Plate No. 02: Sikorsky S-38 Historic First Flights of Pan-American Clippers
England: Pan American World Airways, Inc., 1963. Limited ed "Pan American Clipper arrives Canal Zone with first airmail from Miami. Florida, Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh commanding, February 6, 1929."Pan American's S-38 amphibian (NC8000), flown by Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh, arrives Cristobal, Canal Zone, with the first airmail from Miami concluding a 2,000 mile, two and a half journey through seven Latin American countries. The formidable course over water, jungle, and mountains established the western link of air routes that soon were to criss-cross the Caribbean. The newly-designed 100 mile an hour Sikorsky, often referred to as 'The Flying Duck', pioneered many routes for Pan American, playing a key role in the development of air travel to Latin America. (Item ID: 7133)
Limited Edition Set Historic First Flights of Pan American Clippers by John T. McCoy, (New York: Pan American World Airways, 1963), the full set consists of one page and ten full color plates, 20" x 16", paper portfolio cover, first edition, limited edition. Each plate in this set is signed by the artist, John T. McCoy. All are perfect for framing. This set was released to commemorate historic flights by Pan American Airlines. "Several years of research have gone into the development of this series, the Pan American insignia, serial numbers, aircraft markings, and geographical settings are accurate for each flight (Pan American Airlines, 1963-70)."