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AA727: 3 Year Anniversary  
User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4641 posts, RR: 12
Posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2498 times:

Hi everybody,
Today is the third anniversary of the Boeing 727 retirement at American Airlines. American flew the very final flight on Apr 30th 2002 as flight AA765 from TPA to MIA, the aircraft was registered N864AA. That is the exact aircraft shown in the picture below. I flew on the last flight that evening, that was my last flight ever on a 727.

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Photo © Don Boyd

After seeing thousands of posts about the A380 and the 787, I thought it would be interesting to change the subject and pay tribute to a beautiful classic airliner that has been a major workhorse in the United States for nearly 4 decades. FLYSSC has paid tribute to the Caravelle recently, I pay tribute to the Boeing 727 aircraft.

It may be gone, but it will never be forgotten.

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium

Ben Soriano
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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 7458 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

Ah yes, I earlier today was debating whether to post this subject. 3 years WOW!!!! Of course I was there to watch the last flight.

I feel woozy....what did you put in that Pudding Pop?
User currently offlineAirPortugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 4040 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2472 times:

I have an original AA 727 operations manual if anyone wants to buy it. Its in good condition. Drop me a line:


I sell airplanes and airplane accessories
User currently offlineJetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2468 times:

my favorite aircraft. a joy to work aboard.

Tired of airline bankruptcies....EA/PA/TW and finally DL.
User currently offlineFoxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 754 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2468 times:

Hey Ben-

I was on that last flight as well, and I believe I met you. I have a safety card signed by all the crewmembers.

Thanks for reminding me of the registration on that plane, I had not logged the Aircraft and thought it was the former AA bird that crashed at Banjul. Glad I was wrong.

as for 864AA she is now soldering on for Southwest Sports Aviation

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..uh, we'll need that to live......
User currently offlineUtilianPilot07 From Honduras, joined Jun 2004, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

When I was younger me and my family used to always fly on AA 727's from MIA to SAP and back. It was my FAVORITE aircraft I always remembered and anticipated the Thrust reversers after touching down at SAP year after year. I always said when I grow up I wanted to fly the 727 and my grandfather would say why not the 777 it is more advance and then I would argue the 727 is still a great airplane. My dad who works at AA whenever he sees a 727 he always stops and says what an Airplane.

In Conclusion: It was sad to see the 727 go after many years of flying.


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