The last FedEx 727 just after setting the brakes on the last revenue flight for FedEx on June 21, 2013.
At one time FedEx was the world’s largest 727 operator, with some 170 of the three-holers. Friday marked the end of the 727 in domestic service.
Lots of grey haired guys at the hangar to see the arrival, they gave us seats in the shade…
FedEx bought the company’s first 727 35 years ago when deregulation released the company from the limits of flying cargo Falcon jets. The company now operates the 777, 757, MD-11, MD-10, A300, and A310. 767’s arrive later this year. The fleet is huge and operates around the globe every day.
The Boss was and still is a visionary man. Thanks, Fred Smith.