MrFord
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Pan Am First Pass Flight Over North Pole

Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:02 am

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









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RE: Pan Am First Pass Flight Over North Pole

Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:20 am

Yeah, I saw that one. Hard to believe such technology existed, particularly in the civilian sector in 1969.
 
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RE: Pan Am First Pass Flight Over North Pole

Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:24 pm

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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RE: Pan Am First Pass Flight Over North Pole

Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:17 pm

Thanks for Sharing.Amazing how those early days pictures looked.
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RE: Pan Am First Pass Flight Over North Pole

Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:24 pm

GM work with airliners? Wow, what form of transportation did they not work with?
 
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RE: Pan Am First Pass Flight Over North Pole

Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:18 pm

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.
 
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RE: Pan Am First Pass Flight Over North Pole

Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:53 pm

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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RE: Pan Am First Pass Flight Over North Pole

Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:10 am

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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