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Pan Am To MSY Today!  
User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4154 times:

Attention all MSY spotters and enthusiasts. A Pan Am 727 will be making an appearance here this afternoon. First time those colors have been here since 12/4/91!

Here's the info....I will do everything in my power to take some pics of the plane...Tom, I hope you snag a few just in case I can't make it!


Airline Pan Am
Flight Number 7086
Departure City (Airport) Greenville, NC (PGV)
Departure Time 11/21/2003 11:55 AM
Arrival City (Airport) New Orleans, LA (MSY)
Arrival Time 11/21/2003 12:54 PM
Remaining Flight Time 01:59 (planned)
Aircraft Type Boeing 727-200
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Planned


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User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4062 times:


I've managed to see a Pan Am 727 on approach to MHT a few times. I must
admit it's kinda cool to see the "wingleted" plane as it turns final..this morning
I saw it as it appeared from clouds as it turned..nice sight to see.


Jim



What a long strange trip it's been
User currently offlineSprxflySWA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3980 times:

Hope they have better luck departing than in '82(?).

User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3918 times:

SprxflySWA,

Pan Am 759 went down in July,1982 operated by 727-200 "Clipper Defiance" on a MIA-MSY-LAS route. Windshear caused the flight to go down. Nothing to make light of, over 140 people lost their lives that day.


Stephen in New Orleans



User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3863 times:

Steve,

I'll get some ramp shots for you. If you're off duty, and want to ride out there, call me on my cell phone.

Tom



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineSprxflySWA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3829 times:

True, not meaning any disrespect to the pax or,in any, lost on ground in Kenner that day.

User currently offlineWilliam From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1347 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3774 times:

I remembered that crash,what direction was it taking off toward the east or north that day?

On a different subject I will be flying into MSY this (again).


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3734 times:

Taking off to the east (runway 10), encountered wind shear, lost airspeed and altitude, impacted ground just east of Williams Boulevard.

Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 23 hours ago) and read 3661 times:

That's one of the first memories I have... still a toddler, but remember my parents rushing out there, and how sad everyone was.



User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12281 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 20 hours ago) and read 3549 times:
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There are still PanAm planes flying?


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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 49
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 20 hours ago) and read 3544 times:

Pan Am 3, I believe that is the number they are up to....


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8366 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 20 hours ago) and read 3498 times:

Don't be fooled by the name. It's just a low-budget airline flying smoky old 727s around to destinations nobody else wants. PA3 is correct, I beleive.


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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4524 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 20 hours ago) and read 3429 times:

I'd be nice to get a bold CEO in charge of that airline, along with some real investors. I'd love to see Pan Am start expanding and become a real carrier again.

The fact that some people don't know an airline with the name Pan Am is still flying is a goes to show that they haven't done much for themselves since starting.


User currently offlineJT8D From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 170 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 20 hours ago) and read 3412 times:

Here is a sentimental shot of one of the smoky old 727s on final into MIA this past Sunday. Quite ironic how rare this sight is at MIA, as it taxied over to Signature FBO on the north side of the field, close to the spot where the original Pan Am started out at MIA decades ago.


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