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"Australian Airliners Across the Pacific" illustrates the evolution of the aircraft utilized and passenger service implemented by Australian airline companies in their post-World War II transpacific services. https://t.co/3AWJNlEKRV This tweet was posted on July 13, 2021.
#ChinaAirlines, the flag carrier of #Taiwan, was founded on December 12, 1959, by retired Chinese Air Force officers. #Transpacific service to San Francisco began in 1970 with the acquisition of the #Boeing 707 jetliner. Have you ever flown on China Airlines? #avgeek This tweet was posted on December 16, 2019.
#HBD to Juan Trippe, who was born #onthisday in 1899. The founder of Pan American Airways, Trippe and PAA revolutionized international air travel, inaugurating the first regular commercial trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic air service. #avgeek This tweet was posted on June 27, 2018.
#OnThisDay in 1934, the Martin M-130 took its first test flight in Baltimore, Maryland. The largest commercial airplane at the time, the "China Clipper" inaugurated transpacific service to Asia with Pan American Airways. #avgeek #aviationhistory #MuseumFromHome This tweet was posted on December 30, 2020.
#OnThisDay in 1935, the first of three Martin M-130 #flyingboats was delivered to Pan American Airways. Named the "China Clipper", this M-130 would go on to make history by inaugurating the first scheduled #transpacific air mail service from California to the Philippines. #avgeek This tweet was posted on October 09, 2018.
#Onthisday in 1935, a Pan American Airways flying boat named #ChinaClipper lifted off the surface of SF Bay, and strained into the sky, and opened the age of regular transpacific commercial air service. https://t.co/MPq52tNOXk #panam This tweet was posted on November 22, 2017.
#Onthisday in 1935, the inaugural #transpacific #PanAm #Clipper service landed in Manila from CA, covering 8,210 miles with a flying time of 59 hours and 48 minutes. Today, a nonstop flight from #SFO to #Manila takes around 15 hours. #avgeek #chinaclipper This tweet was posted on November 29, 2017.
#Onthisday in 1949, Pan American World Airways received their first delivery of a Boeing 377 Stratocruiser. #PanAm launched #Stratocruiser transpacific service from San Francisco to Hawai’i in April 1949, and transatlantic service to London in June 1949. #avgeek This tweet was posted on January 31, 2022.
#Onthisday in 1959, Hawai’i became the 50th U.S. state. Pan American Airways began service to Hawai’i in 1935. The island of O’ahu was the first stopping point for the airline’s transpacific flying boat route. #avgeek This tweet was posted on August 21, 2019.
#PanAm was awarded the first transpacific airmail contract on October 24th, 1935. #ChinaClipper #onthisday This tweet was posted on October 26, 2016.
.@SingaporeAir began transpacific service to SFO in 1979. Have you ever been to Singapore? #TravelTuesday This tweet was posted on March 22, 2016.
@ParkeBench Hi Parker! our exhibition celebrates the three planes that flew the trans-Pacific island-to-island itineraries, the Martin M-130, the Boeing 314, and the Sikorsky S-42! Visit our website for more information: https://t.co/MPq52u5pOS This tweet was posted on March 04, 2019.
@flySFO @panamhistory Transpacific flights in the 1930s required serious navigation skills, including dead reckoning and celestial navigation. Shown here is the navigation and radio kit used by #PanAm in the mid 1930s and early 1940s. #ChinaClipper #avgeek This tweet was posted on February 28, 2020.
A Boeing 707 named the "City of Canberra" departed on July 29th, 1959 from Sydney for its first transpacific service This tweet was posted on July 29, 2016.
After almost 60 hours of travel, Pan Am's first scheduled transpacific flight landed in Manila. #TravelTuesday This tweet was posted on November 17, 2015.
By late 1945, #PanAm realized the superiority of the DC-4 over the Boeing 314 flying boat and began to operate the airliner on both transpacific and transatlantic routes. #WingWednesday #avgeek This tweet was posted on April 07, 2021.
Can you imagine a roundtrip flight from the Philippine capital of Manila, to California taking 15 days? In 1935, the first scheduled transpacific airmail flight took 8 days to reach Manila from Alameda, and 4 days to come back, for a total of 123 flight hours. #avgeek #PanAm This tweet was posted on December 06, 2019.
