Re: Strange 707 at Burbank

Date:         05 Nov 99 00:04:14 
From:         Trevor Fenn <convair@erols.com>
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Stuart Feigin wrote:
> I saw a very strange looking 707 yesterday at the
> Burbank airport.  I glanced out the window and saw
> a 707 with enormous winglets taxi by.  Not the
> little fences like on an A320, but 6 or 7 foot
> tall winglets like on a 747-400.  The fuselage
> lettering said something like "Stage III 707" and
> the was an emblem with the letters "SI" on the
> tail.  The engines were the old pure turbojet
> type, not the later turbo fans.

Are you sure the engines were the "old pure turbojet type"?

There is a project under way to certify a conversion of the 707 to Stage
III noise compliance using Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219 engines as fitted to
the MD-8x series aircraft, maybe this is the plane you saw.

Trevor Fenn