Sponsored Links:
Commercial Flight SchoolCharter FlightsModel AirplanesAirport ParkingCheap Flights,   Discount Digital Cameras

Picture of the Boeing 737-823 aircraft

[ Medium Large Fit Screen ]

  783 of 829  
  783 of 829  

Rate and comment on this photo by clicking on the star rating below:


Aircraft Taken at
More: American Airlines
More: Boeing 737-823
More: Santa Ana - John Wayne / Orange County (SNA / KSNA)
More: USA - California, March 10, 2007
Remark Photographer
N938AN / 3BR (cn 29533/608) 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!
More: Brian Bartlett
Contact Brian Bartlett
Learn how to link to this photoLink to me!

[ Medium Large Fit Screen ]

Distinct views: 132,402
Photo added: March 25, 2007
Average views per day: 40

Other great photos:
More shots like these...
Visitor comments (19)   [Hide]Post your own comments by rating the photo above!
A visitor from Greece posted Wed May 27, 2015:
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.

A visitor from Brazil posted Mon April 7, 2008:
A memorable moment for this captain, enjoy your retirement, you will have plenty of time, and enjoy your passion for aviation !

A visitor from United States posted Mon December 31, 2007:
The 'T' looks like its part of the tarmac!

A visitor from Guatemala posted Fri September 14, 2007:
Congratulatinos to the captain!!!!

A visitor from United States posted Fri July 20, 2007:
Have a good (and wet) retirement!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue March 27, 2007:
This is a very nice picture. It must be very emotional when he looks back and realises it's all finished.

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Sun March 25, 2007:
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

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Sun March 25, 2007:

A visitor from Belgium posted Sun March 25, 2007:
Very emotionnal moment.

A visitor from Norway posted Sun March 25, 2007:
What a sad moment. My stomach hurts when i think about the time that wil happen to me.

A visitor from Germany posted Sun March 25, 2007:
Cool pic dude...it always concerns me seeing captains getting retired

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 25, 2007:
Nice tradition

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 25, 2007:
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.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun March 25, 2007:
Great pic, Airliners.net watermark looks like it's been painted into the soil!

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 25, 2007:
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.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun March 25, 2007:
Great moment, the captain must have been very touched :)

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 25, 2007:
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*

A visitor from Hong Kong posted Sun March 25, 2007:
A good end of his carrier!

A visitor from Austria posted Sun March 25, 2007:
Well captured shot Brian, truly memorable for the crew I guess!
All the best,

User photo albums containing this photo   [Hide]Create your own photo album!
Hot Wings by member tomford
These are the best photos on Airliners net-great shots
EJrunner's by member EJrunner017
Awesome A.net photos
A.net First-Class Pics by member ArturVix
Top notch shots !
THE BEST'S . Nothing Else!!! Only The Best's And Only On Airliners.net by member caliskan543
Some of the most attractive shots for you... Enjoy... (Live - To be updated)
Awesome Shots by member Shnoob940
My favourites.
The Magnificent Aircraft by member 737charles
The Most interesting selection of the best from Airliners.net
Pearls Of Aviation Photography!!! by member jmattner
my private favorite-pics collection
The Best By Tino92 by member tino92
Wonderful photos
The Best Of Airliners.net by member Armageddon
Simply the best!
NWAROOSTER'S ALBUM by member nwarooster
Akira's Collection - Airliners by member AkiraUekawa
Flying all over the world with us.
Our Returning Champion (Squad) by member thegreatRDU
14,500+ Big thanks to the quarterback of Boeing
Pras's Civilian Airliners' Album by member pras
My favourite photos of civilian a/c
Yan Album by member b787Dreamliner
A selection of my favorites pics on Airliners.net
Great Shots by member Wulff
Just some beautiful aircraft and airports in my opinion.
Cunning Captures by member Daleaholic
Photos which I believe capture aviation in a unique way!
!!!! - The BEST Ever On @.NET - !!!!!!! by member MLWinans
The ones that always make you say I wish I could be the guy takin that picture.
Aviation Photography At Its Best - High Quality Shots by member Jetfreak
an album full of stunning high quality pictures
Best Pictures by member Spenser
My Favorites
Lutti's Favorites by member derLutti
12.345+ pictures I like...
Best Of The Best by member boeingfreak
My most favourite shots @ a.net
FlightShadow's Collection by member FlightShadow
I like 'em
Flying Beauty by member aerofede
Every photo that shows that flying is one of the best activities ever conceived
Planemaker by member aicm42
the best photos airliners in the world
All-Time Hot Shots by member September11
ranked #1, #2, #3, & #4
I530j's Top Of Day Photos by member i530j
Updated Live, all the top of the day photos. 2000+ photos!
A Cross-section Of My Favourites by member Omega1153
No topic, just the pictures I'd frame if I had the room
Only Amazing by member unitedairlines
The Best Pictures!!
Personal Choice. by member Fox808
Everything that looks good :)
MY CHOICE II by member gsspotter
The Real Wings Of The Web. Awesome Shots! by member NaPapa
Breath taking, amazing pictures!
The Best Of A.net by member N243NW
Believe me, this is only a small fraction of what this site has to offer!
MY CHOICE by member Raveman
Christopher's Aircraft by member chrismco
Only the BEST of the BEST of the BEST of the BEST on Airliners.net!!!!!!
My Album by member _AA_777_MAN
good stuff
Ones That Stand Out by member USAirwaysPHX
Great pics
Whatever by member colinwu
The Birds Of The Sky. by member MogaViorel
In my opinion, the best photos of Airliners.
Best Of... by member labrigue
Just pics I like
Simply The Best by member worldliner
The Best of A.net
Amazing Airliners by member airliner747
My Favorite Photos
The Best! by member emair
of A.net
Boeing 737 by member jmattner
My beloved Boeing 737
Jonny's Favorites by member Jonny
Photos that I like
My Favorite Pictures On Airliners.net by member victordu59
The best pictures of airliners are in this in album
My Personal Favorites by member Winair
Anything beautiful or that has a special meaning to me.
Craig's GREAT Photos!!!!!! by member CptCraig
Great photos around the world!!!!!!!!!
Spotting At Its Very Best by member YYZflyer
Awesome shots. Thanks to the photographers for capturing these moments
Acfqf by member acfqf9495
just the best
My Favorites by member LuiePL
My Favorite Photos
The Best Of The Best by member spiritair97
The best from America and beyond!!
My Choices. by member samllanes
The choices of the pictures I like the most.
WorldSpotter by member DREAMSPOTTER
Imagine the life without the planes !
Boeing 737!!! by member LufthansaPilot
B737 300/400/500/600/800/900
A.Net Best Airliners Photos by member airportugal
Some of the best airline stuff around a.net
My Favourite Shots by member teopilot
...that's why we love flying!
Phil H's Favourites by member coasterplane
My own favorites
AWAN's Misc Pics by member AnthonyWan
Sweeeet man...:)
When It All Comes Together by member evanmccaleb
When two or more of the lighting, the background, the action, and the aircraft come together to make a perfect shot.
Aeolus III by member Aeolus
More of the best!!!
Amazing Aviation by member Tangoswiss
See how Amazing Aviation can Be
My Album by member volkangazi
My Album
World's Best by member caiotheaviator
Take a look at the most beaultiful pictures of airplanes in the world
"Let's Celebrate Today!" by member September11
special flights
Jason's Favourite A.net Photos! by member ferengi80
my favourites
The Best by member idphilli
The Best I could find on A.net
Best Airliners.net Photos!! by member BriceJohnson
Here is a collection of my favorite photos on Airliners.net!
Michal's Best Of: Ground Operations by member michalrehacek
Interesting pictures of aircraft on the ground
The Water Arch Salute by member WestJetYQQ
The Water Arch Salute is a truely emotional sight in aviation.
Great Machines - Great Shots by member tonysilva
Some of my favorite planes and shots
Nice Regular Ones by member Lanas
A selection of simple pics that have something special for me
Why I Love Aviation by member Holyseal
many different pictures, which I think depict why I feel in such a way about all this :)
Boeing Fav's by member FlyVzla
Boeing Fav's
Hot Pics by member gilly62
my favs
The Best For ANVirtual by member ANVirtual
Only the coolest photos!
My Collection by member HKBASS
My areo photos collection
Sindre's Favorites! by member Sindree
My first album, of my favorites.
The Best Of Airliners.net by member tfkdougal
The best photos
The Best Of The B737 by member 737LOVER
The photos of my favourite aircraft the 737
Airplanes That Rock by member europilot
Im new :)
Recent Or Current U.S. Domestic by member WantedToFly
Favorite photos of recent or current U.S. airline liveries
The Best Of American And US Airways by member KGRB
Also featuring America West, TWA, PSA, Piedmont, and the others that have made this great airline
Water Salute by member 96adrian
First, last or a special flight!
Poadrim's Chosen Few... Boeing Planes by member Poadrim
Boeing Planes
Wdwfreak's Favs! by member Wdwfreak
Best of the best
View more albums and create your own