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Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:31 pm

First flew on this date, the 9th of February 1963. :trophy:

So, many memories and to me still one of the sexiest ladies ever built. :hot: :hyper:
Only a few are left so enjoy her while shes still around everybody.
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:49 pm

Completely agree. Loved seeing this plane everywhere you turned...sadly, today that is not possible.
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:04 pm

Best part were the rear air stairs on stretch '27
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:08 pm

The 727 is my favorite airplane.
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:10 pm

727200 wrote:
Best part were the rear air stairs on stretch '27

Mine were those 3 low bypass engines :cool2:
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:39 pm

727200 wrote:
Best part were the rear air stairs on stretch '27


Yup. Just ask DB Cooper!

By the way, I am sure that someone here can help me with a question I have been curious about. Which was the first US airline to retire all of their 727's (and when) and which was the last US airline to do so (and when). Thanks.
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:49 pm

727200 wrote:
Best part were the rear air stairs on stretch '27


They were quite useful at Braniff outstations so passengers could embark and debark quickly.
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:56 pm

SuperGee wrote:
727200 wrote:
BWhich was the first US airline to retire all of their 727's (and when) .


TWA ? See here: viewtopic.php?t=44371
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:56 pm

SuperGee wrote:
727200 wrote:
Best part were the rear air stairs on stretch '27


Yup. Just ask DB Cooper!

By the way, I am sure that someone here can help me with a question I have been curious about. Which was the first US airline to retire all of their 727's (and when) and which was the last US airline to do so (and when). Thanks.


Delta was the last airline to fly scheduled 727 flight in April 2003. Champion Air (charters) shut down in 2008. I don't know who was the first to retire all of their 727s but I would GUESS that it was UA. None flew after 2001 from what I remember. Someone can correct me.
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:00 pm

Who still flies the 727 on regular scheduled flights?
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:04 pm

My first commercial flight was on a 727...Eastern FMY-ATL Autumn 1977. Fond memories!!
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:07 pm

My user name is my tell - I love the 727. My first flight was a Braniff 727 MKC-DAL when I about 7. There was a time when the 727 was ubiquitous at MCI. To me, very few airliners looked better than a 727-200 Advanced in Braniff Flying Colors or the Delta Widget. Plus, all of those JT8Ds when you would get out of the car at MCI sounded - and felt - amazing.
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:10 pm

berari wrote:
Who still flies the 727 on regular scheduled flights?


Iran Aseman Airlines still was flying them at year's end. Think they still are.
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Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:12 pm

PennPal wrote:
My first commercial flight was on a 727...Eastern FMY-ATL Autumn 1977. Fond memories!!



1972 - PSA SFO to LAX . Loved it
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:22 pm

My first trip on a 727 was from MBS to DEN back in the early 80’s. Back when it was a nonstop flight with meals in coach. The 727 is one strong girl!
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:36 pm

If I'm not mistaken, everytime I pass by near the airport in Atlanta (Depending on what highway and what exit you would get off), there is this really old frames that looks like a 727 owned by FedEx just sitting there with no engines in the middle of exit loop. I'll try to find an image somewhere if I can. It looks very cool.
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:40 pm

berari wrote:
Who still flies the 727 on regular scheduled flights?

Not pax, but cargo-wise, DHL still has a few operating out of CVG.
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:43 pm

cvgComair wrote:
berari wrote:
Who still flies the 727 on regular scheduled flights?

Not pax, but cargo-wise, DHL still has a few operating out of CVG.

