707's are keeooowwll ! I flew Air Zim in 89 on a free ticket (non-rev - the lady in the Joburg office would give out ID00 to anybody and his dog just about !) - the whole trip was on B707s. The ticket was JNB
, but the HRE
flight was full so they put me on the HRE
flight instead, upgraded to Executive Class (which was old LH
Business Class, pretty good for an old banger). Front row too.
The poor old 707 was a Super-Q hushkit job, to be able to land in FRA
, one engine blew a valve on take off (quite late in the roll, there was much screeching of brakes as we slammed to a halt on the runway) - taxied back to the terminal and waited a couple of hours while Men With Spanners tutted and frowned at it. They rewound the elastic and off we went. Great trip, all the better for being FREEEEE !
I flew GFY-Waterkloof in a Safair 707 too, during National Service (in 87 - God I'm old !) - they used it for troop transports (a MAJOR improvement over flying in a L100), although of course for sanctions reasons they only ever flew "civilians" ja whatEVer ! It was a very old and very noisy 707 (ZS-LSF), used to fly for SA
way back when. That was a good flight too, always good to be leaving Namibia ! And in a 707, it was so much faster hehe.
Young and beautiful and thin and gorgeous AND BANNED ! Cya at airspaceonline.com, losers