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Happy birthday 737
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 11:10 PM

The 737 flew first test flight on April 9, 1967. Happy 50th!

Lufthansa operated the -100 and United followed with  the -200.

Captains I've known love the aircraft, usually because they like to actually fly and make takeoff and landings.

i think it's the best civil aircraft design. Tear the roof off and she still comes home.

Bill

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    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 5:30 AM

Done

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 9:47 AM

Yes thanks.

if you could temporarily delete your quote I'll fix it

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 11:19 AM
And it's still in production

 

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Posted by patrick206 on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 12:35 PM

tempestjohnny
And it's still in production
 

And I feel quite certain it will be for a long time. Operational longevity is Boeing's strong suit, efficiency and reliability goes right along with it. Nothing better than 737's out there. Happy birthday, old girl.

Patrick

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 2:33 PM

patrick206

 

 
tempestjohnny
And it's still in production
 

 

 

And I feel quite certain it will be for a long time. Operational longevity is Boeing's strong suit, efficiency and reliability goes right along with it. Nothing better than 737's out there. Happy birthday, old girl.

Patrick

 

Reminds me of the old airline joke.

"Munich tower, BA 300 heavy requests clearance to land"

"BA 300 heavy, you must speak in German. Haven't you ever flown to Munich before?"

"Munich tower, yes, it was a long time ago in a different model of Boeing, and I didn't stick around".

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    April, 2009
  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 7:54 PM

Can't believe the 737 is that old!  Seems like just a few months ago, when I took my first ride on a business trip, apparently long, long ago!

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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    December, 2002
Posted by 7474 on Friday, April 14, 2017 10:52 AM
I fly the 737 at my airline, love the airplane. Boeing did an excellent job with it, but the guys I've spoken with who flew the 727 prefer that over the 737, but at the end of the Guppy is a great airplane.
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    March, 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Friday, April 14, 2017 11:44 AM

I love the "mud hen"!

Pure gold in the air to an airline.

And she pays me twice a month!

 

Happy birthday 737!

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