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  • Seven-Oh in Uniforms

    Thank you for interest and visits

    Enlisting Seven-Oh occured just a few months after service entry in the commercial world. A distinguished military top brass turned POTUS was the first head of state to call on Boeing's classic and batalions of subsequent leaders have kept reporting for flights since . Over decades, the Seven-Oh also fueled almost countless derivatives obtained by converting scores of faifthful fleet members no longer wanted by their last civilian operators.

    Plans for this thread call for illustrating an airforce still operating Seven-Oh alternatively with a past one

    Thanks again for your interest, welcome on board and enjoy the show

    To better gap the bridge between civil and military, let's N404PA act as the STARTER http://www.jetphotos.net/census/airc...snid=707-18835

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    Some apetizers from Australia : Two Hercules and one Boeing 707 in formation

    Enjoy the fly past

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    • #3
      A as Angola. Walking around D2-MAN, the government's jewel

      and one of the last Seven-Ohs acting as an head of state's charriot.
      Note the extra exit plugged-in on the aft section.
      Her complete story from our airliner census
      http://www.jetphotos.net/census/airc...snid=707-20025

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      • #4
        C as Canada, retroriding with the RCAF

        Which operated 5 genuine 707-347Cs originally due for Western Airlines which cancelled the order as the aircrafts were nearing complition.Referred as CC-137s by the RCAF, the Seven-Ohs soldiered as pax-frtr-tankers for over 25 years under all skies and climates. Three eventually traded uniforms by enlisting with the USAF where they assume a completely different role.

        Listen to their stories and enjoy the ride

        Their stories
        13701 - http://www.jetphotos.net/census/airc...snid=707-20315
        13702 - 20316 / 825
        13703 - http://www.jetphotos.net/census/airc...snid=707-20317
        13704 - http://www.jetphotos.net/census/airc...snid=707-20318
        13705 - active with the USAF as an E8 92-0042 - 20319/833

        Three trailers from Henry Tenby's productions

        Taxy to runway


        Taking-off roll


        Landing at Ottawa
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        • #5
          Our today active guest is

          an airforce which has been associated with geniune Seven-Ohs purshased on the second hand market for over three decades, A few years ago, IAI even came up with an exclusive version by converting JT4D powered 300s previously turned into tanker/cargo/pax airlifters into JT3Ds powered 300Bs and Cs retaining the afore mentioned roles.

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          • #6
            Only asking for more missions, but becoming a demob .... NOT SO LONG AGO

            Until 2007, SAAF/South African Air Force called on a quartet of geniune Seven-Ohs to adress their long range & heavy transport & aerial tanker needs. One even flew up to Sweden to the rescue of SaaB to validate the up-to-date Grippen refueling capabilities
            Two conducted previous lives under AF regalia and one of the pair was retain for preversation at the airforce's museum located at Swartkop near Pretoria, the country capital
            her story
            http://www.jetphotos.net/census/airc...snid=707-19917
            some pictures of her last flypast and

            taxy

            video, neatly concluded by her LAST crew members

            Should you drive around, the girl now waits for you to pay her a visit
            Personnal idea : the cabin view really suggests that everything was kept in place since her days at AF
            http://www.saaffriends.co.za/events/...707/boeing.htm
            Last edited by uy707; 2008-09-10, 15:06.
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            • #7
              not well known, Zeus is always ready to stretch Fuerza Aerea Colombiana' s range

              Zeus' life started long ago, very long ago back in 1967 as a World Airways fleet member
              her story
              http://www.jetphotos.net/census/airc...snid=707-19716
              a day to San Andres and back, with Zeus, enjoy the ride
              (mix of pictures and live footages)

              seen concluding another sortie
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              • #8
                This Demob of the moment could have renlisted for some more years,

                Welcome on board RAAF 33rd Sq' Seven Oh, probably the MOST VERSATILE of their kinds ever. Not contending with a previous 11 year long life with Qantas, A20-624 was the first to put on RAAF distinguished uniform and was awarded the honor to close a 29 year long book. Seeing her preserved in Australia and preferably at Richmond would be a nice a permanant salute to the outstanding services she was appointed to render. Her story
                http://www.jetphotos.net/census/airc...snid=707-19624

                Part 1


                Part 2
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                • #9
                  TC-91 always on duty

                  Interestingly, for the sake of commonality, Fuerza Aerea Argentina retained AR's Boeing customer code (87)
                  Last 300B to be built, TC-91 started serving as T-01 and acting as Argentina's airforce 1 in the process. Today, life is made up by a mix of commercial flights out of Buenos Aires El Palomar AFB and serving the deep south on behalf of LADE, the airforce's commercial subsisdiary, together with regular missions by airlifting the country's UN contigents among others.
                  summarized history
                  http://www.jetphotos.net/census/airc...snid=707-21070
                  some pictures
                  http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos....e=1&display=15
                  welcome on board and enjoy the live lesson of geography as Argentina is mapped out from BUE to Ushuaia
                  EL Palomar

