haynflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 126 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 14695 times:
According to the HNL Rarebirds blog, HNL has the rare distinction of having one representative of each Boeing passenger jet type at the same airport on the same day. And maybe even at the same time - certainly within a few hours.
Wow! Any other airports able to make this claim? I know there was something like this awhile back at the Boeing factory for a special event (I can't for the life of me remember what), but this is not a planned event - just a matter of circumstance!
From the blog:
707: Omega Air Tanker
727: Asia Pacific
737: Aloha Air Cargo, Continental, WestJet
747: Japan, China, Delta, and Kalitta
757: American, Omni, US Airways, United, Delta, and Continental
767: Hawaiian, United, American, Japan, Delta, Continental, and Qantas
777: ANA and United
Thanks to blog contributor Blue Wave 707 for pointing this out. I remember seeing the Omega Tanker 707 but didn't think to put them altogether! If only we could have the 787 do a test flight here like they did for the 777 in Kona a few years back....
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HNLPointShoot From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 290 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 14646 times:
Wow. I know at least 6 of those 7 are here on a regular basis; I don't know how often Omega Air Tanker sends one of their planes here, but I know today is the second time in a week they've had a 707 here.
laxboeingman From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 394 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 12146 times:
I did not even realize that any airline still flew the 707, but that is beside the point. That is so cool and amazing! I am sure that LAX has had that happen at least once, and probably JFK too. (I am not 100% sure that that happened, but I cannot see why it would not have, they are both large airports with a lot of flights in prime US cities.) SFO can probably be up there too because the first Qantas flight was SYD-SFO, but the 777 was not out yet.
NZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6084 posts, RR: 40 Reply 8, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 11518 times:
Quoting laxboeingman (Reply 6): I just had the thought that SYD because if one of their old 707s are around then it might be able to be all there, but I am not sure if SYD sees the 717 and 727.
Australia is about to ban the 727 for noise.. But 727s have been flying there consistently. 717s I'm less certain about although they do have them in Australia. Who knows, it could be possible when John Travolta's 707 goes down to SYD but after August (IIRC) it will be impossible in Australia.
I'd be willing to bet MIA has most, if not all, on the field frequently. Lots of older aircraft flying the Caribbean and South America. Per A.net database, a charter 707 was operating out of MIA as of this year, and I'm confident that every other Boeing model is represented down there frequently.
aviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1350 posts, RR: 12 Reply 13, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 10622 times:
What about the 720? I mean, if you're going to count the 717 as a legitimate Boeing airplane, which it's not, then the 720 should be there too.
A few weeks ago I flew with a captain who has flown every (true) model of Boeing commercial jetliner that was or remains in service... 707, 720, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767 and 777. He started his career with National, I believe, in the mid-1970s.
There aren't many pilots left out there who can say that.
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n901wa From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 406 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 10511 times:
I think the Omega 707 was having a engine change yesterday. Don't forget the Hang KC-135R's. I know its not civil but I think it fell to the orignal 717 number. Kinda cool to see HNL having all those Boeing's
laxboeingman From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 394 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9943 times:
Quoting jbguller (Reply 7): in the days where Jetstar/Impulse had the 717 and AAE had the 727s.
Who was flying them to Australia and when? That seems interesting to me, it must have been an inter-Australia route because it wouldn't seem as though it had the range to fly int'l routes to Australia, but maybe it would be possible for it to fly to Papua New Guinea.
SNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3238 posts, RR: 24 Reply 17, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8893 times:
Quoting haynflyer (Thread starter): According to the HNL Rarebirds blog, HNL has the rare distinction of having one representative of each Boeing passenger jet type at the same airport on the same day. And maybe even at the same time - certainly within a few hours.
This is pretty cool. We could almost do this here at BOS... but I can't think of anyone who'd bring a B707.
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Qantaslink has a dozen or so 717s in its fleet, but to my knowledge, none of them ever pass through SYD these days. They're mostly used on outback routes.
Back in the days when they were painted in JQ colours, SYD did see them meaning that if a rare 707 was passing through (did the RAAF 707s ever land at SYD??) the 757 would have been the only aircraft in the lineup that wouldn't have been on the ground in SYD. The only time I've ever flown on a 757 was a wetleased one from Monarch in the UK that was here during the pilot's dispute. QF/TAA and AN never flew the 757, nor can I think of any int'l cariers who have flown it into Australia.
je89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2351 posts, RR: 10 Reply 23, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6323 times:
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Quoting HNLPointShoot (Reply 1): but I know today is the second time in a week they've had a 707 here.
That was the same Omega Tanker here from last week. It aborted takeoff twice last Saturday due to a compressor stall in the #3 engine. Quite a loud pop! It then pulled off the runway and one of the tires locked up and started smoking. That pretty much grounded the plane.
Too bad there wasn't an opportunity to get all those Boeings together at HNL, would've been a cool photo op! Still isn't too late though!
HNLPointShoot From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 290 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6226 times:
Quoting je89_w (Reply 23): That was the same Omega Tanker here from last week. It aborted takeoff twice last Saturday due to a compressor stall in the #3 engine. Quite a loud pop! It then pulled off the runway and one of the tires locked up and started smoking. That pretty much grounded the plane.
Yow. Hope it isn't stuck here for too long (for Omega's sake.)
25 cx777fan: I wonder if THR may have seen all types at one time: Is it Mahan that flew 707s until fairly recently? I also know that 727s were flying domesitically
26 threepoint: What a fantastic photo, and look at all the significant airplanes in the background too. Is that the old AF1 707 that used to be parked out front (ai
27 tdscanuck: Yep. Besides the 7x7 line, you've got a Dreamlifter off to the back left on the BDS ramp, a B-47 and DC-3 on the lawn in front of Museum of Flight, a