The iconic Boeing 747 first took to the skies in February, 1969, a few months before it was released for commercial service to its launch customer, Pan American World Airways.
Treasure Island Fabled Gateway: Artist concept of Treasure Island as an intermodal airport for land and seaplanes (Image: Jon Krupnick Collection)
Celebrating 50 Extraordinary Years! Dream of a Lifetime - A Pan American B-747 in flight
Pan Am's Golden Age Image: A Boeing 377 Stratocruiser on its Inaugural Flight to Paris, 1950
Pan Am’s Art Deco Marine Air Terminal at LaGuardia today features the evocative WPA Mural "Flight" by James Brooks
Mission to China by Eric Hobson: How Harold Bixby saved Pan Am's plans for China in the 1930s
Pan Am's first aircraft, Fokker F-7 "General Machado" carried Pan Am's very first passengers from Key West to Havana, January 16, 1928.
Mission to China, Part 4: The final chapter of Eric Hobson's deep dive into the story of Harold M. Bixby.
Photo: M-130 Philippine Clipper over Macao in 1936 (Courtesy of Jon Krupnick Collection).
Pan Am and Vietnam: US Servicemen disembark from Pan Am B-727 at Saigon, 1967
Pan Am's Art Deco Marine Seabase at Dinner Key, now Miami City Hall