In order to avoid hijacking the When Did You Start Simming thread, I here respond to angles355's comparison of a 727 to a Corvette with respect to its handling characteristics ...
skylab, I will defer to anything you say regarding correcting errors in this post. You have flown real 727s, I have not.
727s were not Corvettes, they were motor homes. They were slow to respond even with hydraulically boosted controls, and for low speed roll control they had to use spoilerons to compensate for the limited aileron control authority.
They had such low total drag that at altitude it took them about 20 nm to slow from .81M to .60M, a good 5 nm longer than most transport aircraft require, and frequent use of spoilers during descent was required to keep the airspeed in the vicinity .60M.
Finally, unless a 727 approach was flown with respect it was very easy to get on the back side of the power curve, a condition impossible to recover from while at low altitudes on the glide path.
This is one aircraft the pilot had to stay way ahead of, unlike a friend's full race '64 Corvette, which responded instantly and precisely to my every input, including steering by throttle through tight curves.