                  Cruise level over the extensive Pampas

                  Landing at Comodoro Rivadavia, the country's oil capital

                  Rotation roll from CRD in the Office, where gloves rule supreme

                  Rio Gallegos, next stop
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                  • #10
                    This 307C is dedicated multinational soldier

                    Since her first days when life started as a Luftwaffe's VIP hauler and longhaul transport in 1968 as 1001. Thirty years later, she successfully offered her services to NATO as LX-N19997,
                    Interestingly, she never changed her country of residence as she is operated alongside with the organization's E3 Sentries from Geilenkirschen AFB
                    her summerized history
                    http://www.jetphotos.net/census/airc...snid=707-19997
                    some pics
                    http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos....2|||1|||||||||
                    Live postcard from Lisbon
                    http://www.flightlevel350.com/Aircra..._Video-81.html
                    Seen flying to the rescue of former Czech President Vaclav Havel
                    http://www.flightlevel350.com/Aircra...deo-10261.html
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                    • #11
                      [QUOTE=uy707;487312]Which operated 5 genuine 707-347Cs originally due for Western Airlines which cancelled the order as the aircrafts were nearing complition.Referred as CC-137s by the RCAF, the Seven-Ohs soldiered as pax-frtr-tankers for over 25 years under all skies and climates. Three eventually traded uniforms by enlisting with the USAF where they assume a completely different role.

                      Listen to their stories and enjoy the ride

                      Their stories
                      13701 - http://www.jetphotos.net/census/airc...snid=707-20315
                      13702 - 20316 / 825
                      13703 - http://www.jetphotos.net/census/airc...snid=707-20317
                      13704 - http://www.jetphotos.net/census/airc...snid=707-20318
                      13705 - active with the USAF as an E8 92-0042 - 20319/833

                      QUOTE]

                      I had many rides in these, transcons on the regular service air schedule which was always an "adventure" ("Time to spare????Fly Service Air") and also across the Atlantic to Lahr, in what was West Germany, and also as far as Cyprus and back. BTW the "Boeing" (it was never called a CC137 by military personnel) never served with the RCAF, as that service ceased to exist 1 Feb 68 thanks to a defence minister by the name of Paul Hellyer and the Fiberal Party of Canada. They did serve with the Canadian Forces from 1970 replacing the CC106 "Yukon", until 1997 when replaced by the CC150 "Polaris" in all but the air to air refuelling role.

                      They were configured with 170 Y seats in a 3+3 config with a small VIP Lounge seating about six complete with table area forward. No IFE, you did get hot meals. Seats were yellow/gold as I recall and the overhead racks were the type dating from the 707s intro in 1958 ie no enclosed space for carryons. One was permanently configured as a VIP transport. My last flight in one was YOW-LHA in Aug 92. In the end they were pretty clapped out and unreliable.

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                      • #12
                        Many thanks

                        a78jumper for those additionnal interesting information
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                        • #13
                          Profession : VIP Hauler / Career : VIP Hauler / Since : Always

                          Summarized history
                          http://www.jetphotos.net/census/airc...snid=707-21049

                          Live postcard from Lisbon

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                          • #14
                            From an absolute DC.8 country, one of a golden quartet

                            Should Europe would feature a total DC.8 territory, Spain should be the one as NONE of its civil operators, past or present, ever operated a single Seven Oh. When Iberia started disposing of its earlier DC.8-53s, FAE/Fuerza Aerea Espanola was then looking for some truly long haul aircrafts and enlisting some of those Mighty Eights was a logical choice. Re branded as T-15s in the airforce parlance, two actually joined. But eventually, FAE settled for the Seven Oh, referred to as T-17s. Today, four converted 707s fly Spain flag. One is a dedicated ELINT converted unit, the 3 other are tanker/transports.
                            Illustrating the thread is TK-17-1, 773th 707 to come into light and which will celebrate 40 years across the skies in a just few months
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                            • #15
                              From another almost absolute DC.8 country, one of a pair

                              not so easy to picture ....

                              Venezuela's airforce 8747, a soldier who started her carreer in 1966 by first served Olympic Airways

                              Let's our file telling more of her story

                              http://www.jetphotos.net/census/airc...snid=707-18950

                              Two videos from MIA, probably when relations with the US were not yet streneous ... some bonus include a Virgin 742, a Slowtation and a Swissair MD11
                              Arrival

                              Departing
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