“Pan Am and the Flying Boat Era (1926-46)” (November 5 at 7 p.m. and November 8 at noon)
Mike Lavelle will launch HFF’s Fall/Winter seminar series on the people, history and aircraft of Pan American World Airways with a presentation on one of the most compelling aviation passenger experiences ever, the flying boats. Pan Am alumnae will be special guests for this kick-off event. A champagne reception among the planes will follow on November 5th. For those who cannot attend the series kick-off on the evening of the 5th, HFF will again offer the program on Saturday, the 8th, at noon.
“Pan Am and the First Land-Based Transportation Routes” (December 3 at 7 p.m. and December 6 at noon)
David Lednicer will consider Pan Am’s transition from flying boats to land routes, often through partnerships or subsidiaries such as Panagra, Avianca and China National Aviation Corporation. A special segment will address the history of HFF’s DC-3. For those who cannot attend the Wednesday night presentation, David Lednicer will reprise the entire program on Saturday, the 6th, at noon.
“Introducing the Jet Age, The Boeing 707″ (January 7 at 7 p.m. and January 10 at noon)
Barry Latter will extend the timeline to the Boeing 707 paying particular attention to the role played by Pan Am and its people in the long and successful operating history of the type. Members of Pan Am flight crews will tell tales of the early days of the jet age. For those who cannot attend the Wednesday night presentation, Barry Latter will again offer the entire program on Saturday, the 10th, at noon.