Sometimes things get lost. Or left behind. Or a choice is made not to carry the baggage anymore.
We don't know how this flight bag turned up in a thrift shop in Kansas City. We know it was purchased by a pilot happy to put it to use again, carrying the all necessary flight paperwork, that now fit comfortably on a tablet.
We do know this flight bag has a bittersweet story. You see, Captain Mark S. Pyle departed Barbados at 2 pm (EST) for Miami on December 4, 1991, Pan American World Airways Flight 436, Boeing 727 "Clipper Goodwill", N368PA. She was the last Pan American World Airways' passenger aircraft in the sky.
We can not THANK Mr. Scott Gallardo enough for thoughtfully donating this bag to Pan Am Museum Foundation. How bittersweet, that the bag has found its way home.