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It's 727 Day!

Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:16 pm

The date is 7/2/7. Today we celebrate that legendary trijet.

So share your thoughts on the 727.
 
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:30 pm

Those of us in the USA will have to refrain from discussing the matter for a little less than six months.  Smile

Or we could limit the discussion to the 727-277.
 
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:47 pm

Most of the flights I made when I was young was on 727 - a design very advanced at its time, very popular, bringing aviation to normal people - so what A320 and B738 are now.
 
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:52 pm

Wasn't the 727 the first "whisper-jet"
 
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:20 am

Let's brighten up this thread with some pictures. I have always liked the 727, never had a nasty flight on them. My love with aviation started with the 727 when I lived in the USA in 1980. It was then the default plane, 2 out of every 3 planes you saw were 727s. Partially because I choose 727 flights/destinations but also partially coincidence I have flown on lots of them, it's still one of the most common types in my logbook although I fear it will sink out of the top-5 some day.
I have flown on:

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when I lived in the US in 1979/80. The invitation to the cockpit at National was where my interest in aviation started. Obviously I didn't note the exact numbers yet so this are just samples of which 727 might have been on.

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these were on my trips in 1995 and 1998, not especially selected for being with 727s, just lucky coincidence.

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two flights on US 727s on 9 July 2000, I started 727 hunting by then!

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two IB flights during a business trip to Portugal just two weeks later, the 727 was already getting rare in Europe.

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drinking whisky at 9 am during a mexico fun day return flight to Aguascalientes especially to get a 727-100... not the exact United plane, N7265U isn't in the database! Good old days just before 9-11

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One year after 9-11, I hurried to fly on some more 727s (above)

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Now had to go outside Europe or the USA to get more 727s

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Falconair was a surprise on a domestic flight in Honduras... while trying to fly on a F-27! Syrianair was an Airevents pleasure flight.

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Went to Mexico just in time to get a last Mexican pax 727 flight...

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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:26 am

We had another 727-nostalgic thread a couple days premature....


I surely miss seeing all the 727s I saw growing up. It was sad when I realized a few years ago that they were all being retired.

The first airplane ride I can fully remember was on a National Airlines 727-100 flying DCA-MIA. We were connecting to a Pan Am 707 flight to Rio back in December 1977! When we got to Rio, we connected to Belo Horizonte-Pampulha on a Cruzeiro do Sul 727-100 with a full meal service on a 45-min. flight.

Sad that all those airlines I just mentioned are gone!
 
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:30 am

I flew on the 727 many times as a little kid and was still pretty young (14ish) when NW retired their last one. I miss them, even though I've grown up in the era of the 737NG and 320 family.
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:35 am

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 3):
Wasn't the 727 the first "whisper-jet

As in quiet?  biggrin 

I think it was Eastern Airlines named their B727's "Whisper Jet".

My very first jumpseat was on an Eastern B727 from IAH-EWR. On descent into EWR the noise level was so high at 330 KIAS that I had to hold that lovely headset tight on my ears just to hear ATC! But that was a great plane, still is, just a shame they're gone from the U.S. fleets.

I can't think of a Boeing today that can make the slam dunk as the B727 could "if we can see the threshold we can land on it"....and love the look with only the middle LED just hanging out there.

Quoting Analog (Reply 1):
Those of us in the USA will have to refrain from discussing the matter for a little less than six months.

Nah, we can discuss it anytime.  highfive 
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:36 am

YEAH FOR THE 727...

As someone who grew up 5 minutes from BUR, and having spent many an hour watching flights in/out during my youth (back when you could actually sit in the terminal), I grew a fondness for the PSA Smiley Jets...still the best livery EVER (IMHO)!!!

Cheers to 727 Day!!!

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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:52 am

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 4):
Let's brighten up this thread with some pictures

Thanks for putting the pics up.......love that National and Continental meat ball.....PanAm & Delta livery are classics in my mind.
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:57 am

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 7):
As in quiet?   

I think it was Eastern Airlines named their B727's "Whisper Jet".

Yeah - for the PAX, not the spotters though...  biggrin 
 
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:31 am

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 7):
On descent into EWR the noise level was so high at 330 KIAS that I had to hold that lovely headset tight on my ears just to hear ATC!



Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 10):
Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 7):

I think it was Eastern Airlines named their B727's "Whisper Jet".

Yeah - for the PAX, not the spotters though...

Yeah, not for the pilots either, thats for sure.

Beautiful plane though.

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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:42 am

Great post, MEA-707!! It did, in fact, brighten my day!!


My first commercial flight was on an Eastern 727 from FMY to ATL in the summer of 1977...I still remember it vividly!!! What a great aircraft it was...too bad we no longer have its graceful lines to liven up a ramp anymore!!
 
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:23 am

Quoting LGBFltTrainer (Reply 8):
I grew a fondness for the PSA Smiley Jets...still the best livery EVER (IMHO)!!!

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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:58 am

Here are some of mine, these guys are not crossing Mexican skies, but still flying in children imagination.


