Friday, April 3, 2009

Pan American Clippers

Pan American World Airways, commonly known as Pan Am, was the principal international airline of the United States from the 1930s until its collapse on December 4, 1991.

The airline became a major company credited with many innovations that shaped the international airline industry, including the widespread use of jet aircraft, jumbo jets, and computerized reservation systems.

Identified by its blue globe logo (widely known as "the blue ball") and the use of the word "Clipper" in aircraft names and call signs, the airline was a cultural icon of the 20th century, and the unofficial flag carrier of the United States.

1978 - Pan Am Clipper "Mount Vernon" - Boeing 707.

1979 - Pan Am Clipper "Gem of the Skies" - Boeing 707.

1983 - Pan Am Clipper "America" - Boeing 707.

1985 - Pan Am Clipper "Liberty Bell" - Boeing 747SP.

1985 - Pan Am Clipper "Great Republic" - Boeing 747SP.

1985 - Pan Am Clipper "Constitution" - Boeing 747SP.

LINK: All photos copyright Michel Gilliand on Airliners.Net


Keith said...

It's a shame that Pam Am really the way of so many other airlines. Love the pics.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

I always loved the Pan Am name and Logo. And I really love those 707's, great post, thanks! Oh and yesterday's futurama posts was super too, great fun examining those photos!

Major Pepperidge said...

There was just something about Pan Am that was cool! I have "Junior Clipper Pilot's Wings", given to a kid, that are awesome.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

My first jet flight was on Pan Am 707, my favorite US airline of all. And the shorty 747-SP's are my favorite. Thanks for the comments guys. Always appreciated.

jamcool said...

The PanAm name lives a railroad (the old Guilford lines)

Anonymous said...

my first Fly with a Pan Am Clipper was, when i was a Child.
I remember that it was in a Boeing 727-100, and since that time my Heart love Pan Am.
This first Flight was from Hannover toi Berlin, Germany.
The Pan Am Stewardess was nice and so friendly to me at this Flight.
Nowadays i still collect everything from pan am, in internet and in real.
I miss Pan Am !!!

Peter J. from Germany