MadMax Photo/Video: AvHistory; The Pioneers: "Trippe & PanAm" (#3 in a Series)

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Juan Trippe, a Naval Aviator was the father of American International Commercial Aviation. Trippe is a member of the Aviation Hall of Fame and holder of the Medal of Freedom, he initiated the first US successful international commercial air service (US Postal IntLic #1), Air Mail, Key West-Havana in the 20’s under the PanAm banner. PanAm lead by Trippe ruled the international and US domestic Skies & market for the next 60+ years. PamAm’s major firsts among many; 1st Trans-Atlantic/Pacific Commercial Route System, 1st successful Jet Service (B-707), the introduction of the Jumbo (B-747). PanAm’s forward bases during WWII provided the backbone of Allied Logistic Operations in the Far East and around the world. The Feud between PanAm and TWA, Trippe vs Hughes is legendary, the film “The Aviator” tells the tale.

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