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Pan American Airlines' 60-year history traced in images
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If you thought that the golden age of air travel was in the s and s, you have obviously forgotten about the Pan Am Clipper and how it crossed the oceans. One of the largest aircraft of its time, the B used a prototype wing designed for the Boeing XB bomber to give it the ability to cross both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Produced between and , the Boeing flying boat achieved more than any other aircraft of its time flying from the United States to the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Philippines, Guam, Australia, and New Zealand. In total 12 aircraft were produced at the Boeing factory in Seattle, Washington, with nine entering service for Pan American World Airways. They were called Clippers after the midth-century multi-mast sailing ships, which were designed for speed. At the time of their design just before the outbreak of World War II, very few cities had paved runways capable of accommodating large aircraft. By building a flying boat, Boeing produced a long-range plane that could land anywhere, providing the destination had a sheltered bay.
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The Pan America is a bold move for the factory. The focus on rough-terrain riding is apparent right out of the gate. A sculpted front fender and beefy uprights lead the way under a blunt front fairing, complete with a brush-guard under the wide, recessed headlight.
Pan American World Airways , originally founded as Pan American Airways  and commonly known as Pan Am , was the principal and largest international air carrier and unofficial flag carrier of the United States from until its collapse on December 4, It was founded in as a scheduled airmail and passenger service operating between Key West , Florida, and Havana , Cuba. The airline is credited for many innovations that shaped the international airline industry, including the widespread use of jet aircraft , jumbo jets , and computerized reservation systems. Identified by its blue globe logo "The Blue Meatball" ,  the use of the word " Clipper " in its aircraft names and call signs , and the white uniform caps of its pilots, the airline was a cultural icon of the 20th century. In an era dominated by flag carriers that were wholly or majority government-owned, it was also the unofficial overseas flag carrier of the United States.