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User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3467 times:

I was driving around MIA and saw this building with the famous logo still hanging. What role did this building have for Pan Am back in the day? I also noticed that there was a swimming pool behind it! Did crews lay over here?!!

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User currently offlineFlyinTLow From Germany, joined Oct 2004, 524 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3458 times:

I'm not sure about the role of it back in the days. But I'm sure the pool there was for the students. Take the Florida weather, you will need a place to cool off. They lived in dorms close to the school, didn't they? So I guess it's part of the housing.

Take Lufthansa's Flight School, ATCA in Goodyear, Arizona, they have 2 pools for us students as well.

Cheers,

Thilo



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User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3435 times:

Just a thought, but perhaps it was a training centre and the swimming pool was part of it? Water landing training etc.?

Thanks
Mike


User currently offlineFlyinTLow From Germany, joined Oct 2004, 524 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3428 times:

Quoting Dogfighter2111 (Reply 2):
Just a thought, but perhaps it was a training centre and the swimming pool was part of it? Water landing training etc.?

Lufthansa has those inside, to allow for that training in bad weather as well, and also since you have to simulate waves, etc. But you never know...

Thilo



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User currently offlineAviator27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3412 times:

Swimming pool was for flight attendant training on use of life rafts.

User currently offlineDB777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 885 posts, RR: 43
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3386 times:
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It is still a very active flight training facility, one of several located near MIA. See http://www.panamacademy.com/

Students are housed in nearby motels/hotels.

Don



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User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3226 times:

Quoting Aviator27 (Reply 4):
Swimming pool was for flight attendant training on use of life rafts.

Thanks for the info. So the building used to be the main Pan Am F/A training facility? Is that all they did there?


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