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    JFK Pan Am Hangar 1981 Clipper Images

    Here are some slides I scanned from a Pan Am Hangar tour I had while in Aviation High School, circa 1981.
    It was a fantastic day as I remember- we observed maintenance ops in Hangar 19 and got to tour the 747-100 Clippers.
    BTW, some of you may remember Hangar 19 from the Solar Impulse exhibit there earlier in the year.

    Clipper Pacific Trader N652PA pulling into the hangar




    Flight deck on N735PA Clipper Spark of the Ocean. For old school "steam gauges" it doesn't get any better than this!




    Coach Class Cabin N735PA Clipper Spark of the Ocean




    Clipper Pacific Trader N652PA



    Clipper Air Express inside Hangar 19

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    -Don B.

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    Don .... What a treat it must have been. Fantastic! BTW I do recall Clipper Pacific Trader and seeing her from the rooftop parking at the PanAm Worldport parked at her gate. Thanks for sharing.
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    Great Shots Don,

    Must have been a great tour. Although glass cockpits are pretty impressive, theres nothing like the old guages in a cockpit - real flying

    Cheers

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    Ahhhh home! Thanks for the memories
    The three most common expressions in aviation are, "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh Crap".

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    my dream job when I was a kid was being a 747 captain for Pan Am, thanks for the memories !!!
    The beehive hummm of the JT9D and GE CF680C2,the thunder of the JT8D-17,the rumble of the PW1830 and the high ,thin whine of the PW 545A are all music to my ears!

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    Hey thanks all. It was a trip. I'll post more as I scan them.
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    can't wait
    The three most common expressions in aviation are, "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh Crap".

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    Wow, that was quite a treat!

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    Very nice, Don! In 1981, I was in college, and working weekends and summers as a security guard down at the Pan Am hangars.

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    Don very incredible!!! must of been a joy back then
    Sergio has been a huge Delta Air Lines fan since 1992!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moose135 View Post
    Very nice, Don! In 1981, I was in college, and working weekends and summers as a security guard down at the Pan Am hangars.
    That must have been a cool job Moose. Did you take any pictures at the time?
    -Don B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delta777LR View Post
    Don very incredible!!! must of been a joy back then
    Thanks Sergio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aviation.High.Guy View Post
    That must have been a cool job Moose. Did you take any pictures at the time?
    Not as many as I wish I had...

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    Great Shots Don, nice memories...


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    Thanks- I'm happy with them considering I had a Canon AE1, a 50mm lens and really didn't know how to use it yet.
    -Don B.

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