sovietjet
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Old Jet Planes Flying

Fri Nov 21, 2003 12:05 pm

Is there any planes left flying with JT3Cs, JT-3Ds, JT-4As, Conways, Speys and similar engines? Would really wanna go out and see one...
 
flyf15
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RE: Old Jet Planes Flying

Fri Nov 21, 2003 12:07 pm

There are still quite a few DC-8-60 series (JT3D) out there flying as freighters...
 
fanofjets
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RE: Old Jet Planes Flying

Fri Nov 21, 2003 1:07 pm

If you are near a US Air Force base, you may see a KC-135; these birds inherited JT-3Ds from old 707s.

I don't think there are any JT-3C or JT-4A turbojets still in operation, but I could be mistaken.

Converted 707-329C (ex-Sabena) aircraft are used as AWACS crew-practice ships in Germany.
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CanadianNorth
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RE: Old Jet Planes Flying

Fri Nov 21, 2003 2:38 pm

Canadian North still has thier B737-2T2C/Adv, B737-242C/Adv, and B737-217C/Advs with JT8D-17s, and they have thier pair of F28 mk1000s with Spey Mk 55515s...


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EdT
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RE: Old Jet Planes Flying

Fri Nov 21, 2003 2:57 pm

You would be suprised to see HP's 732s still flying - they're down to a very small handful, but you'll see a couple on a given day at PHX or LAS.
 
duke
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RE: Old Jet Planes Flying

Fri Nov 21, 2003 9:14 pm

I don't think there are any more civil JT3C-powered aircraft flying, though a very few such Boeing 720s are maybe stored. I think NASA might still have a KC-135 with the military version of the enginge (J57). As for the JT4A, it's finally pretty much had it, too. There may be 1 or so DC-8s with it in storage, but all the 707s still with it (a few with the Israeli air force) appear to be retired. General Electric's 707-321 that once had JT4s is shown partly dismantled on a recent airliners.net 707 section photo. But you can still see the Conway on the RAF's 20 or so VC-10s (no more on 707s and DC-8s), the Spey on BAC-111s and I think also on RAF Nimrods, and the JT3D (turbofan derivative of JT3C) on many extant and airworthy DC-8s and 707s.
 
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RE: Old Jet Planes Flying

Sat Nov 22, 2003 8:27 am

There are quite a few of F28s still flying here...
Merpati has quite a number, about 20 - 30 of them with only 1/2 flying Big grin
Pelita has about half a dozen.
Transwisata has recently added F28 to its fleet... 2 of them.
Batavia tookover Bouraq/Bali Air's F28...
Garuda's Citilink Division, is retiring their F28s after last month's incident. This will be the 2nd time the F28 is retired from Garuda.

This plane is quite irreplaceable Big grin

Now, I better not start counting the RR Darts on HS748s and F27s in my country! Big grin

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CV990
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RE: Old Jet Planes Flying

Sat Nov 22, 2003 8:31 am


Hi!

I just requested a owner of a 720 based at PHX that I saw it last week when I landed there. Also at PHX there are an ANG base with KC135E's and like EdT said America West still flies the 737-200 ( I actually saw 2 of them still flying... ). The other ones, well I know that GE had an old 707-321 stored somewhere in the desert but I don't know if is still in flying condition.
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duke
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RE: Old Jet Planes Flying

Sat Nov 22, 2003 8:53 pm

CV990, your 707-321 is the one I referred to above as being dismantled:


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As for the 737-200, it uses the JT8D, and is not so special - there are zillions around, or were till recently.
 
steph001
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RE: Old Jet Planes Flying

Sat Nov 22, 2003 11:04 pm

Check this out:

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Is still in use by Romanian authorities when traveling abroad, plus is one of the first Boeing jets belonging to a country/company in Eastern Europe.

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