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...
 
SQ325
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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?
 
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.

Rgds
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