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hiss srq
02-16-2010, 09:35 PM
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Hahah I bet every member of the site just ran to flightaware! AMAZING video. Really shows off the lines of the 727 and in my second favorite colors to ever grace the machine. A member reminded me of this video in another thread I posted.

LGA777
02-16-2010, 10:41 PM
Very cool, the Whitestone climb off of 13 like I have never seen before. Fedex use to have a very unique and small LGA operation, can't remember when it ended (or why) but I think was around 5-8 years ago. A 727, usally a -100 arrived around 0600 from MEM and did a quick unload at Echo parking at the site of the last couple of Kids day events. Then with some thru cargo onboard it continued around 30-45 mins later to BDL. I believe the purpose was to get some very time sensitive cargo to Manhattan quicker than from EWR. It was strictly one way, no evening departure to MEM.

Cheers

LGA777

Mayi757
02-17-2010, 01:12 AM
Unreal video. That old paintscheme was perfect, the best in the U.S. cargo business.

How come those engines have hushkits? I first saw those longer exhaust kits from 2000 onwards just after Stage III regulations. I don't recall ever seen those in the 90s. Based on the paintscheme, the video must have been taken no later than 1996 I'd say.. :?:

hiss srq
02-17-2010, 02:24 PM
Ron, that is really cool. It is a shame they do not have that mini station to this day. I am sure it would be quite useful. I am sure it was about consolidating manpower more than anything for FDX. Too bad they don't just pick up a jetranger like DHL for the rapid serivces. I am sure it would be efficent. Rooftop delivery!

DHG750R
02-17-2010, 03:31 PM
Excellent find, Ryan !!

Thanks
Darrell

Matt Molnar
02-17-2010, 06:06 PM
Awesome video. Very fancy camera work.

FedEx was planning to build a new sorting center in northwest Astoria on Con Ed land a short drive from LaGuardia's Ditmars entrance, which I hoped would bring with it the potential for some FedEx action at LGA. Unfortunately the community board recently rejected the idea because they're afraid of trucks, and apparently everyone who needs a job in this town already has one. :evil:

Delta777LR
02-18-2010, 10:31 PM
awesome video! I remember about 10 years ago or so that I used to see FE 721s depart out of LGA early in the morning in those colors including the present... Great find!

727C47
02-18-2010, 11:58 PM
God i miss that jet !!! I was blessed to fly her into LGA one fine November sunday night in '07, landed on 4,ferrying in empty from YYZ. the 727 was God's gift to airline and freightdog pilots !!!

727C47
02-19-2010, 12:01 AM
God i miss that jet !!! I was blessed to fly her into LGA one fine November sunday night in '07, landed on 4,ferrying in empty from YYZ. the 727 was God's gift to airline and freightdog pilots !!!

hiss srq
02-19-2010, 12:21 AM
I remember that night well. Someone left me a message that you had tried to reach me on freq to no avail as I had slipped the surely bonds of earth myself to sip exotic drinks on a beach someplace else.