Reflecting on the jet’s history, Jeremy continued: “Back in the Sixties, everyone assumed the future of air travel would be glamorous and sexy and supersonic.
“That’s why Britain and France teamed up to make Concorde — which IS my absolute favourite machine in the world. But giant American airline Pan Am thought differently.
“They wanted a plane which would carry lots of people cheaply, which meant it had to be big. So they went to Boeing and, in just 28 months — a staggering achievement — the 747 was born.”
The television personality went on to share how he will remember the plane fondly.