Pan Am (1927 〜1991)

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 Juan Terry Trippe(English)  ホワン・T・トリップ(日本語)    Charles A. Lindbergh



                                                             In 1993, the name and trademarks for Pan American World Airways, Inc. were auctioned in a New York court and purchased for $1.2 million by Cobb Partners and Flying Cloud Associates. Charles Cobb, a Florida real estate tycoon, worked in partnership with the Flying Cloud Associates, led by Sidney W. Davidson, Jr., a New York businessman, and Sidney W. Davidson III, a banker with experience in South America along with several other investors (including this author). Eventually Cobb bought out the Davidsons' group and restarted Pan Am as an airline. 

On September 26, 1996, Pan II, as the entity was known, began shuttling passengers from New York and Los Angeles to Miami, largely to serve the cruise-ship industry of South Florida. The company hired Martin Shugrue, a top executive from the old Pan Am. After merging with Carnival Air and going public, the company failed in 1997.

The famous trademarks were purchased by Guilford Transportation Industries, Inc., of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, a railroad company owned by Timothy Mellon, scion of the wealthy Pittsburgh family, and his business partner, David Fink. Pan Am currently operates as a charter airline, but Fink and Mellon intend to renew scheduled service in the future.

The Pan Am Historical Foundation (PAHF) was established in 1992 to preserve the historic archives of the company and to perpetuate the legacy of Pan Am's important contributions to aviation history. The archives of the former company and of the foundation are now maintained by the Otto G. Richter Library at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Information about membereship in the PAHF is available by contacting the Pan Am Historical Foundation, The Wings Club, 52 Vanderbilt Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, New York 10017. All contributions are tax deductible. The foundation's website is The Richter Library's website is

Note: Above 'Epilogue' in its entirety is a copy from " Pan Am - An Active Legend " written by Barnaby Conrad III, an active member of PAHF, Pan Am Historical Foundation  c/o The Wings Club, P.O. Box 4464, New York, NY 10163-4464. Designed by Tom Morgan. Published by Woodford Press.



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