From: Steve Lacker <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: applied research laboratories Date: 13 Oct 95 02:06:36 References: 1 2 3 4 Followups: 1
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email@example.com (acvitale) wrote: > >Eastern was the adopting carrier for the 727 >Lufthansa was the adopting carrier for the 737 > >United did not start either of these two aircraft. I believe that this is wrong. I seem to recall that United had the #1 727, which was in fact the first 727-100 to fly as part of the flight test program. (I have a vague memory of seeing a picture of the plane, in United livery, making a high-speed taxi run through water to prove that the rear-mounted engines wouldn't flame out due to water ingestion.) I also seem to recall that it was only a few years ago that this machine was retired, and I believe handed over to Boeing for display. Could be wrong, though- I'm going from memory.