Tan Flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1948 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3381 times:
While this is a positive sign of economic growth ( and potential) of the Central Valley, I'll miss those occasional moprnings walking to the terminal to catch a flight and seeing that 72S come sliding into FAT and the sound of those JT8's.
I guess except for maybe a sub once in a while this is it..last 727 service to FAT.
Since I have lived in the area there was WA / DL 72S, UA 727 and 72S, AA 727 & 72S service at FAT. I guess earlier PSA had them also to FAT...and maybe Republic/ Hughes Air West???
Is this also a drawdown of 727 use by Fed-EX or just a shuffling of equipment?
WhatUsaid From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3252 times:
More 727 memories PSA, Air West, Hughes Air West, Pacific. I remember the first flight by Pacific's 727's out of Fresno. It was the beginning of the "big jet" era.
Looks as if tomorrow will have an A-300 coming in from DFW, with the 310 staring next week. According to the FedEx jumpseat website, we'll have both the 727 and the 300 on the ground tomorrow morning The new routing, btw, is SFO-FAT instead of OAK-FAT starting next week.
He talks about living in Fresno around Mayfair and Sunnyside. So he has a lot of old shots. This is the full pool of his stuff taken around the city before 1970. But you might end up like me and spend too much time looking at them all and getting no work done today. http://www.flickr.com/photos/81918828@N00/sets/72157603574663279/
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." - Mark Twain
N747PE From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2491 times:
Got off work just intime to watch the cannon salute. I wish I had my camera. The Fire Dept. did a nice job aiming high so the arch cleared the tail. Made we long for the day/night when DHL flew in the B767.