Remarks: Originally delivered to Pan American Airways System, flown by Mexicana de Aviación from 1929 to the late 30's as XA-BCC, XB-KUI, XA-HIL. In the 70's it flew with Grand Canyon Airlines as N76GC. Now preserved in Panam scheme at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. What a history!.
Remarks: "Clipper Seamen's Bride" is being pushed back from gate B48. This 747 still wears the original thin cheatline, albeit with new titles. Delivered new to Delta as N9896 9/70. Went to China Airlines as B-1868 in 1976 and sold to Pan Am 5/78. To Evergreen as N481EV 5/91.
Remarks: Rare view of the tail of Pan Am Boeing 707-321B N420PA, on a wet day at Sydney International in 1973. The Pan Am aircraft was Named: 'Jet Clipper Monarch of the Skies'. A Qantas Boeing 707-338C is at rear left, and BOAC VC-10 G-ARVI is at right (Later Sold to RAF as ZA142). Apologies for the BP refuelling truck on the apron. Low res photo.
Remarks: Overview of Sydney's Mascot Airport in December 1970, showing a Pan Am Boeing 747 taxying away from the new Sydney International Airport terminal, which was Officially Opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 03May1970. The first Boeing 747 arrival at YSSY was Pan Am B747-121 N734PA, which arrived at night on 04Oct1970 (9.5 hours late). Across Rwy 16/34 are an Ansett-ANA Electra, and F-28 and two DC-3s.
Remarks: Of the 10 307's manufactured, this is the last known edition. It has been restored by Boeing volunteer employees, flown to Washington, DC, and retired to the Udvar-Hazy Center in 2003. It is currently being exhibited at the Udvar-Hazy Center of the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.
Remarks: Pan Am B747-121 N741PA (Clipper Kit Carson) taxying into the new Mascot Sydney International Terminal in October 1970. (The new Terminal was Officially Opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 03May1970.) This photo was taken a few days after the Historic First B747 arrival in Sydney - Pan Am B747-121 N734PA on 04Oct1970. It's a pity that the first B747 to arrive in Australia was not N747PA! Low res photo.
Remarks: Pan Am B747-121 N754PA being 'turned around' at the new Mascot Sydney International Terminal in December 1970. This photo was taken two months after the Historic First B747 arrival in Sydney - Pan Am B747-121 N734PA on 04Oct1970. Low res photo.
Remarks: A rare (low res) view of Pan Am Boeing 707-321B N894PA, Named 'Clipper Polynesia', after take off from Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport in 1973. The landing gear doors are about to close. Apologies for quality of this 35 year old photo.
Remarks: Pan Am Boeing 747-121 N741PA (Clipper Kit Carson) makes a Historic First daytime touchdown on Rwy 16 at Sydney's near new International Airport. Airport management had arranged stands so the public could view Australia's First B747 arrival on 04Oct1970. However, Pan Am's N734PA arrived at night, 9.5 hours late. Crowds turned out a few days later when N741PA arrived on time. (The First Pan Am B747 service from New York to London was on 21Jan1970.) Sydney has now seen the world's First A380 airline arrival - Singapore Airlines 9V-SKA on 25Oct2007. This photo was published in the USA Smithsonian Air and Space Magazine, June/July 2008 Edition, page 29. The magazine article covered the ten most significant aircraft types which changed the world.
Remarks: Rare 1973 close-cropped photo of Pan Am 'Clipper Polynesia' being serviced at Tullamarine, when the Melbourne Airport was two years old. The tow-motor, mobile stairs and ground power unit were provided by Trans Australia Airlines (TAA) an domestic airline which operated DC-9s and Boeing 727s, but not B707s. (The Air Nauru Fokker Fellowship F-28-1000 on approach at rear is Reg C2-RN1 Cn 11041.)