Aviation Photo #0938388 Boeing 707-321B - Pan American World Airways - Pan Am

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Put back into service and detailed to 1958 livery (including naming "Clipper America") for 25-year commemoration flight of first U.S. trans-Atlantic jet flight (New York-Paris).
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    Michel Gilliand
    Pan American World Airways - Pan Am
    Boeing 707-321B
    Boeing 707-300 (C-18/C-137/E-3/E-6/E-8)
    Boeing 707-300 (C-18/C-137/E-3/E-6/E-8)
    Paris - Le Bourget
    October 26, 1983
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8 years ago
Love Pan Am, especially the older Pan American liverys. Thank you for that great 707.
8 years ago
A great photo to be sure; it also points out a slight flaw in the retro-livery: the silver cheatline isn't quite correct; it originally taperred much closer to the radome blackout spot on the point of the nose than shown here (look at other vintage PA 707's for comparison).
7 years ago
One tends to ask "why have they stopped building airplanes like this beauty and why have they stopped to paint airplanes like this instead of cryptic billboards and producing A380s ?"
7 years ago
Incomprehensible how there isn't a PAA 707 preserved in the USA. There are more civilian 707s preserved in Europe! This one barely fits my monitor(not a fan of oversized shots) but great subject so it gets 5-stars ;)
6 years ago
Very clear crisp image
5 years ago
How big is a 707? Is it about like a stretched 737?
5 years ago
Wow, look how small the cargo pit door is....and the forward RH door also. I guess they didn't have much faith in their door frame designs back then.
3 years ago
Legendary boeing 707 and American icon still flying as the kc135 stratotanker and e3 awac and Hermes for us navy and John Travolta 707 and pan American airways Boeing 707
2   USA
1 year ago
Wonderful, historic photo! I thought the absence of the word "Jet" in the Clipper name was a flaw in the model, but this photo confirms that Pan Am indeed painted the (temporary) name as "Clipper America." Then, again, the original airplane was named as such; the iconic "Jet Clipper" must have come later. Only pieces of this plane survive, the largest being a fuselage panel at the Museum of Flight. It is possible to buy single windows, small mounted fuselage fragments, and bottle openers made from a sliver of the fuselage skin. As with the 1958 flight, it's all memory now. I loved those Pan American Boeing 707s as a kid!

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