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Boeing 720-022 (18073/253)

 

Date
Registration
Company
History
19/10/61 - Boeing Rolled out at Renton
22/11/61 - - Made its first flight from Renton
14/12/61 N7220U United Airlines Delivered with fleet No 4220
00/00/72 - - Removed from service and placed in storage at Minneaplolis
17/05/74 OO-VGM Delta Air Transport Purchased, registered with CoA 2429
19/05/74 - - Ferried to Brussels and placed temporary in storage. Basic United Airlines colors with "Delta Air Transport" titles
00/05/75 (TF-VVC) Air Viking Sale not completed and stored at Brussels
19/11/75 - Atlas Aviation Purchased, ferried to Dublin and stored
05/04/76 - - Canx from Belgian register and  ferried Minneapolis 
01/05/76 N64696 Airline Services (Ireland) Leased, ferried to Shannon for lease out and placed in storage
26/12/76 - Air Ceylon Subleased
12/03/77 - - Overran runway Karachi and stored afterwards
31/07/77 - - Ferried Shannon
06/08/77 - Airline Services (Ireland) Returned
06/08/77 - Atlas Aviation Returned
01/09/77 - - Noted Stansted in full Air Ceylon markings for major repairs with parts of "OO-TEA"
29/01/78 - - Rolled out and ferried Stansted-Gander-Miami
00/02/78 - Inair Panama Purchase attempt failed, placed in storage at Miami. Named "Panama Soberana"
00/02/78 - Rowan Drilling Marine Purchased
01/03/78 - Inter America Air Cargo Leased
18/03/78 - Rowan Drilling Marine Returned
18/03/78 - Inair Panama Leased with titles and named "Panama Soberana", but not delivered
18/03/79 - Rowan Drilling Marine Returned
29/03/78 - Belize Airways Leased, fully painted and named "Ambergris Caye"
11/12/79 - Rowan Drilling Marine Returned
00/00/80 - Air Tanzania Leased
00/12/80 - Rowan Drilling Marine Returned
11/12/80 - George T. Baker Aviation School Donated as ground trainer and moved to schools yard at Miami. White tail with Belize cheatline and "cargo" titles. TAT 33672 hrs
12/12/80 - - "George T. Baker Aviation School " titles applied. Carried also "Presented to Dade County Schools, to further Aviation Education by Marine Inc , Eric Pearson, President" inscription under cheatline
28/01/81 - - Officially registered to George T. Baker Aviation School.
22/02/96 - - Seen Miami in new colors
24/01/04 - - Seen start of being broken up at Miami
06/02/04 - - Broken up at Miami
07/02/04 - - Only nose remained

Following sources are greatly acknowledged.

Individual Aircraft History of the Boeing 707 (Buchair USA)
The Boeing 707-720 and C-135 (Air-Britain Publication)
Airliners in Belgium - BCARG special 1 Boeing 707 Intercontinental (Aviation Society of Antwerp vzw)
Belgian Civil Aircraft since 1920 (MCP)
JP Airline Fleets (Buchair)
Jet Airliner Production List (TAHS)
Magazines: Aviation Letter, Scramble, Luftfahrt Journal, Jetstream, Carnets de Vol
Various text and photo material to be found on the internet like the B707 database maintained by Servaas Verbrugge.

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