A new world of flight will begin in 1969. And Pan Am will begin it. (Apr, 1967)
A new world of flight will begin in 1969. And Pan Am will begin it.
Yesterday, they were no more than dreams on a drawing board. Today, they’re on their way to reality.
And the reality will be a new world of almost unbelievable speed and size, comfort and quiet.
Conjure up an image of some triumphant ocean liner suddenly sailing the skies—and you have our 747.
Imagine a plane that makes it practical for you to take a business trip from New York to London and back in the same day —and you have our SSTs.
Now you know why we can’t wait to get these planes off the ground. They are the next generation of great aircraft.
And making great aircraft come true has been our way of life ever since the 1920s. Remember our China Clipper and our B-314 Flying Boats? Our B-377 Stratocruisers? Our 707 and DC-8 Jet Clippers were tremendous breakthroughs—and we’ve been in on many others. And look what’s coming.
Take the Pan Am 747, for instance.
Approximately two-thirds the length of a football field, it will make today’s four-engine Jets look like baby brothers.
The 747 will be 76 feet longer, 10 percent faster, twice as powerful. It will need almost 2,000 feet less runway on takeoff.
And when the day comes that you enter this elegant giant, you’ll rule out the word cabin. The interior will simply be too spacious for so small a word. And comfort will reign supreme.
Our First-Class President Special section will consist of a lower deck with an honest-to-goodness bar and a spiral staircase leading to an upper deck.
Our Rainbow Economy section will give you extra-wide seats for curling up, two extra-wide aisles for strolling about.
Surprisingly enough, the 747 will also be less expensive to operate. This will enable us to press for even lower fares than we have right now.
And that will only be fitting, for without Pan Am’s participation, there wouldn’t be any 747s at all.
These, then, are the planes of tomorrow. We’ll have more of them for you than any other airline.
And they’re all just over the horizon.
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