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PAN Am 707 At FRG!  
User currently offlinejimmyjames From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 18 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 10854 times:

Forgive me if this was posted but I didn't see anything. I rejoined airliners for this- but always read the posts and trip reports. I happened upon this a half hr ago at FRG. Is this Travolta's plane?!?! I assumed it was in for a taping of the show. Anybody have any news about it?! Needless to say I was sooo excited...my friend thought i was insane!




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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2891 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 10818 times:

I hope she is still there tomorrow when I am on my way to work!!       (or better yet, I get to see her climb out over my building if she departs RWY32!)


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User currently onlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13602 posts, RR: 61
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 10799 times:
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Quoting jimmyjames (Thread starter):
I happened upon this a half hr ago at FRG. Is this Travolta's plane?!?!

Did you happen to catch the registration?



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User currently offlineghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 891 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 10767 times:

Don't tell me Travolta is a fan of ABC's Pan Am! Please!

Though it would not surprise me.. Particularly after seeing his "performance" in that strange sci-gi film he was in..



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User currently offlinejimmyjames From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 10747 times:

I did get reg. Its N1703D. Exciting right. Hope its there tomorrow too! I asked a dude there about it but he was nasty.


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User currently offlineakelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2193 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 10734 times:

Yep, that's Travolta's plane. I'm really impressed that the producers of Pan Am are taking out all of the stops to making the show authentic.

'Pan Am' Will Take Off in John Travolta's Boeing 707 This Week


User currently offlinejimmyjames From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 10734 times:

Correct me if I am wrong but isn't Travolta's plane Qantas on one side and Pan Am on the other?


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User currently offlinejimmyjames From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 10715 times:

Awesome. Im so psyched I caught this...you have no idea. Then again... you all do lol


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User currently offlineGUYAIR707 From Guyana, joined Jan 2011, 708 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 10683 times:

Wow, sweet looking a/c

GUYAIR707


User currently offlinetb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1597 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 10630 times:

I'll be in FRG in a few days in another classic airliner, I just hope they are still there filming with the actresses from Pan Am when I get there 


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User currently offlineEASTERN747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 10535 times:

I wish air.neters would stop picking "Pan Am" to pieces. It's a TV show not a Discovery documentary. It's like "West Wing", it's a damn show ...Yes, there are some faults, like the F/C lounge in the back rather than in the front. And No big martini glasses. Just sit back and enjoy it.....shneeeez

User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2891 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 10465 times:

Quoting tb727 (Reply 9):
I'll be in FRG in a few days in another classic airliner, I just hope they are still there filming with the actresses from Pan Am when I get there

A few months ago, I believe there was a Pan Am DC7 at FRG as well. But, based on your screen name, I am guessing you'll be coming in on a 727?   I love seeing the Tex Sutton one parked on the ramp there (almost as much as I like to see that thing climb out LOL!)

Edit (found a pic of it!!):


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[Edited 2011-10-27 16:45:01]


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User currently offlinetb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1597 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 10366 times:

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 11):
I love seeing the Tex Sutton one parked on the ramp there (almost as much as I like to see that thing climb out LOL!)

We are bringing a new paint job in this time, our new freighter livery  

I enjoy the show, they are really trying to make the airplane stuff very authentic. Better than most. I'm telling you though, I am 40 years too late getting into this biz if FA's were all that pretty back then!

[Edited 2011-10-27 17:04:09]


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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2891 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 10335 times:

Quoting tb727 (Reply 12):
We are bringing a new paint job in this time, our new freighter livery

OOOOHH!! Keep me in the loop on that one! You just made me do the fat boy happy dance...a new livery!!! SWEET!




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User currently offlinejimmyjames From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 10196 times:

wish air.neters would stop picking "Pan Am" to pieces. It's a TV show not a Discovery documentary. It's like "West Wing", it's a damn show ...Yes, there are some faults, like the F/C lounge in the back rather than in the front. And No big martini glasses. Just sit back and enjoy it.....shneeeez

agreed! its a cool show and now we all know they're using real authentic a/c



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User currently offlinewn700driver From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 9989 times:

Quoting EASTERN747 (Reply 10):

I wish air.neters would stop picking "Pan Am" to pieces. It's a TV show not a Discovery documentary. It's like "West Wing", it's a damn show ...Yes, there are some faults, like the F/C lounge in the back rather than in the front. And No big martini glasses. Just sit back and enjoy it.....shneeeez

+1

Seriously, I know it's not perfect & all, but it is better than most. I do notice that the interior 707 shots seem to be about the same cross section as a 767, but I know that is a necessity to get the kind of shots and angles they need. As we all know here, a for real 707 would be almost impossible to do what they need that way.

Anyway, the show does a great job trying to get things right & I for one am not afraid to admit that I've seen every episode so far.

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 13):

Awesome post. Pretty much says it all how we feel about that, lol.


User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2323 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 9760 times:

Quoting jimmyjames (Reply 6):
Correct me if I am wrong but isn't Travolta's plane Qantas on one side and Pan Am on the other?

Not usually - it is in full Qantas markings, they covered them on the port side of the aircraft for filming. Here's what it looked like Tuesday night when it arrived:

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/QANTAS-707/i-c83pwMt/0/XL/JM20111025N707JT003-XL.jpg

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 1):
I hope she is still there tomorrow when I am on my way to work!!

It will be...

I'm at the museum tonight - they are using it for wardrobe, makeup and meals. Got a chance to meet a few of the cast, really nice folks.



