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Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Sun Feb 01, 2004 3:45 pm

Today, Feb. 1 marks the 40th anniversary of rev pax service with the Boeing 727. Eastern did the honors with a flight leaving Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. and Miami. Not sure if it was DCA or IAD. I guess this is the actual aircraft N8107N.
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BOEING 727....FOREVER!!!!!!!
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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Sun Feb 01, 2004 4:21 pm

Regarding that first Eastern flight; back in '64, jets were not allowed to use DCA (National/Reagan). Sometime in 1966, DC-9's and I believe 727's were allowed into (DCA). In the 70's there was talk of Boeing making a wide body version of this great 3 engine bird. I do miss them.


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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Sun Feb 01, 2004 5:29 pm

Too bad i will never fly on one again...they are almost extinct from the USA

But i did fly on one just 4 months before the end of service.

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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Sun Feb 01, 2004 5:44 pm

A Truely Beautiful Aircraft.
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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Sun Feb 01, 2004 6:32 pm

727Lover, you forgot these liveries:


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and


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Ones like these turn my stomach:


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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Sun Feb 01, 2004 7:09 pm

A truly beautiful aircraft, I totally agree.


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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Sun Feb 01, 2004 10:27 pm

The 727 will hold a special place in my heart. I remember flying on many of them as a little kid as well more recently with NW and DL before they retired theirs. Nothing like lining up on that runway and the power being slowly increased and you hear that whirr of air outside. You were lumbering down that runway and that old gal just didn't seem like she had enough in her to get up but low and behold that nose would pop up and she would just kind of float there for a second or two and up up and away you went. Not to mention, being outside was also a lot of fun-get a nice cold day and those PW's just raised hell when they were roaring down the runway. I'm hoping that I'll be lucky enough to get up to Portsmouth this year to get one last flight on one of these birds with Pan Am. I'm a 727 addict.
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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Sun Feb 01, 2004 10:58 pm

Happy Birthday 727.....many years of many flights on the 3 holer!

Heere is one of my favorite pics.
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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Sun Feb 01, 2004 11:00 pm

OK..second attempt! LOL!


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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Sun Feb 01, 2004 11:09 pm

Working for a cargo airline we have just got rid our last ones, to be replaced by the B757sf. Good a/c but has not got the character of the old smokey 727. They will be missed
 
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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Sun Feb 01, 2004 11:09 pm

A rather important 727 operator..

Then
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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Sun Feb 01, 2004 11:47 pm

I grew up in Jackson, MS and New Orleans, where 727-232s were very common, and my family moved to Los Angeles when I was in high school. During college I worked for DL at LAX, where -232s and -247s were our predominant types. Needless to say a 72S in DL's old colors are my personal choice for "the classic jetliner".
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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Sun Feb 01, 2004 11:59 pm

By taking a quick look at the earliest pics, the engines look a lot slimmer than the ones being used today. Have all the 727s flying today got retro fitted engines, or have they just been hushkitted to comply with noise restrictions. Also, how loud is a 727 compared to our favorite, the DC9? I'd like to see a 727 take off, but I never see them over here on the C side of MSP. I guess they all use the cross runway, or the other parallell.
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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Mon Feb 02, 2004 12:10 am

I think United had the best 727s, and we took delivery of the first off the line, N7001U, now at the Museum of Flight in preserved state. I transitioned to the 727 in 1976 and flew the bird for 17 years straight as a Captain, from our -022s to the 222/Adv. series. In over 36 years as a commercial pilot for UA, I flew about six different types of aircraft but the 727 was my favorite. In almost 20 years as a Captain, I recall three instances when I had to stay back for maintenance and had only one in-flight engine failure ever! Its reliability, durability, maneuverability, and speed set it apart as one of the best aircraft ever built. I recall in 1989 during the Sioux Falls DC-10 crash, the airline loaded up a 727 to carry personnel and supplies to the site. Whenever landing at ORD up to 2001, the gates were dotted with 727s, both AA and UA. It took real skill to fly but was an experience that few other aircraft could match. Although its retirement was justified due to high fuel expenses and the increase of age-related maintenance, it remained a dutiful workhorse to the end and perhaps the most widely used aircraft ever built. Even Southwest operated a 727 in its infancy.!
 
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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Mon Feb 02, 2004 12:16 am

I only flew two times with the 727. It was last year in Bolivia and Peru. I took a flight from Sucre to La Paz with a 727 of Aero Sur, and then I took a 727 from Cusco to Lima with Aero Continente. I don't know exactly which model it was.
 
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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Mon Feb 02, 2004 12:18 am

hii guys
 Big thumbs up

To celebrate the 40th Aniversary of Boeing 727 pax service... i'll fly my Boeing 727-200 fleet on FS2004 to any destination of your choice!

I have all liveries that existed... so... tell me one flight to i fly today, just to celebrate... ehhe... and if you have the FFX 727 and want to fly with me on net... eeheh tell me ... send me an email!

