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End of an Era

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Late last month FedEx retired one of it's Old faithful Tri-Jet Workhorses,The Boeing 727-200F..At One Time,FedEx was The Largest Operator of The 727 WorldWide.Living 7 miles away from Chicago's KORD I used to see the 727 occasionally  around the Holiday's when the Carrier was very Busy.I'll miss her Beautiful lines and gentle swept wing.

 

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757, 777, airbus.....Time to move on!

 

HLJAMES

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You certainly did an excellent job commemorating the B727 through this image set!

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The 727 is a beautiful aircraft, for anyone who never got to fly on one, you missed a treat. 

 

Great shots! 

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Too bad there isn't a great 727 for FSX.  I have the Capt Sim version but the A/P will not work properly unless you have Acceleration installed....plus it need a ton of mods to make it work properly.  Wonder why Dreamfleet did not update their classic from FS9 to FSX?

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Great Shots. I love this plane. I saw private 727 a few weeks ago out of NY as I was going to work  and was surprised at how loud it was!

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Great Shots. I love this plane. I saw private 727 a few weeks ago out of NY as I was going to work  and was surprised at how loud it was!

Like open headers on a Harley.

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I've fueled many of the FedEx 727s.  I love those planes.  We usually get A300s but they'd send a 727 as a 'sweeper' to pick up anything that wouldn't fit on the Airbuses.  One of my all time favorite planes.  Nice shots!

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I was lucky enough to ride on a few of the trijets the 727,Dc10,and the l1011 which is pretty lucky since I'm only 23 and most of these planes were on their way out by the time I was 10

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Thank You all for the nice comments and 727 Stories,It's good to know Im not along with my love of this aircraft.Cheers

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Brings back many pleasant FS memories of my favorite 727 livery :)  A Fedex 727 was the first aircraft I fired up after installing a 3d video card waaaay back in the fs day. Plus many night runs in subsequent years and fs versions. Beautiful tribute to a beautiful aircraft.

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Love this bird!!! Spent lots of time with her. :wub:  Sad to see her fade away. :(

 

Great post! A 3-holer for fsx would be awesome for sure.

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