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User currently offlineUS521 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 911 times:

I would like to know if anyone knows when the US Shuttle 727's are going to be retired. If you have any Pics please send them to us521@yahoo.com
Thanks,
US521

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User currently offlineBo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 748 times:

News flash: They're all gone!

User currently offlineUS521 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 738 times:

well that is very sad. I loved those planes.
US521


User currently offlinePurdue Cadet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 738 times:

Are you sure they're all gone?? I saw at least one at LaGuardia Monday morning while I was waiting to leave New York for Chicago. It was parked at the terminal, giving the impression that it was still in service.

User currently offlineBo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 733 times:

As for mainline Shuttle fleet, there might be one or two as well as a few reserve aircraft until more A320's arrive.

As I'm not the expert on the subject, I recommend you use the search function and search for "JETPILOT", a US 727 F/O or F/E. There have been a few postings on this topic already.

Sorry I opened my big mouth.


User currently offlineHypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 731 times:

I was looking for them at LGA on Thursday, and I didn't see any. All I saw were A320s.

However, just because I didn't see them doesn't mean they don't exist.

Does anyone know what US Airways was going to do with their 727s? Were they going into storage, or were they being sold?


User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 726 times:

It's gone now, but since Thurs afternoon till this morning there was one sitting at the South Cargo Center in Boston. It was surprising, as I too thought they were gone.

LH423



« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8894 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 724 times:

There is one still in service, but will be gone soon. I have also seen one (in the n/c) at South Cargo as well.

Jeff


User currently offlineL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1670 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 724 times:
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In the January 2000 issue of Airways, it says that by the end of 1999, only three (hush-kitted) 727-200s will remain in service on the US Airways Shuttle. I didn't think they were going to hush-kit any of them since they were disposing of them. Apparently I was wrong.

Bob Bradley
Richmond, VA



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User currently offlineUS521 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 701 times:

Im glad maybe 1 is still in service but it will be a sad day For USp since they have had them since the time of Alleghany and Piedmont. I think the 727 is one of the best planes.
US521


User currently offlineHypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 706 times:

While it is a great aircraft, it does have some drawbacks.

The aircraft requires a three-person cockpit. Let's face it, a two-person cockpit is less expensive to operate.

The A320s are more fuel efficient. Not only that, they have less of a sound footprint.

From the economics of it, the A320 makes sense for the airline.



User currently offlineUS521 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 703 times:

Even though the Airbus (gag) is more fuel efficient i'll miss the sound of those Beautiful Pratt & Whitney engines so Bite-Me AIRBUS!
US521





(Even though the A340 is pretty nice)


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 705 times:

I saw one B727 US new c/s in Boston sitting near FedEx ramp. Also I saw one B727 old c/s flying from DCA on saturday.
Yesterday I was doing little research on this subject and I found some interesting info. A company from Boca Raton FL (I think this is the city) bought 7 ex-USAirways Shuttle Boeings for parts. They are selling airliners parts. I dont remember name of the company but sounds like ACA or APA or AIA. They also have pictures of those airplanes on their web site.

Hope this help a bit.
Rafal


User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 13, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 703 times:

I believe there are no more 727's in use for the shuttle as of Jan 21st. I'm now on paid leave awating the 757 class starting on Feb 13th.

The 727 is one of the sweetest flying jets ever built. Very manouverable. It flies like a fighter jet. Light on the controls. The A320 is junk.

Sorry. But I consider my self lucky to never have flown an Airbus product. I however have about 30 hours in the A320 sim which alows me to draw an opinion.


User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 14, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 699 times:

I'm curious, Jetpilot. What makes the A320 junk? Is it the way it handles? I'd love a first hand, educated opinion. Thanks.


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineUS521 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 693 times:

I think having computerized controls is crap. What happens if a small gust of wind hits the Left Airleron? With computer controls you can't feel it. As with Manual you can really get in touch with the plane. Take the Cessna 152 for example, you feel every bump in the air no matter how small through the Control Column. So the airbus has to much technical stuff. It really doesn/t need a pilot anymore which is no fun
US521








User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 16, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 693 times:

As I mentioned before, a US Airways 727 was in the South Cargo Area again today, for what reason, I don't know.

LH423



« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 17, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 672 times:

The interface between the pilot and the aircarft is not as good as Boeings. The Boeing is more user freindly.

As far as construction goes the Airbus uses overlapping skin panels which trap moisture and cause coorrosion. The older A300's are falling apart because of this corrosion problem. Airbus has done nothing to modify their construction techniquess.

The rear aft fuselage has exposed round head rivets instead of flush riveting used on Boeings.

The Airbus sidestick controller is a good idea. Howeverr there is no correlation between the stick and the autopilot. In a Boeing product the control wheel moves with the autopilot so you only need to rest a figer on the yoke to know what the aircraft is doing. Not so in the Airbus.

The airbus computer has set design limits that the pilot cannot exceed limiting the aircrafts manouverability during emergency manouvering. The Boeing has none.

That's what comes to mind right now.


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