AsstChiefMark
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What's Special About This 727?

Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:51 am

It's on its way from BFI to DTW right now.

Reg: N727M
Type: R727
Company: BOEING
Model: 727-200RE Super 27
Engine Manufacturer: P&W
Engine Model: JT8D-17 SER


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RE: What's Special About This 727?

Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:00 am

It's got the MD80 style JT8D-200s in positions 1 & 3 and a old style 727 JT8D in the number 2 position with no reverser.

I'd guess it's got some other noise abatement mods as well....
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RE: What's Special About This 727?

Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:09 am

"In 1993, the club purchased the current aircraft, a Boeing 727-200 and simultaneously retired the 727-100. It is configured for only 146 passengers ensuring business-class leg room for everyone on board. This "Flying Clubhouse" is equipped with "Super 27" engines and auxiliary fuel tanks which extend the range of the aircraft, providing non-stop travel to destinations up to 5-hours away. Routine inspections by aviation officials have rated the maintenance of our Boeing 727-200 second only to Air Force One, the plane that serves the President of the United States."

http://www.nomadstravel.org/about/about_story/about_story.html
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utapao
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RE: What's Special About This 727?

Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:11 am

Isn't this that travel club... "America's Finest Travel Club"?

http://www.nomadstravel.org/index.html

BTW - does anyone remember a "mystery dinner club" back in the 70's or 80's out of DAL that would have their member show up, board a flight with an "unannounced destination", and when they landed they were told where they were and would then be taken to dinner and flown back home?

Man... that's been a few years, but the Nomads website made me think about it.


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