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Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 4:56 am

Mine was a Provincetown-Boston Airways (PBA) DC-3, from Nantucket to New Bedford, Mass., in the summer of 1988. It was a grand old bird, and I don't think we surpassed FL 3,000 ft. How about you guys?
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 5:01 am

I've flown on an AirTran DC-9-32 that was built in 1966.
 
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 5:31 am

My oldest aircraft is either an Air Caribbean 737-200, Air Caribbean YS-11 or USAir Md-82.
 
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 5:34 am

I've flown on USAir's 737-200s a few times. Those are pretty old.
 
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 5:43 am

Flown 2 DC-3s of 1944 (of Dutch Dakota Association and Era Classic), a Constellation of 1946 (Connie group), a Grumman Mallard of 1947. My oldest jet was a 1960 Boeing 720B of MEA in 1995.
Flight152> Most USAir 737-200s are from the early to mid 80s, sure you never flew a DC-9 or 727, these must be older.
BWIA > Their MD-80s are built in the mid 80s. The YS 11 (built in the 60s to 1973) must be older.
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 6:57 am

MEA-707:

Most of the time I fly 737-300, MD-80's and A320's so the 732's would be the oldest.
 
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 7:04 am





1928 5-AT Ford Tri-motor.

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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 8:30 am

I was on old 46 PBA

At the time she was the oldest flying DC3 around. I took this shot back in like 80 or 81 with a 110 camera so excuse the quality. At the time every day she flew she ste a new record.


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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 8:41 am

A Northwest DC-9-10 or 30, can't remember which, about 35 years old.

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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 8:46 am

IL-62 Cubana
737-200 Aloha
747-200 United
707 American Airlines
727 Mexicana
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 9:07 am

The Ford 5-AT was my oldest as well.
 
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 9:08 am

Nothing special here, but since we are on the topic, what do you think is older:

Southwest 737-200
-or-
United 727-200

 
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 9:18 am

Northwest DC-9-10
N/A
 
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 9:20 am


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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 9:20 am

SAETA of Ecuador (don't ask me what it stands for, the "A" is likely "Aeronaves" or "Aerolineas") Caravelle; formerly of Alitalia, still had Italian placards all over it. This was in 1977.

Also flew AA and Braniff 707s in the late sixties which were quite possibly older than the Caravelle, but that is uncertain.
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 9:28 am

I'm a youngin, so it was probably a Delta 727, ive gotten stuck on them, quite a few times.
 
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 10:06 am

Air Canada Boeing 707 the first time I flew transatlantic in 1982 LHR-YYC. I was 10 at the time, and it was great fun. The return trip from YYZ-LHR was on a L1011. However having been on widebodies plenty of times since, I wonder how great the outbound trip actually was!

 
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 10:39 am

Delta 727
 
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 10:51 am

In 1984, I flew on Mid-Pacific Airlines in one of these -


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After Mid-Pacific went out of business, one of their planes was deliberately sunk in the Pacific and can be seen when you take the Atlantis submarine ride.

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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 11:21 am

TWA L-1011
flown on in 1988,1992,1993,1994,1995,1996,1997
 
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 11:26 am

Ummmm, pardon my ignorance but when did AC ever fly 707's........DC8 perhaps?????
 
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 11:58 am

Flaps - you may be right! At the time I didn't have quite such an interest in airliners!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 1:35 pm

I rode on a Ford 5-AT in 1985. My wife was very mad at me when i told her too. She didn'y like the fact that I took our daughter on such an old airplane. But how many 20 year olds can say they rode on a Ford airplane?  Laugh out loud
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 1:37 pm

For me it was the SE-210 and the CV-990 the oldest airliners I have flown.
 
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 2:54 pm

An-2 being the oldest.
An-24
Tu-154.
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 3:42 pm

Dan Air Comet 4 in 1971
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 3:47 pm

Hehehe....the oldest I've been on was a 1967 Delta 727-200, last year (2000) LAX-SLC.

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 5:02 pm

Air Canada DC-9

Westjet 737-200 several times


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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 5:49 pm

The oldest i have flown on is a 1938 Dc3 From Ansett Airways and has only had one owner all its life. Most likely the last remainig real DC3 not a converted C47 and still has its Wright Cyclone Engines
 
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 6:21 pm

Back in the early 90's flew from Belo Horizonte to Rio/Santos Dumont in a TAM F27, probably one of the scariest flights I've ever had. It was very windy and raining heavily on take off and it continued like this for most of the flight, one of the flight attendants was being sick on and off all the way to Rio.

The best flights I've had though have to be numerous Rio/Santos Dumont to Sao Paulo Varig L188's. Smooth as silk, magical sound of the engines (Allison's I think) and those big windows!!!
 
