"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.
#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 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 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.
@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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.