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Sun Country 727's

Sat Jan 05, 2002 4:40 am

Who has Sun Country's 727's now? I just shot one departing MCO without titles, but still has the orange stripe across the fuselage (the plane with the "Hi" and smiley face on the bottom). Thanks.

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RE: Sun Country 727's

Sat Jan 05, 2002 4:45 am

I first discovered the "Hi" and the smiley face when I was riding my bike along a trail south of MSP, which is right under the final approach to 30L. Somehow I get the feeling that NW might not start doing that to their fleet too...
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Sat Jan 05, 2002 8:41 am

Hey Justin, When we were out their that confused me to. I dunno who owns it. I like the "Hi" part on it.

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RE: Acidradio

Sat Jan 05, 2002 9:14 am

Is that southern trail of MSP by any chance BIG RIVERS? Right by the cofluence of the two rivers, Mississippi and Minnesota River. I run there some times! The planes come in so low, I love the CO 737s and NWA 747s landing! Usually when I fly back into MSP, I come into 30R, and I have noticed the running trail there!

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RE: Sun Country 727's

Sat Jan 05, 2002 10:51 am

I seen a ex Sun Country 727 "hi" at MKE. I think Ryan International Airlines (Charter) is using it from MSP-MCO-MKE-MSP
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RE: Sun Country 727's

Sun Jan 06, 2002 2:18 am

Last time I saw a Sun Contry 727 was excatly one year ago in DFW. I managed to take a picture of it with my digital camera, I knew it was the last time I would see one. Yes, those are all gone know. I don't even know if there are still DC-10's at Sun Country. Do they still have any? I know they have now 737-800's.

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RE: Sun Country 727's

Sun Jan 06, 2002 2:46 am

Sun Country has started some charter flights back up. I saw them the other day at the aiport (MSP). They did recieve the 73G and they make it look absolutley perfect. Haven't seen it in the air yet tho. Just at the hanger.

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RE: Sun Country 727's

Sun Jan 06, 2002 2:49 am

I remember in 2000 flying in a Sun Country 727 MSP-JFK, JFK-MSP twice that year. Did you know that the 727s were once owned by SAS? I saw on the cabinets in the galley, they had SAS on them!

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RE: Sun Country 727's

Sun Jan 06, 2002 3:07 am

Continental, are you sure about this? T my very best knowledge SAS has never operated the B727-100/200.

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RE: Sun Country 727's

Sun Jan 06, 2002 3:13 am

Boy am I glad I took a pic of a Sun Country 727 at PHX last year. I went ahead and mapped out all of the airlines that flew into our terminal, and Sun Country was one of them, so I was hoping to see a Sun Country DC-10, but instead I saw a 727.

So, I took a few pics of it, and returned to my seat to wait for my flight. Then I looked out the window and saw a PHX fire truck rushing to the Sun Country 727, so I literally ran back to the SC gate to see what happened, and it appeared that the MX people spilt some jet fuel all over the tarmac.
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RE: Sun Country 727's

Sun Jan 06, 2002 4:00 am


I can assure you Sun Country was never owned by SAS or any other airline for that fact. Federal regulations prohibit it any foreign corporation or individual, from owning more than 49% of any U.S. based airline.

What you saw was other airlines decals on the galley food carts. These get switched around from airline to airline. Especially so with the smaller carriers. We even had some with Sterling European and Air Portugal in our galleys. The catering guys just grab whatever carts are convenient and load them up with food.

Sadly, I'm not with Sun Country any longer.. I've moved on to bigger and better things. Luckily I got out two months before they shut down. I still keep in touch with a lot of friends from SY. I hear they may be flying again. But the future doesn't look that promising.

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RE: Sun Country 727's

Sun Jan 06, 2002 5:43 am

Here is some history on Sun Country 727's:

1) N275AF
Delivered to Air Florida as N275AF on 11/81, NTU by Braniff to be N484BN, went to Sun Country on 01/83.

