Pan Am was the launch customer for the Boeing 707 and ushered in the jet era for the carrier. Barry Lloyd details its time flying the famous jetliner.

Pan Am operated 137 examples of the type between 1958 and 1983.
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Pan Am’s first 707, N707PA, is rolled out at Boeing’s Renton site on March 21, 1958. It was the first 707 to be named Clipper America.
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Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) took delivery of its first Boeing 707 (a -121 variant) on August 15, 1958, beginning a long association with the type. The US carrier would go on to operate 137 examples of the early jetliner.

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