Flighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 9292 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3619 times:
I have looked into this, and the answer seems to be no (from photographs, probably the best source for this question).
But it will be interesting if anyone has seen a Jetstar I with these small engines still flying. The Jetstar was just an amazing craft in its day (circa 1964 when it starred in James Bond: Goldfinger).
I was at a Blue Angels air show practice at Pensacola in July 2006. Prior to the Blue Angels show, a number of the T-39 Navy navigation trainers took off for their training exercise. The retired naval folks hosting the show told us that these Saberliner trainers were being piloted by retired naval aviator contractors.
I had worked on the JT12's as a PWA research engineer (East Hartford) in the mid-sixties and remembered the JT12 whine (about 16,100 rpm) at takeoff power.
Thanks for bringing up one of my 40+ year old memories....
Crownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2061 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3428 times:
Up until recently, there was a private one (forgot the reg #) operating into LAS from Mexico, so my guess is, yes, there are some flying, especially on the Mexican registry. Whether any remain on the USCAR, I do not know...