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User currently onlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13602 posts, RR: 61
Reply 17, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 9649 times:
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Quoting moose135 (Reply 16):
Got a chance to meet a few of the cast, really nice folks.

If you get a chance to see her again, tell Karine Vanasse thanks for me - she replied to my tweet about the B707 at FRG.  

[Edited 2011-10-27 23:45:13]


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User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2323 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9548 times:

EA CO AS, Mike Vogel (the captain) spent about 15 minutes talking with a few of us from the museum, mostly talking airplanes, plus a little about the inner workings of the show. It's a cold and damp night, although it has stopped raining, and everyone has been wearing heavy coats, hats, and gloves. As the crew was heading back out after dinner, a pretty young woman, walked past me - all bundled up, but she looked familiar. As she went by, she smiled and said "Hello, how are you?" and I realized when I heard her accent why she looked familiar - it was Karine Vanasse.


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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2891 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 9167 times:

I got to see the a/c this morning on my way into work up at the campus...WOW. So cool!! I hope I am around to watch it depart...and hoping that departure is on RWY32 so it goes right over where I work LOL!


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User currently offlineYXwatcherMKE From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1003 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7429 times:

Quoting tb727 (Reply 12):
I enjoy the show, they are really trying to make the airplane stuff very authentic. Better than most. I'm telling you though, I am 40 years too late getting into this biz if FA's were all that pretty back then!

To tell you the truth, Yes 95 to 97% of the F/A's in the 60's and early 70's were very, very petty woman and very professional too. I have a cousin that was in the business and almost did not get the got because they did not think she was pretty enough for the job until they found out she was 2nd runner up to Miss Minnesota at age 18.



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User currently onlinekiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8565 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7359 times:
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Thanks for posting, It looks pretty bizarre with the PA livery on the fuselage and QF livery on the vertical stabiliser.


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User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2323 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 7016 times:

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/QANTAS-707/i-cjsKZjr/0/XL/JM20111028PanAm003-XL.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/QANTAS-707/i-c6Xmxch/0/XL/JM20111028PanAm002-XL.jpg



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User currently offlinespacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3629 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6971 times:

Quoting EASTERN747 (Reply 10):
I wish air.neters would stop picking "Pan Am" to pieces.

Some of us actually really like it  

It's one of the few new shows I'm watching regularly. My wife really likes it too.

Quoting YXwatcherMKE (Reply 20):
To tell you the truth, Yes 95 to 97% of the F/A's in the 60's and early 70's were very, very petty woman and very professional too.

You only need to fly an Asian carrier these days to see what it was like here back then. Asian carriers seem to be intentionally emulating the way service used to be in the west - probably they're just doing what everybody around the world used to do, but they just kept doing it through the years, and we stopped. Many Asian carriers still have standards for age, height and weight of FA's. And the service level they provide is very similar to what you see on Pan Am. (I fly ANA and JAL fairly often.)



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User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13130 posts, RR: 100
Reply 24, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6921 times:
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I'm looking forward to seeing the shows with this jet.

Quoting akelley728 (Reply 5):
I'm really impressed that the producers of Pan Am are taking out all of the stops to making the show authentic.

I think they've done really well. I hope airline executives are watching and getting a few ideas that service can sell (if consistent).

Quoting spacecadet (Reply 23):
Some of us actually really like it

Here.   
Yes, I find faults, but man is it just a fun show. Ok, silly... but fun.

I hope the show lasts long enough to the introduction of the 741. (I'm not interested in watching PanAm's demise... More the 'golden era.')

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25 Post contains links and images moose135 : What is the significance of that number? Been trying to figure it out all day... Missed your arrival, and there was too much happening to get rampsid
26 Jackbr : "Jet Clipped Majestic" This -138B is going to be playing that 707-321 Not that anyone sans us will notice, but they COULD have just referred to it as
27 spacecadet : It's interesting that they have the Pan Am livery going all the way to the tail, but they haven't covered the tail itself. Is there some legal reason
28 Post contains links LatinPlane : I wonder if the producers will make an episode based on the historic moment when The Beatles touched down at New York's airport for their first U.S. t
29 tb727 : I'm on the other coast at the moment...
30 moose135 : The tail probably won't be seen in any of the shots they were doing, so it wasn't necessary - they may CGI it if needed. And you don't want to put an
31 crownvic : With a little research, couldn't they at least put the "Jet Clipper" name in the correct location and use the correct font? They are going through the
32 milesrich : I agree, but they got the Pan American lettering the correct font and the correct size this time, unlike with the DC-7B.
33 akelley728 : No paint here - they used a vinyl wrapping, which I'm sure comes off easily.
34 moose135 : Yes, they used a vinyl wrap, but I was talking about damaging the paint already on the rudder - that was an issue when the removed the wrap from the
35 Post contains images B6JFKH81 : Vinyl wrap was coming off this morning on my way into work at about 8:30. And as an extra bonus, on the Sheltair ramp was the Tex Sutton 727. What an
36 Post contains images Highflier92660 : It's a given that Pan Am is specifically aimed at women, most of who could care less about the actual aeronautical, operational aspects of the Boeing
37 Post contains images fanofjets : Pan Am is just about the only thing I watch. I don't mind the fact that the show protrays a stovepipe 707 as the lastest in airliner technology in 196
38 Post contains images SXDFC : Are they really going to paint the Sutton 727 in a new color scheme? Would be great to see as she frequently visits ISP, always nice to see a 727.. A
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