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Where Is Panam Clipper Westwind  
User currently offlineJmohsin From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2213 times:

Hi,

I flew PANAM Clipper Westwind in the early 70's. This was my first flight in a 747; and I was just astounded by the plane. However, I guess we have come a long way since then  Smile..

My question: what became of this plane ? Is it still in use somewhere ? Or has it been retired ?

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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7412 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2181 times:

"Clipper Westwind" was Pan Am B747-100 N753PA.

Sold on July 13th 1989 to Evergreen Int as N473EV and converted into a Freighter.

It was scrapped at Marana in 2001.


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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2173 times:

N753PA,Clipper Westwind, built in April of 70, went to Evergreen in 1988 as N473EV, then stored at Marana AZ in 98.
This info is apx two years old. Perhaps there is an update.
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User currently offlineBhmbaglock From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

It's now N473EV per http://www.planemad.net/data/list/Boeing/747/

Looks like it's currently in storage http://www.planespotters.net/Airline...en_International_Airlines?show=all

No idea where.

My grandfather likely was one of the mechanics working on this plane when you flew. He was in the first group at PA trained for the 747. He got his start with Sikorsky flying boats.

Also, you may remember this plane dropping an engine out of Anchorage in the early 90's then landing safely.



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