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Retro planespotting at Nairobi in the 1970s

Bob O'Brien gives us a treat as he delves into his extensive collection to share some of the best snaps of Nairobi’s Embakasi Airport – better known today as Jomo Kenyatta International – the main gateway to Kenya’s capital and surrounding country, taken during the 1970s.

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Why airline liveries are found on non-airliners

Martin Needham compiles a fascinating snapshot of some well-known airline liveries found on smaller and often unexpected aircraft types

TOURIST TERMINAL – Pan American's tourist class DC-6B "Liberty Bell" at Frankfurt Airport. “Aeroplane” photograph Feature Premium

Low-cost long-haul 1950s style

Read about a new type of service Pan Am was offering with its DC-6Bs, as described in the May 9, 1952 issue of ‘The Aeroplane’

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Pan Am's iconic livery makes surprise return

It is 30 years since Pan American World Airways ceased operations, but the carrier’s iconic livery has made an unexpected return, as Martin Needham discovers

The Pan American ground handling system, comprising a scissors lift, a transfer platform and pallets on individual dolleys. Feature Premium

Pan Am’s groundbreaking Boeing 707 freighter services

Pan Am was a pioneering airline in many ways with this article on its Boeing 707 -321Cs, from the June 27, 1963 edition of ‘The Aeroplane and Commercial Aviation News’, an example of how it was at the vanguard of exploring new opportunities

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1949 UK Stratocruiser Debut

An interesting report on the first visit of a Boeing Stratocruiser to the UK, as reported in the April 15, 1949 issue of ‘The Aeroplane’

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The only remaining division of the original Pan Am still operating today

Since its bankruptcy in 1991, the iconic American carrier has been missed by many. But there is one last remaining division that survived and is still operating to this day, as Key.Aero details

A complete timeline of Pan Am's fleet

On this day 93 years ago, Pan American Airways commenced operations with a flight from Key West, Florida to Havana, Cuba.

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TRISTAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY: Pan Am TriStars

Lockheed’s TriStar flew for the first time on November 16, 1970...

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The Pan Am Experience: Stepping back in time

Frank B Mormillo travels back to a more stylish era of air travel...