Iran Air's EP-IAC landing at THR after its final flight from IKA (Photo: Aerospacetalk.IR)

Exclusive: Last Commercially Operating Boeing 747SP Flown to Retirement in Iran

Iran’s history of turbulent relations with Western nations has greatly impacted its aviation industry and forced aging aircraft to continue flying as newer replacements were unobtainable. As a result, aviation enthusiasts from around the world frequently gather in Tehran to fly on some of the oldest and rarest aircraft still in operation. The Boeing 747SP, operated by Iran Air, has been one of the many gems that AvGeeks sought to fly on before its retirement. Iran's national carrier was the…