boeing 737 800


American N849NN by Andrew W. Sieber
Via Flickr:
BOE259 from BFI on a low approach. Line 3373, Cn 33213.


I witnessed history today. Eastern Airlines was one checkride from getting their new Part 121 Carrier Certificate when I took these photos. About half an hour later the bird, a 737-800 officially titled “Spirit of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker”, lifted into the Tallahassee skies and the company is on its way to resurrection and new life. I felt like I was looking at a beautiful piece of lost history, and I’m still not completely sure I really saw it.

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Excellent POV of a very snowy start, pushback, taxi, and takeoff as seen from the cockpit of a Boeing 737-800. Just listen to that ATIS …