surfrider1978
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737-200 Appreciation Page

Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:25 pm

As one of my favorite planes, and probably alot of you out there, this is one sexy bird. The roar of the engines, the clamshell reversers, and the sleek lowered look of this plane pearched on the ground, i miss seeing them on a daily basis. Wondered if everyone can tribute their favorite photos and good stories of the 200.


My favorites:



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RE: 737-200 Appreciation Page

Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:30 pm

Let us not forget Piedmont. I loved seeing those flights roar down the runway when i was a young boy.
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Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:43 pm

How 'bout:


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Of course, the most famous 732 color scheme of all time:  Wink


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RE: 737-200 Appreciation Page

Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:49 pm



Quoting Surfrider1978 (Thread starter):
clamshell reversers

My favorite feature of the plane. I've only been able to fly a -200 once. It was Thanksgiving Day 2001 from TUS-PHX in the HP green colors. I remember being able to see the reflection of the plane on the engine, and of course the clamshells upon landing.
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RE: 737-200 Appreciation Page

Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:56 pm

The 737-200 has a long, and continuing history with Aloha Airlines....

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RE: 737-200 Appreciation Page

Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:04 pm

This is my first post here on Airliners.net, but anyway... I think that the 737-200 is an amazing aircraft.

737-200 History (Boeing.com)
First order - April 5 1965
First flight - August 8 1967
First delivery - December 29 1967 (United Airlines - N9002U)

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Last delivery - August 8 1988 (21 yrs after first flight) (Xiamen Airlines - B-2524)

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It seems that without the 737-200 commercial aviation would not be what it has become today. It seemed to have jump started the commercial airline revolution, bringing air travel to people all across the world.

The three liveries I have always been partial to on the 737-200 are United Airlines, Delta Airlines... and my hometown of Access Air.

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RE: 737-200 Appreciation Page

Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:06 pm

My favourites are the old Uk chareter 732s, BY of course, flogging them to death till in the 90s even putting on IFE on them and AE, DA and my beloved Orion all of whom operated the old boneshaker.

Love Aloha too for sticking with the 732 even after aquiring an open top version!!
 
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RE: 737-200 Appreciation Page

Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:10 pm

I loved the sound of those engines.
They have a distinctive sound.
I've been on countless Delta 737-200
aircraft until they were retired from the fleet.

Probably a wise financial move on Delta's part but alas... I miss them as much as the old Delta MD-11s, 727s and L1011s.

All great aircraft. But, hey times change I guess.
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Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:10 pm

The 1st Aircraft I got my Initial A&C Maintenance Licence on.
A fantastic basic machine.
Got very good memories of the type.
Too bad currently they fly only as freighters out here these days.
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RE: 737-200 Appreciation Page

Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:13 pm

I also love the 737-200's of Aloha.


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I also like Alaska's 732's

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Classic United.

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Those engines are great too.

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RE: 737-200 Appreciation Page

Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:16 pm



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 8):
Too bad currently they fly only as freighters out here these days.

Do they actually have cargo versions that are easy to load? I am assuming that containers make the loading faster thus a cabin based load makes sense if container or pallats can be used. Have they added a cargo door to the main deck level on these aircraft?

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RE: 737-200 Appreciation Page

Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:16 pm



Quoting Surfrider1978 (Thread starter):
The roar of the engines

You mean the "Shrill Whistle" of those JT8D's? God, I loved the sound of the engines going full throttle once she took the active and the flight crew moved the thrust levers to 100%... Big grin
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RE: 737-200 Appreciation Page

Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:16 pm

Loved the old pocket rocket - I have very fond memories of flying into WLG ( and even fonder ones of flying back out again ! ) on NZs dear old -219s and it has to be said that the more modern versions , efficient though they might be , are just dull dull dull  yawn  in comparison ( am I allowed to enthuse about the -100 as well - Ansett New Zealand had a few old -130s and I remember flying them between AKL-WLG-CHC - they were nearly as cool as the -200s with the added bonus of being very rare birds )
 
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RE: 737-200 Appreciation Page

Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:24 pm

Many people forget that she wore the "proud bird with the Golden Tail" colors ever so briefly, too:


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Too bad Frank Lorenzo had already messed things up by then, the 732 sure looked good in these colors  Sad
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RE: 737-200 Appreciation Page

Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:07 pm



Quoting Gjsint172 (Reply 10):
Do they actually have cargo versions that are easy to load? I am assuming that containers make the loading faster thus a cabin based load makes sense if container or pallats can be used. Have they added a cargo door to the main deck level on these aircraft?

Yupper:

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Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:47 am

As seen in my profile, this video is pretty much the inspiration to my love of flying...




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Clearly WestJet's are my fave 732s.

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RE: 737-200 Appreciation Page

Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:02 pm

Very nice thread!

I flew the B737-200 3 times. HNL-KOA-HNL on Hawaiian and one time on Aviacsa from CTM-MEX.

