Category Archives: Pan American World Airways

Stories found here on Pan American World Airways cover 1962 to today. Though the airline ceased to exist in 1991, its most precious cargo – its people – work diligently to keep memories of the “World’s Most Experienced” and beloved airline alive. Go to Blog Categories at right to select Pan American World Airways.

The Aviation Museum of NH Presents “Jet Set Stewardess”

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Foynes Flying Boat Museum, September 28, 2014

John O’Keefe and I landed at Shannon Airport on September 27, 2014. We stayed near the airport at the delightful Oakwood Arms Hotel, built in 1991. The beautifully appointed hotel was rich with wood work similar to an earlier time. more »

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I Was A Jet Set Stewardess – Smithsonian Channel

Mary Lou Bigelow’s Vintage 60s Pan Am Films Intro by the Pan Am Historical Foundation: Mary Lou Bigelow’s Pan Am career – and her priceless personal film collection – caught the attention of Smithsonian Channel producers when they started work more »

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Pan Am Pilot Robert Hicks Luncheon

On May 28, some representatives of the World Wings International (WWI) Boston Chapter were fortunate to meet with former Pan Am Flying Boat First Officer and DC-3 pilot Bob Hicks for lunch at Menotomy Grill & Tavern in Arlington, Mass. more »

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Pan Am Aloha Reunion, Apr 2-5, 2014 by Mary Lou Bigelow

From Apr 2-5, 2014, more than 500 former Pan American World Airways employees from around the globe gathered together at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki in Oahu, HI to celebrate the airline’s importance in opening up passenger travel throughout the more »

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Pan Am’s Dixie-Clipper Reunion Monaco Nov 1-4, 2012

   For four days, November 1-4, 2012, 500+/- former Pan American Airways (1927-1991) pilots, flight attendants and sales & traffic personnel gathered at Le Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel in Monte Carlo, Principality of Monaco to celebrate the 75th anniversary of more »

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How My Flying Career Began!

Back in the 1950’s, women’s career choices were few – social work, teaching, nursing, and such.  After graduation from UMass Amherst in 1959, I had but one wish for a career!  What truly interested me was to see Europe and more »

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Reflections of a TWA & PAN AM Flight Attendant

Reflections of a former PAN AM stewardess from 1962 to 1964. How the new PAN AM TV show has brought back memories of a great life flitting around the world and for pay! Continue reading

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