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Watching PanAm B707 landing

Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:43 am

Hi folks,

A little something to watch and remember a great airplane that led us into the Jet Age and airline that demonstrated what customer service should be like. Enjoy.

https://youtu.be/NIP3Apkedgw

https://youtu.be/4SEjHtvSQU0
 
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Re: Watching PanAm B707 landing

Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:10 am

The great 707, I miss them! What a fantastic machine.
Cabin crew L188 707 727 737 767 A300 DC10 MD11 777 747
 
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Re: Watching PanAm B707 landing

Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:18 am

Good stuff. Notice that both sound bites are the same for the landings of the 707-121. Is that Sea-Tac? The 707-321B is obviously the old terminal at MNL.
 
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Re: Watching PanAm B707 landing

Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:55 pm

Check out the tail number on the 321. N404PA is still flying for MIT based out of Hanscom, though I've heard she may be near retirement.
 
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Re: Watching PanAm B707 landing

Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:25 pm

Both landings appear to be SEA. Where is the plane arriving from LHR? FAI? HNL?
 
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Re: Watching PanAm B707 landing

Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:25 pm

Wonderful! Thank you.
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Re: Watching PanAm B707 landing

Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:57 pm

loranfair wrote:
Check out the tail number on the 321. N404PA is still flying for MIT based out of Hanscom, though I've heard she may be near retirement.


About a week ago that flew over my house shortly after taking off. It was at 9,000 feet and I could not believe how loud it was.
 
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Re: Watching PanAm B707 landing

Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:12 pm

Ah the great old days. Back in '98 or '99, there was the perfect combo of 737NGs, A320s, A330s, and A340s, as well as so many DC-9 series planes, DC-8s, DC-10s, MD-11s, 727s, 737 (original and classic), 747-100/200/300/400, 757, 767, and 777. Both old and new, together. Too bad I never saw that in person.
 
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Re: Watching PanAm B707 landing

Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:13 pm

Actually, both clips were taken from the 1966 film, Dimension 5. The second clip, is in MNL as "crownvic' had said. Then again, Hollywood can always make you think an airport in the US was some airport in another country, i.e, SFO international terminal was used as HNL in a movie a few years back, although I can't remember the name of the movie. Anyway, the first clip, again from the same movie (Dimension 5), supposedly took place in ONT airport, at least that's how the actors say when meeting up with the bad buy. Check out the movie. During the opening scene, after what looks like a James Bond opening scene, there's another B707 landing. Those 2 clips were uploaded to share with you all, no copyright infringement intended.
 
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Re: Watching PanAm B707 landing

Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:29 am

I just noticed, the clip that ends with the close-up of N404PA uses 2 different planes. The plane landing has exhaust silencers. From what I've been able to find, 404 was built as a B model, no silencers.
 
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Re: Watching PanAm B707 landing

Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:00 am

wxman11 wrote:
Actually, both clips were taken from the 1966 film, Dimension 5. The second clip, is in MNL as "crownvic' had said. Then again, Hollywood can always make you think an airport in the US was some airport in another country, i.e, SFO international terminal was used as HNL in a movie a few years back, although I can't remember the name of the movie. Anyway, the first clip, again from the same movie (Dimension 5), supposedly took place in ONT airport, at least that's how the actors say when meeting up with the bad buy. Check out the movie. During the opening scene, after what looks like a James Bond opening scene, there's another B707 landing. Those 2 clips were uploaded to share with you all, no copyright infringement intended.


The problem is, there were no short fin Pan American 707s operating in 1966. Those shots at SEA may have been early Boeing footage from the late 50's.
 
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Re: Watching PanAm B707 landing

Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:54 am

loranfair wrote:
I just noticed, the clip that ends with the close-up of N404PA uses 2 different planes. The plane landing has exhaust silencers. From what I've been able to find, 404 was built as a B model, no silencers.


Quoting from the IMDb for the Dimension 5 movie regarding continuity goofs:

"The N numbers change on the Pan Am plane. Firstly on the ground it is N761PA then in air it becomes N707PA and then N722PA. Later another Pan Am plane is seen in the air as N707PA becomes N404PA on the ground."

N707PA was one of the early 707-121 aircraft delivered to Pan Am, with JT3C engines. This may very well be the one seen landing at Sea-Tac in both clips. It was later upgraded to 707-121B standard.

N722PA was an 707-321 with JT4A powerplants.

N761PA and N404PA were both 707-321B models.
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Re: Watching PanAm B707 landing

Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:02 pm

For those who don’t know, the 707-100 has a split inboard flap (a/c landing in SEA), while the 707-300 at MNL has a larger traditional hinged flap that is part of the wing/body fairing.
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Re: Watching PanAm B707 landing

Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:28 pm

Volcano Rainier is a dead giveaway. It’s SEA.

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