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I was born 20 years late!

Geronimo4497

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http://www.airliners.net/open.file/852959/M/


I remember my first flight on a United 727. I think that was the first time I realized I wanted to fly for a living. A couple of years later I was fortunate enough to get a tour of the cockpit on an Eastern 727. Good times!

Anyone on the board ever fly the 72s for anyone?
 

Thedude

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Umm yeah...I have about 3500 hrs in the old gal. My last flight in the 727 is in about 2 weeks and I am moving on to the 747.
 

Goose Egg

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Never flew a 727, but the first airline flight I remember being on was on a Delta 727 from SLC to MCO back in 1990. I think that was what cemented my desire to fly for a living (I was 12.)

-Goose
 

EagleRJ

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About 50 years too late for me....

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There's something about the blue exhaust flames on takeoff- beautiful!
 
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I wish I had photoshop. I would change the name on the 727 from United to Untied
 

Geronimo4497

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In my mind, they are not even the same company anymore. I mean, really, what company(ies) basically tells thier retired employees of many decades "Thanks, now bend over, I need to steal your money so I can get a bonus." Jeeesh.......


Just once, I would love to see the top brass take a pay cut. I know financially it would not make a huge differnece, but psycologically (sp?) that would be a great boon for the grunts on the line.


What ever happened to the Lee Iacoca mentality of business management?
 

EatSleepFly

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Geronimo4497 said:
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/182066/M/

Now, where did I put that time machine of mine? Are there even any L-188s around the US anymore?
There's a bunch at Willow Run (YIP) in Detroit. They were Zantop's, but I guess they just went under not too long ago. I heard (or maybe read on here) that it might've been because they couldn't get props anymore.
 

AVI8V1

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blueraider

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hey FlyChicaga that link was great thanks,
 

AVI8V1

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she's still too fat, she needs to drop another 15 or so...
 
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