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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:02 am

Lovely aircraft... flew on it twice, both Ansett 727-277Adv just before they were retired. When sitting up the front, you couldn't hear the engines, just the sound of the wind rushing over the fuselage. Unbelievably quiet!

There's a lot to be said for the rear engined layout. Always loved the rear airstair on the 727 as well - a shame no-other aircraft have that.
I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
 
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:15 am

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 3):
Wasn't the 727 the first "whisper-jet"


 rotfl  I think it can barely meet Stage III requirements with a hushkit. I suppose it is compared to a Concorde or Convair 990...  Wink
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:18 am

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 16):
I suppose it is compared to a Concorde or Convair 990...

Nope, the original 707 and DC-8 water wagons.
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:33 am

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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:41 am

Quoting Glom (Thread starter):
The date is 7/2/7.

Huh? Its not August 2, 2007. Its Feb 7, 2007. But I do see where you are going with this.
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:43 am

In almost every other part of the world it IS 07/02/2007, with the date first..
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:56 am

A few people forget that WN experimented with the type as well...


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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:59 am

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 21):
A few people forget that WN experimented with the type as well...

How long did that even last......6 months to a year??
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:01 am

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 22):
How long did that even last......6 months to a year??

Longer than that...IIRC, it went from 1981-1986...all birds were leased from PeopleExpress.
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:02 am

But a lot of pilots I know (myself included) and europeans think the date is 7207. I suppose you could shorten it to 727.

My favourite livery on a 727 is either the original BN End of the Plane Plane livery or the NW livery of the late 60's early 70's.
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:08 am

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 19):
Its not August 2, 2007

What aircraft is the 827?
 
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:10 am

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 23):
Longer than that...IIRC, it went from 1981-1986...all birds were leased from PeopleExpress

Thought it was more like early '85 till something like '87.

I was able to ride on them from HOU-LAX a couple of times during time the leased Peoples jets were in the WN inventory!
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:13 am

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 26):
Thought it was more like early '85 till something like '87.

I was able to ride on them from HOU-LAX a couple of times during time the leased Peoples jets were in the WN inventory!

OPNL, you around in here? Know the dates of your company's 727 ops?  Wink
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:24 am

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 27):
OPNL, you around in here?

You know he is lurking someplace........ Smile
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:34 am

I recall being on several 727's operated on the Pan Am and Eastern Shuttles, including using the tail stairs in the 1980's, as well with TWA, and other airlines too on other flights like to/from NYC area and Florida. Most of the remaining 727's in the USA are used by charter airlines and as freighters by DHL (some in their current livery) and others. They were great for the DCA-LGA shuttles as they had the kick in the butt power needed for takeoff on the short runways and tight flight patterns they had to go on. They probably still stand as one of the greatest short to medium haul jet aircraft ever made.
 
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:09 am


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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:22 am

I'm glad Champion Air kept the 727. I flew on a Champion 727 from MSP-MCO. The only passenger 727s at MSP are in the Champion Air scheme.
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:32 am

Hi!

That's right, 727 day!!! What a great airplane the 727 was ( still is...just a bit!!! ), I grew up watching the 727 in LIS, TAP got a bunch of them. Maybe some of you don't knew but TAP was the 2nd. airline in Europe, just after LH to order and get the 727-100. That plane gave a great boost to TAP to find and fly to new markets, latter TAP would also order and receive the longer version, the 727-200 Advanced. The 727-100 was a muscle airplane, very strong, very reliable and TAP used them really hard! TAP got 7 X 727-100's, 6 were brand new from Boeing, 4 were 727-082 full passenger (CS-TBK/L/M/N ), 2 were 727-082C that could be converted to cargo and finnally a 2nd. hand 727-172C that came from Airlift. In 1974 TAP ordered 2 727-200's (CS-TBR and TBS ) and CS-TBR unfortunetely would crash latter in FNC beeing the first loss with passengers in TAP history. After that TAP will buy another 3 727-200's (CS-TBW/X/Y) and CS-TBW was the first airplane to come direct from Boeing with the TAP/Air Portugal. To replace the 727 that crashed, the insurance leased another 727-100 that TP used for about 3 years, CS-TBV, a 727-155C. TAP 727-100's always had a long trail of smoke during take-off or landings, and those tails were very, very dirty with back spots from the smoke, but they were wonderfull birds. I personally flew twice in TAP 727-100's, CS-TBQ ( MAD/LIS ) and CS-TBO ( LIS/PDL ) and also twice in the 727-200, CS-TBW ( LIS/MAD ) and CS-TBS ( LIS/MAD ). Here go some TAP 727 photos:


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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:19 am

Quoting Glom (Thread starter):
The date is 7/2/7. Today we celebrate that legendary trijet.

And this Friday is the 44th anniversary of the 727's first flight Feb. 9, 1963. Friday is also the 38th anniversary of the 747's first flight Feb. 9, 1969.

Boeing seems to like the number 9 for first flights. The 737 also made its first flight on the 9th but in April, not February -- April 9, 1967.
 
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:45 am

Actually, last Thursday, Feb 1, was the 43rd anniversary of the first commercial 727 flight. And my 43rd anniversary too! I feel a bond with the B727.
 
