Boeing 720


#1

“Pratt 720” testbed on long(?) mission:

flightaware.com/live/flight/PWC7 … /CYHU/CYHU

airliners.net/photo/Pratt-&- … 1117078/M/


#2

Good catch!


#3

It originally filed for 10+ hours (or maybe that was a FlightAware b… oops, I mean enhancement :wink: ). 5 and half is more reasonable.


#4

I remember years ago this same plane made our local paper ( The Glengarry News ). It circled the country side just north of us for hours, many people phoned the OPP thinking the plane was in trouble.

I guess P&W figured no one lived in Eastern Ontario.


#5

Today PWC720 seemed to take a very great interest in the coastline of Maine.

flightaware.com/live/flight/PWC7 … U/tracklog

Here is a screen capture:

i45.photobucket.com/albums/f51/j … -Pratt.png

I guess for plane that looks as odd as this one, I shouldn’t be too surprised by its odd behaviour.

Anyway, thought I’d share.


#6

It appears he was down to 1000 ft on that test flight on the coast.

On this one:

flightaware.com/live/flight/PWC7 … /CYHU/CYHU

flightaware.com/live/flight/PWC7 … U/tracklog

he’s up to 45000, quite a range on that old girl. :exclamation:


#7

I have been in this plane. Back in 1997. It’s an ex-MEA airplane and I think the present callsign is Pratt1.