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Boeing 727-200 (VH-TBI)


Adelaide, South Australia, February 7, 1982.

In a time-honoured tradition, the first ground crew member to greet an aircraft is the one with the wheel chocks. The length and close fit of the shorts has changed somewhat though.


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Tom Vance
A most excellent 727 photo and Airline 5*****- I've never seen a ramper in that outfit! great description! 5 more!
Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
Hey Tom, thanks. That was the 80s!
Darryl Sarno
Nice close up of the B727 - my favorite airplane
Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
Thanks Darryl. From responses on FA for 727s, you're not alone in your sentiment.
David Swiggs
No safety vest!

Another great shot of the B727, thanks for posting Gavin.
Hi Gavin, I loved the 727-100 & 200s and would be amazed as a very young guy watching them climb out at such high pitch attitudes.
Also, loved the wing and motors being so far back for excellent passenger visibility and lower cabin noise.
However, 727 pilots I've known have been somewhat critical of the cockpit organization and flight stability characteristics.
Kam Bahrami
Yup. Those are definitely 80s shorts. haha

Great pic from past! Thank you!
Another "sexy" 727 and both in 1 day :)
Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
David - ah the 80s! Very few OH&S rules back then and pilots kept a watch for their ground crew. Remember the days when ground crew used batons to guide pilots to their positions.
Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
Robert, Kam and DaveRK - thank you guys, and Robert, yes the 727s and the DC-9s had amazing take-off AOAs.
mike prendergast
Great stuff Gavin!
William Smith
Love the B727-200. It has to be my favorite airframe.
Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
Thanks Mike.
Seems the fit of shorts changed as people got fatter. No?
John Marotta
Gorgeous tri-motor. Nice lines and angles on this work horse
Toby Sharp
Sure miss those short shorts.
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