I’ve recently fallen in love with the Boeing 727 and have decided that i need to ride on one before they’re all gone. I’m 21 years old and have never been on a 727, only the 737 and apparently a 767 (so my parents say).
I live in Rhode Island, which isn’t a very busy airport, serving mostly smaller planes on transcontinental routes. I check out flight tracker on a daily basis and have found that Fedex has a 727 land here maybe 3 or 4 times a week, but have never actually been able to see one land/take off. But besides Fedex, there are no other airlines that fly the 727 here. Actually, besides Fedex and Capital Cargo, NO other airlines seem to fly the 727 here or anywhere else in the US for that matter…
Every once and a while i’ll do a search for ALL 727’s flying in the US, and one or two “unknown owner” or “charter” flights will be present, but i have no idea how to fetch a ride on one. And i’ve thought about contacting Fedex to see if they’d let me tag along on a flight, but my research tells me i’d need to be a Fedex employee to do so (which i am not).
Can anyone suggest a way i can fly on a 727 without having to fly across country or risk my life with a no-name airline? My desire to fly one of these beautiful birds is pretty strong but i can’t risk my life or my savings to do so. Any input would be greatly appreciated!