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Fly the B707 on its 50th anniv. of commercial ops.

 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:05 pm    Post subject: Fly the B707 on its 50th anniv. of commercial ops. Reply with quote

A once in a lifetime chance to fly on one of the last operational pax. 707s in the world; on it's 50th anniversary of commercial operations - 26th Oct. 2008


http://www.airevents.de/product_info.php?products_id=158

50 years of passenger flying with the Boeing 707 - Celebrate the anniversary in style: on board a Boeing 707!

We are happy to announce a very special tour to Iran. 26 October is the 50th anniversary of the Boeing 707 in passenger service (it first flew on the New York-Paris route), no other jet has ever surpassed this before. We invite you to celebrate in style: on board a Boeing 707. The only airline currently flying regular passenger services with the type is Saha Airlines in Iran.

Further highlights of the tour include a flight on Fars Air Qeshm´s Yakovlev 42 and it seems like Iran Air will open its maintenance area for us for the first time as well. All in all, a very compact tour not to be missed. In addition, we offer a tour extension to visit the IRan Air Show being held at Kish from OCT 28 on.

The tour's highlights are:

- 2 domestic flight legs with SAHA's Boeing 707 – one of the very last planes of this type still in passenger service.
- 2 domestic flights with Fars Air Qhesm Yak 42
- Visit of the storage area at Merhabad Airport (subject to permission)

- A couple of days in exotic, wonderful and a bit unknown Iran

- Optional: Flights to Kish and back and visit of the Iran Air Show
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this off limits to US citizens? They should do an anniversary NYC-PAR flight instead.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

airindia787 wrote:
Is this off limits to US citizens? They should do an anniversary NYC-PAR flight instead.


With only 3 operational pax. 707s in the world, & all of them being Iranian registered to Saha, I doubt they would get clearance to fly to the US. Besides I'm not sure those birds are in shape to fly trans-atl.
Don't think this tour is off limits to US citizens. I was planning on visiting Iran in Feb., as a part of my trip to BOM, to try & get on the 747SP (if it still operates out of BOM at that time). I checked & there seems to be no real restrictions for US citizens / residents to fly to Iran. Would be great to get on a 707 again though - it was the first airplane I flew on as an infant!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BBC video report from the Kish Air Show. They talk of how Iran has become a mecca for spotters, & also has a short interview with 2 guys (probably from airevents.de) who flew to Iran to fly Saha's 707.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7706296.stm
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