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First Pan Am Dc-8 Flight  
User currently offlinen604ff From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 10 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5808 times:


I've done a fair amount of research and cannot find out any information on Pan Am's first service DC-8 flight. Does anybody know the date or the destination?


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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2627 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5655 times:

Not exactly what you are looking for, but:
N803PA, Douglas DC-8-32, Jet Clipper Mandarin, notes: C/N 45256, delivered to Pan Am on 7 February 1960. The first DC-8-32 delivered to Pan Am. Later sold to Delta Air Lines on 30 December 1968, and reregistered as N8038A. Delta sold this DC-8 to the Charlotte Aircraft Company on 21 January 1974, who in turn leased it to Ranger Air Cargo. Over the ensuing years this airframe was operated by Intercontinental Airways, Ghana Airways and Air Tchad. It was withdrawn from use and placed in storage at Copenhagen, Denmark, and was ultimately scrapped in October 1984.

Also, http://www.aeromoe.com/fleets/pa.html

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User currently offlinetymnbalewne From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 982 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5623 times:


This article interesting...but it doesn't answer the OP's question!

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User currently offlineSquid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5620 times:

I remember hearing somewhere that it was London, but I could be mistaken.

User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5751 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5228 times:

I'm not sure the date of PAA's first DC-8 flight but, I believe a lot of their DC-8 service was South America. Their sister airline Panagra was exclusively a DC-8 customer for their jets and they had a lot of flights out of MIA to points in South America. Hope this sheds some light. I'd like to know the definitive answers myself.

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User currently offlinegr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1646 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5139 times:

Looks like March 27, 1960 from Baltimore to Paris. Still working on confirmation.

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User currently offlineTomassjc From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1048 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (3 years 12 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4799 times:
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According to George Cearly Jr's "Douglas DC-8, A Pictorial History", it looks like Pan Am's first DC-8-32 service was March 10, 1960, New York (Idlewild) to Bermuda. Followed by Idlewild-London Heathrow on April 27, 1960.


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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4255 times:

PA's Paris service usually continued onto Damascus. Imagine that now-a-days!

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