Cargojet flies them out of EWR to Bermuda. It's always a kick to see them.
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:31 pm

US retired their mainline 727-200's in 1995 and the Shuttle fleet was retired in 1999 or early 2000.
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:44 pm

I was lucky enough to fly the 727 with American Airlines,JAT Yugoslav Airlines and Olympic Airways. Great aircraft. They are currently battling to save and restore an old OA one at the old Athens Airport.
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:58 pm

How many of the 727-200F's still flying are converted passenger planes vs the end of the line factiry built 727-200F's especially built for FedEx?
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:59 pm

727200 wrote:
Best part were the rear air stairs on stretch '27


Why were the -200's rear airstairs better than the -100's? I got to use the rear airstairs on both -100s and -200s several times...was fun...plus the chance to walk on the ramp.
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:03 pm

I was lucky enough to fly on CO (-100 & -200), DL, PA, EA, NW, UA, Cruzeiro (-100) and PI B727s. The B727 & B747 are the two most beautiful aircraft out there...
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:26 pm

TWA302 wrote:
SuperGee wrote:
727200 wrote:
Best part were the rear air stairs on stretch '27


Yup. Just ask DB Cooper!

By the way, I am sure that someone here can help me with a question I have been curious about. Which was the first US airline to retire all of their 727's (and when) and which was the last US airline to do so (and when). Thanks.


Delta was the last airline to fly scheduled 727 flight in April 2003. Champion Air (charters) shut down in 2008. I don't know who was the first to retire all of their 727s but I would GUESS that it was UA. None flew after 2001 from what I remember. Someone can correct me.

First to retire the 727 was I THINK CO, with US and TWA shortly after (as in within a year). Those 3 airlines had all retired their 727s well before 9/11. I think CO was late 99 or 98.
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:31 pm

The 727 looks like ts going fast even when it's parked!

Slightly OT, there is a 722 at DAL on the northern corner sitting derelict. Does anyone know the story behind it?
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:38 pm

Polot wrote:
TWA302 wrote:
SuperGee wrote:

Yup. Just ask DB Cooper!

By the way, I am sure that someone here can help me with a question I have been curious about. Which was the first US airline to retire all of their 727's (and when) and which was the last US airline to do so (and when). Thanks.


Delta was the last airline to fly scheduled 727 flight in April 2003. Champion Air (charters) shut down in 2008. I don't know who was the first to retire all of their 727s but I would GUESS that it was UA. None flew after 2001 from what I remember. Someone can correct me.


First to retire the 727 was I THINK CO, with US and TWA shortly after (as in within a year). Those 3 airlines had all retired their 727s well before 9/11. I think CO was late 99 or 98.


I believe that Alaska retired them in the mid 90s already (1994/1995). So they were probably the first ones to retire theirs, in the United States.
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:39 pm

American 767 wrote:
Polot wrote:
TWA302 wrote:

Delta was the last airline to fly scheduled 727 flight in April 2003. Champion Air (charters) shut down in 2008. I don't know who was the first to retire all of their 727s but I would GUESS that it was UA. None flew after 2001 from what I remember. Someone can correct me.


First to retire the 727 was I THINK CO, with US and TWA shortly after (as in within a year). Those 3 airlines had all retired their 727s well before 9/11. I think CO was late 99 or 98.


I believe that Alaska retired them in the mid 90s already (1994/1995). So they were probably the first ones to retire theirs, in the United States.


NW final scheduled 727 flight, Jan 7, 2003, DEN to MSP.
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:48 pm

I too, have a fondness of the old Boeing tri-motor. Although sometimes I thought she wanted to kill me. Departing MDW in the summer, during my days at ATA made me uneasy, to say the least! But she was a tough old bird, just thirsty, and noisy. I love the "crackling roar" of the JT8's on takeoff. I miss seeing them around, and always pause on the rare occasion now when I see one.
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:56 pm

If I'm not mistaken I had the pleasure of flying the 727-100/200 on the following:

Braniff (original)
American
Delta
TWA
Air Canada

The last one I flew was TPA-STL on TWA in the late 90's. Or maybe DCA-STL. Memory is fuzzy but I liked that plane almost as much as a DC-9. :fluffy:
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:59 pm

My first love, first flight, SYD BNE on Ansett. Also flew on UA CO and Silkway.

