In Mid 80,s I was a FBU
based engineer for Pan Am and there was a daily Flt 098 from FBU
which as I recall was a through flight to MIA
with aircraft change to 747 in LHR
then the return sector was back to FBU
on 727 again as a through flt from MIA
. In between there was a afternoon flight back to Berlin via CPH
, 2 days a week the a/c nightstopped instead at HEL
was just a transit.
The a/c were a motley collection of different series of 727 necessating keeping 4 sets of IPC and MM
tapes, the aircraft mostly rather geriatric.
One inbound a/c went tech big time in FBU
requiring an engine change and the end result was a 2 engine ferry to FRA
, after a lengthy troublshooting and preparation process, de activating process for the U/S engine and additional checks on remaining engines. FAA ferry permit issued, special authorised ferry crew and min fuel, daylight flight to FRA
. 31 hrs duty time I did on that occasion as no other staff available.. Always thought that was a bit scary even under those conditions Dont know what happens to a 727 even very lightly loaded if you lose another engine ??