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Pan American Clippers : the golden age of flying boats

Pan American Clippers : the golden age of flying boats

Author: James Trautman
Publisher: Erin, Ont. : Boston Mills Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
For a world coming out of the Depression in the 1930s, the Pan American Airways Clipper "flying boats" symbolized elegance and luxury, adventure and romance. Pan Am founder Juan Trippe was a visionary who saw the importance of international travel to a changing world. Pan Am Clippers permanently changed the world's concept of time and space by dramatically reducing travel time and opening up international air travel  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Trautman
ISBN: 9781550464764 1550464760 9781554078943 1554078946
OCLC Number: 126085025
Description: 272 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, map, portraits ; 29 cm
Contents: The history of the Pan American Clipper flying boats, 1931-1946 --
The Pan American Clippers --
Plotting the air routes --
The first transpacific flight --
Constructing the bases --
The mysterious disappearances of Amelia Earhart, Fred Noonan, and Captain Edwin C. Musick --
The mystery of the Hawaii Clipper --
World War II and the Clipper's exploits --
The magic of the Pan American Clippers --
Overnight to Hawaii and onward to Wake Island --
Performance data on the Sikorsky, Martin, and Boeing flying boats --
Pan American Airways flying boats --
Pan American Clipper accidents --
Pan American early firsts --
Remembering the Pan American Clippers --
USS Avocet (AVP-4) --
The legacy of the Pan American aiports --
Other flights --
Requiem for the Clipper.
Responsibility: James Trautman.
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A celebration of the Pan American flying boats and their effect on the history of international travel.  Read more...


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