Pan American World Airways played such an important part in the world of aviation that many airlines today are still envious of this defunct airline’s history. Talk to anyone about Pan Am and they’ll tell you a story either good or bad, but they still remember this company with fondness.
The Beatles Arrive in New York on Pan Am!
Fifty years ago today, 7 February 1964, what has been coined the “British Invasion”, began with the arrival at New York’s Kennedy Airport of a British rock group, the Beatles. Much has been written and broadcast about this auspicious event. However, what should be recognized is the important role Pan American World Airways played in this trip. Most noteworthy is the fact that the Beatles were in the exclusive care of Pan Am from London Heathrow (then London Airport) up to their first news conference after arriving at Kennedy. This aspect the Beatles historic visit will be covered here.
The Flight from London
One of the unique features of working for Pan American during its heyday was, particularly for the flight crews, the opportunity to meet famous personalities in business, government and entertainment. And the one Pan American trip where that…
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