Luismpassos@oninetspeed.pt

I almost forgot... i made the most fantastic Flight Dynamic ever produced for the 727-200 for FS2004 ACOF and for the FFX/SGA 727 models.

If you want to try it... send me an email and i'll mail you the FDE.
This is so great that you must see!... All lights are in their wright positions, heavy feeling, and real T-tail landing performance... just take a look!

Engines, weights and other stuff were programed with real Boeing settings.

 Big thumbs up Have fun... and happy landings
 
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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Mon Feb 02, 2004 12:36 am

Detroit Metro is very lucky to have this beauty based here...owned by the Nomads Travel Club.....aircraft has it's own hangar....Nomads have their own terminal...passengers board and deplane inside the hangar. Hopefully, this aircraft will be flying in and out of DTW for years to come.

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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Mon Feb 02, 2004 12:46 am

I'm suprised and slightly shocked that nobody put up a picture of a DELTA 727...perhaps the most sexy of them all... (yes, I said sexy...)


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Nothing beats a classic bird like this one!
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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Mon Feb 02, 2004 2:13 am

Not long ago, one of the Mexican airlines got their Operating Certificate cancelled: N2 ... they were flying two of the oldest B727's in the sky:


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and apparently, they will get their AOC back... lets see if they come back with these two old 27's



 
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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Mon Feb 02, 2004 2:31 am

First Air, a Canadian carrier, proudly still flying the B-727 (passengers and cargo)


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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Mon Feb 02, 2004 3:34 am

A few more we'd see here @ YYZ as part of my tribute...


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Even Trump got it right. Will always be a stunning piece of design.

Tried to find the thread from a couple months back ("Live in a 727!") but can't find it for some reason - but this is pretty close:
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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Mon Feb 02, 2004 3:51 am

One of the uglier 727s flown by Gulf Air Transport, a charter airline that my aunt used to work at as a F/A.


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And you forgot USAir/ways.


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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Mon Feb 02, 2004 4:33 am

The airplane that made me fall in love with aviation, the airplane that brought service to smaller communities, the most beautiful looking airplane in the sky.

I miss ya 727!

God rest her soul!

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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Mon Feb 02, 2004 4:51 am

For quite some time MX had an all-727 fleet. It was then considered the best airline in Latin America (they obtained that title again in 2003). Their last 727 flew in 2003.

I think that the introduction of the 727 marked the beginning of a new era in commercial aviation. There are still some South American airlines who operate 727's for passenger service.

I must ask a question, does anyone believe that at some point in the future a new three-engined aircraft will be engineered and produced again? Evidently technology advances every day and manufacturers come up with more eficient engines and with more aerodinamic bodies and wings. It doesn't seem crazy to think that eventually a three-engined plane could replace the current four-engined ones, right?
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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Mon Feb 02, 2004 5:36 am

EddieDude,

While I and everyone else would love to see it, it seems we'll never see another three-holer again in most of our lifetimes. With two engines now being able to do the job of four (777, A330, 767, 7e7), why bother with three.
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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Mon Feb 02, 2004 10:04 am

A bueat aircraft indeed!!!!

As a teenager I flew the 727-076/727-077 of TN (Trans Australia, later Australian, later still Qantas Domestic) and AN (Ansett, sadly no more) many times between SYD and POM (Port Moresby).

I remember the first take off I was on from Jackson's Field(POM), a fairly short field with only one temp - HOT. He lines it up and I think the wing has fallen apart! More flaps, slats, slots etc than you would believe! This was a 100 series, fully fueled (POM-SYD was close to max range), he spools up all three, stands on the brakes, engines scream, fueluage shakes, lets go brakes and we are airborne almost immediately, he holds it fairly low over the scrub, gets the gear up, brings in those incredible flaps, points the nose up and we are outta there! Ah the 727 and the sixties!!!


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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Mon Feb 02, 2004 3:24 pm

just flew a 727-200,N682CA,from Las-DTW,stop writing her epitaph,the 727 is alive and well!!!
the rumble of round engines is like music to me,likewise the thunder of thr JT8D
 
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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Tue Feb 03, 2004 2:02 am

ChampionAir just added six(ex-NW),727s to our fleet bringing us up to 18. It was an honor to fly the old girl on her 40th anniversary yesterday. God's grace we will fly the 727 until at least 2006 when the Stage1V noise restrictions kick in, by that time we will be converting over to 757s(a fervent prayer). I love flying the 3 holer!!!!
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RE: Celebrate 40 Years Of Boeing 727 Service!

Tue Feb 03, 2004 2:24 am

I've flown on 727s more than any other airliner, and it will always be one of my favorites. I remember back in the 70s and 80s it seemed everybody flew them! I remember flying out of O'hare (on a 727, natch) and seeing a long line of what seemed to be nothing but 727s lined up to take-off.

It's still to my eye a beautiful aircraft with unmatched lines. Long live the mighty '27!

cheers, Ralph
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