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  • ChicagoSteve

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    Jun 27, 2015 3:44 AM GMT
    AA 727-100 takeoff in the classic 60's "Astrojet" livery. 1967




    Lloyd Aereo Boliviano 727 takeoff from Cochabamba, 2007




    LAB 727 takeoff

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    Jun 27, 2015 10:16 AM GMT
    Thanks - love the classic first one - Astrojet...
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    Jun 29, 2015 1:39 AM GMT
    Very cool! Love that high-pitched whine, and it's interesting how relatively long it took to get to wheels-up compared to today.

    Just got back from a two-week road trip to Canada that included every aviation museum along the way, where in one I saw a UAL 727 being restored alongside a BOAC Comet. Very cool to walk thru and see both undergoing the transformation!
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    Jul 07, 2015 6:43 PM GMT
    paulflexes said


    So much for "sitting up front!"
  • Svnw688

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    Jul 07, 2015 9:45 PM GMT
    MGINSD said
    paulflexes said


    So much for "sitting up front!"


    I did some legal work for Delta in a products liability case, and saw lots of their internal memos. The safest spot on any plane according to industry crash statistics and survivor rates, is in the back or middle. If the plane is likely to ditch on water, you want the middle (strong, also less likely to sink first), if you're crash landing on land you want the back.

    Also, you want to be on the exit row or within 2 rows of it (back, wing, front....doesn't matter). What matters, apparently, is being VERY close to any exit.

    Beyond that, obviously, you want an airline with a good safety record (i.e., lots of flown miles and few crashes/fatalities). Translation: ValuJet wasn't such a value icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 07, 2015 10:52 PM GMT
    Svnw688 said
    MGINSD said
    paulflexes said


    So much for "sitting up front!"


    I did some legal work for Delta in a products liability case, and saw lots of their internal memos. The safest spot on any plane according to industry crash statistics and survivor rates, is in the back or middle. If the plane is likely to ditch on water, you want the middle (strong, also less likely to sink first), if you're crash landing on land you want the back.

    Also, you want to be on the exit row or within 2 rows of it (back, wing, front....doesn't matter). What matters, apparently, is being VERY close to any exit.

    Beyond that, obviously, you want an airline with a good safety record (i.e., lots of flown miles and few crashes/fatalities). Translation: ValuJet wasn't such a value icon_rolleyes.gif


    You're exactly right, and I used to sit only in the rear when I had to fly DC-10s, arguably the most treacherous passenger plane of all time. Sitting on or near the wings puts you at the strongest structural point on the plane; now, I like to sit just enough forward of them so my view isn't obstructed by them or the engines. And, when I do fly 1st, like the devil, "I always take the hindmost."