Boeing 720 Last Flight


On May 9, 2012, the world’s operational Boeing 720 Last Flight took to the skies for the last time ever. Engine test-bed C-FETB was donated by her owners to the National Aviation Museum and was ferried from St-Hubert, Quebec, to her new home at CFB trenton.

Without any official support, our videos crews at both airports captured this historic event on video as presented in this one hour show. You’ll see the noisy engine start at St-Hubert followed by take-off and two high speed, low-level airfield flypasts. Our camera team were set up at various locations on the airfield to provide interesting views from different vantage points.

Sadly, the aircraft owners steadfastly refused to assist us in an way with documenting this historic event. Our numerous requests in the period leading up to this event fell on deaf and uninterested ears. Therefore, we will not even mention the owners of this plane as it does not deserve such mention.

Our keen persistence ruled the day and our team of airfield videographers at both St-Hubert and CFB Trenton filmed every precious second of the 720 as she performed one final time. Suffice it to say, it was extremely unfortunate that we were not permitted to do any live, on-board filming. So sad that this amazing flight took place without any onboard documentation.

When the Boeing 720 Last Flight arrived at CFB Trenton, our cameraman-on-the-scene was at the ready to document the proceedings. Once again requests to officialdom were met with deaf ears. The media folks at CFB Trenton would not allow us the best of access so we weren’t able to see the aircraft coming as it approached the airfield low and fast. Ignorance seems to rule the day when it comes to documenting classic jetliners. However, we did our best to film the two flypasts at CFB Trenton, as well as the roll out, taxi in, and shut down, which was followed by a series of acceptance speeches during the museum handover ceremonies, and a tour of the aircraft.

As of today, there are no more operational Boeing 720s on the planet. This was the last example, and she’s literally flown into the history books and her engines have been silenced forever, but you can relive and enjoy the roar of the Boeing 720 Last Flight as preserved for posterity in this show.

Boeing 720 Last Flight DVD Programs

Chapter 1) Intro
Chapter 2) Starting engines
Chapter 3) Taxi off stand
Chapter 4) Take-off
Chapter 5) Pro footage take-off
Chapter 6) Flypast #1 St-Hubert
Chapter 7) Flypast #2 St-Hubert
Chapter 8) CFB Trenton pre-arrival
Chapter 9) CFB Trenton flypast
Chapter 10) Gear down flypast
Chapter 11) Last ever Boeing 720 landing
Chapter 12) Taxi in and shut down
Chapter 13) CFB Trenton welcome
Chapter 14) Speeches
Chapter 15) Welcome aboard for a tour
Chapter 16) Bonus tracks
Chapter 17) DVD previewsSign Up with JetFlix TV for month to month streaming access

4 Responses to “Boeing 720 Last Flight”

  1. <path_to_url> Ian Madigan

    Well done on a great effort to catch this historic movement. I wish you had more cooperation from the owners in order to get some classic wing shots in flight, but still a great job on getting as much footage as possible from the outside and on board after arrival.

    • <path_to_url> Henry Tenby

      Thank you for the comments Ian. Unfortunately the aircraft owners were completely uninterested in assisting me with this project. But I did not let that stop me from hiring cameramen to film as much as possible exterior footage on both ends of the journey. So despite their being party-poopers I still was able to document the event. I very much thank you for your understanding of the situation, and appreciation of the efforts that went into documenting this rather historic event on film. Of course Boeing had zero interest in this event. All par for the course when it comes to classic jetliners.

  2. <path_to_url> Shorty Crosgrove

    Thank you for the video, awesome footage, you did the best you could under the poor involvement of owners and boeing.

    • <path_to_url> Henry Tenby

      Thank you Shorty I appreciate that. I felt it was really important to document this event as it was quite historic. Boeing and Pratt and Whitney Canada were both so unhelpful, it is very sad actually. But despite their bad attitudes I was able to get the job done as best I could.

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