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

Picture of the Boeing 747SP-31 aircraft

[ Medium Large Fit Screen ]

  416 of 875  
  416 of 875  

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


Aircraft Taken at
More: American Airlines
More: Boeing 747SP-31
More: London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL)
More: UK - England, August 3, 1991
Remark Photographer
N601AA (cn 21962/439) AA regularly operated a pair of these SPs to LHR,seen at the holding point for runway 27 Left.
More: Wingnut
Contact Wingnut
Learn how to link to this photoLink to me!

[ Medium Large Fit Screen ]

Distinct views: 87,637
Photo added: January 27, 2006
Average views per day: 24

Other great photos:
More shots like these...
Visitor comments (25)   [Hide]Post your own comments by rating the photo above!
A visitor from United States posted Tue June 22, 2010:
Great shot of this little hotrod. Not a fan of the standard 747's (i.e. nothing touches the 707), but the SP is a real cutie. Would have loved to have seen one in AA's retro colors.

A visitor from United States posted Sun November 2, 2008:
The clarity and sharpness of the subject against indefinite background causes the image to stand out clearly

A visitor from Belgium posted Sat July 1, 2006:
Fantastic shot: superb quality and taken from a place that not many will stand! I like the 747SP. It looks a little starange because of it being stubby and having the big tailfin, bit it is rare and has character. Also notice the engines on older 747s. They clearly show the fanjet's second airstream principle. Especially visible on this shot

A visitor from United States posted Wed May 10, 2006:
It's a shame we dont see any of these anymore.

A visitor from Mexico posted Wed March 15, 2006:
It would look great with APB winglets. T.B.

A visitor from India posted Sun February 5, 2006:
I agree with the visitor from uk regarding the looks of the sp. with the tail close to the upper deck and the shorter stature does look a little awkward..its more than offset by the excellent paint scheme and glitteratti..gbala

A visitor from United States posted Tue January 31, 2006:
AMR (AA's parent company) sold all their 74's to cargo carriers after not sustaining the amnt of passenges necessary to continue their service. The B777 now handles all the long haul flights for AA great pic though !

A visitor from United States posted Mon January 30, 2006:
Great picture. I learned something though. Didn't know American had any 47's in operation at all. Get shot.

A visitor from Finland posted Sun January 29, 2006:
SP is so cute! Shame that not many of them are in service today

A visitor from Argentina posted Sun January 29, 2006:
The 747 is my favorite aircraft

A visitor from Argentina posted Sun January 29, 2006:
Very Nice Photo. Love the 747SP

A visitor from France posted Sun January 29, 2006:
Not a fan of the 747 SP but great shot! Very nice light, and as usual very nice clor scheme!

A visitor from Poland posted Sun January 29, 2006:
I am wondering if I might be onboard this plane !!
I went to JFK from LHR on beginning of August 1991. Nice picture, Wingnut !!

A visitor from United States posted Sun January 29, 2006:
I don't care what anyone says, the 747SP is an awesome looking plane!

A visitor from United States posted Sat January 28, 2006:
Which is shorter? The 747SP or the 741?

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat January 28, 2006:
Not a fan of the SP whatsoever, short and ugly. BUT, this is a superb photo, given how long ago it was taken, and the rarity of seeing an AA 747, wonderful capture.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sat January 28, 2006:
I like the SP :)

A visitor from United States posted Sat January 28, 2006:
I think AA should still use these. They dont have a variety of aircrafts like other airlines do.

I Like this aircraft!!!!

A visitor from Canada posted Sat January 28, 2006:
It's soo tiny

A visitor from United States posted Sat January 28, 2006:
Very Nice Photo. Love The Angle

A visitor from Taiwan posted Sat January 28, 2006:
The only Stubby my wife loves!

A visitor from Australia posted Sat January 28, 2006:
Its just magic seeing The SP in these colours

A visitor from Germany posted Sat January 28, 2006:
Why is it called 747 LuxuryLiner?

A visitor from Germany posted Sat January 28, 2006:
I never got used to the 747SP. I like this picture though!

