Pan American World Airways holds a special place in both aviation and
United States history. Founded by the colorful Juan Trippe, Pan Am
reflected his pioneering spirit and became the accepted international
carrier for the United States for years.
In addition to being an avid aviation historian, author Des Fairbairn
began his flying career in 1940 and retired as a Pan Am pilot in 1981.
This book takes the reader from the founding of Pan Am through flying
boats to land-based aircraft, and from propeller driven airplanes to jets.
Along the way, Captain Fairbairn shares some of his more interesting Pan
Am adventures and incidents with the reader. He ends the book with the
trials and tribulations that caused Pan Am’s demise and dismemberment.
Perfectbound with 136 pages, more than 45 photographs and 15 detailed