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Oldest Airliner You Have Flown  
User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

Mine was a Provincetown-Boston Airways (PBA) DC-3, from Nantucket to New Bedford, Mass., in the summer of 1988. It was a grand old bird, and I don't think we surpassed FL 3,000 ft. How about you guys?


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

I've flown on an AirTran DC-9-32 that was built in 1966.

User currently offlineBWIA330 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

My oldest aircraft is either an Air Caribbean 737-200, Air Caribbean YS-11 or USAir Md-82.

User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3399 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1548 times:

I've flown on USAir's 737-200s a few times. Those are pretty old.

User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4328 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1537 times:

Flown 2 DC-3s of 1944 (of Dutch Dakota Association and Era Classic), a Constellation of 1946 (Connie group), a Grumman Mallard of 1947. My oldest jet was a 1960 Boeing 720B of MEA in 1995.
Flight152> Most USAir 737-200s are from the early to mid 80s, sure you never flew a DC-9 or 727, these must be older.
BWIA > Their MD-80s are built in the mid 80s. The YS 11 (built in the 60s to 1973) must be older.



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User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3399 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

MEA-707:

Most of the time I fly 737-300, MD-80's and A320's so the 732's would be the oldest.


User currently offlineMac From United States of America, joined May 2001, 293 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1501 times:





1928 5-AT Ford Tri-motor.

Mac


User currently offlineDasheighty From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 311 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1490 times:

I was on old 46 PBA

At the time she was the oldest flying DC3 around. I took this shot back in like 80 or 81 with a 110 camera so excuse the quality. At the time every day she flew she ste a new record.


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User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1488 times:

A Northwest DC-9-10 or 30, can't remember which, about 35 years old.

BH346



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

IL-62 Cubana
737-200 Aloha
747-200 United
707 American Airlines
727 Mexicana



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User currently offlineFlaps From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1279 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1474 times:

The Ford 5-AT was my oldest as well.

User currently offlineRkmcswain From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1472 times:

Nothing special here, but since we are on the topic, what do you think is older:

Southwest 737-200
-or-
United 727-200



User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

Northwest DC-9-10


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User currently offline747buff From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 742 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1466 times:


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N601US, Northwest's first 747.



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User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5521 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

SAETA of Ecuador (don't ask me what it stands for, the "A" is likely "Aeronaves" or "Aerolineas") Caravelle; formerly of Alitalia, still had Italian placards all over it. This was in 1977.

Also flew AA and Braniff 707s in the late sixties which were quite possibly older than the Caravelle, but that is uncertain.



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User currently offlinePhxairfan From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 811 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1462 times:

I'm a youngin, so it was probably a Delta 727, ive gotten stuck on them, quite a few times.

User currently offlineLemur2 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

Air Canada Boeing 707 the first time I flew transatlantic in 1982 LHR-YYC. I was 10 at the time, and it was great fun. The return trip from YYZ-LHR was on a L1011. However having been on widebodies plenty of times since, I wonder how great the outbound trip actually was!



User currently offlineAmericawest123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

Delta 727

User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3827 posts, RR: 34
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

In 1984, I flew on Mid-Pacific Airlines in one of these -


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After Mid-Pacific went out of business, one of their planes was deliberately sunk in the Pacific and can be seen when you take the Atlantis submarine ride.

LoneStarMike

User currently offlineDELL_dude From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1439 times:

TWA L-1011
flown on in 1988,1992,1993,1994,1995,1996,1997


User currently offlineFlaps From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1279 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1439 times:

Ummmm, pardon my ignorance but when did AC ever fly 707's........DC8 perhaps?????

User currently offlineLemur2 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1429 times:

Flaps - you may be right! At the time I didn't have quite such an interest in airliners!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6294 posts, RR: 33
Reply 22, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1417 times:

I rode on a Ford 5-AT in 1985. My wife was very mad at me when i told her too. She didn'y like the fact that I took our daughter on such an old airplane. But how many 20 year olds can say they rode on a Ford airplane?  Laugh out loud


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User currently offlineAstrojet From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 565 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1423 times:

For me it was the SE-210 and the CV-990 the oldest airliners I have flown.

User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 24, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1413 times:

An-2 being the oldest.
An-24
Tu-154.



