Pan Am Museum's
"This modern airline terminal handles thousands of passengers daily. It opened a new era in the efficient and comfortable handling of passengers, in the modern jet age." 1964 Vintage Postcard, part of our collection. Terminal 3, the JFK Pan American Worldport. Opened May 24, 1960 - Closed May 24, 2013.
Pan Am Museum houses all things Pan Am.
Many of our items are still being cataloged,
photographed, and archived.
This is some of our collection,
we continue to rotate and expand our exhibits.
On March 15, 1988 Pan Am started a three times a week nonstop service between NY and Moscow in cooperation with Aeroflot. The service utilized a Pan Am 747 with Aeroflot selling half the seats and providing up to three flight attendants. Both Pan Am and Aeroflot started one stop Service in 1968 but it was suspended in 1981 for economic and political reasons.
William "Red" Eberhart began his career with Pan American Airways, right at the start of the airline, sometime in the early 1930s. His work in aircraft maintenance began with the Flying Boats, and ended with the Boeing 747. Featured here is Mr Eberhart's original tool box, and some of his other personal artifacts, currently on display. We thank his grandson, Matt, for keeping these items safe, and sharing his family's history, our Pan Am history, with all of us.
Pan American World Airways catered to our young passengers too, with their own in-flight entertainment. Introduced in the 1970s, Pierre and Penny Panda Fabulous Fun Flying Books and/kits had a variety of activities. This one, produced in 1980, found its way to the museum via Paul B. from the UK! He received it on his Pan Am flight, and held on to it.
Pan American World Airways often used their own employees for photo shoots, publicity shots, company brochures and advertising. Magazines producing (aviation/Pan Am)articles often requested personnel for images accompanying the articles. Here’s one letter and some images from the collection of Ms Helen Lea Jones