Pan Am pioneered ultra long-range flights with the Boeing 747SP. Bob O’Brien desribes how this famous airline made use of this specialised jumbo.
BOEING 747 TRIBUTE
The arrival of the jumbo jet at the end of the 1960s revolutionised commercial air travel. More passengers than ever before could be carried in a single aircraft – the dualaisled, widebody Boeing 747 dwarfed its predecessors.