#Onthisday in 1947, the #PanAmerican #Lockheed Constellation Model 749 Clipper America completed its first around the world flight, landing at @flySFO. Originating in NY’s La Guardia Airport on June 17, 1947, the 22,170- mile course, logged a total flying time of 102hrs & 50m.
This tweet was posted on June 29, 2019.
Clara Adams was a wealthy widow and able to take part in some of the most important flights in aviation history. Here she is with other passengers waiting to board the inaugural flight of the #PanAmerican Hawaii Clipper in 1936. #womeninaviation #avgeek
This tweet was posted on December 12, 2018.
Long before #PanAmerican used Midway Atoll as an island stop in the 1930s-50s on their transpacific route, Laysan #albatrosses had used the island for breeding. They even became the island's unofficial mascot. Midway is now part of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
This tweet was posted on November 06, 2019.
Our collection features 2 photos of Lady Drummond-Hay, an English journalist, in Wake Island circa 1936, on a #PanAmerican transpacific adventure. Her profession as a journalist and her love of aviation enabled her to document many great events in aviation history. #avgeek
This tweet was posted on January 23, 2019.
The #Sikorsky S-40 was developed in response to requests from #PanAmerican Airways’ president Juan T. Trippe for a high-capacity flying boat. Capable of carrying 38 passengers, the cabins were spacious and luxuriously appointed with mahogany paneling. #AviationEvolutions
This tweet was posted on January 28, 2019.
There's a bird, there's a bird, oh look, there's another bird. Midway Atoll was once used as an island stop by #PanAmerican on its transpacific flights from the 1930s to '50s. Now it is part of the #Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
This tweet was posted on July 30, 2018.
World Wings International, Inc., an organization of former #PanAmerican flight attendants, conducted career surveys among their former colleagues which were later donated to SFO Museum. Photos of a selection of participants are on our website: https://t.co/cRvYfLlHsv
This tweet was posted on October 17, 2018.