Pan Am 707 Airport

Date:
1958

This photograph captures the first jet service by any U.S. airline began on October 26, 1958, when this Pan American World Airways Boeing 707, the Clipper America, left New York for Paris.

Location:
Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
9A03276
Institution:
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Boeing 707

A Boeing 707, such as this aircraft, was designed for transcontinen¬tal or one-stop transatlantic range. But modified with extra fuel tanks and more efficient turbofan engines, 707-300s could fly nonstop across the Atlantic. Boeing built 855 707s.

Location:
Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
NASM-95-9043
Institution:
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum