Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ansett 727 on approach rwy 16 Sydney

Ansett 727 75_158 by gtveloce
Ansett 727 75_158, a photo by gtveloce on Flickr.

There's something about these 3-engined T-tailed Boeings that appeals to me. I'm not sure what it is, although it could be that I saw (and flew in) quite a few of 'em.

I once flew into Alice Springs on a 727 and I swear the pilot put it into reverse thrust whilst still airborne... over the threshold we go and wham, full roar from behind! We certainly stopped quickly on what was a short and bumpy strip. The subsequent takeoff was no less exciting...

Oh yes, and it's in Ansett markings, an airline that's no longer.

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