Pan American World Airways
I’ve always been told Pan Am was in my blood. My grandfather was a Pan Am station master. My dad grew up flying Pan Am and
The amazing aspect of working for Pan American World Airways, and one that we can only realize in hindsight, is that we were
GPS for the Soul
As a way of introducing my father, I will quote his brother Martin Davey's unpublished autobiography (1941): My father's
GPS for the Soul
During Pan Am's fabled 64 years of operation, thousands of stories have emerged and, as I can attest to, Pan Am-er's still love telling them. I know I do.
"To this day, I do not know what we saw, but it is clear that it was under intelligent control," says retired Pan American World Airways Pilot, Captain Ralph Loewinger.
Now the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, located in former World War II-era hangars on Hawaii's Ford Island, is getting
My handbag was a pharmacy when it wasn't a bar stocked with mini liquor bottles pinched from the plane.
While the show centers on the overdramatized hijinks, espionage and sexual escapades of Pan Am stewardesses, the real former
The World Post
Pan Am was the airline that practically invented aviation. It pioneered air navigation and communications, and its list of "firsts" in the industry is awe-inspiring. Known as the "Queen of the Skies," it was the benchmark by which all other airlines were judged.
December 21, 1988, the day that Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, has been called "the day that the heart of Pan American died."
In this, the last blog of my series, I hope to leave my readers with more understanding of the possible impact of traumatic loss of a company like Pan Am on employees.
People often ask, "What happened to Pan Am?" It was the airline that rose the highest and had the farthest to fall. As you will see, there was not one single cause.