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727C47
10-02-2005, 08:07 AM
flew a trip to vegas in our trusty 727-200adv N696CA, last thursday, while rolling out on 25L,at LAS, this beautiful 707-321B (ex-PA)N707AR,takes off right next to us on the parallel (25R). I havn't seen a 707 fly,since '99 when a TAROM 707-320C freighter pulled in to Willow Run ,Mi. on a cargo hop from Frankfurt-main. N707AR,is run by Omega Air, who have converted it to a tanker, they provide tanker support to Navy F-18s on exercises worldwide. Nice gig. The day gets better, we taxi out after a quick turn,and are no.1 for departure,whereupon the Omega 707 returns,black smoke streaming,engines screaming,that lovely classic 707 shape ghosting over the approach end of the runway. Way home(DTW),we pass a yellow 727-200F (DHL),over illinois, and get to viddy a yellow DC-8-63F(DHL) passing overhead ,contrails streaming near Ft.Wayne,ind. That stretch 8,all yellow, against the deep,deep blue of the lower stratosphere,was stunning. Great day,more 1975 ,than 2005. All I needed was a 747 Classic and I would have achieved nirvana.Love the site,hope to make a JFK pilgrimage soon,cheers gents!

727C47
10-02-2005, 08:07 AM
flew a trip to vegas in our trusty 727-200adv N696CA, last thursday, while rolling out on 25L,at LAS, this beautiful 707-321B (ex-PA)N707AR,takes off right next to us on the parallel (25R). I havn't seen a 707 fly,since '99 when a TAROM 707-320C freighter pulled in to Willow Run ,Mi. on a cargo hop from Frankfurt-main. N707AR,is run by Omega Air, who have converted it to a tanker, they provide tanker support to Navy F-18s on exercises worldwide. Nice gig. The day gets better, we taxi out after a quick turn,and are no.1 for departure,whereupon the Omega 707 returns,black smoke streaming,engines screaming,that lovely classic 707 shape ghosting over the approach end of the runway. Way home(DTW),we pass a yellow 727-200F (DHL),over illinois, and get to viddy a yellow DC-8-63F(DHL) passing overhead ,contrails streaming near Ft.Wayne,ind. That stretch 8,all yellow, against the deep,deep blue of the lower stratosphere,was stunning. Great day,more 1975 ,than 2005. All I needed was a 747 Classic and I would have achieved nirvana.Love the site,hope to make a JFK pilgrimage soon,cheers gents!

LGA777
10-02-2005, 09:05 AM
727C47, thanks for sharing that great r/t to LAS with us, sounds like an awesome day, talk about being at the right place at the right time.

Cheers

LGA777

LGA777
10-02-2005, 09:05 AM
727C47, thanks for sharing that great r/t to LAS with us, sounds like an awesome day, talk about being at the right place at the right time.

Cheers

LGA777