Aircraft Photo of N1025V | Boeing 377-10-26 Stratocruiser | Pan American World Airways - Pan Am | AirHistory.net
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:N1025V
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing 377 Stratocruiser
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing 377 Stratocruiser
Aircraft Version:Boeing 377-10-26 Stratocruiser
Operator / Titles:Pan American World Airways - Pan Am
C/n (msn):15925
Aircraft Name:Clipper Celestial
Location
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith InternationalMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YSSY   IATA: SYD   Local: YSSY   Other: -
 
Photo Date:1960 to 1961
Photo from:David Carter Collection
Photo ID: 6024
Photo Comment

N1025V taxying for take-off from Sydney's Runway 25. The picture was taken towards the end of its career when Boeing 707s had replaced Stratocruisers on the main Australia-US West Coast route via Fiji and Hawaii, cutting out New Zealand. The then Auckland airport (Whenuapai) was unable to handle 707s and Stratocruisers continued to fly weekly from Sydney via Auckland to Hawaii. In 1961 DC-7Cs replaced the Strats and the Sydney-Auckland leg was dropped. N1025V was retired and later sold to the Israeli Air Force. Photo by the late Brian White, of Sydney.

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