American Airlines    BAC-111   N5015            (c/n  55)


                                          The Boeing 727 proved to be too large for many of American's regional routes and accordingly
                                          the airline turned to the British Aircraft Corporation to solve this problem .  A fleet of thirty
                                          BAC-111s was ordered, the first of which, N5015, is seen above.  The new aircraft were
                                          delivered towards the end of 1965, by which time both Braniff and Mohawk already had them
                                          in service. American's 111s were used on regional routes out of La Guardia, Chicago O'Hare,
                                          Milwaukee and St. Louis.    N5015 was sold to National Aircraft Leasing in 1973.