Can you imagine embarking on a fifteen-day roundtrip flight between Alameda and Manila? In 1935, the first scheduled transpacific airmail flight took eight days to reach Manila from Alameda, with stops in Honolulu, Midway Atoll, Wake Island, and Guam. #ChinaClipper This tweet was posted on November 29, 2021.
Captain Ed Musick inaugurated the first transpacific scheduled passenger service on the Hawaiian #Clipper #onthisday in 1936. #PanAm This tweet was posted on October 21, 2016.
China Airlines, the flag carrier of Taiwan, was founded #onthisday in 1959 by retired Chinese Air Force officers. Transpacific service to SF began in 1970 with the acquisition of the Boeing 707 jetliner. Have you ever flown on China Airlines? This tweet was posted on December 16, 2017.
Glenn L. Martin was born on #onthisday in 1886. The Martin company produced numerous types of aircraft, including the Martin M-130, which #PanAmerican used to inaugurate the first scheduled #transpacific airmail service in 1935. #avgeek This tweet was posted on January 17, 2020.
Guam proclaimed Nov 22-27, 2015 as #PanAm Week, celebrating the 80th anniversary of transpacific travel. https://t.co/2ri2i3G8XT This tweet was posted on December 08, 2015.
How did #PanAm set the stage for their pioneering transpacific flights in the 1930s? Serious planning: http://t.co/EgSnzCyVMJ #avgeek This tweet was posted on August 23, 2013.
In 1929, the Graf Zeppelin, flew over SF, completing the first non-stop transpacific air crossing, part of its 21-day round-the-world trip. This tweet was posted on May 19, 2017.
In 1935, the inaugural transpacific #PanAm Clipper service from CA to Manila carried 110,865 letters. #Onthisday #avgeek #aviationhistory This tweet was posted on November 22, 2016.
In 1936, Hollywood celebrated #PanAm’s pioneering transpacific air route with the Warner Bros movie China Clipper. This tweet was posted on April 04, 2016.
In 1947 Pan American World Airways added Sleeperette passenger seats to its Douglas DC-4 airliners. Initially used exclusively on transpacific flights, Sleeperettes featured scientifically engineered comfort for long haul flights #PanAm #PaxEx #MuseumFromHome This tweet was posted on January 15, 2021.
In 1947, #PanAm introduced their Sleeperette compartments on their DC-4 for their transpacific routes. #PaxEx This tweet was posted on August 18, 2016.
In late 1945, #PanAmerican realized the superiority of the DC-4 over the #Boeing 314 flying boat and began operating the airliner on transpacific routes and, by 1948, on transatlantic routes to Europe. #AviationEvolutions This tweet was posted on December 26, 2018.
Interested in vintage #aviation? Did you know that we have #free catalogs on #PanAm's transpacific #ChinaClipper flying boats? Contact curator@flysfo.com for more information! https://t.co/MPq52u5pOS #avgeek This tweet was posted on April 13, 2018.
Japan Air Lines (JAL) began domestic service in 1952. With its new Douglas DC-6B, JAL inaugurated trans-pacific service to San Francisco, via Wake Island and Honolulu, on February 2, 1954. Have you ever been to #Japan? #TravelTuesday This tweet was posted on August 28, 2018.
Japan Air Lines inaugurated trans-pacific service with a flight from Tokyo to SF on February 2, 1954. #TravelTuesday This tweet was posted on January 05, 2016.
Juan Trippe reportedly ‘discovered’ Wake Island while looking for landings for #PanAm’s transpacific route at @NYPL. This tweet was posted on January 26, 2016.
Juan Trippe, founder of Pan American Airways, reportedly “discovered” Wake Island while scouring through 19th c. clipper ship logs at the @NYPL. Juan was searching for a stop between Midway Island and Guam for Pan Am’s proposed transpacific route. #avgeek This tweet was posted on July 23, 2019.
Learn more about early transpacific aviation in "China Clipper" on display, pre-security, in the Aviation Museum. https://t.co/MPq52tNOXk #chinaclipper #avgeek #panamerican #PAA This tweet was posted on November 29, 2018.
Learn more about early transpacific aviation in "China Clipper" on display, pre-security, in the Aviation Museum. https://t.co/MPq52u5pOS #ChinaClipper #avgeek #panam This tweet was posted on December 06, 2019.