N82NA Pan Am McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 seen taxiing for a 28R take off at London Heathrow
N82NA 'Clipper Aurora' is seen here in the basic original white and metallic finish of National Airlines, with repainted Pan Am cheatline, name and logo. A "quick & dirty" bit of rebranding! The aircraft is lining up for a 28R departure at London Heathrow on scheduled flight PA96. A British Airways Boeing 747 is nosing into the picture far right. The DC-10s never looked quite right to me in Pan Am livery - I always saw Pan Am as a Boeing airline.
N82NA c/n 46713 - McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 was one of four delivered new to National Airlines in 1973-4. The aircraft flew with the airline until 1980, when National was bought by Pan Am. After flying with Pan Am for another four years, the aircraft was sold again, this time to American Airlines as N141AA. Still carrying this registration in 2005, but with Hawaiian Airlines, the aircraft was finally withdrawn and broken up a year or so later at Marana.
Taken with a Soviet made Zenith TTL camera and 300mm lens.