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25 Paulc : Dan Air Comet 4 in 1971
26 Post contains images Aloha 737-200 : Hehehe....the oldest I've been on was a 1967 Delta 727-200, last year (2000) LAX-SLC. Aloha 737-200!!
27 Post contains images VonRichtofen : Air Canada DC-9 Westjet 737-200 several times Kris
28 F27 : The oldest i have flown on is a 1938 Dc3 From Ansett Airways and has only had one owner all its life. Most likely the last remainig real DC3 not a con
29 Delboy : Back in the early 90's flew from Belo Horizonte to Rio/Santos Dumont in a TAM F27, probably one of the scariest flights I've ever had. It was very win
30 Post contains images Jwenting : Just saying what aircraft it was is not enough of course. Those of you who claim to have flown a Ford Trimotor, for example. If this was in the 1920s
31 Post contains links and images Airsicknessbag : I flew on Lufthansa´s Ju52 on her 60th birthday 5 years ago. Click for large versionPhoto © Konstantin von Wedelstaedt Daniel
32 IMissPiedmont : Jwenting : Read the date in my post. It clearly says 1985. Aloha 737-200 : Interesting trick. The oldest 727 in Delta's fleet is N2809W. ff June 9, 19
33 GDB : An Air Atlantique DC-3, in June 1984. Flew from London Luton over London and LHR, then back to LTN.
34 Advancedkid : TWA 707-131 in 1976/77
35 Post contains links and images Tango-Bravo : During the '70s I flew on North Central CV-580s three times: GRR-MKE in April '72, MSP-FSD in June '74 and MSP-BJI on Christmas Day '76. Click for lar
36 KonaB777 : United 727-100, or United DC8 of some type.
37 ZRH : Lockheed Electra between Buenos Aires and Sao Paolo. B 720 in South Africa. Different 707, 727, DC 8, 9. Convair 990 Coronado between Zurich and Athen
38 L-188 : Reeve's Lockheed Electras, It doesn't matter which on is oldest because I flew on all three of them. Another possibility is ERA Aviation's CV-580's fl
39 SQ325 : PanAm 747-100 Clipper Empress of the Seas
40 Jwenting : Piedmont, I did not mean anyone in particular...
41 Yossarian : DC 3 belonging to Debon Air
42 Blink182 : 727-200(AA,DL) or DC-10(AA,BA). I don't know which was older
43 Turbolet : Tuninter Boeing 737-2H6 (ADV) Built in 1985. Not too old, is it? Older than me thouh... -turbolet
44 OH-LZA : Malev TU154B2, built in the 60's or 70's. Zulu Alpha
45 Cyril B : An Air Liberte DC10-30 of... 1972
46 Captaink : For sure teh Air Cairbbean YS-11.. but they are interesitng and and still seem to work alright.. and i prefer it to the ATR 72 lol
47 Ironchain15 : A Continental Airlines DC-3 in 1997. It was built in 1945, if I remember correctly, and restored to fly again. The pilots and flight attendants were a
48 Sonic99 : Never forget it - my first trip across the pond: - Canadian Pacific DC-8 in 1978 from YYZ to Fiumicino (Rome). - Return flight: Swissair DC-9 (Rome to
49 Post contains images IMissPiedmont : I understand what you meant. As I seem to be the only one that has mentioned the Ford, however, I took it as a dismissal of reality. I can't believe t
50 Tupolev154B2 : Still waiting for someone to chime in on the following: Northwest Airlines DC-10-30 Northwest Airlines DC-10-40 Northwest Airlines Boeing 727 Northwes
51 IMissPiedmont : no yes yes yes
52 Ariana727ADV : B747SP B737200
53 Highflyer16 : In 1964 I flew on a Central Airlines DC-3 from Kansas City (MKC) to Topeka KS. The plane was almost 30 years old at the time.
54 Post contains images GUNDU : I have flown on these old birds: N117KB Boeing 747-312 Built 1983 N???AW Boeing 737-200ADV Built 1970's?? Other than that,I haven't flown any more ol
55 QF743INTL : i have flown on a lufthansa dc-3
56 Post contains links and images FemaleFan : This one: Click for large versionPhoto © Pere Davesa I love the 737-200s
57 Silverstreak : My oldest aircraft are: Texas International Convair 600 (great turboprop) and a Air France Caravelle, both in the early 70's. No, mammoths weren't gra
58 Fanofjets : Air Canada DC-9-32, in 1995 (aircraft was 27 years old) British Airways 747-136 (G-AWNA), in 1994 (aircraft was 23 years old) Boeing PT-17 Stearman (a
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