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Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Sun Feb 15, 2004 10:50 am

I was just wondering who has flown on an aircraft that was the first to be delivered to an airline such as the 777 first delivered to United N777UA, or to take it one step further has anyone ever flown on the very first flight on that newly delivered aircraft. Hope I didn't confuse anyone but just wondering.

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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Sun Feb 15, 2004 10:53 am

I have a couple of times. Worked the newest 747-400 that we had on the 1st rev flight. I have been on both the A320 and A319 on the 1st flight. I had the chance to work NWA's very 1st A319 flight ever.
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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Sun Feb 15, 2004 10:55 am

I flew on all Swissair's A310-200s EXCEPT the first one Big grin which I believe was HB-IPA.
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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Sun Feb 15, 2004 11:28 am

Flew on a QF A330-200 about a month after it had entered service - very swish.

 
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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Sun Feb 15, 2004 11:41 am

I had the pleasure of flying on PSA's L-1011 first revenue flight. She was a beauty.... Just something you never forget...
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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Sun Feb 15, 2004 2:43 pm

I flew on AirTran's first 717 (N942AT) a/c #703 about a week after it entered revenue service in October of 1999.
 
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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Sun Feb 15, 2004 3:01 pm

I flew on Continental Micronesia's first 767-400 flight
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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Sun Feb 15, 2004 3:18 pm

Don't forget N302AS formally known as N737X, the prototype 737-990. Have flown on this bird several times.

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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Sun Feb 15, 2004 5:22 pm

I rode on Alaska's first 737-900 a couple weeks after it was delivered, ANC-SEA after bringing in our (Hawaiian's) flight to ANC from HNL. We then deadheaded back to SEA on Alaska. That was late May or early June 2001. N302AS was the prototype, but wasn't the first delivered to AS. That was N305AS and was the one I rode on.

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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Sun Feb 15, 2004 5:50 pm

I worked on first AF's A318 one week ago (CDG/DUS and CDG/OPO). Good aircraft but it's too small!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Sun Feb 15, 2004 5:53 pm

This summer I flew on 737-500 ES-ABF (c/n 24778) that I believe was the third B735 ever delivered to an airline and the first one for Maersk (OY-MAA).

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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Sun Feb 15, 2004 6:00 pm

This is iffy, but I flew on the first Ozark Airlines DC-9-40 purchased from TOA Domestic (later JAS).
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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Sun Feb 15, 2004 6:59 pm

Flown on the first SAS 737-600 two days after first rev service. The first GoodJet A320, the first A340 from SAS, MD90 for SK, A321 for Finnair, A319 for BA, 737-700 for easyJet. Think that's about it  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Sun Feb 15, 2004 7:16 pm

I had an honor to become familiar with the first MD-11 that had been delivered to Finnair in 1990 before it even started operating. The plane was in Leko-7 hangar which is the biggest building in Finland. That was a big experience for an 4-year old kid.  Nuts

Actually I flew on the same plane last summer.
 
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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Sun Feb 15, 2004 7:30 pm

In April of 03 i flew MEA's brand new A321 F-ORMG after the Delivery from Toulouse on BEY-DMM. GOt to go in the cokpit too. Even the pilot was amazed with the aircraft


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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Sun Feb 15, 2004 8:35 pm

I flew on an Ansett New Zealand 737-100 series when they first commenced service domestically in New Zealand. Apparently this was the first 737 in commercial service and had been through several different airlines including UA, its first owner. Also heard that LH was the original owner?! Ansett NZ soon had its BA-146's and retired the aged Boeing fleet (before being retired themselves).


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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:58 am

I quess this counts. Boeing came into LAS for some high-hot and others tests with EAs first 757 and the crew let some folks (me too) go along for some rides. This was before EA had it for revenue flights. Also Bonanza airlines let all the employees at LAS fly the first DC9 before it was in service.
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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:15 am

yeah I remembered that I flew from SYD to LAX by a Qantas B744ER (VH-OEE) in June 2003. It was the very first aircraft (Boeing's livery) to test fly when the new B744ER was rolled out from the hangar!
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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 9:31 am

I think in 1997 I joined the delivery flight of LAUDA's first B777. Cpt. Was Mr. Niki Lauda himself, route was Hamburg to Munich, ticket: 77,77DM! Memories...
 
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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:28 pm

BW 738 i think it was 9Y-POS
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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:41 pm

Never flew on a first delivered A/C but I worked for UA in Denver when they brought the first 777 in, in 5/95. Our gate crew marshalled it in to gate 22 there on Concoarse B. We went up inside and enjoyed the very first one!

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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:23 am

I've been on WestJet's tail 001 (C-FIWS) first 737-700 delivered.
 
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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:31 am

I was on N307AS from PHX-SEA during its first month of revenue flight.
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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 2:48 am

I have flown on aircrafts that was the first to be delivered to Virgin, on the A343 and A346 and KLM 738 but didnt have the honour to actually fly on any first revenue flights though  Sad....will probably have to wait for the A380 now!

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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 3:07 am


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I flew on this one just a few weeks after delivery in 2002. In fact it was so new they didn't know how to load the cargo properly. We left the gate at DTW and flaps were set for take-off, shortly after they were retracted. We had to return to the gate because the cargo had been improperly loaded and the airplane was out of balance. They needed to unload and reload it.

