June 11, 2001
"Clipper Sea Serpent". In service 1971-1991. CRAF converted 06/1985. Originally delivered to Pan Am in 1971 as "Clipper Wild Fire." Name was changed to "Clipper Sea Serpent" in the 1980s. Notice removal of primary avionics. GATX, at the time, was thinking of putting her back in service as a freighter. Total flight time at retirement: 82,084 hours, 17,528 Cycles No.1 engine only had 5 hours and 2 Cycles on it.