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Pan American Clippers The Golden Age of Flying Boats

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ISBN-10: 1550464760

ISBN-13: 9781550464764

Edition: 2007

Authors: James Trautman

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Recapturing the fabulous era of flying boats. For a world coming out of economic depression in the 1930s, the Pan American Airways Clipper "flying boats" symbolized elegance and luxury, adventure and romance. Illustrated with rare period photographs, vintage travel posters, magazine ads and colorful company brochures, this fascinating book covers every aspect of the fabulous era of Pan American's graceful clippers. Like their maritime namesakes, the Clippers used the oceans to form a vast global network of travel routes. Pan Am founder Juan Trippe was a visionary who saw the importance of international travel to a changing world. His Clippers would play a key role in the evolution of…    
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Boston Mills Press
Publication date: 11/5/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.696
Language: English

James Trautman

Introduction
The History of the Pan American Clipper Flying Boats (1931-1946)
The Pan American Clippers
Plotting the Air Routes
The First Transpacific Flight
Constructing the Bases
The Mysterious Disappearances of Amelia Earhart, Fred Noonan, and Captain Edwin C. Musick
The Mystery of the Hawaii Clipper
World War II and the Clipper's Exploits
The Magic of the Pan American Clippers
Overnight to Hawaii and Onward to Wake Island
Igor Sikorsky
Performance Data on the Sikorsky, Martin and Boeing Flying Boats
Pan American Airways Flying Boats
Pan American Clipper Accidents
Pan American Early Firsts
Remembering the Pan American Clippers
USS Avocet (AVP-4)
The Legacy of the Pan American Airports
Other Flights
Requiem for the Clipper
Bibliography
Index