Amazing to think the first flight for the type was during the Kennedy presidency and there’s still a few in service with Iran Aseman and a bunch of cargo carriers.
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:38 pm

Polot wrote:
First to retire the 727 was I THINK CO, with US and TWA shortly after (as in within a year). Those 3 airlines had all retired their 727s well before 9/11. I think CO was late 99 or 98.

I think PSA is a large-enough operator to consider, and theirs were gone by late 1985.
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:02 pm

Marvellous airplane. Unfortunately I flew just one time on a 727-100 in 2001 from Guayaquil to Quito (Ecuador).

I liked the smoke (brakes during engine spool up), the sound and the not very powerful takeoff ... and the awesome livery of TAME. :thumbsup:

Unfortunately one year later the plane crashed :pray:
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:09 am

I loved the colors on the Braniff 727's. I also thought that one of the best looking birds was the 727 stretch with the older AA livery (polished aluminum and the RWB cheat lines). In my opinion, the AA and Braniff planes were some of the best looking in the sky.
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:34 am

The Boeing engineers who designed that wing were geniuses. It was marvelous to sit ahead of the leading edge and watch 2 and 3, or 6 and 7 leading edge slats come down at flap 2 followed by the rest plus the Kreugers come-out at flaps 5. That little 108-foot wing was fast as well. Didn't the airlines fly the Boeing 727 at Mach .84 before the Arab oil embargo in 1973? One helluva airliner.
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:54 am

Narfish641 wrote:
If I'm not mistaken, everytime I pass by near the airport in Atlanta (Depending on what highway and what exit you would get off), there is this really old frames that looks like a 727 owned by FedEx just sitting there with no engines in the middle of exit loop. I'll try to find an image somewhere if I can. It looks very cool.


Alas, my friend - that airframe has either been moved or broken up - someone bought that property and there is a building there now... I had been looking for it not too long ago, and realized there was now a large building there. I still am curious why it was placed there - I think there was going to be some sort of aviation museum on the site but the plans fell through... someone correct me if I'm mistaken.
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:57 am

highflier92660 wrote:
The Boeing engineers who designed that wing were geniuses. It was marvelous to sit ahead of the leading edge and watch 2 and 3, or 6 and 7 leading edge slats come down at flap 2 followed by the rest plus the Kreugers come-out at flaps 5. That little 108-foot wing was fast as well. Didn't the airlines fly the Boeing 727 at Mach .84 before the Arab oil embargo in 1973? One helluva airliner.


Yes they sure were. I agree with you. And I must add that it was designed such that it would be able to land on shorter runways than its predecessor the 707 would be able to. It was in 1964 when the 727-100 Series entered service with Eastern and United (American and TWA followed quickly afterwards) that the FAA lifted the ban for jets to fly out of LGA. Prior to that, 707s and DC-8s were not allowed to fly into LGA. The 727 then became a true workhorse for air travel, especially in the United States, and it was so for almost four decades! The Boeing 727 is a great classic in US civil aviation like Shakespeare is a great classic in British literature.
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:15 am

There was a study looking into putting new engines on the jet as opposed to buying new 757’s. It never went anywhere. The 727 was really loud at Met games near LGA play had to be stopped when they took off. What is the main difference with the super 727 was it just winglets?
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:22 am

Delta used to refer to it as "one of our 'WIDE-RIDE' Boeing 727s"... Always a fun ride and you knew you were going to come into ATL early from the west coast or LAS because of those three engines - I used to marvel at how quickly the landscape below would move.
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:28 am

Remember taking off from Denver Stapleton airport on a 95 degree summer day in a UA 727. She took every foot of available runway to get airborne.
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:01 am

I had pleasure of riding on it couple of times.
Delta - CVG-BUF twice.
UA = SJC-DEN, Actually they had announced (while we wait at old SJC old TERM C) that because incoming flight was going to be extremely late, So they were doing ferry a OLD 727 from SFO to SJC that afternoon. I still remember captain doing a spiral pattern over the bay area to attain height then head east to DEN. Frankly I have not experienced such flight pattern on any other of my trips out of SJC.
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:02 am

My best flight? Eastern 727-25 STT-SJU. Best flight ever. Power brake t/o from a 4400 foot runway. Fellow A.netters, top that one!
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:04 am

Always thought the 727 was such a sleek beautiful plane. I keep a few gemini models on my desk, just some AA and CO -200s.

