I know exactly what movement you were referring to - when N747PA, Clipper Juan T. Trippe left JFK
Maintenance for San Bernadino for a Section 41 mod and then on to another airline. The JFK
Mx employees even signed the name by the door, as you mentioned, and even put a few tears coming from the name.
The 727 flight I was referring to was written up in the Miami Herald shortly after PA's demise. I have a copy of the article somewhere around here. I just thought that it was a fitting tribute to the final passenger flight of a company that basically built MIA
's international air service. United, AA
and a host of international carriers, owe their present-day international service to Juan T. Trippe's Pan American. Even the MIA
airport itself, as I alluded to earlier, owes its existence to Juan T. Trippe's Pan Am. The original 125 acre tract that was known as Pan American Field, is now where AeroThrust (are they even still there - its been so long since I've been to MIA
) facilities are, down through where AvBorne Heavy Maintenance is (along NW
As the caption at http://www.panam.org
states, the road on the right side is the present-day NW
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DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(