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:33 am

I remember in the 80s when MEM was a UA mini-hub. UA flew 727s and it was a cool site to see several of them lined up at the same time.

The 727 is my fave. Thanks for all the pics posted.
 
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:24 am

If I recall correctly WN's 727's were actually leased from Braniff International.

AND Braniff had the coolest 727's in the Ultra scheme!
 
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:31 am

What a coincidence. Saw a DHL 727 take-off from BNE around 8:25 AM and was wondering if this was a charter or if the flight was delayed as I have never seen this beauty take off even though I have been driving to work for the past 2 years since moving to BNE. Who can clarify ???

Remember many flights on 727 on LH, EA, PA and DL. My most exciting destination was flying on LH 727 from FRA to TIP to visit my father who was working in Libya at that time.

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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:35 am

My first 727 flight was on National Airlines from MCO to TPA in 1968.

Other airline 727's I flew on that I can remember are:

Delta & Delta Shuttle
Eastern
TWA
US Air / US Airways
Trump Shuttle
Pan Am (the original)
PSA

Two things I noticed about 727's:

1). Even in very calm skies they had a constant and slight roll back and forth.

2). A fully-loaded 727 had a very smooth and steady ride.
 
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:51 am

I wish they came out with a new 727 , same shape and size but with a
Glass Cockpit. I can't wait till July 7, 07, 777 day.

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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:13 pm

Silly Europeans and your dating systems!

Anyway, I did notice the date today, and I was thinking that come July, when the (American) 7/2/(0)7 and other dates come along all in a row (July 1st through 8th), that would be a fun week to recognize each Boeing family member. As for the 707, let's just give it the whole month (7/07). Plus, since these are American(-designed/assembled) jets, using the American dating system is a little bit more accurate in this case - plus, 747 day would be on the American Independence Day! It will be a fun week for us American Boeing fans to toot our own horns, so to speak (even though we already do that anyway).
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:27 pm

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 4):
My love with aviation started with the 727 when I lived in the USA in 1980. It was then the default plane, 2 out of every 3 planes you saw were 727s.

I first flew on a Western 722 from PDX-SNA in '80 when I was 6, hence my username. Love (with aviation) at first flight.

I miss seeing and flying on the 727 often. It was fun to watch the flaps/slats extend/retract separately at different (but uniform) intervals, as were the trailing edge flaps/jackscrews. I could go on and on!
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:42 pm

I tried to create a the Ultimate Boeing/A.Net Challenge in part taking advantage of days like these, I didn't get too many takers.
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:06 pm

In the US, it should be SST day.. 2/7/07  Silly

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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:45 pm

Quoting Western727 (Reply 41):
I first flew on a Western 722 from PDX-SNA in '80 when I was 6, hence my username. Love (with aviation) at first flight.

Heh, join the club! My first 727 flight was Western SLC-YVR in 82 or so.

Quoting Western727 (Reply 41):
I miss seeing and flying on the 727 often. It was fun to watch the flaps/slats extend/retract separately at different (but uniform) intervals, as were the trailing edge flaps/jackscrews.

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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:45 pm

I had many trips on the 727 on many different airlines. NW, UA, Delta, Champion, and Sun Country. All of them were great and I can remember each one clearly; where I was going, what I was doing there, etc.

I remember my last 727 flight. 16 Aug 04. It was a Champion Air 727 from Ellsworth AFB, SD to Vance AFB, OK. It was easily my most enjoyable and most memorable. We left about 0330 local and boarded through the rear stairs. It was the one and only time I've got to do that. Seeing all the B-1s in the early morning through that 727 window is something I'll never forget.


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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:17 pm

I worked on 727s for years. I enjoyed every minute.
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:13 pm

Jumpseated from Melbourne to Sydney on this baby the other day! It was the smoothest flight I've ever had and also my first on the B727.


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Quoting KELPkid (Reply 16):
I think it can barely meet Stage III requirements with a hushkit.

Hmmm nah it does it pretty easily. People just dramatise it because it is equipped with the noisy JT8D's. It really isn't that loud with the kits on. If you're in the cockpit, you won't hear the engines until takeoff power is applied.

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 19):
Huh? Its not August 2, 2007. Its Feb 7, 2007. But I do see where you are going with this.

Well for everyone else in the world, it is (or was) 7/2/7.
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:32 pm

Well the rest of the world can celebrate 727 day now, and 737 day next month...

Us Americans? We're going to wait and take the entire first week of July and then some.

July 1: 717 Day
July 2: 727 Day
...
July 7: 777 Day
July 8: 787 Day
July 9: 707 Day (since we really don't have a 0th of July)

:D
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RE: It's 727 Day!

Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:04 pm

Quoting AlexPorter (Reply 40):
Silly Europeans and your dating systems!

Well, it seems to me that both the European (dd/mm/yy) & Japanese (yy/mm/dd) are far more logical than the US system. The time units ascend or descend logically in order of size. Makes perfect sense. The Japanese system has the added advantage in computer systems of automatically being chronologically ordered if the date is used as part of the filename.
...I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tanhauser Gate....

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