100113 - HUNTING THE WIND: Pan American World Airways' Epic Flying Boat Era, 1929-1946
By Teresa Webber and Jamie Dodson
Take your seats, and by all means, fasten your seat belts! Come on a journey back in time to aviation’s most daring and innovative era. Travel back nine decades, when for the first time, airplanes determined the victors of global wars—a time that altered the course of the world. Hear never-before-told true stories penned by still-living flight crewmembers and passengers. Learn about the remarkable men, women, and aircraft builders who launched an aviation phenomenon. Thrill to the romance, adventure, and danger air travelers encountered flying to far-flung, exotic lands. Marvel at art deco air terminals, the world’s only flying boat museum, and onboard luxuries rivaling five star hotels. Like mythical Camelot, it was a brief, shining moment. But this was no myth. It was an extraordinary point in global history when Pan American’s quintessentially magnificent flying boats ruled the skies.
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