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Wonderful Jet World of Pan Am Boeing 707 1959 DVD
Wonderful Jet World of Pan Am 1959 DVD - Boeing 707 transatlantic jet flight

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Our Price: $29.95
Product Type: DVD
UPC: 874606000166

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Product Code: AVP-015


The Wonderful Jet World of Pan Am Boeing 707 DVD video is a very interesting look at the behind the scenes activities on a Boeing 707 flight from Idlewild airport to Paris in 1959. If you are a fan or collector of Pan American World Airways items, this 1959 movie needs to be in your collection.

The Boeing 707 is the iconic airliner most identified with the dawn of the jet age for commercial passenger flight. Pan Am was the launch customer for the 707 and in October 1955 ordered 20 Boeing 707 jets. The first flight of the 707 occurred in December 1957. Less than a year later on October 26th 1958, Pan Am commenced regular commercial jet service. A Boeing 707 inaugural flight left from New York Idlewild and arrived in Paris Le Bourget (via Gander Newfoundland for refueling).

In this dvd, we follow the arrival of the pilot and maintenance chief as they prepare the Boeing 707 jet clipper N709PA as flight 116. We see the Pan Am training classes and students studying the latest technology. We learn that for every hour in the air the aircraft spend, 25 man-hours on the ground are spent checking the aircraft out. You will see how ground crews and flight crews are organized and scheduled. Flight 116 has to be checked out for takeoff to Paris in three hours and we follow the process as the Pan Am 707 is made ready. It is interesting to see how the planes were inspected prior to flight and then taxied into position at the gate.

Captain Don Michaels prepares for the flight to Paris. He reviews the weather and then sits down with the entire flight crew and tests them on procedures. We get to meet the stewardess, navigator, flight engineer and copilot. We get to see the ticket counter, front-end and luggage operations. Here is where we meet the family we will follow on their first Pan American Boeing 707 jet flight.

Jet clipper N709PA, N710PA, N711PA and Clipper Tradewind are featured in the film. You will see unusual shots from the Boeing 707 cockpit while taxiing and during takeoff. The food on the flight is delivered to the plane in a truck with a sign that says Clipper Cuisine by Maxim's of Paris. The menu includes pheasant, roast beef, lobster and champagne. Passengers walk out to the Pan Am B707 jet and then up the mobile stairs to board the plane. Friends and family come out on the tarmac to wave goodbye while the cockpit crew completes the checklist.

The cabin door to the cabin is closed and four minutes later they are in the air. Nice exterior shots of the B707 taxiing by. As the plane becomes airborne you get to see an aerial view of Idlewild airport. The steward prepares a feast fit for a king and passengers toast each other with champagne. A very nice film on the overview of the B 707, jet travel in the late 1950s and Pan American World Airways operations.

This Pan Am B707 jet dvd is in NTSC DVD format and region-free with a run time of 28 minutes. Please note that because of the age and rarity of these films, quality can vary. Packaged in a clear plastic C-Shell case without paper graphics.

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