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RIP Honeywell B720 At PHX  
User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3018 posts, RR: 9
Posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5772 times:

Not sure if it's been posted, but the Honeywell B720 was, as expected, broken up at PHX.
But that doesn't make these pics any easier to see.
http://www.visitingphx.com/phxn720h.html


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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9041 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5764 times:
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Quoting 4holer (Thread starter):

 Sad that is indeed sad....  tombstone 

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User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4699 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5628 times:

A sad sight!

Once airliners is operating as normal again (that might take a while)... I'll upload my photo of it's last ever take-off.



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User currently offlineCrjflyer35 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 668 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5536 times:

I've been watching it being broken up for a while now...it kinda hurt everyday...Though on the positive, I'm sure Honeywell will be able to do some awesome stuff with their gorgeous 757!!


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User currently offlineSAAB900 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4490 times:

What a sad sad sight! Why the hell was she broken up & not offered to a museum?  Angry Surely a museum somewhere would have given her a good home? What were Honeywell thinking of breaking her up, because they sure as hell knew how much of a special aircraft they had!  hissyfit  RIP N720H!  tombstone 

Dave(SAAB900)


User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4435 times:

That's a shame. By looking at the older pics,it looks like an ex-Eastern bird.


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User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4147 times:
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Quoting 4holer (Thread starter):

Was the last B720 flying or I'm I wrong?

 hissyfit   tombstone 

Very bad news....

Gerard



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User currently offlineBeechNut From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 726 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4094 times:



Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 6):
Was the last B720 flying or I'm I wrong?

No, I believe Pratt & Whitney still have theirs flying out of Montreal but it is scheduled to be replaced by a B747SP. Not sure if that has happened yet. I have seen it fly many times in the last couple of years.

Beech


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29800 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3998 times:

Too bad they couldn't have figured out a way to donate it to a museum and get a tax write-off.

That is a pretty historic aircaft there.



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User currently offlineKnightsofmalta From Malta, joined Nov 2005, 1826 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3960 times:

I have fond memories of the B. 720. Those gorgeous engines, the noise and those massive flaps...

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25372 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3136 times:



Quoting United_fan (Reply 5):
That's a shame. By looking at the older pics,it looks like an ex-Eastern bird.

Not sure what photos you're referring to, but based on the 720-051B model number and the construction number, it was originally delivered to NW in 1962, the 13th of NW's 17 720Bs. (Eastern's 720-025s were all non-turbofan 720s, not 720Bs).


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21532 posts, RR: 60
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3118 times:

It's a 720B, not a B720. Civilian Boeing jet planes don't start with B. They start with 7.


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User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3018 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3088 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 11):
It's a 720B, not a B720. Civilian Boeing jet planes don't start with B. They start with 7.

My "B" was for Boeing; just saying "720" didn't seem right since it's not a model we talk about much. Though I'd love to talk about seeing a 720A take off. Or is that a B720A?  Wink



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User currently offlineDesertFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2965 times:

Saw this aircraft flying quite a bit last year. Even did some touch and goes next to it at IWA last spring. It's sad to see her go.

User currently offlineNwarooster From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1091 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2851 times:
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I remember this aircraft (N733US) when I worked as a mechanic at Northwest Airlines.
It was sold to Maresk.  old 


User currently offlineIFlyTWA From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2751 times:

I believe TWA was the original operator of this 720. N795TW (reg was reused on a 707-131 later on.)

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 10):
Not sure what photos you're referring to, but based on the 720-051B model number and the construction number, it was originally delivered to NW in 1962, the 13th of NW's 17 720Bs. (Eastern's 720-025s were all non-turbofan 720s, not 720Bs).




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User currently offlineNed Kelly From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 10):
Not sure what photos you're referring to, but based on the 720-051B model number and the construction number, it was originally delivered to NW in 1962, the 13th of NW's 17 720Bs.



Quoting IFlyTWA (Reply 15):
I believe TWA was the original operator of this 720. N795TW

Both correct. This aircraft was ordered by Northwest but appears to have been leased first to TWA as N795TW in Sept 1961 direct from Boeing before being "re-delivered" to Northwest as N733US in Oct 1962.
SOURCE: Airliner Production List 1992.

For a brief history of this aircraft and to see some of the airlines it operated for, click on the photo below & then click on the construction/line number. (Sorry no photos of it in TWA).


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Photo © Brian Lockett


[Edited 2008-07-07 03:31:54]

User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1981 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2449 times:



Quoting L-188 (Reply 8):
Too bad they couldn't have figured out a way to donate it to a museum and get a tax write-off.

Word has it that Honeywell's lawyers didn't approve of that and thus, the break up occurred. There is also a sad YouTube video of the demise that's hard to watch, given the history of the plane...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy0NWKCmNdo

JSD



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User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3018 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2383 times:



Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 17):
There is also a sad YouTube video of the demise that's hard to watch, given the history of the plane...

Oh, that just makes an aviation buff a little sick in the stomach, doesn't it...

One more reason to dislike lawyers, eh?



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User currently offlineN2111J From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 148 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

Yes, it's too bad the lawyers weren't scrapped instead of the airplane!

User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9041 posts, RR: 76
Reply 20, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2192 times:
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Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 17):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy0NWKCmNdo



Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 17):
Oh, that just makes an aviation buff a little sick in the stomach, doesn't it...

Oh what a sad video indeed. And it is a pain in the stomach...  Sad

A whole airplane life ended in 2.5 minutes on youtube...

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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6001 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2148 times:

I'm forever slightly amused that this bird used to fly for my favourite airline, Conair, and even flew in its (basic) colours for a while (the horisontal blue stripe).  Smile

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