Last update: 2013-01-29

SFO PODCAST: China Clipper Glory - The Dawn of Ocean Air Transport - Part 2

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2013-01-29 :: San Francisco International Airport and Earprint Productions Length: 11s

Until seventy-five years ago it was impossible to buy an airline ticket to fly all the way across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Hong Kong, and back. On April 21, 1937, the very first revenue passengers, all seven of them, boarded a giant four-engine Pan American Airways flying boat at Alameda on San Francisco Bay.

The six-day journey to Asia required overnights stays with stops at five island bases along the 8,000-mile route. The flight arrived in Hong Kong via Macao on April 28th completing the first of what then became regular weekly service. Commercial airplane service across the Atlantic would not commence for another two years.



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SFO PODCAST: China Clipper Glory - The Dawn of Ocean Air Transport

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2012-09-06 :: San Francisco International Airport and Earprint Productions Length: 13s
Until seventy-five years ago this week it was impossible to buy an airline ticket to fly all the way across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Hong Kong, and back. On April 21, 1937, the very first revenue passengers, all seven of them, boarded a giant four-engine Pan American Airways flying boat at Alameda on San Francisco Bay. The six-day journey to Asia required overnights stays with stops at five island bases along the 8,000-mile route. The flight arrived in Hong Kong via Macao on April 28th completing the first of what then became regular weekly service. Commercial airplane service across the Atlantic would not commence for another two years.

In commemoration of this pioneering achievement in aviation, SFO Museum presents the first of a three-part podcast series titled Clipper Glory: The Dawn of Ocean Air Transport. These original interviews with Pan Am flying boat crewmembers and first-person accounts of the airline’s island bases personnel recreate the sensation and excitement of this new air service that forever changed the world and laid the foundation for today’s global air system.


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San Francisco International Airport Podcast: The Sound of SFO

San Francisco travel information, tips from business professionals and leisure travelers, helpful SFO information,news on SFO's sustainability programs, heartwarming and humorous stories–they're all here in a fantastic series of podcasts from the San Francisco International Airport.

San Francisco International Airport Podcast: The Sound of SFO