Plate No. 04: Martin M-130 Historic First Flights of Pan-American Clippers
England: Pan American World Airways, Inc., 1963. Limited ed "Philippine Clipper arrives Hong Kong, linking the United States and Asia by air. October 23, 1936" Martin flying board, Philippine Clipper (NC14715), Martin flying boat, Philippine Clipper (NC14715), commanded by Captain J.H. Tilton and carrying 15 passengers at a speed of 130 miles an hour, arrives Hong Kong on October 23, 1936. The completion of this island-hopping transpacific flight from San Francisco established the first commercial air link between North America and the continent of Asia. Philippine Clipper was one of three Martin M-130 Flying boats used by Pan American to pioneer the Pacific Ocean routes. A year before, on Novermber 22, 1935 the renowned China Clipper inaugurated transpacific service, flying U.S. airmail to Manila. The third sister-ship, on Hawaii Clipper, made the first scheduled flight carrying commercial passengers to the Philippine capital. (Item ID: 7135)
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)."