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Status Of American Airlines' 707 Simulator?  
User currently offlineCDN707 From Canada, joined Nov 2008, 9 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4522 times:

Does anyone on the forum know of the status of the Boeing 707 simulator that American Airlines was operating until recently? I understand through a military members only forum that it has been de-commissioned and I am unable to gather further information. Was the equipment sold, broken up or is it stored waiting disposal ? Any information, or a contact at AMR, would be much appreciated.

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User currently offlinejfklganyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3378 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4413 times:

It was used until the mid 2000s. Gone by 3 or 4 years ago.

User currently offlineNW747-400 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4374 times:

PanAm Aviation Academy has a B707 simulator. I wonder if they bought it from AA?

User currently onlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8050 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4300 times:

707 sim at Pan Am in Miami, as seen in the YouTube clip below, was built in 1978 by Boeing, last 707 sim built. Delivered to Pan Am training base at Kennedy, moved to Miami late 80s (or even 91 when the airline shut down). Still very busy with crews from various foreign air forces, NATO, MIT, Travolta.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVBIEe1fzc0



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User currently offlineCDN707 From Canada, joined Nov 2008, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4284 times:

Quoting NW747-400 (Reply 2):
PanAm Aviation Academy has a B707 simulator. I wonder if they bought it from AA?

Pan Am's is an original late 60's Level A machine - about as basic as they get. I believe the American unit was a later and a bit more sophisticated model. I would love to know where it is now. Unfortunately, if it went in the mid 2000's, it's probably been scrapped / broken up by now. I would have been willing to pay disposal and transportation costs to assume the unit.


User currently offlineCDN707 From Canada, joined Nov 2008, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4212 times:

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 3):
707 sim at Pan Am in Miami, as seen in the YouTube clip below, was built in 1978 by Boeing, last 707 sim built. Delivered to Pan Am training base at Kennedy, moved to Miami late 80s (or even 91 when the airline shut down). Still very busy with crews from various foreign air forces, NATO, MIT, Travolta.

That's interesting. The data I have from global flight's simulator census says it's a LINK SP-1, 2 window display, built in 1968. If that one's gone, and they have the one you describe, that's obviously worth some time.


User currently offlineNW747-400 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4009 times:

Perhaps try the training center at American. Some of their sim technicians probably know where it went.

On the same topic, I'd be interested in saving the Delta L1011 sim when the time comes. There are only about 6 qualified L1011 crews left in the US, and they all use the Delta sim. With only a few last frames remaining, I'm sure the sim's career is soon coming to an end as well.


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