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727s, DC3, 747 100  
User currently offlineTaliban From Ukraine, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1161 times:

Hello all,

Are there any 727s, 747 100 and DC3s still in commercial service? If they are, can you please tell which airline do they operate to and to what route?

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User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1111 times:

United has tons of 727's, but they'll get rid of them soon. Delta has 727's and a lot of other airlines do too. I think Air India still uses 747-100 and so does PIA. I am not sure about a DC-3, but probably some airlines in Africa still might operate them.


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User currently offlineTaliban From Ukraine, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1101 times:

PIA doesn't operate 747 100...they operate 747 200 and 747 300.

User currently offlineEarly Air From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 611 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1084 times:

UAL, DELTA, AMERICAN, NORTHWEST, all of them operate the 727. I know a lot of people still operate the 747-100 but I cant think of one right now. No one really operates the DC-3. The DC-3 does not compare to the 727 or 747-100 at all. Those air both large commercial jets from the late 60's. The DC-3 is a small propeller plane from the late 30's! I think you are referring to the DC-9. Hawaiian, TWA, and Northwest still operate them.


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User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6451 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1080 times:

I am operating a DC-3 - together with 2000 others - through the organizations "DC-3 Vennerne" (Friends of DC-3) and "Foreningen for Flyvende Museumsfly" (Associaon of Flying Museum Aircrafts). We made a $17,500 profit last year operating our DC-3.

Right now an almost new P&W R-1830 engine is steaming across the pond for our DC-3. We will need it in a not too distant future, and then we will be able to fly it for another fifteen years hopefully without much trouble.

For five years we have been saving for this new spare engine which has been paid cash with $52,915. A lot of people will be jumping up and down when the box arrives in Copehagen shipping harbor in a few days.

After having been cared for all winter our DC-3 will during the next few weeks be used for crew training. We are lucky to have three captains, three first officers and no less than six flight enginiers to fly it.

On 28th April it will make it's first one hour long tour with passengers. And then - weather permitting - it will fly one or two small trips almost every week-end until October and autumn comes. Then again - hopefully - the air force will find a vacant hangar where we can care for it all winter. This is our 10th season operation the DC-3 this way.

This is how DC-3s should be operated these days. Old ladies must be treated with respect.

Best regards, Preben Norholm



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User currently offlineTaliban From Ukraine, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1067 times:

REALLY? I mean, that's great, awesome...I wish you continued success...keep up the great effort. Man, if you form an airline, I will surely travel on it whenever I get a chance....WOW!!!!
 Nuts


User currently offlineGuerosinfe From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1058 times:

In Porto Alegre, Rio Grande Do Sul, Brasil, the VARIG aeroclub keeps an old DC-3, people can make a flight over the city livin' for some hours in the "aviation golden era".

User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6451 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1055 times:

Dear Taliban, then you must come here. We will never make it to your place.
With full pax load (19) we must make a half way fuel stop just to go from Copenhagen to Berlin.
Better keep that rpm and manifold pressure low, or the old lady may sulk or even bite back.
Besides it is comforting to be able to climb on one engine without having to throw passengers out of the back door.
Best regards, Preben Norholm



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineGmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1043 times:

Roots Clothing here in Canada just started an airline. Today to be exact March 26 is their first flights across Canada. They have just fixed up a 727 and it looks very good on the outside. From what I hear on the inside is very nice as well.

Thats the only 727 that I can add to this post,

Hope that helps,

Grant



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User currently offlineGuerosinfe From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1042 times:

As I said:


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User currently offlineMad dog From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1039 times:

as a ramp supervisor--i believe delta operates the most 727's in a commercial fleet i believe over 100 but the are retiring several every month--supposed to be all gone by 2003. the 727 is one of the best a/c ever built

User currently offline747-451 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2417 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1028 times:

727- Delta, United and Northwest operate some.

747-100- JAL (in SR form)

DC-3 Hope NOT!!!


User currently offlineAmbasaid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1018 times:

Prebennorholm,

I had the pleasure of flying a DC3 into the 1985 International Air Tattoo in the UK, we were part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the DC3, we flew a 5 aircraft formation straight over the center of London, a couple of days before that we had flown in a 6 aircraft formation from Eindhoven to Amsterdam.......

The Dakota is a wonderful old lady, look after her....


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