My father says I flew on some AA 727s out of AUS in the late 80s and early 90s as a kid but I don't have much recollection. Only in 2002 do I remember flying a DL 727 N521DA still in widget colors from SEA to DFW (when DFW was still a DL hub). Many flights since then but I remember so much about that flight. Taking off out of SEA and looking at the NW satellite terminal, captain "bruce" pointing out the tetons as we flew over them, looking ou at the wing on that sunny day sandwiched between the window and 2 larger business men from the aisle. And Just loved how the window shades had the 727 emblem on them. Got off in DFW just to hop on an MD-90 for the trip to AUS later in the evening and I recall seeing 521 pushed back to either the overnight stand or for a night flight. One of the days in my life I'll always remember.
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:18 am

1) Yes the AA birds were some of the best looking ones out there; but Braniff had individual personality. 2) Was it the 100 or 200 that had the seat come out of the galley for the FA on take-off and landing? 3) Does anyone know about the 3 or is it 4 birds parked at Chino, Ca airport (CNO) that have been there for a while? I saw 2 of them look like freighters.
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:39 am

crownvic wrote:
My best flight? Eastern 727-25 STT-SJU. Best flight ever. Power brake t/o from a 4400 foot runway. Fellow A.netters, top that one!


I presume you mean “standing” or “static” take-off

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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:11 am

I last flew on one in 2001. Loved the sound of the engines.
 
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Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:53 am

highflier92660 wrote:
The Boeing engineers who designed that wing were geniuses. It was marvelous to sit ahead of the leading edge and watch 2 and 3, or 6 and 7 leading edge slats come down at flap 2 followed by the rest plus the Kreugers come-out at flaps 5. That little 108-foot wing was fast as well. Didn't the airlines fly the Boeing 727 at Mach .84 before the Arab oil embargo in 1973? One helluva airliner.



Yep, but .84 was easy, MMO was .91 Mach
and I’ve flown it that fast, it was solid as a
rock, as it was at any speed, yet delightfully responsive.


Of course those higher speeds really poured the gas out the back of those Pratt & Whitney’s so our normal cruise was around .8


But if you’re in a hurry on the way back to home base, it was balls to the wall

Love the positive comments on this magnificent classic aircraft


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She was and is a beautiful aircraft to look
at and to fly


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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:20 am

My first commercial fly was on one Mexicana 727 from MID to Mex, and then on the same trip from MEX to LAX. During many years Mexicana´s 727 was the only alternative to fly form my home town to MEX. My last 727 flight was in 2011 on an ex Mexicana 727 operated by the Mexican Air Force from PVR to Santa Lucia Air Force Base in Mexico City. I remember flying 727´s on: American, Air Canada, Eastern, Western, Mexicana, Taesa, Aviacsa and United.
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:47 am

I first flew it 2 years ago, and since then, on a total of 5 or so flights I've logged all 3 of the remaining passenger 727s in the world. It is a truelly beautiful ride!
 
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:39 pm

That's a birthday to celebrate, what fantastic aircraft. The biggest selling commercial jet for a long time and the biggest selling Boeing for longer still.(Depending on how you count the DC-9 MD80)
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Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:34 pm

I have many fond memories of flying on the B727/100/200 as a young bloke in the 80s and 90s

Flew on the following.

Eastern
American
Pan Am
Iberia
Lacsa
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SAM (cargo converible with a real small passenger cabin)
Mexicana
SAHSA ( also known as Stay At Home Stay Alive!!!)

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