Pan Am 747SP. This state-of-the-art aircraft boasted the ultimate range of any jet in the late 1970s, flying JFK-NRT, SFO-HKG, and LAX-SYD nonstop. Pan Am Flight 50 celebrated the 50th anniversary of Pan Am. Flown October 28–30, 1977 from San Francisco/SFO, with a time duration of 54 hours, 7 minutes, 12 seconds. 3 stopovers at London-Heathrow Airport, Cape Town International Airport and Auckland Airport. Flight 50 flew over both the North Pole and the South Pole.
intermodal: Pan American World Airways Boeing 707-321B Advanced N422PA Clipper Mount Vernon (MSN 19275/LN 590) Delivered to Pan American World Airways: 28 June 1967Withdrawn: May 1980, stored.Sold to World Wide Aerial Refueling: 13 August 1981Sold to Air Fuel Corporation: February 1982Sold to International Air Leases, Inc.: August 1983Broken up at Miami: Late 1984 Named for the palatial estate of George Washington. There’s also a town called Mount Vernon in Washington State, if you can b
October 2003 marks the 45th anniversary of the launch of scheduled passenger jet service by a US air carrier—Pan American World Airways. Pan Am ceased operations a dozen years ago, but such is its legacy that there are few facets of the industry that ‘The World’s Most Experienced Airline’ left untouched.
Pan Am Pan American World Airways, or Pan Am, was an international airline that was in business from 1927 through 1991, when it ceased its operations after over a decade of mounting financial losses and declared bankruptcy. The company, despite being defunct for 17 years, is still well remembered in pop culture. The blue circular logo has made such an impression that it is put on designer travel bags to signify traveling in luxury today.