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Is This The Cleanest 727-100 Flying Today?  
User currently offlinepotus From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 15 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 25156 times:

Came across a video clip of an Boeing 727-100 with winglets and upgraded engines. Is this one of the last Boeing 727-100 flying? Any input would be appreciated!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KongQDgjpC0



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User currently offlinemidway7 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 24686 times:

I would imagine it is probably the only 727-100 flying today.

Thanks for posting the video. Long live the three holer.

Midway 7


User currently offlinetimc01 From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 24524 times:

It was at LGA when I left on Sun eve.

User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3086 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 24464 times:

Quoting midway7 (Reply 1):
I would imagine it is probably the only 727-100 flying today.

Gotta be a few still flying, Trump's old plane is another.



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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4341 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 24311 times:

Quoting midway7 (Reply 1):
I would imagine it is probably the only 727-100 flying today.

There are quite a few VIP, cargo and military 727-100s still flying, at a quick search on airlinerlist.com I found almost 50: N606DH, S9-SVE, N25AZ, HK-4154, D2-FCK, FAM 3503, XC-FAD/FAM 3501, 9Q-CDC, N30MP, HZ-MBA, HK-4407, N724CL, HK-727, 9Q-CGB, N231FL, M-FAHD, VP-BAP, N727AH, RP-C8017, N727VJ, 9T-TCL, S9-TAO, J2-KBA, D2-EVG, D2-EVD, D2-ESU, HK-1271, HK-1273, P4-JLD, FAE-691, 9T-TCK, S9-CAA, N401Z, 5X-PST, FAC1203, HK-4386, D2-FSA, N800AK, VP-BDJ, PK-YGZ, YV2309, N908JE, VH-TBS, VP-BDZ, VP-CJN, 9Q-CDJ, N311AG and N727XL. No doubt some of those don't fly regularly and some are stored by now (any confirmation and reports of that welcome) but I am sure more then half of these are operational.



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User currently offlinetjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2461 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 24104 times:

VP-BPZ is also still flying. I once had a tour of this aircraft many years ago when it was N529AC based in GRR.


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User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1692 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 24062 times:

VP-BDJ of Weststar was seen at SGN 22-24jan12...beautiful livery !!!


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User currently offline747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1187 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 23741 times:

There was a freighter Contract Air Cargo 727-100 regularly flying into SDF for at least a week providing extra contract lift during the Christmas rush (it operated SDF-YWG-SDF pretty much the whole time). Not sure of that particular airplane's reg # but I bet that may be the last flying 727-100 in commercial service. Loved seeing and hearing that plane, even though I only got to see it at night.

User currently offlineUnited727 From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 412 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 23565 times:

Quoting midway7 (Reply 1):
I would imagine it is probably the only 727-100 flying today.

No question their definitely out there! Most of our major US legacy carriers have their older 727 fleets still flying with both the -100/-200 variant's such as UA, AA, TW, DL and US to name a few. Unless Boeing and the FED put the screws down, we'll see them for a while longer!

There is one VIP 727 specifically that has around 6000 hours and is STC'd with RR Tay engines in all three holes. Instead of the normal 1600 gph with the JT8's it's burning around 950 gph. Amazing and they said that the 727 couldn't be a "more efficient" aircraft...lol



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User currently offlineb727fa From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 777 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 23521 times:

RE: VP-BPZ, I see that at LGA all the time. But I'll admit my ignorance. Who is it?


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User currently offlinetjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2461 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 23444 times:

Quoting b727fa (Reply 9):
RE: VP-BPZ, I see that at LGA all the time. But I'll admit my ignorance. Who is it?

Peter Nygård:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Nyg%C3%A5rd



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User currently offlineType-Rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 22413 times:

Quoting United727 (Reply 8):
Most of our major US legacy carriers have their older 727 fleets still flying with both the -100/-200 variant's such as UA, AA, TW, DL and US to name a few

What? This is news to me. I thought the 727's with the legacy carriers were retired a long time ago.


