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Any 737-100s Still Flying/airworthy?

Mon May 26, 2014 1:03 am

I doubt it, but I was curious.



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While researching the pics, I actually learned something....2 things actually:

1. I thought LH was the only -100 customer

....but this pic says it is a -159, not -130.


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Also, that Air Florida pic above is a -112. So who exactly ordered the -100?

2. I had no idea the -100s got into this livery. When did CO retire them?

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RE: Any 737-100s Still Flying/airworthy?

Mon May 26, 2014 1:22 am

The only 731 still in any airworthy condition is the very first one, that was used by NASA as a test bed. It is at the Museum of Flight and will not fly again. There were two others that were derelict in South America a few years ago, but I doubt they are still there.

LH, SQ (when it was Malaysia-Singapore Airlines) and Avancia were the only airlines to order 100s.

30 is LH's code, 12 is SQ's, and 59 was Avancia.

The CO 731s came from PeopleExpress and were retired in 1999. America West also operated the 100.

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RE: Any 737-100s Still Flying/airworthy?

Mon May 26, 2014 1:24 am

Quoting 727LOVER (Thread starter):
I thought LH was the only -100 customer

There were 3 original 737-100 customers. Also Avianca (2 aircraft) and Malaysia-Singapore Airlines (5 aircraft). MSA split up into MH and SQ in 1972.
 
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RE: Any 737-100s Still Flying/airworthy?

Mon May 26, 2014 4:33 am

I think the last one in airline service was the Phoenix Suns aircraft - operated by America West (which I had the pleasure of flying on, in late '98); there was a Peruvian airline which had one, but I think it was wfu by then.
 
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RE: Any 737-100s Still Flying/airworthy?

Mon May 26, 2014 7:54 am

Quoting 727LOVER (Thread starter):
Any 737-100s Still Flying/airworthy?

I think, next to Phoenix Sun, Ansett NZ was the last real Operator, but those are Long since tin cans.....
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RE: Any 737-100s Still Flying/airworthy?

Mon May 26, 2014 12:46 pm

Aero Continte had at least one . Saw it scrapped @ OPF in 2001. OB-1736.
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RE: Any 737-100s Still Flying/airworthy?

Mon May 26, 2014 2:29 pm

Planespotters.net says one stored, one preserved, the rest scrapped.

OB-1288 is stored (but looks pretty bad)
N515NA is preserved


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airfleets.net on the other hand says 6 stored. The aforementioned OB-1288 and N515NA, along with N333RN, OB-1745, N702PJ (pic below), OB-1736. But, no recent pics of any of those latter 4.


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RE: Any 737-100s Still Flying/airworthy?

Mon May 26, 2014 2:34 pm

Aero Continente was the very last pax operator, with two examples, OB-1736 & OB-1745. They were scrapped at Opa Locka and Lima respectively. A few of us wrote to the Lufthansa historical foundation around 2005 to urge them to save OB-1745 (ship no. 3) but by the time they responded to me a few months later, it had just been scrapped.

Second last pax operator was America West, with one remaining example up until around 1999.

The Mexican Air Force had one until the early 2000s, but sadly it was flown to Tucson and scrapped as N772WH. This could have been a great museum piece, but alas, it did not happen.

Aside from the NASA one, the only one that might still be in existence is an ex-Faucett example at Lima, but even 10 years ago this was in a heavily derelict state and is probably reduced to scrap by now.
 
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RE: Any 737-100s Still Flying/airworthy?

Mon May 26, 2014 2:46 pm

Here is a link to the SQ 737-100

http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1388733/
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RE: Any 737-100s Still Flying/airworthy?

Mon May 26, 2014 6:33 pm

Quoting UA444 (Reply 1):
The only 731 still in any airworthy condition is the very first one, that was used by NASA as a test bed. It is at the Museum of Flight and will not fly again.

"Airworthy" is a bit of a stretch, I was down there yesterday and she looks like she'd need some serious TLC before taking to the skies again.
 
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RE: Any 737-100s Still Flying/airworthy?

Mon May 26, 2014 11:06 pm

http://i60.tinypic.com/ivlh5k.jpg

Not the best shot. My 1st digital camera. But the only shot of a 737-100 I ever got.
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RE: Any 737-100s Still Flying/airworthy?

Mon May 26, 2014 11:31 pm

Sad, but even seeing a -200 in the US is a rare event anymore. Who stills flies them? I've seen a Sierra -200 around that supposedly flies fire crews. How many others world wide? For all I know they might be as common in South America or Africa as -700s are here in the US.

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RE: Any 737-100s Still Flying/airworthy?

Mon May 26, 2014 11:43 pm

Quoting SLCPilot (Reply 11):
Sad, but even seeing a -200 in the US is a rare event anymore. Who stills flies them?

This was taken mid-April......



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.....but honestly, that's the only pic I see from the last 3 years.
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RE: Any 737-100s Still Flying/airworthy?

Mon May 26, 2014 11:51 pm

We used to get Sky King's 732's to ACY all the time in ROC. N251 and 252TR. I always tried to make a visit to see (and hear them). We haven't had a 732 here since August '12. AFAIK,only Ameristar and Sierra Pacific fly them in the Continental US.
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