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Pan Am's Last 707 Flight  
User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6520 posts, RR: 51
Posted (6 years 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 7282 times:

I seem to recall reading in some book a long time ago that PA's last 707 flight was a MSY-PHL charter in 1983. Can anyone verify?


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User currently offlineJFKPurser From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 486 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7101 times:

I am almost sure that history states it was some kind of charter. Not sure what city pair.

User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 6925 times:

From the book "Desert Airliners" by Graham Robson, page 77:

"The famous Pan American name was last seen on a Boeing 707 in regular service with the airline in 1981, when N881PA flew between New Orleans and Philadelphia on 26 January of that year."

However, this was not the last time Pan Am flew a 707:

...In a nostalgic move by the airline an example of the type was repainted in full colours to re-enact the type's inaugural trans-Atlantic scheduled service, between New York and Paris-Le Bourget, on 26 October 1983, the 25th anniversary of the event. N880PA had been withdrawn from service with Pan Am on 26 January 1981 with a total airframe time of 35,319 hours, and following a short period of storage was leased to Guyana Airways for use on their Georgetown-New York route. Returned from lease in December, 1982, the aircraft was repainted in suitable period markings and given the name "Clipper America" after the original series 121 which began the airline's jet services. In a very stylish move, Pan Am managed to locate a lot of the passengers and crew from the original event to help celebrate this rather significant milestone in commerical aviation. Sadly, however, the aircraft used on the original flight, series 121 N711PA, was disposed of by Pan Am in the mid-1970's, and was broken up in Taipei in 1984.



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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4742 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6511 times:



Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 2):
...was disposed of by Pan Am in the mid-1970's, and was broken up in Taipei in 1984.

Did it crash?! What a strange place to "break up" an aircraft!



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User currently offlineCairnterriAIR From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6452 times:

I'm pretty sure the name of the aircraft that flew the last flight between MSY and PHL was "Clipper Reindeer".

User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6153 times:



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I'm pretty sure the name of the aircraft that flew the last flight between MSY and PHL was "Clipper Reindeer".


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You are indeed correct.

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Did it crash?! What a strange place to "break up" an aircraft!

It did not crash - it was scrapped in Taipei. Definitely not the usual location for aircraft recycling!!


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N880PA was named "Clipper Emerald Isle" up until she was redesignated "Clipper America" for the Le Bourget flight.

Ironically, N880PA is still relatively intact:


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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6783 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4656 times:



Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 2):
"The famous Pan American name was last seen on a Boeing 707 in regular service with the airline in 1981, when N881PA flew between New Orleans and Philadelphia..."

That being the charter... so when was the last scheduled passenger flight?


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