User currently offlineUnited727 From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 412 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 22309 times:

Quoting Type-Rated (Reply 11):
Quoting United727 (Reply 8):
Most of our major US legacy carriers have their older 727 fleets still flying with both the -100/-200 variant's such as UA, AA, TW, DL and US to name a few

Opps...let me continue, "with many second and third hand carriers/operators both passenger and cargo". SORRY!



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User currently offlinerikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1661 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days ago) and read 21111 times:

I wish we could convince Peter (with Air Canada's "blessing"), to repaint the craft in it's original CP Air colours.... *sigh*


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The winglets would look great with CP's "Multimark"!



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User currently offlineUnited727 From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 412 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 19993 times:

Aerosur (Bolivia) still operates a former UA and a AA B722A. Although both have very high cycles, I'd love to see these return to the US when their finished using them!


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User currently offlineType-Rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 19653 times:

OK, I understand now. Thanks for the clarification.
I wish the 727 would have lasted longer, it was a fun plane!


User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 18578 times:
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Slightly off topic but it seems Peter Nygård has a very keen eye for the ladies - clothing and an excellent plane. Sir, congratulations for keeping this bird in the air.   


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User currently offlinejeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 16805 times:
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Quoting 747fan (Reply 7):

Aircraft was N231FL



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User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2997 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 16769 times:

Quoting SA7700 (Reply 16):

Slightly off topic but it seems Peter Nygård has a very keen eye for the ladies - clothing and an excellent plane. Sir, congratulations for keeping this bird in the air.   

What's this? A Forum Moderator (and a head one at that) going of topic!?

On a more serious note, I'd like to see more 727-100's flying around- I believe Trump's old plane was one; I saw it around once in a while.... Nice plane.



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User currently offlinetb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1615 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 16736 times:

Quoting SA7700 (Reply 16):
Slightly off topic but it seems Peter Nygård has a very keen eye for the ladies - clothing and an excellent plane. Sir, congratulations for keeping this bird in the air.

If I recall, this 727 has a brass pole and lots of mirrors inside...



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User currently offlineFlyMKG From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 184 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 16345 times:

Quoting jeffry747 (Reply 17):
Aircraft was N231FL

That is the last 727-100 freighter in the states.


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User currently offlineUnited727 From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 412 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 16185 times:

Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 18):
I believe Trump's old plane was one; I saw it around once in a while.... Nice plane.

Trump's plane is a former AA bird! Still for sale I think?? Anyone know if its still in NY/NJ?



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User currently offlineghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 891 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 16098 times:

The aircraft itself is beautiful, but the livery is very blegh.. especially considering that Nygard is a fashion designer! It looks like a 5th grader used PowerPoint to make it!

Quoting tb727 (Reply 19):
If I recall, this 727 has a brass pole and lots of mirrors inside...

For Miley Cyrus to perform Party in the USA? I'm confused, slightly..

Quoting rikkus67 (Reply 13):
I wish we could convince Peter (with Air Canada's "blessing"), to repaint the craft in it's original CP Air colours.... *sigh*

I'm sure we can. Assemble a massive buyout of all his clothes by Anet users, I'm sure he'll notice. LOL.



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User currently offlinetb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1615 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 15651 times:

Quoting ghifty (Reply 22):
For Miley Cyrus to perform Party in the USA? I'm confused, slightly..

Yeah...something like that? I have the pics on my phone, it's quite gaudy on the inside unless you are into thick white fur carpet, lots of blue and silver polished surfaces. I'd post it but I didn't take them.



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User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3677 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 14959 times:

Yes it is, and I saw this plane during the Holidays, at LAX, and thought it was such good looking and eye catching plane. It thought it was a VIP jet.

