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70th Anniversary Pacific Flights Clipper  
User currently offlineAMSSFO From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 954 posts, RR: 9
Posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2420 times:

Panam's inaugural flight with the China Clipper from San Francisco to Manila was at November 22th, 1935.
To celebrate this event there's a special program at SFO today and tomorrow:

There is also an article in the SF Chronicle:

Are there any a.netters that have flown these planes (crew or pax)?

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User currently offlineDeltaa380 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2388 times:

Never even had the opportunity to fly on Pan Am much less work for Pan Am. The conference, however, is very interesting. Completed day one three hours ago. Conference was sold out and people were turned away at the door this morning, however, if you try to come to the events tomorrow you might get lucky and get a seat.

Highlights of today included
"Riding the Reef" author
R.E.G Davies speech
Sergi Sikorski (apologies for the spelling,) speaking about his father

Vote Democratic in '06 and '08
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2364 times:


I also want to pay tribute to the pioneer pilot of those routes, Edwin Musik, one of the most outstanding pilots at that time with is crew ( I don't know the other names ), they open what is now a very regular flight across the Pacific but in 1935 it was nothing like a piece of cake, we can't even compare with North Atlantic flights, South Atlantic flights, Africa flights or Asia flights, Pacific was a terrible place to fly!

User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

The M130 was built By Martin Aircraft, Middle River, Maryland.
There is a large model hainging in the International Pier at BWI
airport with a plaque showing the original routing.

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User currently offlineType-Rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2293 times:

I am really surprised at the lack of interest here with this event, seeing as we have so many Pan Am people on this site.
I attended this event this weekend in SFO and it basically was a review of Pan Am as it happened, told by the people who lived it. Just amazing.
I will be writing a trip report in the next few days, with pics, of course!

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