2) N281SC
Delivered to TAP Air Portugal 06/79 as CS-TBW. Leased to Sun Country on 10/90 then re-reg. to N281SC 04/91

3) N282SC
Delivered to Eastern as N821EA 05/82, went to Sun Country as N282SC 09/91

4) N283SC
Delivered to Eastern as N822EA 05/82, went to Sun Country as N283SC 09/91

4) N284SC
Delivered to Sterling 11/78 as OY-SBD, went to Dan-Air as G-BHNE 03/80 then ILFC as N284SC 11/92 for lease to Sun Country 03/92

5) N285SC
Delivered to Sterling 10/77 as OY-SBC, went to Dan-Air as G-BHNF 04/80 then leased to Sun Country (G-reg) 12/83, 12/86 and Australian 01/90, Dan-Air 04/90 then ILFC as N285SC 11/91 for Sun Country 02/92

6) N286SC (Now with Capital Cargo)
Delivered to VASP as PP-SNJ 12/80 to Alaska as N328AS 04/89, leased to Sun Country as N286SC 09/93 then American Trans Air 10/99, Capital 12/99

7) N287SC (Now with Capital Cargo)
Deliverd to VASP as PP-SNG 10/80, Capital Air 10/84, Arror Air 06/85, Alaska 03/89 as N327AS, Sun Country 01/94 N287SC, ATA 11/99, Capital 12/99

8) N288SC
Delivered to Sterling as OY-SAS 11/73, lsd Egyptair 11/74, Boeing as N728BE 12/84, Sterling lease 05/85 as OY-SAS, Fed Ex N728BE 11/85, Fed Ex 11/85 as N222FE, Sterling OY-SAS 02/86, Valsan 02/87, Sterling 04/87, Valsan 10/87 as N727VA, back to OY-SAS 10/88, Air Columbus as CS-TKA 09/89 then Sun Country N288SC 01/94.

9) N289SC
Delivered to Avianca 12/80 N204AV, Capital 12/93, Sun Country N289SC 009/94

10) N290SC
Dlvd Sterling 11/73 as OY-SAU (previous N1779B), Boeing Equip. N727BE 06/84, Fedex Av Svcs 12/85, Sterling OY-SAU 0286, Air Columbus lease as CS-TKB 03/91, Sterling OY-SAU 02/94, Sun Country N290SC 05/97

11) N291SC
Dlvd US Air N776AL 03/83, Sterling OY-SBO 05/87, Lacsa leased 10/89 & 11/90, Sterling 03/91, Sterling European 03/94, Riverhorse Invest. 06/98 as N891DB, Allegro leased 10/98, Sun Country 06/99 as N291SC

12) N294SC
Dlvd Hughes Airwest 12/76 as N723RW, Republic 10/80, NW 10/86, Sportsflight 09/95, Sterling lease as OY-SEZ 05/96, TransAer lease 04/98, Sterling 10/98, Sun Country 10/99 as N294SC

13) N296SC
Dlvd Continental 06/81 as N79746, Sun Country 05/00 as N296SC

14) N211DB
Dlvd Sterling 12/73 as OY-SAT, Boeing 05/84 as N729BE, Fedex Av Svc 02/86 as N223FE, Sterling OY-SAT 02/86, Royal C-GRYP 02/94, Riverhorse Invest. N211DB 06/98, Laker 02/99, Star Air Tours 09/99, Sky Trek 01/00, Sun Country 07/00

15) G-OPMN
Dlvd Eastern N8881Z 11/78, UAS/Mexicana 09/89, Kiwi 07/93, Sabre 04/00 as G-OPMN, Sun Country lease 11/00, Excel 05/01, Cougar 06/01

I'm sure I left out a few but that should be the bulk of the 727's used by Sun Country. As stated, none were ever used by SAS. There may be a few errors because of all the typing so please excuse them.

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Sun Jan 06, 2002 6:00 am

They got rid of the DC-10's a year ago or so, and as of Dec 8th, the airline shut down.

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