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Boeing 707 "year One" Documentation  
User currently offlineB777Neuss From Germany, joined Aug 2007, 155 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3445 times:

Just got this links. It's a documentation about the first year in service of the B707.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GatXdmPyx_A&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0-Mfx5nIvQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKSCSv3SQCI&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLPVP3h83lw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fYkKvB8Bs8&feature=related

enjoy

B777Neuss

Haven't found any other topic with this content, but if I missed it feel free to delete.

[Edited 2008-09-10 04:59:59]

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User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3406 times:

Wow that was really a great "documentary".
Really nice to watch.

Do you know if there is anything comparable about the 747.

Regds
jush



There is one problem with airbus. Though their products are engineering marvels they lack passion, completely.
User currently offlineImperialEagle From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2630 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3371 times:

Wonderful old films. Brings back a FLOOD of memories!
Thanks for sharing them.



"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough!"
User currently offlineAvianca707359B From Colombia, joined Oct 2005, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3320 times:

WOW!!! I had never seen this video. Fantastic find! Although I did fly in the early 60's in the turbojets of the time as a young child, it was the 707-320B (and especially Avianca's -359B) that I have years of memories as a teenager etched in my mind. Thanks for bringing some of them back.


In Memory of HK-1402 "Sucre" & HK-1410 "Bolivar"
User currently offlineFlyBoy84 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 382 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3241 times:

Serious NOSTALGIA TRIP!

In-flight food service with real cutlery and plates and cups!

Smoking onboard!

No security checkpoints in airports!

People dressing up to go on a plane!

I remember all that...although I thought the whole thing about dressing up to sit in a CRAMPED TUBE was a bit ridiculous! It was also ridiculous when the airlines had smoking sections! You're in a FRIGGIN' TUBE...WITH RECONSTITUTED, RECIRCULATED AIR! You're breathin' it in wherever you are on the plane!

Still, it was a very different time for air travel!


User currently offlineType-Rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3156 times:



Quoting FlyBoy84 (Reply 4):
I remember all that...although I thought the whole thing about dressing up to sit in a CRAMPED TUBE was a bit ridiculous! It was also ridiculous when the airlines had smoking sections! You're in a FRIGGIN' TUBE...WITH RECONSTITUTED, RECIRCULATED AIR! You're breathin' it in wherever you are on the plane!

The seat pitch of the 707's (and DC-8's too) of that era was far more generous than we have today. The legroom back then was comparable to today's business class seating.
Also planes like the 707/727 didn't use so much recirculated air, most of the cabin air was refreshed with fresh air every few minutes. The air recirc systems we have today started with aircraft such as the 757/767. And fuel was very cheap in the 60's.


User currently offlineTAN FLYR From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1916 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3080 times:



Quoting Type-Rated (Reply 5):
The air recirc systems we have today started with aircraft such as the 757/767. And fuel was very cheap in the 60's.

Yes, as I recall from Bob Serlings book about the history of AA, as AA was ramping up for the first 707's the purchasing dept made a deal for millions of gallons of Jet-A from Texaco at 10 cents or so per gallon. (gasoline in 1959 was about 25 cents a gallon) Remember, domestic crude oil was regulated at about 4.50 per bbl at the well head in those days. CHEAP!!!!!!

Nowadays you couln't buy 5 feet of pipe for 4.50.!


User currently offlineB777Neuss From Germany, joined Aug 2007, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2922 times:



Quoting Jush (Reply 1):
Do you know if there is anything comparable about the 747.

I did a quick search and only found something about the construction, and not about the beginning of service.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKb5ZghQSK0&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Zf1G-5_afE&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9cPj0mdsCE&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq79GuWGe5w&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk6nw65KLK0&feature=related

enjoy

B777Neuss


User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2727 times:

Wow thank you very much for searching.

I will enjoy that.

Cheers
jush



There is one problem with airbus. Though their products are engineering marvels they lack passion, completely.
User currently offlineBeechNut From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 726 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2528 times:

Gotta love that corny music!

Great vids. Dug one up recently about the introduction of DC8s at Trans-Canada Airlines, in French. Love these old birds.

Beech


User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2616 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2506 times:
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I love the sounds from the turbojets!! I've been looking for sounds like those for years!

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