Aviation Photo #1031297 Boeing 717-2BD - AirTran

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Fresh out of the paint shop, the last Douglas commercial airliner to be produced is seen sitting in front of Building 80 where it was built with the historic "Fly DC Jets" sign above.
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    Michael Carter
    AirTran
    Boeing 717-2BD
    Boeing 717
    Boeing 717
    Boeing
    55099
    5156
    N939AT
    Long Beach - Daugherty Field
    California
    USA
    April 13, 2006
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Photo Added: April 14, 2006

Comments (24)

Anonymous
15 years ago
Great shot, historical moment!
GK
Anonymous
15 years ago
Excellent Shot Mike, one to remember.
Very sad to see the 717 go
Anonymous
15 years ago
Great shot!!!! This should be on the A.net homepage!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Thank you, Michael. Hopefully I can fly on this historical bird someday.
Anonymous
15 years ago
Classic
Anonymous
15 years ago
Boy I really wish we weren't losing airliner production at LGB :( :( Great shot though, quite a historic moment for us at LGB...
Anonymous
15 years ago
Makes my eyes water.
Anonymous
15 years ago
Excellent combination of a great modern aircraft and the historic DC Jets sign. Sad to see the 717 go.
Anonymous
15 years ago
Sad, belongs to history now.
Anonymous
15 years ago
So beautiful, thanks for many years! sniff sniff
Anonymous
15 years ago
This is a very sad end to a great line of aircrafts. At least we know they will be flying for years to come.
Anonymous
15 years ago
The end of a jet era. The last Douglas/McDonnell-Douglas aircraft to be made. Farewell to McDonnell Douglas.
Anonymous
15 years ago
Such a pity Boeing killed this plane...
Anonymous
15 years ago
This jet is ideal for private jet for those millianaires!
Nice picture taken!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Such a workhorse, the DC-9/MD-80/B717 series. Sad to see it go.
Anonymous
13 years ago
Classic aviation scene.
Anonymous
12 years ago
A very historic photo! The last DC-9/717/MD-80! What a sad moment
Anonymous
11 years ago
My Favorite Aircraft. =( sad to hear that it ceased production.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Hate this picture. The last of the best airliner.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very sad!!!! The last of the douglas plane ever!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice to look at horrible to work on
Anonymous
6 years ago
Sad to see DC jets politically sacrified in the name of boeing monopoly. Really unfair.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Under the word durable in the dictionary is a photo of a Douglas built aircraft. All Douglas and later McDonnell-Douglas aircraft were built to last forever it seems. Sad to see them stop production.
3 years ago
I rode this beautiful aircraft on two different occasions... it smelled like a new car!

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