American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4459 posts, RR: 12 Posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2246 times:
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.
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.
UtilianPilot07 From Honduras, joined Jun 2004, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2088 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.