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The tail of PR-OAF arrives to Pan Am Experience Brazil's address in Brasília. (Photo: Pan Am Experience Brazil)

Interview: Written-Off Fokker 100 to Become Pan Am-Themed Restaurant

On March 28, 2014, a Fokker 100 operated by Avianca Brasil executed an emergency landing in Brasilia, Brazil, after a hydraulic failure kept the nose landing gear from dropping. Following appropriate procedures by the crew, PR-OAF managed to land with its nose on the runway. All 44 passengers and five crew members left the aircraft unharmed, with some passengers even succeeding in not missing their connections. The fate of the aircraft, however, was not as good. Manufactured in 1992, PR-OAF…

Inside Hollywood’s Go-To Airline

There have been countless films, television shows, music videos and commercials throughout the years that have portrayed the airline industry in some way or form. In some of these productions, flying is portrayed as a modern and glamorous adventure where flight attendants don chic uniforms and airline cabins feature the…

Inside Hollywood’s Go-To Airline

There have been countless films, television shows, music videos and commercials throughout the years that have portrayed the airline industry in some way or form. In some of these productions, flying is portrayed as a modern and glamorous adventure where flight attendants don chic uniforms and airline cabins feature the…

Inside Hollywood’s Go-To Airline

There have been countless films, television shows, music videos and commercials throughout the years that have portrayed the airline industry in some way or form. In some of these productions, flying is portrayed as a modern and glamorous adventure where flight attendants don chic uniforms and airline cabins feature the…

Remembering the Tenerife Airport Disaster 42 Years Later

On March 27, 1977, 42 years ago, the deadliest accident in aviation history occurred at Los Rodeos Airport on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Two Boeing 747 aircraft, the largest passenger aircraft flying at the time, had collided, leaving 583 casualties due to a series of miscommunications…

Pan Am Museum Foundation Debuts Boeing 707 Exhibit

On Saturday night, Long Island’s Cradle of Aviation Museum in Uniondale, N.Y. was transported back in time to the 1950s, 60s and 70s, better known as the age of the Boeing 707 for Pan American World Airways. At a "Clipper Gala" hosted by the Pan Am Museum Foundation, former Pan…

A Changing of the Guard: Qantas Retires Legendary Boeing 747…

46 years after the first Qantas Boeing 747 graced the skies between New York and Los Angeles, the Australian flag carrier is retiring them on the route for good. Friday, Aug. 31 marked not only the last day of the month, but the final day of Qantas’ Boeing 747-400 from…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Boston-Maine Airways

Boston-Maine Airways was founded in March of 1999 as a feeder airline for the third incarnation of Pan American Airways. Guilford Transportation Industries, a company specializing in railroads, had purchased the Pan Am brand after the failure of the second incarnation of the company. The company used the brand to…

The Airline That Invented Business Class

Many airlines today only offer a business class and an economy class. Some have started to offer a version of a premium economy to passengers. Fewer and fewer airlines still offer a true first class. There were, however, times when there was only a first class and economy class on board…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Carnival Air Lines and…

With the cruise industry performing well, particularly for Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines in the late 1970s and early 1980s, founder and CEO Ted Arison decided to experiment with the airline market. The company purchased charter airline Pacific Interstate Airlines with the goal of using Boeing 737 classic aircraft to operate…