Lindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 14 Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1015 times:
Although perhaps best known for their use of 747s and DC-8s, Flying Tigers also operated a fleet of 727s in the 1980s. I remember a daily 727 to San Diego in the mid-1980s before the company was taken over by Fedex. Could someone please provide information about the size of the Flying Tigers 727 fleet and tell me something about the history and role of the company? I'd also appreciate some information on their 707 fleet. Many thanks.
FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1003 times:
I can't tell you too much about FT's 727s, except they were all second-hand aircrafts. Most were ex-AA's -100 series. However, regarding their 707s, FT had seven total, all -320Cs. Four were -349C, one -348C, one -358C & one -399C. All the 707s were gone by April 1969. I'll have to do some research regarding the 727s. Regards.
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Ndebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2899 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 997 times:
When in 1989 Flying Tigers was taken over by FedEx, FedEx got 11 B727s.
That's the information I found in jp airline fleets 1990/91, no idea how many 727s Flying Tigers operated before the takeover by FedEx.