|Quoting glideslope (Reply 6):|
Such a great aircraft.
|Quoting flyby519 (Reply 7):|
've heard that PanAm was involved with Boeing in the development of the 727
|Quoting tsnamm (Reply 8):|
The 727 was a capable and solid aircraft...there were videos on here showing a 727-200 converted freighter doing unprepared field ops in Africa.,Really impressive, seeing a heavily loaded freighter full of oil drilling parts landing on a dirt strip...if anyone knows the link please post as it is great too!
|Quoting harmonium (Reply 19):|
Can anyone comment on flap configuration on first takeoff? I'm not very familiar with the 727, but that looks like a lot of flap extension for a takeoff to me?
|Quoting cubastar (Reply 21):|
They could have been using a 25 degree flap takeoff vs the standard 15 degrees due to the shorter field length and elevation.
|Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 14):|
Didnt Braniff, National, & Pan Am get the 727 in 1964 as well?
|Quoting Tbone354 (Reply 13):|
|Quoting carbon787 (Reply 11):|
and I loved walking down the rear stairway, so unique!
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|Quoting TheRedBaron (Reply 17):|
Can someone clarify.... is it weird that they land and use heavy braking, and then proceed to turn around and take off and they put up the landing gear, isnt it supposed to wait till brakes cool down?....I remember a French accident related to very high temps on the gear...but I dont know the 727 procedure for such an event...