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T4_JFK_0503_JP_small.jpgTACA A320 at gate 29, Champion Air 727 at gate 31. North American 767-300 at hardstand, El Al 747-400 taxiing out on taxiway Kilo with Delta Connection Dornier 328 jet looking on from Delta's T3 ramp
champion727N685CA1203jfk.jpgThere's definetely a reason that just about every movie's outdoor city night scene features wet streets. Unlike Hollywood though, this photo was taken with nature's water on the ground, not water from water-tank truck. Both Champion Air and Travelspan (the 757 in the background) are history..
CHAMPIONAIR_727_N681CA_LAS_02_07small.jpgAt the time, this was the last 727 passenger operator in the U.S. Sadly, Champion Air is no longer operating, and hence no more 727 pax operations in the U.S. anymore. Like many of you, I used to dismiss TWA, Pan Am, American, Delta and US Air 727s because they were so common. Not anymore...
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