I am sure we will see them for some more years.  Smile
 
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RE: 737-200 Appreciation Page

Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:51 am

it was so amazing that Aloha 243
they need to make more open top jets!
as for the suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucccccccccccccccccking feel on that was MEAN nature
 
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RE: 737-200 Appreciation Page

Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:52 pm

I really love the 732, also. I think the best liveries for it were Delta's widget and the Ron Allen one (it also looks awesome on the 757!).
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Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:54 pm

How about Indian Airlines? Flew them a few times over the years. Always enjoyed the flights and service.


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Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:29 pm

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RE: 737-200 Appreciation Page

Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:47 pm

I totally agree - what a beautiful bird! We have one left in New Zealand. It is ZK-NQC and flies charters for Airworks (ex-Air New Zealand and ex-Freedom Air). I had a chance to fly on it AKL-CHC-DUD-WLG in December 2006, and it was great to see the interior with the small overhead lockers.

ZK-NQC as it is now (photo taken 2006 at WLG)
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ZK-NQC back in 2001 (CHC)
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Here are a few more that I took (sorry for the poor quality - most have been scanned from old slides)

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RE: 737-200 Appreciation Page

Sun Mar 16, 2008 4:22 pm



Quoting KAA330 (Reply 17):
it was so amazing that Aloha 243
they need to make more open top jets!

Not very tasteful considering a flight attendant died in this accident.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
 
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RE: 737-200 Appreciation Page

Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:04 am

Oh the sweet 732... really liked that plane. LA still flies some of them on domestic routes in Chile. I was actually booked on one in january, but thanks to DL arriving late I missed it and was rebooked on an A320. And I'm afraid that was my last opportunity to fly it so really  Angry to DL

I think the plane has something ... cute and makes it easy to love, definitely if you see it next to a 773 or so...
 
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RE: 737-200 Appreciation Page

Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:37 am

Come to Australia - you can fly on old 732-Adv's all the time. Or just stay near the airport and hear the crackle of the engines.
 
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RE: 737-200 Appreciation Page

Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:42 pm

westjetyqq, that was a sweet video! ive flown on one of deltas last ones twice in a trip and was also my first and only time flying first class. I love that airplane and if i could id buy on in a heartbeat! Well buy two one origianl and one with winglets and full EFIS cockpit haha.
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RE: 737-200 Appreciation Page

Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:43 pm



Quoting ERAUgrad02 (Reply 1):
Let us not forget Piedmont. I loved seeing those flights roar down the runway when i was a young boy

Indeed!
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Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:33 am

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RE: 737-200 Appreciation Page

Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:42 am

The 737-200 was a popular aircraft used to services of my hometown airport YLW. PW used them on their services to YVR, YYC and YEG. CP continued to use them after the PW/CP merger on the same services into the 1990s. Once CP reduced their services to Dash 8s and F28s, WS continued 737-200 services up until the last ones retired a couple of years ago.

Fortunately, Kelowna Flight Craft still gets them in (along with the 727) on a regular basis for maintenance and other work.

Having 737-200 services so close to home, I've spent many, many enjoyable memories on them and miss them dearly (along with the F28). They had that sound to them, that no airliner today can match.


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RE: 737-200 Appreciation Page

Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:02 am

After hearing about Aloha's dark day today (or yesterday if you want to put it), I think that all of their amazing fleet of 732s and also the NGs deserve a great deal of appreciation. Best livery: Funbird all the way.
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RE: 737-200 Appreciation Page

Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:30 pm

I love the 732, my last flight on one was only last week. SAA had a big fleet and I flew on them countless times over the years, as well as Nationwide, BA Comair and Air Zimbabwe.

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Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:02 am

Well considering my first flight was on a 737-200, the plane I've travelled on the most is the 737-200, and the first airliner I've ever officially worked on was a 737-200, I have to admit a bit of a soft spot for the good old 732...



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RE: 737-200 Appreciation Page

Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:58 am

That WestJet tribute video was great. I loved the part after one of the flybys where the 732 did a steep climbout. Its impressive to see the 757 or 380 do something like that, but to see a little workhorse flown like that is such a tribute to its longevity and craftsmanship. I flew on these once or maybe twice on UA, and I'd take a 732, 727, DC9 any day over an A320 or B737NG.
 
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RE: 737-200 Appreciation Page

Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:42 pm



Quoting Gjsint172 (Reply 10):
Do they actually have cargo versions that are easy to load? I am assuming that containers make the loading faster thus a cabin based load makes sense if container or pallats can be used. Have they added a cargo door to the main deck level on these aircraft?


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Boeing manufactured the B732C & the B732QC

The recent freighters are B732SF flown by Blue Dart and AI.
But its a matter of time these get replaced too.

They do not use containers but rather pallets as there is a weight saving of 200kgs per unit if the latter is used.

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