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Miami’s Classic Airlines recalled at HistoryMiami

29 August 2016

25° 46′ 28″ N/ 80° 11′ 47″ W

HistoryMiami, Miami’s history museum, recalls the city’s airline aviation history in the permanent exhibit areas with two spectacular Pan Am clipper ship cutaway models (one of a 747 and the other a Stratocruiser section work) as well as the title piece of the former Pan Am HQ building in New York. A globe used by Eastern Airlines, which was HQ-ed in Miami, is also displayed.

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Pan Am Boeing 747 clipper ship cutaway model, circa 1970—Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

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From the Pan Am Building (now owned by MetLife) in the Big Apple, circa 1963—Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

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Overall view of the Pan Am Boeing 747 clipper ship cutaway model, circa 1970—Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

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What we love about models, seeing the angles we don’t usually enjoy viewing, in this case of the Pan Am Boeing 747 clipper ship cutaway model, circa 1970—Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

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The main passenger cabin of the Pan Am Boeing 747 clipper ship cutaway model, circa 1970—Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

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Ventral aspect of the Pan Am Boeing 747 clipper ship cutaway model, circa 1970—Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

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Cockpit, upper deck and first class cabin of the Pan Am Boeing 747 clipper ship cutaway model, circa 1970—Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

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Port side aspect of the Pan Am Boeing 747 clipper ship cutaway model, circa 1970—Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

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Context view of the Pan Am Building title plaque which was donated to HistoryMiami by the Pan Am Historical Foundation—Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Boeing Pan Am 307 Stratoliner section model at HistoryMiami—Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Boeing Pan Am 377 Stratocruiser section model at HistoryMiami (note the lower deck galley)—Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Boeing Pan Am 307 Stratoliner section model at HistoryMiami—Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Boeing Pan Am 377 Stratocruiser section model at HistoryMiami (note the passenger in the bunk at the upper right)—Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Boeing Pan Am 307 Stratoliner section model at HistoryMiami—Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Boeing Pan Am 377 Stratocruiser section model at HistoryMiami (passengers in bunks and reclining seats)—Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Boeing Pan Am 307 Stratoliner section model at HistoryMiami—Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Boeing Pan Am 377 Stratocruiser section model at HistoryMiami (a better view showing the 307’s double bubble cross-section as well as the roomy passenger deck with more than enough headroom)—Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Eastern Airlines globe—Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Eastern Airlines globe—Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. Hannes permalink
    29 August 2016 05:21

    those nice pictures show a 377 Stratocruiser, the 307 Stratoliner was an earlier, smaller aircraft without a lower deck

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      29 August 2016 06:55

      Thanks for spotting my mistake. It’s been fixed to reflect the 377 Stratocruiser 🙂

  2. 29 August 2016 08:50

    A very nice display, Joe. Thanks for this!

  3. theflyingyorkshireman permalink
    30 August 2016 00:25

    Great images, Joe. Thanks for the (PAA) memories!

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      30 August 2016 11:28

      A wonderful airline with wonderful people.

  4. 11 September 2016 18:04

    Love the pics!

  5. 12 September 2016 07:32

    Very interesting way for an airline to display their wares. The new versions should be transparent models of sardine cans.

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      12 September 2016 21:06

      Sardine cans are where they must have gotten their design inspiration 😉

      • 12 September 2016 23:04

        I took a Delta 767 from Atlanta to Anchorage……non stop. In Economy class. That was the first time, the only time, and damn sure the last time I will do something that stupid.

  6. 16 November 2016 02:55

    Reblogged this on Journal Edge.

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