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Boeing 727-200 (N727US)

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JUS's N727US (ex American Airlines as N715AA and ex Capital Cargo International as N715AA), a B722, sits on the November Ramp for a daytime rest at RNO.
(Photo taken one month ago: 5 Jun 2020)

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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
This bird is 38 years old (msn 22470, 8/81).
Always is, and always will be, a thrill to spot a classic Boeing tri-holer.
rwb2112
Nice catch! Always something special about a tri-jet!
Darryl Sarno
Great catch of the original workhorse Gary! I have not photographed this bird so thank you for sharing! 5 *'s and many more for this classic!
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Darryl >>> Yes, you have photographed this one. You posted a pic of it nine years ago.
Taken at BOS. Was wearing Capital Cargo paint when you snapped it.
(Link is here ....
https://flightaware.com/photos/view/725126-456f26c22edb2641c2f103e10531816538e92a1c

Hey, RW, how are things down in San Antone? Hope all is well. Gotta get caught up on your recent posts. Been away, and it is easy to fall behind. TY for the comment.
rwb2112
Gary, it's the "South Texas blast-furnace" time here, Covid cases are on the rise big time. I usually don't go spotting much this time of year but the 22 action was nice while it lasted.
Gavin Hughes
Didn't know whose shot it was in the thumbnail it just looked like a damn good pic. Great photo Gary and isn't it good to see some still flying.
Diana Rose
A great plane, still is; flew on many, San Juan><Miami route back in the 70's...Pan Am. Seats in rear are quite noisy but if you want to parachute out, there's the ubiquitous rear door exit.
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Gavin ... Thank you again. Diana ... TY for commenting. I agree with you 100%; Boeing's tri is indeed a great plane. Ever since D.B. Cooper did his parachute leap from Northwest's 727, those aft airstairs were reconfigured so they could not be lowered while the bird was airborne, but I'm sure some 21st century whiz kid could figure out how to do it. (lol)
RWB ... Sorry to hear the virus is expanding its impact there. Here in NV, our governor likes to make everyone believe that the city of Las Vegas IS the entire state, so he rattles on and on about how the virus is growing, etc. Actually, anywhere else EXCEPT in Las Vegas, the virus is present (of course) but there is no crisis as he loves to imply to the residents. As for your pics from 22, absolutely FANTASTIC photos!! Each and every one is powerful photography! Totally superb captures!! Here at RNO, our main (and longest) runway, 16R-34L (soon to be 17R-35L), is closed for the summer so everything lands on the parallel, and I have access to the edge of that parallel runway. So I'm taking advantage of that while I can. Please keep your excellent pics coming. Always 5 star snaps (actually, yours are always far better than 5 star). C ya!
jim garrity
I enjoyed my time in the "three-Holer",it was like flying a truck!
Tom Vance
Fabulous 727 pic Gman...!!! 5x as usual!
Robert Lloyd
A great airplane. I flew in many 727s back in the 70s-80s. On a BN flight DAL-AMA many years ago I sat next to an AA pilot deadheading home. He told me the 727 was the only plane flying (at the time) that had enough wing and enough power to make up time in the air following a late departure. He also said landing it wasn’t particularly easy—you just timed your trim and speed to stall when you came in low over the numbers and it dropped like a rock. It’s my understanding this is the last commercial aircraft designed with slide-rules (pre-computer). Or....everything he told me was a lie and I was just a kid listening in awe to his tales.
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Alien ... Thanx, Tom. (Wave) Jim and Robert ... One of the reasons I like either posting my old photos of, or getting captures of, the first era of jetliners or even the old propliners is because it is great when folks reminisce about their experiences as pilots or as passengers just as both of you and Diana did here. My sincere Thanks to all three of you for sharing your remembrances.
John Marotta
EPIC snap of a classic metal Gary. Well done !
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
27-Oct-2020 B722Laredo Intl ()London Int'l (London) () 01:12AM CDT 04:56AM EDT En Route
26-Oct-2020 B722Del Bajio Guanajuato Int'l ()Laredo Intl () 04:33PM CST 06:36PM CDT 1:03
26-Oct-2020 B722Del Bajio Guanajuato Int'l ()Del Bajio Guanajuato Int'l () 04:32PM CST 05:37PM CST (?) 1:04
26-Oct-2020 B722Laredo Intl ()Del Bajio Guanajuato Int'l () 08:46AM CDT 08:53AM CST 1:07
26-Oct-2020 B722Willow Run ()Laredo Intl () 05:22AM EDT 07:32AM CDT 3:09
24-Oct-2020 B722Muhammad Ali Intl ()Willow Run () 07:00AM EDT 07:46AM EDT 0:45
23-Oct-2020 B722Clinton National ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 02:28PM CDT 04:36PM EDT 1:08
23-Oct-2020 B722Muhammad Ali Intl ()Clinton National () 12:33PM EDT 12:44PM CDT 1:10
23-Oct-2020 B722Lovell Field ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 07:40AM EDT 08:29AM EDT 0:48
23-Oct-2020 B722Willow Run ()Lovell Field () 04:19AM EDT 05:38AM EDT 1:18
22-Oct-2020 B722Muhammad Ali Intl ()Willow Run () 10:57PM EDT 11:40PM EDT 0:42
22-Oct-2020 B722Lovell Field ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 08:33PM EDT 09:17PM EDT 0:43
22-Oct-2020 B722Willow Run ()Lovell Field () 05:08PM EDT 06:17PM EDT 1:08
21-Oct-2020 B722Muhammad Ali Intl ()Willow Run () 09:00AM EDT 09:55AM EDT 0:54
21-Oct-2020 B722Lovell Field ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 07:23AM EDT 08:05AM EDT 0:41
21-Oct-2020 B722Willow Run ()Lovell Field () 02:13AM EDT 03:36AM EDT 1:22
20-Oct-2020 B722Kansas City Intl ()Willow Run () 12:03AM CDT 02:13AM EDT 1:10
19-Oct-2020 B722Boeing Field Intl ()Kansas City Intl () 06:07PM PDT 10:56PM CDT 2:49
19-Oct-2020 B722Laredo Intl ()Boeing Field Intl () 01:56PM CDT 03:58PM PDT 4:01
16-Oct-2020 B722Lic. Adolfo Lopez Mateos Int'l ()Laredo Intl () 11:45AM CDT 01:03PM CDT 1:18
16-Oct-2020 B722Laredo Intl ()Lic. Adolfo Lopez Mateos Int'l () 08:53AM CDT 10:05AM CDT 1:12
16-Oct-2020 B722Richmond Intl ()Laredo Intl () 05:00AM EDT 07:27AM CDT 3:27
16-Oct-2020 B722Willow Run ()Richmond Intl () 02:18AM EDT 03:22AM EDT 1:03
15-Oct-2020 B722Smyrna ()Willow Run () 07:46AM CDT 09:48AM EDT 1:01
15-Oct-2020 B722Chino ()Smyrna () 01:22AM PDT 06:32AM CDT 3:10
14-Oct-2020 B722Willow Run ()Chino () 09:25PM EDT 10:59PM PDT 4:33
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