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AA727: 3 Year Anniversary

Sun May 01, 2005 8:33 am

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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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.

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RE: AA727: 3 Year Anniversary

Sun May 01, 2005 8:37 am

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.
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RE: AA727: 3 Year Anniversary

Sun May 01, 2005 8:39 am

I have an original AA 727 operations manual if anyone wants to buy it. Its in good condition. Drop me a line:
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RE: AA727: 3 Year Anniversary

Sun May 01, 2005 8:41 am

my favorite aircraft. a joy to work aboard.
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RE: AA727: 3 Year Anniversary

Sun May 01, 2005 8:43 am

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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RE: AA727: 3 Year Anniversary

Sun May 01, 2005 12:46 pm

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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