Aviation Photo #1331329 Boeing 727-23 - American Airlines

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N1983 displaying her beautiful livery on a summer night in Detroit. Scrapped 1994 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Photo taken by my great uncle and scanned from a slide. Thanks to David Lednicer for retouching the old slide.
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    Jason McDowell
    American Airlines
    Boeing 727-23
    Boeing 727-100 (C-22)
    Boeing 727-100 (C-22)
    Boeing
    18439
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    N1983
    Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County
    Michigan
    USA
    June 1965
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Photo Added: February 29, 2008

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Anonymous
8 years ago
Man, it's hard to believe - but at this moment commercial jet aviation did not have a great deal of history. When you look at this you are looking at one of the first. This baby is kind of sitting here all by itself with not too many relatives. Only 5 years before this photograph was taken, there were relatively very few commercial jets anywhere in the world.
Anonymous
8 years ago
What else can I say? It's wonderful!
For one moment I thought it was a new picture, very good scanning!
Congratulations!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Absolutely beautiful! One of the most beautiful color schemes/aircraft ever!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fantastic piece of photography, especially considering its age. Congratulations to your great uncle for taking it, and to yourself for sharing it with us! 5*
Anonymous
8 years ago
Incredible, stunning shot!
Anonymous
8 years ago
A great historic picture, thanks for sharing. What a beautiful aircraft the 727 is, the greatest airliner ever made, imo.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Simply the most erie and stunning shot I have ever seen on AL. I can feel the cold crisp air, and here the Motown band recording some classic soul while this baby 727 awaits the world!
Anonymous
8 years ago
A true classic beauty! Ah, the days of the 727, remember them well! A most excellent photo...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Lovely historical shot. The contrast of the body of the 727 with the dark in the distance - great! Thank you very much for your work to ready it for posting. It's a valentine for those of us who love aviation history and miss the 727.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Absolutely fantastic photo. I can't believe how clear this shot is, considering the age of the photo. Looks like it was taken yesterday!
Anonymous
8 years ago
That's a great shot, it looks so "real" you can feel the sixties :) Very exposing light.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Beautiful.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wonderful.. looks like silver
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fantastic !! Boeing always had the best looking aircraft and your photo is the best testimony .
Anonymous
8 years ago
Why my beloved employer switched from this paint scheme to the present one is beyond me. This photo captures the beautiful sexy elegance of the 727.
Anonymous
8 years ago
This photo is excellent. That is one aircraft that looks like it means busniess!
Anonymous
7 years ago
A fantastic witness from an era bygone.

Historical memorable document.

Daniel from International Geneva
Anonymous
7 years ago
I keep coming back to this photo every few weeks and it's among 4 or 5 photos in the database that I just love. This is just a stunning work of photography for 1965...and the scanning talent of today! 5 stars + !!!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Fantastic photo ! By then, the great 727 was a new type, very nostalgic photo !
Anonymous
4 years ago
This is a beautiful photo, it is sharp, clear and detailed. A fantastic photo of one the most beautiful airliners ever built. Thank you for posting this to Airliners. Net.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Great picture! I find it strange that Boeing used open-to-outside cargo doors on those B747 like the one involved in that horrid accident in Hawaii, even while they already used it on the 727.. Just try understanding an engineer head...

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