excellent shape and could have soldiered on longer, so I wish at least.

I'm sure all the 727's are rolling in their graves right now...

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7447 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3724 times:

Great video! I took a day trip March 9th,2003 ROC-ATL-ROC just to get on a 727 for the last time.I flew on ex-EA N8890Z in 'deltaflot' colors on the return flight. I miss the 727 in daylight here.


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User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2820 posts, RR: 45
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3549 times:

Really nice video. I thought you edited it quite well; thought you captured the water cannons especially well. Having said that, I flew the 727 for two years, and I haven't missed it once since it's been gone.

User currently offlineAviationnut12 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3411 times:

Great video! I really miss those 727's too, they really added some variety to flying... My last 727 flight was on American from TPA-DFW in July of 2001. God Bless.
Aviationnut12



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User currently offlineBcoz From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 367 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3376 times:

Another simply amazing bit of video!

Wow! How I miss the 72! Back when I was a grade school kid, we lived in Arden, NC about 3 miles from AVL. At the time, Piedmont flew a mix of 727s and 737-200s into AVL. For some reason, we always took the early morning AVL-CLT flight which always seemed to be a 72.. I used to not be able to sleep the night before I was to fly and it was such a thrilling sight the next morning to be coming down Airport Road, crossing over I-26, and seeing that tail sticking up over the terminal building. It was huge compared to the AVL terminal in those days (no jetways and a single level).

If I remember correctly, I logged 727 trips on TW (my first trip on a 72...and I honestly don't remember it...from PIT-JFK), Piedmont, AA, US (shortly after the Piedmont merger in both old Piedmont colors with the USAir logo and the bare metal US colors), DL, and UA.

My last flight was in Jan. 2001 on DL from ATL-MCI, I had no clue at the time it would be the last time I was on a 72.

Thanks for the great memories!

bcoz


User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5647 posts, RR: 24
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3376 times:

My fave 727-100:

Big version: Width: 640 Height: 400 File size: 68kb
Central America's most BEAUTIFUL 727-100.


My fave 727-200:


Big version: Width: 640 Height: 456 File size: 69kb



Next trip: SLC-LAX-JFK-LAX-SLC on AA, gotta say goodbye to my beloved 762!
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