Farewell Boeing 727
When I happened upon the video below of an AmeriJet Boeing 727 landing in Miami at the Just Planes YouTube channel, I was reminded to review my article in NetLetter # 1339 from 2016.
In that article, I had attempted to track down the current status of Air Canada Fin # 412 (C-GAAL) which was then part of the AmeriJet fleet and registered as N395AJ.
Fin 412 was delivered to Air Canada in August 1975 and remained in the fleet until 1991 when it was one of two B-727’s leased to Air Transat by Citibank in the UK.
It was acquired by AmeriJet in 1994 and remained in their fleet until May of 2018 after almost 43 years of service.
Planespotters.net now shows that is stored at Sebring Regional Airport in Florida.
I have always thought the B-727 was a sleek and beautiful aircraft that had the air of a classic while it was still widely used for passenger service. A long career as a popular cargo aircraft followed to confirm its classic status.
The aircraft in the video is registration N199AJ which I tracked down at www.planelogger.com and shows has having been originally delivered to Nigeria Airways in 1977.