2nd Edition, Revised & Expanded, Pan American Clippers, The Golden Age of Flying Boats

Pan American Clippers opened up luxury long distance travel by air, captured in this revised and expanded edition of a popular history. The Pan Am Clippers pioneered long distance passenger flight, along with the British Imperial Airways. – Very Highly Recommended.

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NAME: 2nd Edition, Revised & Expanded, Pan American Clippers, The Golden Age 
of Flying Boats
FILE: R3079
AUTHOR: James Trautman
PUBLISHER: The Boston Mills Press
BINDING: soft back
PRICE: £25.00                                                               
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Pan Am, Pan American, Clippers, flying boats, seaplanes, Great Circle 
Route, trans Atlantic, South America, Pacific. Neutrality Act, long range aviation, 
passenger planes, mail, flying boat terminals

ISBN: 978-0-2281-0230-4

PAGES: 260
IMAGE: B3079.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: Pan American Clippers opened up luxury long distance travel by air, 
captured in this revised and expanded edition of a popular history. The Pan Am 
Clippers pioneered long distance passenger flight, along with the British Imperial
Airways. – Very Highly Recommended.

The period after WWI saw an explosion in pioneering flight. There were many 
combat pilots looking for work and a large supply of ex-military aircraft, mostly land 
planes that were not suited to long distance flight. The first national flag carrier 
airlines, Imperial Airways for Britain and Pan American for the USA, were still very 
much pioneering aviators, but with purpose built flying boats. The great advantage of 
flying boats at the time was that most major cities were built close to water, rivers, 
lakes and the seas, and this provided plenty of space to enable large heavy aircraft to 
fight into the air, close to major centres of population.

The author has combined comprehensive text with a great many first class 
illustrations. There are photographs from the time, together with reproductions of 
the posters, magazine advertisements and travel posters. The Sikorski, Martin and 
Boeing flying boats used as Clippers are covered, together with a wealth of facts and 
clear record of the history of the planes and the flights, including the accidents.

There is everything that the reader could want to know about this exciting period of 
passenger flying, through the military service in WWII. This is a now largely 
forgotten golden age of flight, brought to life in the images and the engaging text.