Aviation Photo #0174130 McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 - Pan American World Airways - Pan Am

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"Clipper Glory of the Skies". Condensation fills all three engine inlets at liftoff from runway 12. No.1 engine is reflected in the lower fuselage portion and the captain is visible in the early morning sunlight.
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    Pan American World Airways - Pan Am
    McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
    McDonnell Douglas DC-10 (C-10 Extender)
    McDonnell Douglas DC-10 (C-10 Extender)
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    Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Street / Pan American Field)
    Florida
    USA
    January 1984
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Photo Added: July 11, 2001

Comments (33)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Lovely! I really like older high quality pics like this one. The pilot and the condensation make this pic something extra.
Anonymous
11 years ago
DC-10 at her glory, perfect timing,perfect pic.
5 stars no doubt!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I do like that old dc-10 the most of all planes. Brilliant picture. I love it
Anonymous
10 years ago
Almost looks like engine covers... neat
Anonymous
10 years ago
Powerful shot of this memorable distinguished bird.it's also the last plane my dad ever flew for Pan-Am before his retirement.Those were the days when air travel with this airline was a "real trip".
Anonymous
10 years ago
Sweet!!! Perfect Mix: Three Holer and The Magestic Pan Am...Sad to see both of them gone
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely wonderful shot of a classic bird!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Two old classics, Pan Am, and DC-10.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The condensation covering the engines is awesome I have never seen anything like it!
Anonymous
10 years ago
One of the greatest
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, thats amazing
Anonymous
10 years ago
Have never seen engines this foggy!simpleamazing
Anonymous
10 years ago
A unique shot which captures the local enviroment that the carrier operated the model in. Also given the shot was taken in Jan '84 it's a reminder of photography before the internet which adds value to this site
Anonymous
9 years ago
Don,

Fantastic shot, brilliant.


Edwin
Anonymous
9 years ago
Amazing shot, amazing plane, amazing fog. A+
Anonymous
9 years ago
Magnificent detail and a storied reminder of the world's most famous airline.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Roberto
awesome picture!!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
DC10 taking off, love the fog in the engines.
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is a reminder of two classics: the airline (Pan Am) and the jetliner (DC-10). It looks even better with condensation filling all three engines.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Classic Pic. Ah the memories
Anonymous
8 years ago
What I love about this shot -apart from the subject and the airline- is how the white nose cone matches the condensation in the intakes.
Although I flew Pan Am plenty of times, never in a DC-10.
Anonymous
8 years ago
A supeb picture
Anonymous
8 years ago
Good times, long gone, unfortunately. Wonderful, classic photographs like this help preserve those good memories. Truly outstanding.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I've never seen that much condensation.. fantastic shot!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Where is the nose?
Anonymous
6 years ago
A classy airliner and the most classic airline of all... Extremely beautiful picture!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Beautiful angle. I love the condensation in the engines and the fact that you can see the captain in the cockpit. That, and it's a former National DC-10.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Never seen DC-10 look so great, my favourite plane, great shot.
Anonymous
5 years ago
I love everything about this shot... the DC-10, Pan Am, the condensation in the engines, and the reflection of the wing on the metal of the plane.... LOVE IT. DECronk
Anonymous
5 years ago
My favorite part is how you can see the captain's head compared to the size of the DC-10. It really shows you how big these machines are!!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Very nice action shot!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Great shot. Love the DC-10!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Just amazing! *__*

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