Artifacts from the Pan Am Museum collections
On March 15, 1988 Pan Am started a three times a week nonstop service between NY and Moscow in cooperation with Aeroflot. The service utilized a Pan Am 747 with Aeroflot selling half the seats and providing up to three flight attendants. Both Pan Am and Aeroflot started one stop Service in 1968 but it was suspended in 1981 for economic and political reasons.
William "Red" Eberhart began his career with Pan American Airways, right at the start of the airline, sometime in the early 1930s. His work in aircraft maintenance began with the Flying Boats, and ended with the Boeing 747. Featured here is Mr Eberhart's original tool box, and some of his other personal artifacts, currently on display. We thank his grandson, Matt, for keeping these items safe, and sharing his family's history, our Pan Am history, with all of us.
Pan American World Airways catered to our young passengers too, with their own in-flight entertainment. Introduced in the 1970s, Pierre and Penny Panda Fabulous Fun Flying Books and/kits had a variety of activities. This one, produced in 1980, found its way to the museum via Paul B. from the UK! He received it on his Pan Am flight, and held on to it.
Pan American World Airways often used their own employees for photo shoots, publicity shots, company brochures and advertising. Magazines producing (aviation/Pan Am)articles often requested personnel for images accompanying the articles. Here’s one letter and some images from the collection of Ms Helen Lea Jones
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