Best of the Web – Airport Spotting Videos – FedEx 727 Retirement

Posted by Matt Falcus | Posted in Miscellaneous Spotting, North America, Spotting Videos, USA | Posted on 01-03-2013

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FedEx Express this week retired another one of its Boeing 727-200 freighters by donating it to University of Alaska Anchorage’s Aviation Maintenance Program.

FedEx has done this across the country with a number of its retired fleet, and chose to fly this particular one – N492FE – to Anchorage. But that’s where it gets interesting, as the university’s students didn’t want it at the large Ted Stevens International Airport, but the much smaller Merril Field. In this video, you can watch the aircraft make two low-passes before landing on the short 4,000′ runway in spectacular fashion.

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