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First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:24 am

The first CO 737-500 (N59630) has just received winglets down in MIA. Check out pictures of the aircraft here:

http://www.opshots.net/forum/index.php/topic,923.0.html

The little plane looks sharp!
 
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:30 am

Sure have been waiting for this little thing to get into the air and see it in person!

Having a bad computer day it seems and can't find it with that link as it to the CLE spotters site and can't find it...ahhhhh help!
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:41 am

Sorry I wasn't sure if you had to register to see that post. Here is one of the pictures from that thread:

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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:54 am

Cool looking little bug. The 735 always reminded me of something built for Disneyworld: 7/8th scale so you'd feel bigger than life around it.

What's the tail behind it? Underside of the CO globe in darker colors...
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:58 am

Now how am I going to tell the difference between a 500 and the NG?
 
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:58 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 3):
What's the tail behind it? Underside of the CO globe in darker colors...

I think that's Atlas Air cargo.
 
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:58 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 3):
What's the tail behind it? Underside of the CO globe in darker colors...


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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:02 am

Quoting CoolGuy (Reply 4):
Now how am I going to tell the difference between a 500 and the NG?

Easy, the 500 is a stubby little thing compared to a 300/700.
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:05 am

Quoting CoolGuy (Reply 4):
Now how am I going to tell the difference between a 500 and the NG?

The NGs have much taller tails.

Nice looking bird though...
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:09 am

Quoting CoolGuy (Reply 4):
Now how am I going to tell the difference between a 500 and the NG?

The 735 is shorter for one. It's the length of the 736 (which no USA carrier flies) and the 737-200, which is pretty easy to distinguish.

Also, I don't think there are any 736 with winglets installed anyway. But I'm not 100% on that.
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:13 am

Quoting COFreqFlyer (Reply 7):
the 500 is a stubby little

Alotta stubby!!  Smile

Quoting OptionsCLE (Reply 2):
Here is one of the pictures from that thread

AWESOME, thanks for the pic.....can't wait to see it in person, soon I hope when it gets back home to IAH.

Quoting Captaink (Reply 8):
The NGs have much taller tails

And they sit higher on the main gear.
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:46 am

Quoting CoolGuy (Reply 4):
Now how am I going to tell the difference between a 500 and the NG?

By last three numbers in the Registration - the -500s are 601 thru 668; the -700s are 701 thru 750.
 
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:52 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 9):


Also, I don't think there are any 736 with winglets installed anyway. But I'm not 100% on that.

WestJet has a few.
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:11 am

I love the 500. I think its one of the better looking aircraft around, and that looks great!
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:25 am

Awesome, cant wait to see her up close..... next we will have the 737-300's with winglets.
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:30 am

Quoting CAL (Reply 14):
Awesome, cant wait to see her up close..... next we will have the 737-300's with winglets.

I think WN's got a few...
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:30 am

I love the 737-500, I prefer the 737-500s to the 737-700s because of the seats. I find the seats on the 737-500 more comfortable than the 73G seats. Winglets on the 737-500 will help on routes such as Newark-Albuquerque, Newark-Tuscon and Cleveland-San Diego, Cleveland-Seattle.
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:37 am

Quoting STT757 (Reply 16):
I love the 737-500, I prefer the 737-500s to the 737-700s because of the seats. I find the seats on the 737-500 more comfortable than the 73G seats. Winglets on the 737-500 will help on routes such as Newark-Albuquerque, Newark-Tuscon and Cleveland-San Diego, Cleveland-Seattle.

Well 735's are sometimes routed EWR-SLC...
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:10 am

Quoting Worldflyer (Reply 11):
By last three numbers in the Registration - the -500s are 601 thru 668; the -700s are 701 thru 750.

You are correct with the registrations numbers and the last 3, however, the CO fleet consists of only 63 of the B735's (601-664) and the B737's, CO has 36 of them (700-736).

[Edited 2007-03-21 22:11:11]
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:14 am

Quoting CAL (Reply 14):
Awesome, cant wait to see her up close..... next we will have the 737-300's with winglets.

Yeah that is the word at least on the ones you'll be keeping.....if some think they will have a hard time telling what model is what with the 500's just wait till the 300's get winglets!  Smile

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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:16 am

Quoting STT757 (Reply 16):
Newark-Tuscon

But we prefer the 73G and the occasional upgrade to the 738 when a lot of seats are sold.

And the 'c' comes first in Tucson.  Wink
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:30 am

Quoting Iahflyr (Reply 18):
You are correct with the registrations numbers and the last 3, however, the CO fleet consists of only 63 of the B735's (601-664) and the B737's, CO has 36 of them (700-736).

Slight corrections to your fleet numbers...
The 737-500s are 601-633, 636-642, 644-665, 667-668 (634-636 were returned to lessor, 643 W/O and 666 not used)
The 737-700s are 701-724, 726-736, 750. (725 was still an active fleet no. on a GUM based 727 when it came off the line at BFI. It was painted with a reg. ending in 725, fn 725 was actually on for it's first acceptance flight at BFI and then the change occurred)

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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:38 am

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 19):
IAHFLYR



Quoting Iahflyr (Reply 18):
Iahflyr

Having problems with the CAPS lock key?      

Those winglets make her look even more like a pocket-sized rocket. Sure can't wait to see all CO's 737s pouring into CLE with blended winglets.

Edit: Grammar

[Edited 2007-03-21 22:51:25]
 
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:45 am

Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 21):
643 W/O

How so?...

Winglets look good on the -500's.

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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:50 am

Quoting N231YE (Reply 22):
Having problems with the CAPS lock key?

Nope not at all, don't even know where that key is....but as you can see I was logged in so who knows why that happens from time to time but it does.

