Aviation Photo #0995201 Boeing 747SP-31 - American Airlines

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AA regularly operated a pair of these SPs to LHR,seen at the holding point for runway 27 Left.
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    Wingnut
    American Airlines
    Boeing 747SP-31
    Boeing 747SP
    Boeing 747SP
    Boeing
    21962
    439
    N601AA
    London - Heathrow
    England
    United Kingdom
    August 3, 1991
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Anonymous
11 years ago
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
Anonymous
11 years ago
I never got used to the 747SP. I like this picture though!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Why is it called 747 LuxuryLiner?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Its just magic seeing The SP in these colours
Anonymous
11 years ago
The only Stubby my wife loves!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very Nice Photo. Love The Angle
Anonymous
11 years ago
It's soo tiny
Anonymous
11 years ago
I think AA should still use these. They dont have a variety of aircrafts like other airlines do.

I Like this aircraft!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I like the SP :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
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.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Which is shorter? The 747SP or the 741?
Anonymous
11 years ago
I don't care what anyone says, the 747SP is an awesome looking plane!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I am wondering if I might be onboard this plane !!
I went to JFK from LHR on beginning of August 1991. Nice picture, Wingnut !!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Not a fan of the 747 SP but great shot! Very nice light, and as usual very nice clor scheme!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very Nice Photo. Love the 747SP
Anonymous
11 years ago
The 747 is my favorite aircraft
Anonymous
11 years ago
SP is so cute! Shame that not many of them are in service today
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great picture. I learned something though. Didn't know American had any 47's in operation at all. Get shot.
Anonymous
11 years ago
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 !
Anonymous
11 years ago
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
Anonymous
11 years ago
It would look great with APB winglets. T.B.
Anonymous
11 years ago
It's a shame we dont see any of these anymore.
Anonymous
11 years ago
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
Anonymous
9 years ago
The clarity and sharpness of the subject against indefinite background causes the image to stand out clearly
Anonymous
7 years ago
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.

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