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Pan Am First Pass Flight Over North Pole  
User currently onlineMrFord From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 143 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3177 times:

While browsing YouTube, I found that gem, hope you'll enjoy that !









Good ole Delco Carousel  Smile


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User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3170 times:

Yeah, I saw that one. Hard to believe such technology existed, particularly in the civilian sector in 1969.

User currently offlineTriple7man From Thailand, joined May 2005, 743 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2917 times:
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Thank you for the videos. This is definitely something taken for granted today, that I never think of when flying on the 777 JFK-NRT, LHR-LAX. And remember the days of the navigators. These videos showed something we would never think of today. It is also sad, when you think of how Pan Am pioneered so many things, where they ended up.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2877 times:

Thanks for Sharing.Amazing how those early days pictures looked.
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regds
MEL



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User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3600 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2757 times:

GM work with airliners? Wow, what form of transportation did they not work with?

User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

What I find really incredible is that the INS panel is not much bigger than today's INS/IRU sytems, specially considering transistors were just being developed.

User currently offlineJetlagged From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 2546 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2724 times:

Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 5):
What I find really incredible is that the INS panel is not much bigger than today's INS/IRU sytems, specially considering transistors were just being developed.

But that's just the INS CDU, not the INS itself. Also, the size of the human hand hasn't changed much, so control panels are much the same size. Transistors and integrated circuits had been around since the fifties. 1969 wasn't exactly the Stone Age, maybe the Rolling Stone Age...  goodvibes 



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User currently onlineMrFord From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2666 times:

That's my pleasure  Smile I really enjoy seeing those old videos, it really shows how much work was involved for flights that we take for granted now ! They didn't have the chance to be able to get an instant position report from a GPS, and no ACARS, only the lovely hissing of HF...

Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 5):
What I find really incredible is that the INS panel is not much bigger than today's INS/IRU sytems, specially considering transistors were just being developed.

I just can't get that image out of my head, of the F/E fiddling with a bunch of burned vaccuum lamps... that goes hand in hand with a bunch of cents to replace a round fuse  Smile



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