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.
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
PAGES: 260 IMAGE: B3079.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/sa2ue6k LINKS: 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.