Winging it across the Atlantic: Pan Am and Africa, 1940–1990

  title={Winging it across the Atlantic: Pan Am and Africa, 1940–1990},
  author={Gordon H. Pirie},
  journal={Journal of Transatlantic Studies},
  • G. Pirie
  • Published 2021
  • Journal of Transatlantic Studies
Pan American Airways (Pan Am) sought toeholds in Africa only after it had secured its prominent position in the Caribbean, Latin America and the Pacific. Then, for 50 years, Pan Am operated a variety of commercial, promotional and protective activities in Africa. Its first experimental flight tested aeronautical facilities and limits. For a year, nominally commercial monthly flights were undertaken, mindful of building stepping stones to the Indian Ocean, of serving long-standing US links with… Expand


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