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5/03/1976: Pan Am’s round-the-world Record-setting Flight

Today in Aviation, Pan Am’s Boeing 747SP–21 ‘Clipper Liberty Bell’ completed a record-setting flight around the world in 1976.

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Today in Aviation: First Round-the-world Flight Lands in New York

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Pan American World Airways became the first commercial airline to complete a flight around the world in 1942. Operated by a Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat known as California Clipper (NC-18602), the epic journey began on December 2, 1941. The Clipper departed from the airline’s Treasure Island base in San […]

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The Last Pan Am Flight out of Vietnam

The mission 1965/31 took place at Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN) in Saigon —now Ho Chi Minh City— six days before the fall of the city on April 30, 1975. 

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Today in Aviation: Pan Am Returns to the Soviet Union

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Pan Am returned to the Soviet Union in 1986 after eight years, using a Boeing 747 from New York’s JFK airport. The first commercial flight from the United States to the Soviet Union since 1978 arrived the day after on April 29, 1986, carrying the American Ambassador and 56 other […]

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