25 kingfriday013 : This was the 727 I saw next to Trump's 757 last weekend at LGA... was wondering whose it was. -J.
26 Post contains links and images NWAROOSTER : This 727-100 has to be the cleanest 727 still flying. http://www.airliners.net/photo/Boein...d=82602291727716b36d730012e390291b
27 Post contains links YVRLTN : This one is still flying too, think it is is based at YYJ, but comes across to YVR fairly regularly and stays a while at a time, heres my photo of he
28 Braniff747SP : Nah.... already sold, it's in Indonesia, I think....
29 ghifty : Double yikes. It's like a party (air)bus.
30 Viscount724 : I didn't realize that aircraft was CP Air's first 727. I flew on it soon after it was delivered in March 1970. Nice to see it still flying almost 42
31 Post contains images FVTu134 : Does that mean that all the UPS B727-100QF's are now reduced to tin cans? I know they had a few in storage in Roswell (I believe) but as they were all
32 yyzame : I've worked on this A/C before. The man has multiple pictures of him and famous celebrities/pornstars all over the walls including a stripper poll in
33 Post contains links and images FlyMKG : None of the UPS 721QFs are flying. I think most of the have been broken up. The only 727 currently flying wit the RR Tay conversion is N800AK. It is
34 737tdi : I really don't understand why there are not more pics. of this beauty. I got involved with the QF program late in it's maturity. Actually with the pr
35 Post contains images aerorobnz : I vow to purchase this aircraft if it is still around if I ever win the megamillions.... Amazing aircraft with beautiful interior. My choice for "cle
36 Post contains links and images rikkus67 : ...Which was originally a CP plane: View Large View MediumPhoto © Ellis M. Chernoff Looks like CP's 721's were BOTH converted to Super 27's! Now we
37 FVTu134 : Take a number... Been following this aircraft for years and if it is still around in a few years.. be ready to see a name change on the FAA Regs..
38 Post contains links classicjets : Malaysia actually. Now with a charter operator called Weststar. http://www.weststar.com.my/pages/gal...ral%20aviation/generalfleet_3.html
39 Viscount724 : Only 2 of CP's 4 721s were converted to Super 27s (CF-CPN and CF-CUR). The other 2 weren't (CF-CPK and CF-CUS).
40 747400sp : So this is a 727 100 powered by JT8-219s?
41 Viscount724 : Only engines 1 and 3. The center engine wasn't changed as part of the Super 27 conversion program.
42 RICARIZA : Doesn't DHL still flies a 727? I am sure I have seen it in MIA, at least last year..
43 FlyMKG : Perhaps they fly one into MIA from the Caribbean or SA but it definitely is not a -100. Even if it was a -100, according the FAA registry there are o
44 United727 : Not the case when it came to the RR Tay STC MOD. All three were changed, correct?
45 yellowtail : that is an understatement Yes, had a look round it when it was in BZE a few months ago.....pretty garish if you ask me. And having titles like that o
46 Post contains images Viscount724 : Correct. That's why the center engine intake on the 721s with the Tay conversion is larger than the original oval intake of the 721 (which became rou
47 United727 : Was that also modified to allow more "air flow" to prevent the flame-outs that continue to haunt those conversions?
48 Viscount724 : I believe all the Tay conversions are now retired. Assume the change to the #2 inlet was to improve airflow. I believe the change from the oval inlet
49 FlyMKG : The JT8D fan diameter is 39.9 inches whereas the Tay's diameter is 44 inches. That has a lot to do with the larger number two inlet. FlyMKG
50 United727 : One survivor, which is currently up for sale.
51 737tdi : Sir: instead of asking questions, why don't you read the entire post. All of your answers have been answered. Don't mean to be anal but reading is a
52 DTWPurserBoy : I must respectfully point out that TW disappeared many years ago. UA, AA , US and DL all retired their 727 fleets in the late 90's and early 2000's.
53 United727 : Most respectfully, please read this entire thread: then refer to reply 12
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