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Which Is The Oldest 747 Still In Service?  
User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1524 posts, RR: 9
Posted (13 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 3913 times:

I think it's the United Parcel Service N691UP which was delivered on 19/12/1969 the 7th 747 ever built, but I'm not sure.

Would you fly on it?

On which route is it used?

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User currently offlineTupolev154B2 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1332 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3838 times:

I wouldn't fly on it but I would fly it.

User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1524 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3827 times:

Excuse my bad English but I meant:
Would you fly it?

I'm sorry


User currently offlineSN-A330 From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 1129 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3801 times:

It has been flying for more than 30 years, so why would'nt I fly it ?


I would rather be flying...
User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1451 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3790 times:

For sure I would fly on it!
A beatuiful clock shop with a good sound Wink/being sarcastic
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Photo © Simon Ng


There it is these wonderful piece of pioneers work!!!


User currently offline767-322ETOPS From United States of America, joined May 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3752 times:

Isn't NASA still using one of the 747 prototypes? Does that count as "in service"?

User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3739 times:

There was only one flying 747 prototype......The City of Everett, which belongs now to a Seattle museum.

The 2nd 747, N747PA, was broken up last year.

The third was a static test frame that never flew.

As with the 777, flight testing was done by a variety of actual production model 747s before delivery to Pan Am.

I believe NASA uses a couple of -100 models to carry the Space Shuttle....plus they fly an -SP in their SOFIA project....could that be the one you're thinking? What number -SP off the line is being used in SOFIA.


User currently offlineAtwingo From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3702 times:

tupolev154b2

How well do you speak Italian (E-pier is Italian)? Because with your kind of arrogance in correcting non-native English speakers, I figured you must be a polyglot.


User currently offlinePHX Flyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 551 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3686 times:

tupolev is obviously not a native speaker himself, else he would have known that "Would you fly on it?" is indeed grammatically correct English. Now, can we stop this already?

User currently offline747Specialist From Switzerland, joined Apr 2001, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3667 times:

HeavyMetal,

Small correction, the third 747 is not the structural one.
Line#3 was delivered to PA as N732PA and last reported operator was Kalitta.

The fuselage that has been destroyed as a static test frame had no production line number.

Rgds
747Specialist


...and YES I would fly it anytime  Smile



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