The amazing Pan Am Flight 50 experience


On October 30, 1977 Pan American World Airways, affectionately known as Pan Am, made history when one of its Boeing 747SPs (New Horizons’ (N533PA)) completed an amazing flight over both the North and South Pole in a record 54 hours, 7 minutes. Named ‘Pan Am Flight 50’ this amazing flight was a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the airline. The flight lasted from October 28-30, starting at San Francisco Airport, with three stopovers at London Heathrow Airport, Cape Town International Airport, and Auckland Airport. Many wish they could have experienced this journey, including Joe Leader, CEO of APEX. Find out more in the September 2018 issue of Aircraft Interiors International.

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Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

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