Clipper Flying Cloud

Posted on November 15th, 2012 by

Flying History

It hasn’t always been so, but since I was a kid and I took my first plane ride in the 55J (a Cessna if memory serves me correctly) I have enjoyed flying. I have never enjoyed a car trip. If figure if you are going to go somewhere, you might as well fly and get there sooner. I fully recognize the importance of the journey, but what can be better than a journey at 30,000 feet! It has become somewhat commonplace these days, but the miracle of flight never fails to amaze me.

Thank You For Flying PanAM

Thought I am not old enough to have flown Pan American World Airways, there is just something about that era of flight that I wish we could recapture. There was something special about the planes, and the way people dressed up for their trips. The was a grace and sophistication that is somehow lost in today’s people movers. This beauty is the Boeing 307 Stratoliner, the first pressurized airliner…probably the most advanced plane of its time. This is one of the only remaining Stratoliners, you can find it at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.