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B727 Airline: Pan American Airlines?

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Does anyone know much about this airline in current times? I guess it's the same name as the infamous PanAm of Juan(sp?) Trippe?I see it has B727-200's in it's fleet, and appears to operate in the NE, Florida and Carribean areas. The lack of current airlines using the B722 (for those of us that like reality in our schedules :) ) might make this a nice airline to operate our B722's.Bruce.PS. (edit) I just noted the apparent issue of copyrights involving a B722 in this livery. My post was coincidental, I'm not trying to prolong that issue.BK.

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Bruce,I thought this particular flavor of PanAm went out of business a while back. :-hmmm

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Hi Scott,I saw one on Flight Explorer this afternoon (PanAm B727-200), that's what got me looking on the web for where the airline's routes are.I'm like you- I thought they had gone out of business too, it's hard to keep up!Thanks,Bruce.

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Pan Am is flying to various airports on the East Coast of US and possibly San Juan, P.I using B727-200 aircraft. At Project AI, there is a flightplan schedule which I have installed since I live near KSFB (Sanford-Orlando, FL) which Pan Am serves. KSFB is also used by several other charter/regular airlines from Europe.

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I believe this third gen Pan Am also flies (or flew) out of Gary, IN (KGYY-just SE of Meigs) to Sanford and the East Coast. Additionally, they formerly flew from Mid-America Airport. (joint use with Scott AFB-Belleville, IL)

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Thanks all, for the information. This iteration of PanAm must be the last pax airline using the B727's here in the U.S. I know that FedEx is still using them as freighters.Thanks,Bruce.

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Bruce:Elaborating a bit on JonB's post regarding the PanAm B727 service out of Gary, IN (KGYY): Being from that area originally, I know this to be the case yet unfortunately, they filed chapter 11 bankruptcy just recently and flew their last flight a few months back. No matter, I still like to fly Aniette's repaint of Mike Stone's B727 for nostalgic flights into or out of Gary (they have an 8,200 FT ILS-equipped runway there) to my new home town of Minneapolis or in the other direction to Carribean destinations, as they actually did once a day from Gary for the past few years.Alex CN562ZMinneapolis, MN

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Bruce,that is so weird, they still fly to KSFB Sanford, FL in large numbers. I see them every day here and I also live right under the FAF for rwy 9L and it's a beautiful site to see the good ole 727. There main hub I believe is Tampa, FL.I wonder what really happend to them. I just recently moved here, maybe somebody at the airport can fill me in. I'll try to do some research there tomorrow.Cheers,Petehttp://members.aol.com/pzsoulman/myhomepage/logo.gifAthlonXP2000,AbitKX7-333(latest4in1),512MB/2700SDRAM,WinXP,DirectX8.1,Geforce3TI200(128MB)(Det.30.82),SBlive(WDM5.1.2601.0)

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Hi Alex,Yes, there's something about the old classic aircraft that's special!Thanks,Bruce.

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Hi Pete,Interesting. I muist take note and post here when I next see PanAm flying a B727 on Flight Explorer.In fact, here's one right now (8:44PM MDT- 00:44 Zulu, 9/8):PanAm Flight 276 SFB-EWR (currently over the border of NC and SC, flight level 362 and descending).Departed 00:37Z, will arrive 02:41Zand: PanAm Flight 605 MIA-SFB (currently 1/2 way up the FL peninsular, flight level 230 and ascending). Departed 01:12Z, will arrive 01:53Z- short flight!Both are B727 flights.PanAm lives on!!Bruce.

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They have a website... http://www.flypanam.com/ The airline's hub is Pease International in Portsmouth NH. They fly between Maine and the Bahamas. thay also operate one of the FBO's at Pease and specilize in Stage 3 mods for 727's and other large aircraft repairs.Brian

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