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Re: SAA History - Photo's Boeing 727 here please

Unread post by Snitch » Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:52 pm

This one ? (click on picture for larger size)
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Re: SAA History - Photo's Boeing 727 here please

Unread post by LongRangeCruise » Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:38 pm

I’m not sure whether seeing the orange tail makes me feel proud or embarrassed?

It’s our history I understand but it’s not a proud one that’s for sure.
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Re: SAA History - Photo's Boeing 727 here please

Unread post by HJK 414 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:39 am

LongRangeCruise wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:38 pm
I’m not sure whether seeing the orange tail makes me feel proud or embarrassed?

It’s our history I understand but it’s not a proud one that’s for sure.

LRC,

I am always filled with joy and a sense of pride when I see the old liveries .....

We should cherish our history - and accept that lessons had to be learnt from it .....
As we are learning new lessons in the present day ...... :idea:
just do not let it create fear for the future .....

JK
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Re: SAA History - Photo's Boeing 727 here please

Unread post by Chalkie » Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:55 am

Early '80's we used to travel to Denver Colorado to do ratings. The SAA B727 Sim was a procedural trainer and had no motion so ratings used to be done in an aircraft, which I guess was not an economical way of doing things.

The Americans were amazed to see how young our training captains were, as in the USA they were the grey-beards. One guy chatting to us asked why we travelled so far to do ratings. Part of the reason was that the B727 was being phased out and being replaced by the B737.

The Americans could not understand that, so one asked "Say, in Africa is the Boeing 7 TWO 7 the one with 3 engines and the Boeing 7 THREE 7 the one with 2 engines?"

Yes. They just shook their heads. :D

The reason for the change to B737 was a clerk had worked out that both aircraft used JT8 engines and the one had 3 of them, the other 2. So they decided 2 engines were more fuel efficient. #-o

In those days clerks (just like corporals in the military) ran the industry. I wonder if Flight Ops had any say?
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Re: SAA History - Photo's Boeing 727 here please

Unread post by LongRangeCruise » Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:14 am

HJK 414 wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:39 am
LongRangeCruise wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:38 pm
I’m not sure whether seeing the orange tail makes me feel proud or embarrassed?

It’s our history I understand but it’s not a proud one that’s for sure.

LRC,

I am always filled with joy and a sense of pride when I see the old liveries .....

We should cherish our history - and accept that lessons had to be learnt from it .....
As we are learning new lessons in the present day ...... :idea:
just do not let it create fear for the future .....

JK

Ok I have to agree. It was a proud aviation history. Hopefully we can restore that pride.

I’ve flown with legends like Chalkie...fond memories of sharing a few too many whiskeys with him...
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Re: SAA History - Photo's Boeing 727 here please

Unread post by photon » Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:16 pm

A few black& white pics from the SAA Museum Society thread in the aviation photography section

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ImageSAAMS_B727_20190506_0002a-res by omer mees, on Flickr

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ImageSAAMS_B727_20190506_0003a-res by omer mees, on Flickr
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Re: SAA History - Photo's Boeing 727 here please

Unread post by pixie » Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:37 am

Malcolm McKendrick, Johan van Tonder, Pie Pienaar
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Re: SAA History - Photo's Boeing 727 here please

Unread post by leongrnfld » Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:07 am

Snitch wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:52 pm
This one ? (click on picture for larger size)
Yes, that's the one. Many thanks for posting that photo.
Do you have a version without the watermark? :D
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Unread post by gregdeklerk » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:38 pm

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Re: SAA History - Photo's Boeing 727 here please

Unread post by roadrunner » Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:14 pm

LongRangeCruise wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:38 pm
I’m not sure whether seeing the orange tail makes me feel proud or embarrassed?

It’s our history I understand but it’s not a proud one that’s for sure.
History is history ,but with all thats going on today what does the new flag symbolize .There is only one set of rules not two and if you apply them equally its a fair question.
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Re: SAA History - Photo's Boeing 727 here please

Unread post by hjs » Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:18 am

In July 1976 my dad was transferred to Windhoek. We were living in Bellville at that stage.
He left by car and the rest of us flew to Windhoek two days later on a 727 from Cape Town. We landed at Keetmanshoop to pick up one passenger, an older lady who probably went to Windhoek for some decent and civilised shopping at Metzje & Ziegler, or Woermann & Brock :lol:
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