You're Invited! Don't Miss the MAT Dedication Reception November 11, 2022, 7:30PM at the Marine Air Terminal, La Guardia. Co-hosted by Pan Am Museum Foundation and Pan Am Historical Foundation. Tickets $15. See more: https://www.panam.org/events/862-mat-invitation
September 11, 1940: An important Pan Am milestone. The day when Pan Am's B-314 "American Clipper" NC 18606, set out to fly the first passengers from San Francisco to Auckland NZ, with Captain Kenneth V. Beer in command .
"Pan Am Charters: Routine to Daunting" by Eric Hobson. At Idlewild Airport cancer fighters board chartered PAA "Jet Clipper Conquer Cancer" to attend the 8th International Cancer Congress, July 1962. Photo from University of Miami Special Collections
A huge step forward for Pan Am took place Aug. 7, 1938 when a Sikorsky S-43 “Baby Clipper” flew from Seattle, WA to link Alaska with the lower 48 states! Master aviator on this high profile survey flight that day was Captain John “Jack” Mattis who led an illustrious 30-year Pan Am career
A Medal of Honor Recipient, pioneering pilot, & one of the 1st members of the Air Line Pilots Association, (ALPA) Pan Am's Frank Ormsbee flew exploratory missions, opened new routes to So. America & worked to organize pilots. Ormsbee (r) by an S-38 transferring mail bags arriving from Miami for the first Air Mail flight to Santiago Chile from Cristobal, C.Z, 1929.
Pan Am’s Art Deco Marine Air Terminal at LaGuardia today features the evocative WPA Mural "Flight" by James Brooks and a newly installed B-314 "Yankee Clipper" Model commissioned by the Pan Am Historical Foundation thanks to ongoing support from our members & donors!