JBirdAV8r
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What's Significant About This Airplane?

Sun Apr 13, 2003 5:05 am

This airplane is famous! Why?


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RE: What's Significant About This Airplane?

Sun Apr 13, 2003 5:47 am

The last revenue 707 flight by a US major?

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RE: What's Significant About This Airplane?

Sun Apr 13, 2003 6:03 am

I always thought that 707's had something that projected forward from the top of the tail. It was rather needlelike. Anyway, I dont see it in this picture. Does anyone know what that object was used for?
 
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RE: What's Significant About This Airplane?

Sun Apr 13, 2003 6:06 am

Hmmm, is it the same one that collided mid air with a EAL Connie & made it back?
 
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RE: What's Significant About This Airplane?

Sun Apr 13, 2003 6:12 am

I always thought that 707's had something that projected forward from the top of the tail - The HF Aerial
 
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RE: What's Significant About This Airplane?

Sun Apr 13, 2003 6:16 am

First 707 to travel back in time?
 
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RE: What's Significant About This Airplane?

Sun Apr 13, 2003 6:20 am

It was the 707 used for the exterior shots in "Airplane!"?
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RE: What's Significant About This Airplane?

Sun Apr 13, 2003 6:52 am

Yes, this one looks like a giant tylenol!
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RE: What's Significant About This Airplane?

Sun Apr 13, 2003 7:28 am

I had the same thought about it being in Airplane!

According to AirNikon (same photographer), N6723 was the one from Airplane!

This photo indicates the lack of a dorsal HF antenna on TWA planes had been around for at least ten years by the time of this photo.

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RE: What's Significant About This Airplane?

Sun Apr 13, 2003 8:16 am

This aircraft also went supersonic???
 
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RE: What's Significant About This Airplane?

Sun Apr 13, 2003 8:58 am

Actually,

This is the famous "Airplane!" airplane!!

Airnikon had it wrong, I think...

I was watching the movie today and I noticed it was nose number 6721. I'll look again.

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