daddad525
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Boeing 707

Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:33 am

What 707s are still flying, with who and amy idea about routes?
Also any news about stored or derelict airframes.
 
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RE: Boeing 707

Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:22 am

Daddad525:

There aren't many around. The reason is that USAF bought them all up, to either convert them to E-6s and E-8s or use them as spares for the C-135/C-137/E-3/E-6/E-8 series.
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RE: Boeing 707

Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:30 am

The E-6s were all new builds, to include the last 707 airframe manufactured.
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RE: Boeing 707

Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:34 am

Spain has four flying as transports, tankers or ELINT platforms. They use to have VIP duty until they bought 2 A310s.
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RE: Boeing 707

Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:20 am

I think the IADF flies some out of TLV for the Israeli government, and there are some that fly for Omega Air out of Manston, England
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RE: Boeing 707

Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:33 am

You will see some derelict/broken up airframes at BEY from MEA and TMA, and I think Royal Jordanian has just stored its 707s.

Air Zimbabwe still has a few flying, along with Lybian Arab and, I think, TAG Angola (not too sure about this one). African boneyards will have some, and also try the US boneyards such as Mojave, Victorville, Goodyear, Marana, Tuscon and Opa Locka.
 
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RE: Boeing 707

Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:40 am

The Argentine Military runs a civil passenger service to places under served, or not served by AR and other carriers. They fly 707s on the routes, and offer good prices to take you to some really cool places
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RE: Boeing 707

Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:55 am

Recently re-registered and I'm hoping someday she will fly again.


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RE: Boeing 707

Fri Nov 19, 2004 2:08 am

There is a very derelict Nigerian frame at Dublin (I think its still there). Also, try Stansted or Southend. I think one was impounded there. It might be a Koda Air Cargo machine. There may also be an ex Saudi airframe there as well.
 
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RE: Boeing 707

Fri Nov 19, 2004 2:19 am

John Travolta has a QF 707. e-mail him.
 
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RE: Boeing 707

Fri Nov 19, 2004 3:08 am

The Israeli Air Force has quite a few, used for refuelling, and transport missions.
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RE: Boeing 707

Fri Nov 19, 2004 4:37 am

Saha Air of Iran operates them.


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RE: Boeing 707

Fri Nov 19, 2004 4:45 am

Didn't the Israeli Air Force still have a 707 with the JT-3C engines? I remember seeing a picture of it somewhere on a.net. I would love to hear that.
 
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RE: Boeing 707

Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:18 pm

Run a photo search for the 2000 dates. You'll find quite a lot of interesting pix.
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RE: Boeing 707

Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:34 pm

There were a lot of 707's built and there are still a lot of them around.Not in the western world but especially Africa where it has been the aircraft of choice for long haul cargo for years.
 
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RE: Boeing 707

Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:57 pm

The RAAF had 5 of which 4 were converted to tanker-transports. I believe the remaining one, which was used for general and VIP transport has since been retired when the BBJs and Challengers entered service. The RAAF are also looking for new tankers (Airbus MRTT and KC-767 are main contenders).

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RE: Boeing 707

Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:58 pm

Check out this month's or last month's Airliner World or Airliners magazine can't remember which lol sorry.. for a list of current 707 operators and the very small number, (in some cases only 1) that each operator still has left. It doesn't say how many are still in active service, so the number might be even less.

Saha Air, Azza Air Transport, Spirit of Africa, Koda Air, Johnson Air, Wimbi Dira Airlines, First International Airlines, LADE (airline operated by the Argentinian AF), Royal Jordanian, Lybian Arab (used as VIP transport), Skymaster and BETA.

Those are about the only civilian 707 operators left and maybe one or two more that I can't remember that were on the list. The rest were private, VIP, and military aircraft.

 
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RE: Boeing 707

Fri Nov 19, 2004 6:13 pm

Thanks for your postings.

Where do you go to see the stored aircraft. I have been to MHV and MAR many years ago with a completely fed up fiance.

Any ideas?
 
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RE: Boeing 707

Fri Nov 19, 2004 6:29 pm

>Where do you go to see the stored aircraft. I have been to MHV and MAR many years ago with a completely fed up fiance.<

You still go to MHV, MZJ (Pinal Airpark in Marana's real code), and VCV. Also, Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson, if they let you.
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