Painter John T. McCoy Watercolors of Pan Am aircraft and milestones, courtesy of SFO Museum, gift of the Pan Am Historical Foundation
Pan Am Airbus. John T. McCoy Watercolor, Courtesy SFO Museum, Gift of Pan Am Historical Foundation
May 1, 1980. Lockheed L1011-500 Clipper National Eagle arrives in Caracas from New York on its inaugural flight.
October 26, 1958. Boeing B-707 Clipper America N711PA outward bound from JFK for Paris on the first American scheduled transatlantic jet passenger flight.
October 15, 1957. Boeing 377-Stratocruiser Clipper America was the first commercial airliner to serve Operation Deep Freeze. Here it arrives at McMurdo Sound, Antarctica.
June 29, 1947. Lockheed Constellation Clipper America arrives over San Francisco, completing the first commercial ‘Round-the-World passenger flight.
June 29, 1939. Boeing 314 Dixie Clipper lands at Lisbon, completing the first transatlantic passenger flight.
October 23, 1936. Martin M-130 Philippine Clipper arrives in Hong Kong to establish the first commercial air service between North America and Asia.
August 18, 1934. Sikorsky S-42 Brazilian Clipper arrives in Rio de Janiero to be christened by the wife of Brazilian President Vargas.
November 19, 1931. Sikorsky S-40 American Clipper departs Miami Dinner Key for the inaugural flight to Cristobal, Panama Canal Zone.
February 6, 1929. Pan American S-38 Clipper arrives over the Panama Canal Zone with the first airmail from Miami. Colonel Charles Lindbergh commanding.
Fokker F-7 at Havana, 1927. Watercolor by John T. McCoy from the First Flight Series.