|Quoting blacksoviet (Thread starter):|
The 727-100 seats 94 passengers.
|Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 10):|
Quoting blacksoviet (Thread starter):
The 727-100 seats 94 passengers.
Not sure which airline that is, but a typical 721 capacity is around 110 pax with 12/14 in F/C and 34" pitch in Y/C.
|Quoting blacksoviet (Reply 15):|
Can the 721 serve shorter runways compared to the 735? What about high altitude airports like MEX? Which aircraft has superior performance?
blacksoviet wrote:I think with 30" seat pitch the 735 seated one extra passenger.
BravoOne wrote:Trans International had a couple of 727-100's that they flew from the bay area to HNL. They had complete Nav stations in the aircraft as these were pre INS/Doppler days.
BravoOne wrote:Might of had dual Bendix Doppler and an EDO 600T loran as those were a popular combinations in the days leading up to INS. Omega came a little later as a poor mans substitute for INS. Better than Doppler but not as good as INS. I'm not sure that Decca was ever used by a US carrier but maybe the Canadians gave it a shot? Obviously the Britts used it.
RetiredWeasel wrote:BravoOne wrote:Might of had dual Bendix Doppler and an EDO 600T loran as those were a popular combinations in the days leading up to INS. Omega came a little later as a poor mans substitute for INS. Better than Doppler but not as good as INS. I'm not sure that Decca was ever used by a US carrier but maybe the Canadians gave it a shot? Obviously the Britts used it.
Northwest flew 727's out of Guam for 3 years and they had dual omega's as did the Continental Air Mike 727s as I recall. As far as the NW units go, flying in high cirrus that sometimes produced the 'St. Elmos' fire effect also would interfere with Omega reception. We'd go sometimes a full half hour in dead reckoning mode and when finally getting the signal back might be 2-3 miles off course. But it worked most of the time.
Understand but I'm talking 60's, not 70's technology:) I flew DC10's with one Omega and one INS for awhile but that was in the early 80's time frame. Omega was fairly late comer to the LRN puzzle and for the most part I bet they were all Litton LTN211's.
BravoOne wrote:Boston to the Azores must have been a little dicey? Were you using island reserves or what? Was this a FAA oversight operation?
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