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1500th 747 delivered

The 747 has been one of my favourite aircraft from my very first flight with Pam Am on July 2nd 1971 (yes 43 years ago this week!) . The 747 had entered service with Pan Am in  January, 1970, some 18 months before I hitched a ride on one.  Since then I have flown on the 747 96 times covering  774,769 kilometres (481,419 miles) on the “Jumbo” with 14 airlines.  And 1500 of the 747 have been rolled out. 500th 747 went to Scandinavian in 1981:   The 1000th went to Singapore in 1993.      On June…

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