Aviation Photo #0906466: Boeing 747-123 - American Airlines


Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Ken Rose
    American Airlines
    Boeing 747-123
    Boeing 747-100
    Boeing 747-100
    Boeing
    20102
    59
    N9663
    New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild)
    New York
    USA
    June 1976
  • 548

Photo Details

Photo ID
#0906466
Views
151,632
Photographer
Generic Type
Basic Type
Manufacturer
Line No.
Reg.
Region
Country
Accepted
August 24, 2005
Width
1024px
Height
677px

Photographer


Photos
170
Views
2.1M
Likes
4.8K
Joined
Mar 2005

Comments (94)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Ken Rose does it again! Amazing stuff. Hard to believe something like an AA Freighter 741 has been on the same runway as today's JetBlue A320s, but it's something to keep in mind next time out at the airport. Great work.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I wish American still flew these
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent shot of a vintage classic B747-100 with American Airlines.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I miss seeing this old American Airline 747.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Brings back memories,i was a 15 year old kid,watching those jumbos
Anonymous
11 years ago
The B747-100 of A.A. is rarely seen and the quality of this photo is still in good quality. That's why I give this photo a 3 star rating.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Simply amazing
Anonymous
11 years ago
Even though this photo is from 1976, the aircraft and colour scheme are bith classic and timeless.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Although AA livery is timeless and looks great on their current fleet, this particular 747-123, it looks like lots of metal and as if its flying into a junk yard. Too much Aluminium to take in one shot.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Rare great livery mybe one day
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice picture!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This photo is nice because it is so rare to see a 747 in AA livery!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wonderful photo
Anonymous
11 years ago
It's a really unique sight, and I DON'T think that it's too much alumina in on shot. Wouldn't you shoot it at all?
Anonymous
11 years ago
These were the days..Excellent shot of this AA 747 Astrolab from the 70's.The upperdeck was the place to be at those time.
Anonymous
11 years ago
It's a pity American no longer use the 747.
Anonymous
11 years ago
It's just amazing to see a 741 in AA colors, wish they would still be around today...
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love retro!
Anonymous
11 years ago
An excellent photo.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Good shot, wonderful plane. But the theme is old.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice picture. Nothing out of the ordinary or creative angles
Anonymous
11 years ago
It is excellent to see a rare 747 picture from the 70's.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Superb retro shot without the glare that metal often causes
Anonymous
11 years ago
Top of the line film camera in 1976: $100 (and I'm only guessing); AA 747 taking off on a sunny day in New York: PRICELESS. A shot like this sure makes me yearn for the good ole days again! Beauty!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice old picture.
Anonymous
11 years ago
That American Airlines 747 picture says enough
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very Rare!

What a nice shot of a classic 747
Anonymous
11 years ago
This picture is a classic. It deserves to be rated all stars. Its also a rare photo because you dont see any more 747s flying for American Airlines, especially the 100 series. Also the year it was taken, this picture is worth wild!
Giulio D. C. md_11_200@hotmail.com
Anonymous
11 years ago
AA's 747 LuxuryLiner... I had a great memory with this beauty!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Classic beauty.
Anonymous
11 years ago
American Airlines 747, rare photo that I could give 10 stars.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot of some very nice old school AA metal.
Anonymous
11 years ago
It is a piece of history and still with very good colors.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great livery, great aircraft and awsome angle.
What can we ask more?;)
Anonymous
11 years ago
World's best livery together with world's finest widebody!
Anonymous
11 years ago
What an absolutely beautiful shot of the classic one! The detail and reflections are awsome.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I think that those AA colors look impressive in the 747....
Anonymous
11 years ago
I like the jet in the pic
Anonymous
11 years ago
A snap of a different time, when tri-state residents HAD to go to JFK for international flights. A time when air travel was exciting and rare for everyday people.
Anonymous
11 years ago
In September of 1971 I had the pleasure of flying on N9664(sister aircraft).It was"wonderful",true"poetry in motion"will never forget
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wauw a good old classic jumbo
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very very good... This a good job!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nothing more to say except "Nostalgia Pure" Memories...........!
Anonymous
11 years ago
CLASSIC 747
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great to see pics from the 70's...The golden age of wide bodies!
Anonymous
11 years ago
A beautiful classic!
Anonymous
11 years ago
A Classic, "Nostalgia Pure"
Those were the days!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Absolutely superb wish i could also post on your wonderful site .
Anonymous
11 years ago
It`s really a nice taken photo
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great picture!! Thanks for sharing!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fine! But something strange on nose gear isnt? the tyre seems to be flat! ??
Anonymous
11 years ago
This has to be one of the best liveries ever painted on a 747. Wonderful photograph. I wonder if this was one of American's 747s that went on to NASA.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The good old days, dont you love the 74
Anonymous
11 years ago
American Airlines should have 747-400's
Anonymous
11 years ago
The queen of the skies in the livery of the best airline!! Awesome
Anonymous
11 years ago
Ken- Great shot from the year of the "Bi-Centenial". Gotta love her as she climbs off 13R. Great memories from a L.I. kid back then! AQ from NYC.
Anonymous
11 years ago
That livery reminds me of the movie Airport '75. Sweet shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
That sure is an old one. nice shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
First of all , any shot of a 747-100 is a great shot. But the place and time means alot . You got to like American to buff the metal and not paint it . Thats classy.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nostalgic picture!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow what a lovely picture nice to see some old school stuff makes me hard
Anonymous
11 years ago
Was not around in the 70's and sometimes wish I was around to see the days before all the airlines decided to move to a dual engine aircraft fleet. Living next to LAX I really miss seeing the livery of non-frieght carriers on classic 747's, R.I.P American 747's, DC10's and MD11's.
Anonymous
11 years ago
It's an interesting clash and complimentarity of colours, particularly the raw steel (colour) of the plane set against a grass green and the blue water.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Those were the days !

Anonymous
11 years ago
If only they operated the -400...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Here we are fully in the so-called "Golden Years"!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is a great shot that brings back a lot of good memories. Its too bad that we can't photograph aircraft like we used to do back in the 70's. I really enjoyed photographing aircraft from the old PAN AM terminal.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Why AA doesn't use 747's anymore?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Love the way the metal looks on this photo and how the 47 graces to the air.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is so old skool but great.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wonderfull seeing one of those old pics again, interesting angle.

Beatiful plane even better livery.:P
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very good quality if you look at the date of the picture and nice timing
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very well preserved for a pic/slide from 1976. great subject as well.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Entire plane in photo. Clear picture. Good background. Good use of lighting and shadow location.
Anonymous
11 years ago
So many remembers, this beautiful aircraft with this lovely livery
Anonymous
11 years ago
I never seen an American 747 in my life, I like that silver body, is it an old photo???
Anonymous
11 years ago
Was it the 1200 noon flight on June 26, 1976 JFK/SJU? I was on an AA 747 that very day...and beside myself (first ride)...wow, great memories..classic beauty-just waiting to fly! Thanks for a real day brightener!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great Memories....
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantastic detail considering its age! The only draw-back is the cropping, otherwise a great pic, well done!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The clarity and sharpness of this shot make it hard to believe that this shot is as old as I am. Very nice job!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I can't believe that this shot was taken in 1979. It looks like this shot was taken in the 1990s.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Classic Jet , Time and Airport.... A common site back in the seventies and early eighties........Not anymore
Anonymous
10 years ago
MAN I cant belive AA quit using the 747s
Anonymous
10 years ago
I recently saw a movie titled "Book of Love", which was made in 2004. In the movie, they show an AA 747, supposedly landing in Orlando. The footage looked recent...even though it couldn't have been.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I'll never forget the massive beauty of the AA747's after working around them as Ramp Manager at Los Angeles, (LAX). I retired from AA on 3/1/91 (35 years).
Anonymous
9 years ago
I.I. LOVE IT
Anonymous
8 years ago
Amazing Picture, so hot
Anonymous
8 years ago
ThE BOEING 747 IS A BEAUTIFUL AIRCRAFT
Anonymous
7 years ago
Very nice picture
Anonymous
7 years ago
The shot captures the grace and beauty of the old AA "74's." My family flew on AA17 JFKSFO in December 1971, which was operated with their 747 LuxuryLiner which had a huge coach lounge at the rear of the plane which had a Wurlitzer electric piano, making for a very fun trip. Air travel has sure changed.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Very nice picture, those were the days ! Domestic flights operated by 747s ! A truly classic jetliner !
Anonymous
6 years ago
A rare sight indeed. One of the 747-400's finest liveries. Too bad it was so short lived!
Anonymous
5 years ago
747 Luxury Liner That Was true back in The day
Anonymous
4 years ago
Cool