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Remaining Pan Am 747 airframes

Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:08 pm

So I reading about GE’s old 747 testbed. With a little bit of research, I found out that the aircraft served with Pan Am as Clipper Ocean Spray. This has me wondering what Pan Am 747 airframes exist today. Can anyone tell me what Pan Am 747s still are around today, including ones in storage?
 
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Re: Remaining Pan Am 747 airframes

Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:11 pm

N747NA, NASA "Sofia" 747 SP active. Former "Clipper Lindbergh".
 
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Re: Remaining Pan Am 747 airframes

Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:13 pm

I presume that your researching took you to Airfleets.
https://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Pan ... 747-35.htm
Good place to start.
 
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Re: Remaining Pan Am 747 airframes

Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:19 pm

As a start you can look here, it's all the B747-100 that were built. Under "Aircraft type" look for 747-121, that is those newly delivered to Pan Am (21). Do the same with the SPs. The two -200Fs. are stored at OSC, if not scrapped.

https://www.planespotters.net/productio ... 47/747-100
 
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Re: Remaining Pan Am 747 airframes

Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:53 pm

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
As a start you can look here, it's all the B747-100 that were built. Under "Aircraft type" look for 747-121, that is those newly delivered to Pan Am (21). Do the same with the SPs. The two -200Fs. are stored at OSC, if not scrapped.

https://www.planespotters.net/productio ... 47/747-100

Nice for a start. Yeah really. But there is a better way:

https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Pan-American-World-Airways
Click 747 and there they are. All 65 of them :lol:
 
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Re: Remaining Pan Am 747 airframes

Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:02 pm

UA947 wrote:
But there is a better way:

https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Pan-American-World-Airways
Click 747 and there they are. All 65 of them :lol:


I considered your way before posting, however it doesn't give a current status of the airframe, unless you click on each and every 65 that, btw, include all the none-PanAm 747s they leased or acquired from say UA or SQ. I can tell you that of all the -121s are scrapped or written-off except two.
 
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Re: Remaining Pan Am 747 airframes

Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:04 pm

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
UA947 wrote:
But there is a better way:

https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Pan-American-World-Airways
Click 747 and there they are. All 65 of them :lol:


I considered your way before posting, however it doesn't give a current status of the airframe, unless you click on each and every 65 that, btw, include all the none-PanAm 747s they leased or acquired from say UA or SQ. I can tell you that of all the -121s are scrapped or written-off except two.


Yeah, some of the databases, as great as they are, require some extra clicking to trace the true disposition/status of the plane today. Planespotters gives a former reg, but not always the final reg.
A310/319/320/321/333, ARJ, BN2, B717/722/73S/733/734/735/73G/738/739/744/757/753/767/763/764/777, CR1/2/7/9, DH6, 328, EM2/ERJ/E70/E75/E90, F28/100, J31, L10/12/15, DC9/D93/D94/D95/M80/M88/M90/D10, SF3, SST
 
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Re: Remaining Pan Am 747 airframes

Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:31 pm

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
UA947 wrote:
But there is a better way:

https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Pan-American-World-Airways
Click 747 and there they are. All 65 of them :lol:


I considered your way before posting, however it doesn't give a current status of the airframe, unless you click on each and every 65 that, btw, include all the none-PanAm 747s they leased or acquired from say UA or SQ. I can tell you that of all the -121s are scrapped or written-off except two.

Do you know where the 747-121's that weren't parted out are? Are they still in service?
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Re: Remaining Pan Am 747 airframes

Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:34 pm

The GE/Pan Am -121 made it's final flight November, 2018 from VCV to DMA (Davis-Monthan) for the Pima Museum. Not sure of its
status, as it isn't shown on Pima's aircraft list. GE now doing testing with a -400.
 
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Re: Remaining Pan Am 747 airframes

Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:57 pm

acjbbj wrote:
Do you know where the 747-121's that weren't parted out are? Are they still in service?


Pima Air Park and The Museum of Flight.
 
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Re: Remaining Pan Am 747 airframes

Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:43 pm

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
acjbbj wrote:
Do you know where the 747-121's that weren't parted out are? Are they still in service?


Pima Air Park and The Museum of Flight.

The MoF has the prototype, no 121s....
 
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Re: Remaining Pan Am 747 airframes

Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:06 pm

LH707330 wrote:
The MoF has the prototype, no 121s....


So I'm sure they are mistaken then: https://www.museumofflight.org/aircraft/boeing-747-121
 
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Re: Remaining Pan Am 747 airframes

Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:08 pm

The infamous 747 hotel at Stockholm Airport is an ex-Pan Am airframe, all be it a 212B an ex-SIA construction. N727PA
 
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Re: Remaining Pan Am 747 airframes

Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:58 pm

I believe the only currently in service is VQ-BMS
 
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:05 am

It’s an amazing reality that a PAN AM 747SP will probably be with us for at least another two decades


It says a lot for the outstanding design
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Re: Remaining Pan Am 747 airframes

Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:11 am

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
LH707330 wrote:
The MoF has the prototype, no 121s....


So I'm sure they are mistaken then: https://www.museumofflight.org/aircraft/boeing-747-121

Yeah, it's not the only error they've got. IIRC their VC-137B sign has a picture of a 137C or something like that as well, not to mention the gift shop push-fits that are definitely 137C and have SAM 970 numbering on them....
 
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Re: Remaining Pan Am 747 airframes

Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:43 am

The one at Museum of Flight is 747-121 line #1. In spite of its PanAm customer code, it spent its entire flying career at Boeing.
 
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Re: Remaining Pan Am 747 airframes

Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:01 am

747 SP's

N540PA Clipper White Falcon is still in use with Las Vegas Sands
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:55 am

jetwet1 wrote:

N539PA Clipper Liberty Bell is listed for sale


I’d definitely buy it if I had the money!!
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