Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Frank Hudson
    Pan American World Airways - Pan Am
    Boeing 747-121
    Boeing 747-100
    Boeing 747-100
    Boeing
    19639
    2
    N747PA
    Everett - Snohomish County / Paine Field
    Washington
    USA
    September 29, 1970
  • 437

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December 05, 2006
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Comments (17)

Anonymous
7 years ago
This photo is simply stunning not only for its historic value but for its fantastic subject. This 747 is classy and simply beautiful in those Panam colors.
Anonymous
5 years ago
I can only agree. It reflects the time when PanAm had lots of success.
Anonymous
5 years ago
That's one POSH tail number. And a very nice picture. Thank you, Frank.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great aircraft, good to see the old Pan Am colours and the shot was taken the day before I was born.
Anonymous
5 years ago
I'm clapping my hands over my head while whistling. Just awesome!
Anonymous
5 years ago
I miss this airline.
Anonymous
5 years ago
This -1970- shot somehow has more depth and realism than one taken in 2011 with the latest digital camera.
Anonymous
4 years ago
I flew on N747PA back in 1984 - on flight Pan Am 103 no less! She was named Clipper Juan Trippe by then, and probably deserved to be preserved instead of scrapped unceremoniously in South Korea. She was also involved in one of the first major B747 incidents less than a year after this photo was taken, almost crashing after takeoff from SFO.
Thanks for posting!
Anonymous
4 years ago
A great airline and a great aircraft ! Those were the days, we sure miss Pan Am !
Anonymous
4 years ago
A great airline and a great aircraft !Those were the days ! We sure miss Pan Am !
Anonymous
4 years ago
Nice picture. If I'm not mistaken this was the 747 that was destroyed at Tenerife.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Ah! The Glory Days of the airline industry. I miss those days compared to today.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Legendary #2 off the line.Would have been nice to see her restored to the likes of this photo after the collapse of Pan Am.Was the second one built, but the last to be delivered(oct. 1970)out of the 25 ordered by Pan Am in 1966.There's a video of a tail-scrape test with this plane on you-tube.Also news footage of her leaving JFK for the very last time in may of 1992,as PAA-staff wave her off, and sign their names on the fuselage.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Great plane. By the way, the one at Tenerife was N736PA.
Anonymous
4 years ago
The classic in pan am livery!What can i say awesome catch ofcourse.Sad to see her rotting away in korea its a shame.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Nice contrast with lighting! A/C was actually 3rd off the assembly line.
Anonymous
3 years ago
I didn't see anyone mention the American Airlines 747 tail in the background. That's a pretty rare sight.