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Old 09-26-2011, 08:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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30 years ago on 26th September 1981, the Boeing 767-200 made it's maiden flight. Still going strong today, and in various lengths. I still recall seeing my first 762 over here when European launch customer Britannia Airways took delivery of G-BKPW at Luton Airport.

Remarkably I didn't make my first 767 trip until 2008, to Toronto from Glasgow with now defunct Zoom on C-GZUM, a 763. Here's to more years ahead for this bird, one of the original new generation twin aisle, twin engine jet liners...



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one of the original new generation twin aisle, twin engine jet liners...
After stealing the idea from a certain Airbus...

Sorry, I had to
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After stealing the idea from a certain Airbus...

Sorry, I had to
Ha ha...yes, but note I did say "one of.." lol

Here's to the A300, the A310, the 767 and continued nicking of ideas from each other by the two big players.
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After stealing the idea from a certain Airbus...

Sorry, I had to
You could also say Airbus stoled there A300 idea from the DC-10 and L1011 and did not have the design skills to do an engine in the tail. The A340 was designed with 4 engines, but was an inefficient design compared to the 767 and 777 so AB had to introduce the A330. The A350 XWB was designed to copy the success of the 787 sales.

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And I forgot about the A380 stealing the 747 idea.
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This thread's going well...
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For whatever reason, I didn't have much appreciation for the B767 until recently. Despite being a wide body aircraft, to me they appear small.
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For whatever reason, I didn't have much appreciation for the B767 until recently. Despite being a wide body aircraft, to me they appear small.
As widebodies go, they are quite 'narrow' inside, you get the feeling it could do with a broader cabin once aboard.
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767 is a great airplane and will be for years to come, I've flown on the 767 with HA,AC & AA all the times it was a great ride
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Any past airline president would have told us that they always desired a twin engine ETOPS aircraft. Hail to the A300 and 767.
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My first ride on a 767 was with Delta around 1996. I've flown on the 767 with Delta, Continental, and Aeroflot. Always a good ride.
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My first 767 ride will be across the pond with BA in December. I'm looking forward to it, the 767 is one of my favourite twin engine widebody jets. They were (and still are) safe and reliable planes that, along with the A300, paved the way for other long range twin jets. Happy 30th!
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Re the 767. I was never a big fan but after a few flights, it's become a favorite to fly on and collect in 1/400. The winglets also renewed interest in the type.
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. . . Remarkably I didn't make my first 767 trip until 2008, to Toronto from Glasgow with now defunct Zoom on C-GZUM, a 763. . .
The guy who owned a Timothy's Coffee Shop franchise, at street level below us, was a Captain with Zoom until that show collapsed. He's since sold the coffee place and has secured a gig with another airline.

Wouldn't mind a diecast of that aircraft in 1:200, actually. Maybe someone at JC Wings/Gemini is listening . . . ?

Oh yeah, I've flown the Atlantic on these a few times also. No biggy.
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My first 767 flight was in 1994...UAL from Washington Dulles to Glasgow. I remember the economy cabin feeling very spacious and the attentive FAs offering coffee and tea on a sliver (ok, stainless steel) tray.
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since we're reviving this thread, my first ride on a seven-sux was, what, 1997 I'd say. Routing was ORD-ARN on an AA 762. I hated it because I was stuck in the middle seat and there was some really obnoxious guys snoring the whole way, and on the way back, middle seat again in the last row, with absolutely no windows. Fun fun.
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since we're reviving this thread, my first ride on a seven-sux was, what, 1997 I'd say. Routing was ORD-ARN on an AA 762. I hated it because I was stuck in the middle seat and there was some really obnoxious guys snoring the whole way, and on the way back, middle seat again in the last row, with absolutely no windows. Fun fun.
It could be worse, you could have been setting between Bernie Fine and Jerry Sandusky.
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It could be worse, you could have been setting between Bernie Fine and Jerry Sandusky.
And I was about the right age for their liking too...gross!


My first flight on the A300 was 1999 and boy was that a good flight. Routing JFK-LHR with PTV's, window seat, and winglets. A300 > 767.
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It's not my favorite aircraft by any means but in the few times I have flown on this bird I had no complaints about the ride. Nice and smooth.
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My first ride on one was a HA 763 from SEA-HNL, great a/c
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You Also Forgot That The A-320 Was Stolen From The 737 Idea. Good Heavens! Where Did Those Folks At Airbus Get The Idea To Build An Airplane In The First Place? Oh Wait! Airbus Was a Sperm Wannabe Long Before The 747 Was Even Rolled Out!
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As widebodies go, they are quite 'narrow' inside, you get the feeling it could do with a broader cabin once aboard.
Actually It Was What US Airlines Wanted. It's Simply A Replacement For The 707 And DC-8, And Not Really A Competitor To The A-300/310.
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I flew on C-GZUM to Trinidad from Toronto in January 2005. Returned in C-GZMM but that was my second time in a B767. My first was on an Air Canada B762 in 1998 again to Trinidad. Really nice aircrafts. One of my favourites!
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Actually, My first flight on B767 was in mid year 2011, flying between Sydney and Melbourne with Qantas (B767-300ER).

It still has the old classic Boeing aircraft cabin. I didn't mind it at all, still had plently of spacing and enjoyed my (almost) midnight snack, a coke and biscuits.





I also start having few B767s in 1:400. Unfortunately, all Qantas B767 will soon be replaced by B787. Sydney-Melbourne route will likely be run by B787/B737. My guess is B767 will be replaced by a much more fuel efficient and modern B787. The matter is when?
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