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Farewell Boeing 747: Why it's the end for this double-deck, wide-bodied jetirst flown commercially by Pan Am in January 1970, the 747 ushered in a new era of intercontinental travel, and generated plenty of excitement. When Pan Am's Clipper Flying Cloud became the first Boeing 747 to touch down at Sydney Airport in October 1970, crowds turned out to see the new jumbo jet. Qantas was an early adopter. The airline acquired its first 747 in September 1971. After the airline abandoned its Boeing 707s and its Norfolk Island flights it was the only large network carrier… (www.msn.com) More...
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This amazing aircraft changed how far we travel now. Nothing like this ever was thought of because they were smart and bright enough to try. Airbus really hasn't figured this out. Yes they built the biggest widest heaviest etc. It would never have happened if Boeing and Pan AM changed aviation with the best selling jumbo in history. It has to be the best aircraft of our time.
I am REAL BIG FAN OF THE Boeing 747b jUMBO JET AND FLEW pan am ACROSS THE Atlantic SAD TO SEE THEM GO