f.pier
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Which Is The Oldest 747 Still In Service?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 10:14 pm

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?
 
tupolev154b2
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RE: Which Is The Oldest 747 Still In Service?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 11:06 pm

I wouldn't fly on it but I would fly it.
 
f.pier
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RE: Which Is The Oldest 747 Still In Service?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 11:11 pm

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

I'm sorry
 
SN-A330
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RE: Which Is The Oldest 747 Still In Service?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 11:31 pm

It has been flying for more than 30 years, so why would'nt I fly it ?
I would rather be flying...
 
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RE: Which Is The Oldest 747 Still In Service?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 11:38 pm

For sure I would fly on it!
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767-322ETOPS
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RE: Which Is The Oldest 747 Still In Service?

Sat Aug 18, 2001 12:36 am

Isn't NASA still using one of the 747 prototypes? Does that count as "in service"?
 
heavymetal
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RE: Which Is The Oldest 747 Still In Service?

Sat Aug 18, 2001 12:55 am

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.
 
atwingo
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RE: Which Is The Oldest 747 Still In Service?

Sat Aug 18, 2001 2:57 am

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.
 
PHX Flyer
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RE: Which Is The Oldest 747 Still In Service?

Sat Aug 18, 2001 3:15 am

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?
"Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes forever skyward, for there you have been and there you long to return." -Leonardo Da Vinci
 
747Specialist
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RE: Which Is The Oldest 747 Still In Service?

Sat Aug 18, 2001 3:39 am

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.

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