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 6:29 pm

Just saying what aircraft it was is not enough of course. Those of you who claim to have flown a Ford Trimotor, for example. If this was in the 1920s or 1930s, they were quite young back then Big grin

Not sure what my oldest was, 1989 I flew a lot of Aeroflot Tu-154s, Interflug Il-62 and Aeroflot An-24.
Also RAM B-727 around that time.
KLM and Transavia 737-300 many times.
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 10:47 pm

I flew on Lufthansa´s Ju52 on her 60th birthday 5 years ago.


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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Tue Jul 17, 2001 10:48 pm

Jwenting : Read the date in my post. It clearly says 1985.

Aloha 737-200 : Interesting trick. The oldest 727 in Delta's fleet is N2809W. ff June 9, 1972
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Wed Jul 18, 2001 12:05 am

An Air Atlantique DC-3, in June 1984. Flew from London Luton over London and LHR, then back to LTN.
 
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Wed Jul 18, 2001 12:40 am

TWA 707-131 in 1976/77
 
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Wed Jul 18, 2001 5:45 am

During the '70s I flew on North Central CV-580s three times: GRR-MKE in April '72, MSP-FSD in June '74 and MSP-BJI on Christmas Day '76.
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NC's long-serving Convair "PJet" fleet (as the 580s were referenced in NC timetables) were CV-340 and CV-440 airframes whose piston engines had been replaced by Allison turboprop powerplants. The seating was 2x2 and more comfortable than coach in today's jetliners.

 
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Wed Jul 18, 2001 5:52 am

United 727-100, or United DC8 of some type.
 
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Wed Jul 18, 2001 5:58 am

Lockheed Electra between Buenos Aires and Sao Paolo. B 720 in South Africa. Different 707, 727, DC 8, 9. Convair 990 Coronado between Zurich and Athens etc.
 
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Wed Jul 18, 2001 7:54 pm

Reeve's Lockheed Electras, It doesn't matter which on is oldest because I flew on all three of them.

Another possibility is ERA Aviation's CV-580's flown on a couple of them.

I doubt this counts but I have ridden in the cockpit of a NAC DC-6 taxiing around the airport and a 1946 Beech 18 turboprop conversion. Didn't fly in either one though.
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Wed Jul 18, 2001 8:36 pm

PanAm 747-100 Clipper Empress of the Seas
 
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Wed Jul 18, 2001 8:51 pm

Piedmont, I did not mean anyone in particular...
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Wed Jul 18, 2001 8:55 pm

DC 3 belonging to Debon Air
 
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Thu Jul 19, 2001 12:21 am

727-200(AA,DL) or DC-10(AA,BA). I don't know which was older
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Fri Jul 20, 2001 4:43 am

Tuninter Boeing 737-2H6 (ADV) Built in 1985. Not too old, is it? Older than me thouh...
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Fri Jul 20, 2001 4:45 am

Malev TU154B2, built in the 60's or 70's.

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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Fri Jul 20, 2001 4:52 am

An Air Liberte DC10-30 of... 1972
 
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Fri Jul 20, 2001 5:01 am

For sure teh Air Cairbbean YS-11.. but they are interesitng and and still seem to work alright.. and i prefer it to the ATR 72 lol
There is something special about planes....
 
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Fri Jul 20, 2001 8:38 am

A Continental Airlines DC-3 in 1997. It was built in 1945, if I remember correctly, and restored to fly again. The pilots and flight attendants were all dressed for that particular era too. We took off from the Downtown Airport in Kansas City (MKC), flew around the city for about 30 minutes while the flight attendants served us fruit, cheese, and pop, then we landed back at MKC. I still have my boarding pass from that flight (a laminated card with the flight number and seat number on it), as well as some great pictures of the plane and from the plane in the air.
 
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RE: Oldest Airliner You Have Flown

Fri Jul 20, 2001 11:38 am

Never forget it - my first trip across the pond:
- Canadian Pacific DC-8 in 1978 from YYZ to Fiumicino (Rome).
- Return flight: Swissair DC-9 (Rome to Zurich) and Air Canada L-1011 Tristar from Zurich to Toronto.

Since then quite a few DC-9's, old 737's, 727's and once on a Convair 580 (that was a thrill).

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RE: Jwenting

Fri Jul 20, 2001 12:02 pm

I understand what you meant. As I seem to be the only one that has mentioned the Ford, however, I took it as a dismissal of reality. I can't believe that there are no other members that haven't though. Of course at my age, I've had the opportunity to ride almost every US or Canadian turbine powered aircraft. The exceptions, in fact the only two that I haven't, are the 880 and 990.
Sadly I wil never get a chance to fly on a VC-10 or a Trident. I've also never been on any piston powered airliner except, of course, the 20 minute ride on the Trimotor. Sigh.

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