Eastern Air Lines Boeing 747-121  N731PA            (c/n  19637)


                                           Eastern had originally ordered 4 Boeing 747s but sold their order position to TWA and opted for
                                           the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar instead.   Since these were not scheduled for delievery until mid-1972
                                           and, in order to "keep up with the Jones's" - in this case National and American - they leased four
                                           Boeing 747s from Pan Am in 1971.   They were a rather rare beast to spot but Bob Garrard managed
                                           to capture this one taxiing at Miami in April of 1972.   As soon nas the Tristars came on board they
                                           went back to Pan Am.  N731PA was, in fact, the first production Boeing 747.