VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 737 times:
This is about a once famous plane that flew with the best only to suffer toward the end. I've just heard rumors that the plane was scrapped. I hope that the rumor are false and that a group of ex and current PA employees can give funding to restore the aircraft so that it can be displayed in an aviation museum
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 618 times:
This is just a pictorial story about an aircraft that flew around the world only to be left behind and forgoteen. We'll this aviation fan will never forget the many times I've flown on PA's flagship plane. God bless and I hope the rumors are false and that some group with money can step up to the platre and save a major piece of PA history before it's gone forever. Most of the original fleet are now scrapped or flying with Tower in the worst shape from being dirty inside out to having faded interiors. This could be the only one left. It was PA that launched the 1st 747 into revenue service and had a major role in developement; but yet no one is going to have a 747-100 restored in her original PA colors. Sad
Latinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2753 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 586 times:
As a very loyal Pan Am fan, I am very saddened to to tell you that N747PA has now been scrapped. It's last days were spent near Los Angeles at San Bernardino Airport. I like you would have thought that some organization could have at least tried to rescue her and put her in a museum with the original Pan Am colors. But this is America and unlike the europeans there is no room for feelings when it comes to business. Look at how many aircraft many of their national airlines have preserved in their aviation museums. The smithsonian could have cared less!
With the resent news about the demolishment of Pan Am's World Port, I'm just devastated! But the worst came a long time ago in 1991 when I came home from Junior high to turn on the news that Pan Am had shut down...
Can you belive that the first DC-8 is sitting in the dessert waiting the same faith. Where the hell is the smithsonian?
Here are some pictures of the then brand new 747's.