On this day in Aviation History

50 years ago today, the first regularly scheduled commercial flight of the Boeing 747 began in New York and ended in London some 6 1/2 hours later.

Photo Caption: The Pan Am Boeing 747 at Heathrow Airport, London after its maiden commercial trans-Atlantic flight from New York on Jan 22, 1970. In the background, passengers stream along to customs and baggage collection. (AP Photo/Lawrence Harris)

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That is a major part of history to anyone who loves aviation!

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Won’t find anyone here… 🤦‍♂️😂


Very interesting, and inspiring me to fly the 747-200 🤔

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Cool to know - I didn’t actually know this!

But I guess today marks a key milestone in aviation history

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A great day in aviation history. 50 years later, it breaks my heart seeing the queen of the skies slowly getting retired by airlines.

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I wad hoping someone would post this. 50 years strong, both in passenger and freighter transport. The Queen will never be dethroned

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They’ll still be flying for many years, not as a passenger bird but cargo for sure

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cough cough Me cough cough

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Cough cough I think there was a pun intended… 😉

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