A visitor from United States posted Sat January 28, 2006:
I've enjoyed all the photos you have uploaded, thank you so much. This is my favorite, the SP is my favorite 747, and this livery is one that I wish that I could go to an airport and watch every day, but those times are gone. You've done wonderful work. Take care BRO. MCY

User photo albums containing this photo   [Hide]Create your own photo album!
EJrunner's by member EJrunner017
Awesome A.net photos
Alcaeus's Picture Book by member Alcaeus
Some of my favourite photos
Pearls Of Aviation Photography!!! by member jmattner
my private favorite-pics collection
NWAROOSTER'S ALBUM by member nwarooster
Favorites by member SabreHog
Images I like, or that are good for model reference
The Worlds Greatest Aircraft by member mencole
Pure quality
AC895Photos by member AC895
My Favorites
Commercial Aviation by member braniffthebest
From Emirates to Eastern
Favorites by member rebenja
Old and New
Airplane Photos by member Kammeijer
basically commercial
Great Shots From All Over The World by member PanAm_DC10
A selection of shots we can all enjoy!
Retired But Not Forgotten. by member LACA773
Some of the best airliners and liveries (& different) of our past.
Planemaker by member aicm42
the best photos airliners in the world
My Fav's by member 135Mech
Thanks to all the fantastic photographers out there!
My Travels And Favorites(aircraft Model And Series) by member LACA773
a/c types I've flown on and my personal favorites
Only Amazing by member unitedairlines
The Best Pictures!!
Wicks Pics by member wickster
my favorite shots
Christopher's Aircraft by member chrismco
Only the BEST of the BEST of the BEST of the BEST on Airliners.net!!!!!!
Simply The Best by member deltamartin
My favourite photos of A.net!
Amazing Airliners by member airliner747
My Favorite Photos
Fly Big B Fly! by member jeffry747
The Mighty 747, my favorite machine, struts her stuff.
Craig's GREAT Photos!!!!!! by member CptCraig
Great photos around the world!!!!!!!!!
The Best On A.Net! by member kylerhayes
Just my all time favorite shots on A.Net!
Skys by member madhavkrishna
go high
VintageSpotter by member DREAMSPOTTER
Old pictures
My Favorites by member LuiePL
My Favorite Photos
Faves by member rafi602
The Greatest Pictures Of Airliners by member ahmetarda98
Product of a long search!
Jumbos And More... by member SergeyUUDD
Beautiful and interesting A.net photos
'Whoa' Shots by member MD11LuxuryLinr
Photos that make me think "Damn that's a nice shot". Thanks to the photographers, of course.
Boeing`s by member Brazile
First Album by member futurepilot94
Come and check out the photos in my first album
AZMonsoon by member monsoon84
My Favorites
My Boeing Favorites by member kdpc77
These are my favorite shots of Boeing's amazing aircraft
Flightpath by member boeing707
roaring skies
Blast From The Past - Part 1 by member 4815162342
High Quality Shots Selection
Awesome Short Jets! by member _AA_777_MAN
The best of the short ones!
The Best Of: 747 Series by member Newcastle
The Extreme and Very Best of the B747!
American Airlines Photo History by member airways6max
American Airlines through the years
The Best Only! by member EKa340dxb
Only the best, from A.net!
Everything by member LucasDziesinski
Photos that catch my eye!
BOEING 747SP by member nwarooster
Cool Pictures by member ABHA
Quality shots
Airplanes & Storage by member Nitrohelper
Big Planes are Best
Aviation - In A Flash by member dmac101
A picture is now worth over a thousand words
The Best Photos Of Commercial Aircraft by member n777aa
This photo album shows only the best photographs of commercial airliners, hope your photos make the cut.
Johns Favorites by member countrydude39
pics that i like
Ade's Album by member adeybob
Ade's Photos
Best Of Classic 747 by member dimage
Let's make a trip in the past
Linus Favorite by member linutoy
my favs
Top Of The Day Photos by member lordanmol
The best photos on Airliners.net (only civillian)
OneWorld by member EKa340dxb
oneworld revolves around you... The OneWorld Members
The Whale - Boeing 747 - All Versions by member bluejacket
The great American giant
Jolly Good! by member OllieJolly
A collection of my favourite aircraft, aircraft I have been on and photographs from around the world.
Long Range Photography by member patricesour27L
Only nice shots
My Favorites by member Touchdown777
Some I've Flown; Some I've Not
Turbulent 90's by member Venom
Photos from the 1990's - Russian a/c and foreign ones that are notable for me. Maybe, someone else understands why.
The 747SP Register by member 4815162342
3 pictures per airframe, arranged by c/n
AA's Best by member vasanthd
Some of the best American Airlines shots
Historic Photos by member boeing797
Photos with historic significance
American Airlines by member ReV123
Just Amazing!!! by member American777
The best shots out there!
The Short Bus by member Winair
For anyone who loves the shorter variants of popular airliners: 747SP, 767-200, 737-600, A318, DC-9-10, etc...
Boeing 747 by member horaclio
great jumbos
747 by member Tifoso
Excellent 747 pictures
B747SP by member Westwind
My Favorites
Nice Liveries Ruined By A/C by member vilperi
Various A/C
747s by member mdecloux
When AA used to fly 747s
View more albums and create your own