Eastern Air Lines  Boeing 727-225  N817EA      (c/n  22554)


                                                 This shot taken by Ellis M. Chernoff at Miami in October of 1982 serves a dual purpose in this
                                                 chronology.  First it indicates that Eastern also operated the stretched (and Advanced) 727.
                                                 Secondly it illustrates a livery first used in 1977 which eliminated the white top, prefering the
                                                 "all-metal" look, perpetuated, of course, by American Airlines.  N817EA was quite new when
                                                 Ellis took this image, having been delivered to the airline in l981   Ten years later, when Eastern
                                                 folded, this aircraft went to Northwest Airlines..