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Pan Am: An Aviation Legend

Barnaby Conrad

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ISBN 10: 0942627555 / ISBN 13: 9780942627558
Verlag: Woodford Press, 1999
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After Pan American?s First commercial flight, from Key West to Havana, in 1927, airline visionary and company founder Juan Trippe teamed up with heroic aviator Charles Lindbergh to pioneer routes into the Caribbean and South America. Enlisting early aircraft builders Sikorsky, Martin, and Boeing, Pan Am developed planes that finally conquered the vast Pacific and Atlantic oceans, breaking down the boundaries that separated peoples and cultures.

During its first 40 years the company was responsible for virtually every innovation in commercial aviation, from safety and performance features in its aircraft to jet travel at affordable fares. Along the way, Pan Am attracted endorsements from celebrities, the mistrust of Presidents and the envy of competitors. iPan Am: An Aviation Legend recounts the great friendship between Trippe and Lindberg, the secret wartime mission Franklin Roosevelt made aboard a Pan Am Clipper, and the courageous acts of pilots such as Ed Musick, who bravely flew across Pacific Ocean in 1935. With its logo on everything from tiny single-engine planes to the magnificent 747, Pan-American changed the way Americans saw the world and the way the world viewed America.

Although Pan American World Airways ceased flying in 1991, its photographic history stirs the imagination of the air traveler just as images of the Orient Express, the Titanic and the Concorde intrigue railroad, ocean–liner and aviation buffs. With more than 250 illustrations and vivid text, author Barnaby Conrad III honors not only Pan American?s golden era of the 30s and 40s, but also depicts its iconic style of the 50s and 60s jet age in an unforgettable manner. Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seat belts as this book takes you aboard the greatest airline of the 20th century.

Filled with stunning photographs and artifacts, this book evokes the golden age of air travel, when boarding a Pan Am Clipper bound for Pago Pago or Macao meant an adventurous journey in unprecedented style. “Someday,? wrote Claire Booth Luce in 1941, “a clipper flight will be remembered as the most romantic voyage in history.?

Inhaltsangabe: Pan Am: An Aviation Legend depicts the dramatic impact of the world?s most iconic airline that blazed a trail in the skies over the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, changing the face of commercial aviation. Richly illustrated and painstakingly compiled, this is a loving tribute to the greatest airline of the 20th Century.

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Titel: Pan Am: An Aviation Legend

Verlag: Woodford Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 1999

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: New


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