Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
N747PA - Was This Plane Broken Up?  
User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4497 posts, RR: 6
Posted (12 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3696 times:

Yesterday (Feb. 9) was the 35th anniversary of the first Boeing 747 flight and a good segue to my question about N747PA, which was the second 747 off the line and the first to see commercial service. It had a long career with Pan Am, which ended when they did in 1991, and followed that up with a brief career with Aeroposta in Argentina.

To my knowledge, her final resting place is San Bernardino, where she was flown to in 1995. I have not seen any recent pictures of her on airliners, the last showing the aircraft in poor condition in 1999. That was five years ago and plenty happens in that time. Was she broken up? Clearly her days of flying are over but was anything saved?

I flew on this very aircraft as a youngster in April 1984, LHR-JFK (on PA103 no less). I don't remember every commercial flight I have ever been on but I do remember this one - the IFE was James Bond's "Octopussy"! Too bad I didn't understand the significance of flying this aircraft at that time.

Please let me know if there are any updates about Clipper Juan Trippe and her fate.

None shall pass!!!!
3 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3635 times:

According to a couple of 747 sites, she was B/U in 2000. So to paraphrase John Cleese in the Dead Parrot sketch from Monty Python, "It's flown this mortal coil!"

AND, I believe that on eBay, someone was once selling bits and pieces from her, mounted on a stand.

If you don't stand for SOMETHING, you'll fall for ANYTHING.
User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2135 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3508 times:

She is no more. She has ceased to be. Bereft of life, she is an ex-Jumbo. She was "parted" at San Bernardino:

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © DSAvit

Here she is in happier times:

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Joe Pries - A.T. TEAM
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Ted Quackenbush

The first Pan Am 747 across the Atlantic was N736PA, Clipper Victor, the aircraft that crashed in the Tenerife tragedy.

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © John Kelley

The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2240 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3386 times:

N747PA is now a restaurant in Korea. See photos of it here: http://www.nhirai.com/airrest.htm

This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
What Film Was This Plane Used In? posted Fri May 19 2006 22:46:17 by Springbok295
When Was This Plane Delivered? posted Fri Mar 14 2003 00:54:21 by BR715-A1-30
SQ 6 Why Was This Plane Taking Off In A Hurricane? posted Tue Oct 31 2000 20:12:29 by ContinentalEWR
When Was This Plane Stored? posted Fri Oct 6 2000 00:57:04 by Adam84
Why Was This SQ Plane Registered In The US? posted Sun Jun 19 2005 21:02:49 by Newark777
What United Plane Was This posted Fri Mar 11 2005 23:53:23 by Sdkualeb
What's Up With This Plane? posted Sun Jan 25 2004 22:09:28 by KaiGywer
Whats Up With This Plane? posted Fri Jan 23 2004 06:05:26 by Ramprat74
Whose Plane Was This? posted Fri Jul 18 2003 17:03:19 by Contrails
Broken Up DL Plane At SNA Right Now? posted Mon Jan 13 2003 18:26:27 by SJCguy