MSYtristar
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Pan Am To MSY Today!

Fri Nov 21, 2003 10:10 pm

Attention all MSY spotters and enthusiasts. A Pan Am 727 will be making an appearance here this afternoon. First time those colors have been here since 12/4/91!

Here's the info....I will do everything in my power to take some pics of the plane...Tom, I hope you snag a few just in case I can't make it!


Airline Pan Am
Flight Number 7086
Departure City (Airport) Greenville, NC (PGV)
Departure Time 11/21/2003 11:55 AM
Arrival City (Airport) New Orleans, LA (MSY)
Arrival Time 11/21/2003 12:54 PM
Remaining Flight Time 01:59 (planned)
Aircraft Type Boeing 727-200
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Planned
 
clrd2go
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RE: Pan Am To MSY Today!

Fri Nov 21, 2003 10:55 pm


I've managed to see a Pan Am 727 on approach to MHT a few times. I must
admit it's kinda cool to see the "wingleted" plane as it turns final..this morning
I saw it as it appeared from clouds as it turned..nice sight to see.


Jim
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sprxflySWA
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RE: Pan Am To MSY Today!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 1:08 am

Hope they have better luck departing than in '82(?).
 
MSYtristar
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RE: Pan Am To MSY Today!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 1:23 am

SprxflySWA,

Pan Am 759 went down in July,1982 operated by 727-200 "Clipper Defiance" on a MIA-MSY-LAS route. Windshear caused the flight to go down. Nothing to make light of, over 140 people lost their lives that day.


Stephen in New Orleans

 
Tom in NO
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RE: Pan Am To MSY Today!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 1:48 am

Steve,

I'll get some ramp shots for you. If you're off duty, and want to ride out there, call me on my cell phone.

Tom
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
 
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RE: Pan Am To MSY Today!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 3:08 am

True, not meaning any disrespect to the pax or,in any, lost on ground in Kenner that day.
 
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RE: Pan Am To MSY Today!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 3:40 am

I remembered that crash,what direction was it taking off toward the east or north that day?

On a different subject I will be flying into MSY this (again).
 
Tom in NO
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RE: Pan Am To MSY Today!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 3:49 am

Taking off to the east (runway 10), encountered wind shear, lost airspeed and altitude, impacted ground just east of Williams Boulevard.

Tom at MSY
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RE: Pan Am To MSY Today!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 6:34 am

That's one of the first memories I have... still a toddler, but remember my parents rushing out there, and how sad everyone was.

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RE: Pan Am To MSY Today!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 9:24 am

There are still PanAm planes flying?
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luv2fly
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RE: Pan Am To MSY Today!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 9:25 am

Pan Am 3, I believe that is the number they are up to....
You can cut the irony with a knife
 
N766UA
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RE: Pan Am To MSY Today!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 9:34 am

Don't be fooled by the name. It's just a low-budget airline flying smoky old 727s around to destinations nobody else wants. PA3 is correct, I beleive.
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RE: Pan Am To MSY Today!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 9:50 am

I'd be nice to get a bold CEO in charge of that airline, along with some real investors. I'd love to see Pan Am start expanding and become a real carrier again.

The fact that some people don't know an airline with the name Pan Am is still flying is a goes to show that they haven't done much for themselves since starting.
 
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RE: Pan Am To MSY Today!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 10:06 am

Here is a sentimental shot of one of the smoky old 727s on final into MIA this past Sunday. Quite ironic how rare this sight is at MIA, as it taxied over to Signature FBO on the north side of the field, close to the spot where the original Pan Am started out at MIA decades ago.


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