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Should 747-100/200 Be Flying?

Wed Mar 28, 2001 1:52 pm

Should Boeing 747-100/200 be flying,


" Though this 747 still looked modern from the outside, its technology was essentially the same as that of the first 747 flown in 1969."

" The cockpit was a quaint array of yesterdays technology, dials and knobs, toggle switches, and analog gauges. There where no color graphical displays, no whiz-bang computers capable of improving on the calculations of the human flight engineers in a fraction of the time. "

The 747 Classic is one of the few remaining commercial jetliners still requiring a third crew member, to moniter the amount of fuel in the tanks and the operation of the engines.

- from " Deadly Departure " by Christine Negroni


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RE: Should 747-100/200 Be Flying?

Wed Mar 28, 2001 1:54 pm

Obviously, Christine Negroni is on crack cocaine. With proper maintenance and upkeep, older planes are as safe as newer ones. Some 742 are less than 20 years old. Does she want 732s and DC9s not flying as well? She's just asking to be flamed.
 
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RE: Should 747-100/200 Be Flying?

Wed Mar 28, 2001 1:57 pm

Maybe "X Airlines" should reconsider their fleet choice?  Smile
 
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RE: Should 747-100/200 Be Flying?

Wed Mar 28, 2001 2:37 pm

Christine Negroni should be writing about something she knows about. It is obvious she knows nothing about aviation.

Most of the improvments to airplane systems have been made because of efficiency of operation airline demand and marketing a product not safety.

Cables and pulleys work, and will always work. Fly-by-wire is an improvment to efficiency.

Christine: "The 747 Classic is one of the few remaining commercial jetliners still requiring a third crew member, to moniter the amount of fuel in the tanks and the operation of the engines."

I don't know what she's talking about. The A300, 747,727,L1011,DC10,DC8,707, and the Concorde all are in service in large numbers.

If it works leave it alone.

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RE: Should 747-100/200 Be Flying?

Wed Mar 28, 2001 2:50 pm

I would fly in a 747-100 or 200 without any second thought given if it's with a reputable carrier. It depends totally on the carrier flying them to be quite fair.

If it's Tower Air..No way!..if it's Northwest..No problem. I know their levels of maintenance and there's a difference. Northwest has flown 747s of varying marques since the early 1970s and hasnt lost one yet.

Saudia flies 747-100B's still to this day I believe and I suspect they keep their -100B's in tip-top shape.

It's not the age (that's too easy a point to use as a baseline), it's the wear and tear, how they are maintained and who flies them that matters. Heck I've been aboard the old Air Force One, a Boeing VC-137C (Boeing 707-320B) Acft # 26000. That was the airplane that flew John F. Kennedy to Dallas on that fateful day in 1963. When I had the priviledge to board it, Reagan was President. I dont think they had a problem tranporting the President aboard a plane that first flew in 1962.

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RE: Should 747-100/200 Be Flying?

Wed Mar 28, 2001 2:53 pm

This is precisely why Y airlines wanted to fly L-1011s.

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RE: Should 747-100/200 Be Flying?

Wed Mar 28, 2001 3:11 pm

I love the 747 Classics!
Last summer, me and my girlfriend flew a United 747-200 San Francisco - Honolulu round trip.
The flight was excellent!  Smile
One of the best I've ever had.
Way better than any 777 or 767 experience!


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BTW, Isn't 'Blackstar Airlines' going to be starting up soon using 747 Classics?
Bring back the Concorde

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