wycombe
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Earliest Aircraft Flown

Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:11 am

A chance to boast -
For me:
Comet 4 in 1965 Rome-Bombay
Viscount many times in 60s in Australia
Electra ditto
Caravelle
Trident in China 1980s
Many 707s and DC8s in 70s
Convair 880 with CX in 70s
 
andz
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RE: Earliest Aircraft Flown

Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:08 am

Well if we are talking about earliest flight, then Northeast Trident NCL-LHR in July 1971

If earliest aircraft, then SAA DC-4.
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HT
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RE: Earliest Aircraft Flown

Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:29 pm

Earliest (= oldest) a/c flown on: This very DH-89a Dragon Rapide (G-AIYR) a few years ago:

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Another old example was a DC-3 (C-47) by Servivensa flying from CAJ (Canaima, Venezuela) to PZO.
The a/c had to make the trip twice in order to transport all the members of our tour (1991).

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First flight overall was in a Spantax (then: BX) Convair CV-880 Coronado in 1973.
A few SE-210 Caravelles in the early eighties in service with now defunct German airlines Aero Lloyd and SAT (Special Air Transport).
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isitsafenow
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RE: Earliest Aircraft Flown

Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:04 pm

A Ford tri-motor,
DC-3
DC-4
L-49 Connie..
Those are the oldest. There are others
but the above should fit this thread.
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midex461
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RE: Earliest Aircraft Flown

Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:17 am

The true earliest? Other than the fact that it was a trip STL-PHX and we had to connect in DFW, I honestly don't remember. The earliest that I remember flying on is PHX-ATL on a 757 (gives you an idea how old I am).
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RE: Earliest Aircraft Flown

Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:59 am

I had the chance to fly on this bird a few years back ...


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... built in 1939. If I'm not mistaken, this was the very same aircraft that sat on the observation deck at DUS before it was restored to flying condition. I remember my dad and me taking pictures of it (while it was on the DUS roof) back in 1985 when we were on holidays there. Who knew that some 20 years later I'd fly on the same aircraft ....  cloudnine 
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swissgabe
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RE: Earliest Aircraft Flown

Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:22 pm

Same for me, Junkers Ju52 at Samaden Airport. Hard to beat I guess.
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RE: Earliest Aircraft Flown

Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:28 am

Earliest Built Aircraft I've been on was a 1978 Built Cessna 172 VH-BYR around the Traffic Pattern at Archerfield.


Earliest Built Airliner I've been on was a June 1981 Build Boeing 727-277LR VH-ANA on AN DRW-ADL




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andz
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RE: Earliest Aircraft Flown

Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:06 pm



Quoting Wycombe (Thread starter):
Wycombe From Australia, joined exactly 2 years ago today! , 7 posts,

This must be some kind of record? The exact opposite of B747Forever!
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mauiman31
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RE: Earliest Aircraft Flown

Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:48 pm

As a kid in the 60's and early 70's, all for leisure then of course, vacation, visiting family, etc.:

TW domestic Connie 1049? (whatever model they would have been flying then domestically?) (my first flight)
North Central - Convair's - 340-440's? (whatever they would have been flying then) (on summer vacation in Michigan)
TW Convair 880
BN Electra
DC-8 - 60's on UA (vacation trip to CA) and Icelandic ( 71' first trip to Europe)
Fairchild 27 on Ozark
Caravelle on Luxair - (71' first trip to Europe)
Hawker-Sid Trident - British European Airways (71' first trip to Europe)
707, 720 and 727's - on TW, BN, and Pan Am (71' first trip to Europe)
 
LH648
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RE: Earliest Aircraft Flown

Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:56 am

Antonov 24 '74, SCAT Airlines, Almaty (ALA) - Dushanbe (DYU).
 
Cross757
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RE: Earliest Aircraft Flown

Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:57 am

I flew many late 1950's era T-37's in 2002-2003...they were old, but built like a tank and reliable.

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Erhard
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RE: Earliest Aircraft Flown

Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:27 am

this is going to show my age!  Wink
L1049, DC3/C47, DC7C, DC8's, 707's, 720,...well basically all of Boeing's 7 series, most Douglas & McDonnel/Douglas' commercial series, most Lockheed commercial series, some Eastern Block nuts & bolts buckets  Wink
 
hoppe777
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RE: Earliest Aircraft Flown

Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:58 pm

Ok well me its just the boring old DC-10 While its a classic its not like some of the aircraft you gents have flown.

I would love to go up in a JU-52 or a DC-3
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YVRLTN
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RE: Earliest Aircraft Flown

Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:10 am

Oldest aircraft flown on is the Detroit Foundation DC3 - the oldest flying DC3, built in 1937.

First flight was on a British Airtours L1011 LGW / NAP.
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ZBBYLW
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RE: Earliest Aircraft Flown

Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:08 am

The earliest built aircraft I have been up in would have been a Ford tri-motor but I forget the Ident, it was in Oshkosh.

The earliest built aircraft I have flown would have been Harvard C-FMWN, its not on a.net (I have looked a few times, though the owner's T-28 C-GMWN is on here). I forget the military ident, just the civi one.
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FRNT787
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RE: Earliest Aircraft Flown

Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:45 pm

You all put me to shame.

My earliest: An F9 737-200.
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Asturias
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RE: Earliest Aircraft Flown

Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:31 pm

My earliest flight was also in the oldest plane I've flown. The Fokker F-27 Friendship.


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RE: Earliest Aircraft Flown

Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:10 am

Good lord, some of you are as old as dust!!  Wink Just kidding...with age comes infinite and respectable wisdom. Makes me feel so much better though about my first ever flight being aboard a BA Viscount (sound familiar?!) LHR-GCI in August 1979. Such huge windows, and a great flight, even if the takeoff was a little "shallow"! I have no idea when the aircraft was built, but the fact that I flew it in 1979 implies that it was pretty ancient, even then!

Infact, it probably wasn't even as old as the Air UK HP Herald that replaced the dear old Viscount in 1980 on the very same LHR-GCI route. God, those things were ANCIENT, and certainly showed it!
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YULYMX
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RE: Earliest Aircraft Flown

Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:18 am

1978 DC8 stretch from AirCanada yul-yvr smoking inside gggrrrr
 
NWADC9
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RE: Earliest Aircraft Flown

Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:55 pm

Oldest plane - DC-9-10 (guess who)
First flight - Dunno, but probably yet another DC-9  Wink
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sprout5199
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RE: Earliest Aircraft Flown

Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:19 pm

First flight was a BA 747 MIA-LHR in 1976 when I was 9. I remember on the return seeing the Concorde at the gate next to us. Everyone was in awe of it.

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RE: Earliest Aircraft Flown

Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:03 pm

DC-3
EYW-MTH-MIA in the mid 1970's
Air Sunshine, later absorbed by Air Florida

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