FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -

A Boeing 727 made its final flight Wednesday after nearly 40 years of service.

The airplane was donated to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport by FedEx so that emergency personnel can train on a real aircraft rather than a simulator.

This is the 79th cargo plane to be donated by FedEx since the 1990s.

As the plane touched down, it was greeted with a traditional water salute. The pilot also greeted the crowd with a friendly wave.

The plane is named "Stephanie" after the now-grown daughter of a FedEx employee.

Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief honored FedEx with a proclamation for providing the county with a valuable tool.