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Ex-Fed Ex 727 At ABQ  
User currently offlineBoeing747girl From United States of America, joined Jun 2013, 10 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2761 times:



Hello A.Nutters! Although I am a BRAND new member (as of the last 5 minutes) I have been following this forum for years! Forgive me if this has been discussed before, but, does anyone know anything about this bird sitting out in front of the ABQ Sunport? Engines and APU have been removed but I can't imagine she will be scrapped there! Also, same question about a 727-100 baking under the sun at DIA? (Where I just came from). Thanks so much and happy to finally have taken the plunge and posted! Couldn't be more exited.
~Boeing747girl

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User currently offlinefoxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 746 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2737 times:

Fedex gave ALOT of 727s to various Aviation colleges around the US......this could be one of them

Andrew
JFK/MEM/MCI/SYR/



..uh, we'll need that to live......
User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3081 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2697 times:

Yes, Fedex donated this aircraft to ABQ

http://www.cabq.gov/mayor/news/fedex...albuquerque-international-sunport/

Since 2000, FedEx has donated 67 of its Boeing 727 aircraft to aviation schools, municipal and airport fire departments, colleges and museums for training and education. Before its final flight, aircraft 727-200 REGISTRATION NUMBER N485FE provided FedEx with 20 years’ service transporting packages to destinations throughout the United States.

As with other FedEx community service programs, there are numerous success stories resulting from this donation.

"The donation of this FedEx B-727 to the city of Albuquerque is a tremendous gift," said Mayor Berry. "It will initially provide for emergency preparedness training and eventually, become an interpretive and learning center for the children of our community."


VIDEO: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=...mp;type=2&theater

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The good old days: Delta L-1011s at MSY
User currently offlineBoeing747girl From United States of America, joined Jun 2013, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2650 times:

Perfect!! Thank you.  

User currently offlineUPS707 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2457 times:

Yep... they are getting around. Sacramento Metro Fire just got one at MHR on Thursday. Looking forward to September when they move it to their training facility 3 miles away.

User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3081 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

I found this FedEx delivery video with fuselage truck wheels, interesting, never saw these before.

http://youtu.be/GmXkU3Qp3IU



The good old days: Delta L-1011s at MSY
User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2120 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2206 times:

I'd been wondering about the -100 at DEN since my last trip out there as well, and all the information I could find pointed to it being used by the fire department as a trainer, along with the -200 alongside it.


Midwest Airlines- 1984-2010
User currently offlineglbltrvlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 716 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1914 times:

Strange that it hasn't been painted yet. That's usually one of the conditions of the gift.

User currently offlinedesertjets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7776 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1872 times:

I noticed that the other week -- its sitting up at the north end of the former RWY 17 for those in the area.


Come to think of it I remember seeing that 727 back in April sitting down on the cargo ramp.



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User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4996 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1701 times:

And welcome to a.net. We are glad to have you here!


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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4057 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1599 times:

Quoting glbltrvlr (Reply 7):
Strange that it hasn't been painted yet. That's usually one of the conditions of the gift.

Interesting, as I don't believe I've come across a repainted one yet. Here at BIL they did not state any intention of repainting it. I would think FX would like them to stay in their colors as a reminder of where they came from.


User currently offlineglbltrvlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 716 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1539 times:

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 10):
Interesting, as I don't believe I've come across a repainted one yet. Here at BIL they did not state any intention of repainting it. I would think FX would like them to stay in their colors as a reminder of where they came from.

There's an A&P school just outside MIA that has a retired DC-9 they use for maintenance training. ABQ has had a retired BA 747 on the field next to the Eclipse hanger for a number of years that at one time was being used for aging wiring studies. Both had their company logos removed or were completely painted. Airlines don't like old liveries on display, especially when the aircraft is not going to be maintained in flightworthy status. Joe Public is not likely to realize that the aircraft is being used for other purposes and will project the condition of that aircraft to the real fleet.


User currently offlinezanl188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1518 times:
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Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 5):
I found this FedEx delivery video with fuselage truck wheels, interesting, never saw these before.

Curious, I could have sworn the fuselage wheels were steering.



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