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(KTUU Alaska)   This is what it looks like when a Boeing 727 lands at a municipal airfield (pics and video at link)   ( ktuu.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Merrill Field, Boeing, airfield, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Alaska, cargo jet  
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21147 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Feb 2013 at 3:44 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-02-27 06:32:36 AM  
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You lived in Fairview and the airplanes were your worry?
2013-02-26 11:47:09 PM  
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South Africa did it with a 747SP years ago.

I think someone did it at Meigs field with a 727 as well for much the same reasons as today's vid.

Was actually watching 727 videos with my son tonight. Miss that old bird and the distinct whine of three JT8Ds.
2013-02-27 06:34:00 PM  
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2013-02-27 08:18:13 AM  
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2013-02-27 05:22:39 AM  
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Soup_In_A_Basket: AverageAmericanGuy: Soup_In_A_Basket: AverageAmericanGuy: 727s are pretty unique among passenger-class airplanes in that they only require 180ft to achieve liftoff.

180ft?? Are you sure? That seems a bit short, especially if it was fitted with older, less efficient engines.

With the multi-directional exhaust vents, the plane is really quite versatile.

It just seemed amazing to me that a full sized jet airliner that was developed in the 1960s (and one that I've flown on several times!) can take off in less distance than I can throw a baseball. Incredible.

That's because the notion is absurd.  A 727 can not takeoff within 120% of its full length.  Unless, maybe, with a 160 mph headwind.
2013-02-27 04:14:23 AM  
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TheHumanCannonball: Will they have to build a giant treadmill to help it take off again if the need arises?

It won't be.  It's been donated to UAA's aviation department (who has hangar space there) for mechanical practice and won't fly again.
2013-02-27 12:25:49 AM  
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I got to see it from my office building.  Quite cool seeing the 727 just above the local buildings.

Also LOL:

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2013-02-26 09:03:15 PM  
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