posted on 16-3-2012 @ 02:21 AM
reply to post by zorgon
TWA says this is a 757 engine
It's a 767. I have to look up what TWA had on those, whether the Pratts or the GEs.....
The 767-231 versions had the Pratts....so did their -300s (different
Pratts, but still...)...either way, the GE and the P&W all had N1
turned same direction....which is opposite of the R/R RB211-535, as the
American Airlines B-757 was equipped. ]]*
AND....the guy (he's a First Officer) in the photo is with American
Airlines. The uniform gives it away. (TWA had a black uniform, with
Yes, this photo dates back....that is a 707 in the background....but,
from this era, until the demise of TWA (well, they actually were bought
and then merged with, American Airlines), the uniform changed little (it
actually is very close to the Continental uniform....after 1984.
1984, the coats, or "blouses" as they were called, were
The guy in the pic is an American Airlines pilot. Photo:
Oh, and here's a more modern version of the old TWA pilot's
uniform.....during the American/TWA merger, as one of the old TWA MD-80s
has already been
stripped, and re-painted in the AAL scheme....and a TWA pilot posing for
I think I know a bit more of the history of these things than, well....than you.....
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