Another simply amazing bit of video!
Wow! How I miss the 72! Back when I was a grade school kid, we lived in Arden, NC
about 3 miles from AVL
. At the time, Piedmont flew a mix of 727s and 737-200s into AVL
. For some reason, we always took the early morning AVL
flight which always seemed to be a 72.. I used to not be able to sleep the night before I was to fly and it was such a thrilling sight the next morning to be coming down Airport Road, crossing over I-26, and seeing that tail sticking up over the terminal building. It was huge compared to the AVL
terminal in those days (no jetways and a single level).
If I remember correctly, I logged 727 trips on TW
(my first trip on a 72...and I honestly don't remember it...from PIT
), Piedmont, AA
, US (shortly after the Piedmont merger in both old Piedmont colors with the USAir logo and the bare metal US colors), DL
, and UA
My last flight was in Jan. 2001 on DL
, I had no clue at the time it would be the last time I was on a 72.
Thanks for the great memories!