My only problem today is that I screwed up on the reg. numbers but at least someone straightend me out on that one! Bad iAhFlYr!  Smile
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:51 am

definately a cool lokking bullet... so CO is keeping those for the long haul eh?
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:54 am

Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 21):
Slight corrections to your fleet numbers...

MMMM thanks, I didn't know of the 725 story and didn't even think of the 500's going back to the lessor.
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:57 am

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 24):
don't even know where that key is

Jeez, these old people nowadays...  silly 
 
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:17 am

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 23):
How so?...

N20643 ran off the runway while landing at GDL Sept 16, 1998. Here's a link to some information:

http://www.airfleets.net/crash/crash...ort_ContinentalAirlines_N20643.htm
 
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:33 am

Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 21):
666 not used

Well why not?  Wink
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:35 am

Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 21):
666 not used

Aww nuts! At least DL still has the 757 N666DL...  bigthumbsup   devil   banghead 
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:32 am

That makes that bird look real classey
 
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:41 am

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 26):
MMMM thanks, I didn't know of the 725 story and didn't even think of the 500's going back to the lessor.

Two 737-524s are with Lithuaninan Airlines and one 737-524 is with Belavia....the airplanes are owned by ILFC and left the CO fleet in 2003.

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Gotta love the Baby Boeings and the 735s look good with the winglets....they will be a part of the CO fleet for many years to come.
 
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:48 am

Quoting OptionsCLE (Reply 28):
N20643 ran off the runway while landing at GDL Sept 16, 1998. Here's a link to some information:

That ship is now our cabin trainer in IAH for new hires. A full sized aircraft for evacs and the like.
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:51 am

It looks great. Nice to see some of the older 737's getting the winglets.
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:26 am

List of 737 types to receive winglets:



-200:


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-300:


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-500:



-700:


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-800:


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-900(ER):


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Have I missed any?
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:31 am

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 35):

Hmm, interesting that the 737-200 was fitted with winglets there in that pic. How about all the Boeing aircraft to carry winglets. Obviously the 737's listed there, also there was a program for winglets for the 727. As we all know, some 757-200's have winglets (I don't think any -300's have), the 767 will have a winglet program available, I believe, the 747-400 (except the domestic version), and I think that's it unless I'm missing something.
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:16 pm

Sweet lookin with the winglets. My fav plane. (Im sure my screen name gave that away)  veryhappy  .
 
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:48 pm

Is this the first 737-500 in the world with winglets?
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:51 pm

It may well be, unless APB used another airframe for the trials...or is this the trial airframe?
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:13 pm

Quoting Graphic (Reply 12):
Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 9):


Also, I don't think there are any 736 with winglets installed anyway. But I'm not 100% on that.

WestJet has a few.

No 737-600's have been installed with winglets. I think it's because it's got a short stubby body and really long wings and so the winglets wouldn't be any benefit on the short routes it does.

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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:11 pm

Quoting GCDEG (Reply 40):


Quoting Graphic:
Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 9):

Also, I don't think there are any 736 with winglets installed anyway. But I'm not 100% on that.

WestJet has a few.

No 737-600's have been installed with winglets.

Correct.

They decided not to winglet them, and if the A.net search was working properly today (which it was last night while looking for news on any wingletted 737-600s), I would link the article that said so.

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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:22 pm

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 33):
Quoting OptionsCLE (Reply 28):
N20643 ran off the runway while landing at GDL Sept 16, 1998. Here's a link to some information:

That ship is now our cabin trainer in IAH for new hires. A full sized aircraft for evacs and the like.

Actually, it's not. The cabin trainer at IAH is 737-291 N17252, marked as such, and has been reconfigured to be presented as a 737-500 for the training. I've gone through it myself with the smoke and gear collapse scenarios shown to me, pretty neat! N20643 was last seen in 2001 out at MHV lying on it's belly. Sightings since?

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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:24 pm

Quoting CoolGuy (Reply 4):
Now how am I going to tell the difference between a 500 and the NG?

well lokk at the APU exhaust end of the a/c..NGs have to openings and classice have only one and the engines in the NGs are longer than those in the Classics ..
 
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:43 pm

Quoting CoolGuy (Reply 4):
Now how am I going to tell the difference between a 500 and the NG?

The 737-500 is extremely short compared to a -800 or -900 or -700.. You can tell the difference from a mile away.
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:45 am

Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 42):
Actually, it's not.

That makes sense. I was wondering why CO would've wanted to make a W/O airworthy enough to ferry to IAH only to retire to a non-flying function. Wouldn't have made sense.

EDIT: I stand corrected...A340Spotter (in the same post, no less) points out that the GDL 735 was lying on its belly at MHV in 2001...so, theoretically it could have been ferried to IAH instead to serve in the role suggested by EWRCabinCrew. My apologies.

Quoting CoolGuy (Reply 4):
Now how am I going to tell the difference between a 500 and the NG?

In addition to what others have said (taller gear, etc.) I look at the engine struts. On the 300s-500s the forward part of the struts (directly above the main nacelle) are significantly lower-profile than that of the NG series, which are curved and more pronounced. I find that this is an easier way to help me ID a classic from a NG.

[Edited 2007-03-22 19:49:59]

[Edited 2007-03-22 19:52:53]
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:26 am

Quoting Bimmerkid19 (Reply 44):
Now how am I going to tell the difference between a 500 and the NG?

2nd of all the wings are different, flap tract fairings are pointed on classics and squared off on NG's, and the engines are more flat on bottom due to the fact that the NG sits higher up.
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RE: First Continental 737-500 W/ Winglets

Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:31 am

Hey Chuck or OptionsCLE....

Whoever took the pic, good job!

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