[CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE] PORT WASHINGTON, U.S.A. PAA AIRPORT NO. B-335-4 REMARKS: Station operated by Pan American Airways - At present used as port of entry for U.S.A.-Bermuda services by Pan American Airways & Imperial Airways - Image from the Pan American World
This flying boat, manufactured by the Short Brothers and called the Cavalier (each individual plane was given a name that started with "C") carried passengers between Long Island and Bermuda in the late 1930s until it was lost January 21,
To commemorate the achievement of the first commercial survey flights made across the North Atlantic jointly by Pan American Airways and Imperial Airways* *Forerunner of British Overseas Airways Corporation Piloted by Captain Harold E. Gray, the Pan American Sikorsky S-42B Clipper flying
William B. Atwater, early Port Washington aviator, entered races, flew to Bermuda, and set speed records. He also had a bit of legal trouble, according to this New York Times article from August 28, 1915: W.B. ATWATER FACES JAIL; COURT DOUBTS AVIATOR'S
Local resident John Philip Sousa, the "march king," composed "The Aviators March" in 1932 to celebrate the local citizen's role in an exciting new era of technology and hope fo the future. The sheet music was published by the Theodore Presser
(l. to r.) Al Meadows, John Martin, Bob Leib, Edward Harrington in front of American Eagle with OX-5 engine. Photo from the collection of Edward Harrington.
Caption reads: "Dixie Clipper completes first transatlantic passenger flight / New York to Lisbon, Portugal, June 29, 1939 / Boeing B-314". This flight had left from Port Washington the day before, captained by R. O. D. Sullivan, with 22 passengers on