Aviation Photo #1191795 Boeing 737-823 - American Airlines

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Last flight for this Captain before his retirement. On his way to the gate to park his plane for the last time and gets a the water cannon salute. Congrats on your retirement Captain!
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    Brian Bartlett
    American Airlines
    Boeing 737-823
    Boeing 737-800 (BBJ2/C-40/P-8)
    Boeing 737-800 (BBJ2/C-40/P-8)
    Boeing
    29533
    608
    N938AN
    3BR
    Santa Ana - John Wayne / Orange County
    California
    USA
    March 10, 2007
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Comments (19)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Well captured shot Brian, truly memorable for the crew I guess!
All the best,
F.T.
Anonymous
10 years ago
A good end of his carrier!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This photo means a lot to me. This captain is on the opposite end of the spectrum from me, as I just got my PPL! I hope to be in that Capt.'s position some day! 5*
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great moment, the captain must have been very touched :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Congrats to the captain on an honored career! You know you're in the right career field when your final salute is of this magnitude.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great pic, Airliners.net watermark looks like it's been painted into the soil!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I really like the scale and detail on this one. I hope the captain is notified and given a big print of this photo! I'm sure he'd appreciate it.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice tradition
Anonymous
10 years ago
Cool pic dude...it always concerns me seeing captains getting retired
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a sad moment. My stomach hurts when i think about the time that wil happen to me.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very emotionnal moment.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Congratulations!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very touching picture. I cant imagine the captains feeling when he turns off the engines for the last time. and leaves the plane. very sad
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a very nice picture. It must be very emotional when he looks back and realises it's all finished.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Have a good (and wet) retirement!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Congratulatinos to the captain!!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
The 'T' looks like its part of the tarmac!
Anonymous
9 years ago
A memorable moment for this captain, enjoy your retirement, you will have plenty of time, and enjoy your passion for aviation !
Anonymous
2 years ago
I can imagine the feelings of this captain as he realises that there will no flight schedules for him from the next day after this flight.
However he is a succesful pilot,as he ended his career safely.
May all pilots in the world retire this way,under some water canon salute at the end of their last flights.

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