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QF 707 At RNO

Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:42 am

I was on a WN flight from RNO to SJC yesterday afternoon and as we taxied for takeoff, we passed a QF 707. I was wondering if this is John Travolta's aircraft.

I had forgotten how beautiful a 707 is. It has been a long time since I've seen one anywhere other than photographs.

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RE: QF 707 At RNO

Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:52 am

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RE: QF 707 At RNO

Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:55 am

With the annual Reno Air Races going on, N707JT being there is a good guess....
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RE: QF 707 At RNO

Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:19 am

Travolta has been parking N707JT at SWF for the past month. She flew out last night for Reno then out to Albuquerque and is now back on its way to SWF.


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RE: QF 707 At RNO

Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:43 pm

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 2):
With the annual Reno Air Races going on, N707JT being there is a good guess....

I'll take it that Stead Field can't handle a 707?
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RE: QF 707 At RNO

Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:20 pm

I've always wondered what the V in V-jet meant? Someone care to enlighten me?
 
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RE: QF 707 At RNO

Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:24 pm

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 4):
I'll take it that Stead Field can't handle a 707?

I reckon not...

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RE: QF 707 At RNO

Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:59 pm

Quoting SJC30L (Thread starter):
I was on a WN flight from RNO to SJC yesterday afternoon and as we taxied for takeoff, we passed a QF 707. I was wondering if this is John Travolta's aircraft.

Yes most likely as QANTAS and indeed I don't think there are any airlines (in the Western world) that are still flying 707!

Quoting Whosee (Reply 5):
I've always wondered what the V in V-jet meant? Someone care to enlighten me?

Yeah its a Latin word.... "vannus" ... it means fan... as in the fans in a jet engine  Smile
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RE: QF 707 At RNO

Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:45 am

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 4):

I'll take it that Stead Field can't handle a 707?

Yes it can, it has the runway length and width, heck a KC-135 was here for the races. I think the problem would be parking and privacy.
 
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RE: QF 707 At RNO

Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:04 am

Quoting RCoulter (Reply 8):

Yes it can, it has the runway length and width, heck a KC-135 was here for the races. I think the problem would be parking and privacy.

How about the fuel availability, and the ground cart(s) needed to start a 707?  Wink

When I worked at a small airport in the Southwest about 15 years ago, we once handled a 727. They ran our Jet-A tanks at the fuel farm dry when we had to gas them up for the trip out, not to mention that the only way they could get around the airport was to backtaxi the runways (not enough clearance on the taxiways)  Smile . Re-fueling them was fun, as our Jet-A truck only held 1,100 gallons...(6,600 lbs. per truckoad  Wink ).
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RE: QF 707 At RNO

Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:15 am

Quoting RCoulter (Reply 8):
Yes it can, it has the runway length and width, heck a KC-135 was here for the races. I think the problem would be parking and privacy.

I reckon that AirNav's weight limit data of 90,000 lbs. either isn't current, or was waived then.... That 90,000 was for a dual configuration, and there wasn't even a dual tandem config listed.
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RE: QF 707 At RNO

Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:05 am

There's was recently another Qantas 707 flying across the United States on its way to a Museum in Australia. The aircraft met up with John and his aircraft in Orlando last December. John has the only Qantas 707 still flying in the United states. There's photos of both aircraft together at:

http://www.l1011.homestead.com/Boeing707.html

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