For some reason NW 753's began delivery with N782NW instead of 781. They did the same with the A330's which began with N802NW instead of 801 which I've been on.
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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 3:11 am

actually DTW 757, the 757-300's are 581-596....
 
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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 3:14 am

I flew the same plane on its first revenue flight back to SEA from DTW. I think its first revenue flight was to MSP from SEA and back and then to DTW the next morning. So I guess that makes it day 2.



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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 3:18 am

I flew:
PK-KAR... first aircraft for Kartika Air... 732
PK-ALC... First Aircraft for Star Air... 732
PK-AWA... First Aircraft for AWAir... A313
PK-RIA... first 732 for Mandala Air
PK-GAA... First A300-B4-220FFCC for Garuda
PK-GIA... first DC10 for Garuda

9V-SJA... 1st A343 for SQ
9V-SQA... 1st 772 for SQ
9V-SYA... 1st 773 for SQ

VH-EAA... was this the first SP for QF ?
VH-OGA... again... was this the first 763 for QF?
VH-BZF... first 763 for Ansett

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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 3:26 am

Delta's first triple seven, Tail #7001


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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 3:40 am

I've flown these: first MD-80 (OE-LDS), A321 (OE-LBA), A320 (OE-LBN) for OS; first 738 (OE-LNJ) and 733 (OE-ILF) for NG; first A320 (HB-IJA) and A310 (HB-IPA) for SR.

But that's nothing exciting at all compared to F-GFKQ, the first A320 ever delivered! I've flown her CDG-VIE on Feb 29th 1999. I wasn't excited during the flight, b/c the rego doesn't tell you it's the "first A320 of anything". I figured out I was on a special plane only when I got home and looked it up in jp.

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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 3:55 am

This is an interesting question. I am a new member here, although I have been reading the posts, and viewing the photos for some time. When I was a child I accompanied my father to California as he went along to bring a brand new L-1011 to Atlanta for Delta. It was an interesting trip. The aircraft was not yet finished out on the interior. I need to talk to him about this in order to learn more about the particular date and if he has documentation as to the specific aircraft. I think I was eight years old, which would make the year 1974. For this question, I don't think it was the first aircraft delivered, but it would have been the delivery flight for that specific aircraft.
 
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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 4:15 am

actually DTW 757, the 757-300's are 581-596....

Oh you're right, I've mistyped I guess. My bad.
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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 4:34 am

In november 4th, 1990 I had the pleasure to fly on the first DC10-30 ever built. It was KLM´s PH-DTA "Johann Sebastian Bach". The route was: Guatemala City-Curacao-Amsterdam. I still keep some pictures of the aircraft taken by me...even remember my seat number!! 25A. I don´t know why, but that´s definetly the most memorable flight I´ve ever had.
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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 10:18 am

Sorry, I dont remember the REG's but, Ive flown on the first 757-200 to US
and the last plane to be repainted into US new c/s, and my mother flew on the first 752 delivered to CO.
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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 10:40 am

HP aircraft 671AW PHX-CLE first passenger flight I was on it.
 
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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 11:50 am

Yep. Flown both on DC-9-15 XA-SOA, the first ever delivered to Aeromexico, as well as DC-10-30 XA-DUG... Also on the first revenue flight of MD-82 XA-AMP in 1984. Ahhh...memories.
 
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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 11:56 am

First commercial flight of the first aircraft (of a specific type) for an airline - discounting the crew-training flights around the region prior to launch of the first commercial flight:

- Singapore Airlines' first B777-212 "Jubilee" 9V-SQA first commercial flight (to Jakarta) SQ154 on 15 May 1997

- Singapore Airlines' first A340-500 "LeaderShip" 9V-SGA first commercial flight (to Los Angeles) on 03 February 2004

Besides the aviation memorabilia associated with such an event, the buzz created by the media and marketing people is quite interesting.

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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 2:38 pm

I flew on VH-OEF (MEL-LAX), which was the first of the 744ER's that was actually delivered to QF. -OEF was delivered in 10/02 while -OEE was delivered in 12/02.

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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 9:28 pm

I've flown on the 1st 747-400 (LH-flight FRA-HAM), just a few weeks after delivery
 
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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 9:48 pm

I flew on the first 767-200 delivered to El-Al 4X-EAA, several times


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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Wed Feb 18, 2004 12:14 am

Almost... Clipper Juan J Trippe.. 2nd 747 built but not first 747 flown by Pan Am!
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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Wed Feb 18, 2004 12:20 am

I've flown on the first Embraer 145 delivered and in regular passenger service, the start of a new wave of air travel. N14925.


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RE: Ever Flown On The First Aircraft Delivered?

Wed Feb 18, 2004 12:26 am

I flew on United's first 727 Adv., delivered in October 1977, N7251U, but I wasn't the pilot for that flight. We took delivery of close to 80 of the 222-Advanced, up to 1980, and I flew the maiden flights for several as a Captain, although I cannot recall exact registrations of all of them. I know I also flew one of the last United 741 flights, on ship N156UA, an ex-AA 747-123.

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