Remembering the Wardair B707

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Remembering the Wardair B707

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I just recently acquired this rare model of a Wardair B707 and I thought some others here may also be interested in remembering a neat old bird.

http://www.skythings.ca/my-aviation-col ... 07-execut/
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Speaking of the 707 I came across an impressive story last night.
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... ry_index=0
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timel wrote:Speaking of the 707 I came across an impressive story last night.
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... ry_index=0
Incredible, what a testament to the quality of Boeing's design. Amazing story, thanks for posting it.
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First - the Korean B707 HL7429 - 2 passengers were killed - there where 109 on board
12 crew and 97 passengers.

As for Wardair - my favorite was the B727 CF-FUN

However the two Wardair B707's CF-FAN and CF-ZYP

Good news - your information about ZYP's early demise/scrapped is incorrect,
her current tail number is 00-2000 and new constructors number is P-15

http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA---Ai ... dd7e82f826 photo Feb 2016
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Wow, interesting story. The next one from that page is a little weird but funny;
Early yesterday, in preparation for the upcoming May 4th celebrations, a Sienar Fleet Systems Twin Ion TIE fighter was lost during an air show practice demonstration. Thankfully, the crew managed to egress the spacecraft before impacting the planetary surface. Preliminary findings indicate the accident was caused by the Galactic Empire demonstration fighter entering a split S maneuver with insufficient altitude to allow for recovery. Rebel Alliance Safety Board officials will be commencing a preliminary investigation of the accident. When asked about the mistake of entering a maneuver with insufficient altitude, Admiral Akbar responded by saying "It’s a trap!”

May the 4th be with you...
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ChrisEvans wrote:First - the Korean B707 HL7429 - 2 passengers were killed - there where 109 on board
12 crew and 97 passengers.

As for Wardair - my favorite was the B727 CF-FUN

However the two Wardair B707's CF-FAN and CF-ZYP

Good news - your information about ZYP's early demise/scrapped is incorrect,
her current tail number is 00-2000 and new constructors number is P-15

http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA---Ai ... dd7e82f826 photo Feb 2016
Thank you for this new information. I was able to confirm this and now have updated the information on my website.

Noel
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ChrisEvans wrote:First - the Korean B707 HL7429 - 2 passengers were killed - there where 109 on board
12 crew and 97 passengers.

I am curious to know more of the story from the pilots perspective and how technically they dealt with the damaged aircraft. Wondering if anyone has links or videos they know about with more informations.
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Great story! I really liked the 707s. I flew in Wardair's several times as a passenger. I still have the book matches! (from back in the days when fire in passenger cabins seemed like a good idea).

We had three at Worldways, and I thought they were great. But... the DC-8-63 would carry more passengers, so two of the Worldways 707-320C's were sold to the Royal Australian Air Force, and we kept one for a few more years. The four ex CP Air DC-8-63's entered our fleet, though not quite as smoothly as hoped. I think our last 707 eventually went to Africa because of noise compliance requirements on our routes.

I had the pleasure of meeting Max Ward several times, always a charming gentleman. Most recently I met him a few years back, after giving a eulogy for Roy Moore, former owner of Worldways. To everyone's surprise, Max asked to offer a eulogy after mine.

Those were the days....
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Didn't Wardair have the first Boeing jets in Canada (the 727, I believe) as TCA/Air Canada and CP were all Douglas DC-8 and DC-9?
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PilotDAR wrote:Great story! I really liked the 707s. I flew in Wardair's several times as a passenger. I still have the book matches! (from back in the days when fire in passenger cabins seemed like a good idea). Those were the days....
Or passing these out to every passenger.
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Wait there was a time when people weren't complete idiots as soon as they strapped an airline seat to their ass? UNFATHOMABLE.

Better days...
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Another interesting B707 story if you haven't seen it already ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw2RW7xybmU
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I am curious to know more of the story from the pilots perspective and how technically they dealt with the damaged aircraft. Wondering if anyone has links or videos they know about with more information
Google registration HL7429 and Korean Flight 902 (a start)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgsbgblqzss
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ChrisEvans wrote:First - the Korean B707 HL7429 - 2 passengers were killed - there where 109 on board
12 crew and 97 passengers.

As for Wardair - my favorite was the B727 CF-FUN

However the two Wardair B707's CF-FAN and CF-ZYP

Good news - your information about ZYP's early demise/scrapped is incorrect,
her current tail number is 00-2000 and new constructors number is P-15

http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA---Ai ... dd7e82f826 photo Feb 2016
I have a display model of the Wardair 727 registration F-FUN that came from the lobby of radio station CFUN in Vancouver when their studios were located at 1900 West Fourth.

They had a holiday promotion contest which tied the aircraft registration to the CFUN callsign and the model sat beside one of the draw entry boxes and promo posters.

CF-FUN is displayed with other memorabilia in my basement.

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We had three at Worldways, and I thought they were great. But... the DC-8-63 would carry more passengers, so two of the Worldways 707-320C's were sold to the Royal Australian Air Force, and we kept one for a few more years.
C-GRYN and C-GGAB went to RAAF and were both sold in 2011 to Omega Air Refuelers

C-GFLG was sold to Boeing in 1986 who leased it to TransBrazil as PT-TCP - they bought it from Boeing in 1989 - then sold it to AeroBrasil Cargo in 1991 - but was written off in a landing accident Accident Nov 92.
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