This Day In Aviation History: Pan Am Takes Off, while Concorde Lands?

Day 3 of these crazy topics.

Wednesday, October 19, 1927

Pan Am start operations as ACA (Aviation Corporation of the Americas). This was another big day, if only it lived on to prevent us from dealing with AAs Horrible Economy.

About Pan Am

Pan American World Airways, originally founded as Pan American Airways and commonly known as Pan Am, was the principal and largest international air carrier and unofficial flag carrier of the United States from 1927 until its collapse on December 4, 1991. It was founded in 1927 as a scheduled air mail and passenger service operating between Key West, Florida and Havana, Cuba. The airline is credited for many innovations that shaped the international airline industry, including the widespread use of jet aircraft, jumbo jets, and computerized reservation systems. It was also a founding member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global airline industry association. Identified by its blue globe logo (“The Blue Meatball”), the use of the word “Clipper” in its aircraft names and call signs, and the white uniform caps of its pilots, the airline was a cultural icon of the 20th century. In an era dominated by flag carriers that were wholly or majority government-owned, it was also the unofficial overseas flag carrier of the United States. During most of the jet era, Pan Am’s flagship terminal was the Worldport located at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.

Souce is Wikipedia

Wednesday, October 19, 1977

Concorde made its first landing in New York City

Although i don’t have a video of the first JFK landing, here’s one from 2003.

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I a lot of amazing things happened today in Aviation History Thanks for informing us every day about amazing things that happened in aviation

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Another one is that Avianca Started Operations today in 1920, but since we just talked about Avianca the other day, i figured out i wouldn’t mention it.

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