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Pan Am Wings to Hawaii Boeing 377 Stratocruiser DVD
Pan Am Wings to Hawaii Boeing 377 Stratocruiser DVD

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Product Code: AVP-023


This beautiful color film begins in a New England small town with a new couple who have just wed.

Next we find the couple atop the Mark Hopkins building in San Francisco enjoying a panaromic view before heading off to the Pan Am Clipper Boeing 377 for a flight to Hawaii. The couple is seen boarding Pan American World Airways Strato Clipper Clipper Bald Eagle.

The Boeing 377 Stratocruiser was a luxurious long-range postwar prop airliner. Its pressurized cabin could hold about 100 passengers or sleeping berths for up to 28 berthed and 5 seated passengers. One distinctive feature was a lower-deck lounge, reached by a spiral staircase from the upper-deck, that inspired the one on the later 747 jumbo. Only about 56 were built as airliners and by the early 60's, they were quickly obsoleted by the success of the Boeing 707 jetliner.

We see passengers and luggage boarding the aircraft. Shots and views of and from the cockpit are seen. Engines turning up, without the ever present oil smoke clouds, We then see takeoff and flight over San Francisco in a large roomy first class cabin with sleeperette seats.

During the long over water flight the captain comes back to greet passengers and then it is time to eat. The stewardess prepares the cabin for meals. We see a big Clipper flying kitchen which prepares 7 course meals for hungry passengers.

The passengers wander to the lower deck, where the bar and lounge serves drinks to fellow passengers. While upstairs, bed sized bearths are readied for passengers to sleep in.

The next morning the Pan Am Clipper arrives in Hawaii and passengers are exiting PAA N90944, Clipper Romance of the Skies. This Clipper was involved in the 2nd worst accident involving a Boeing 377 when on November 8, 1957 the aircraft crashed into the Pacific Ocean, 940 miles east of Honolulu.

Passengers depart into the Honolulu Airport terminal.

The remainder of the film shows us everything you would expect to see in Hawaii in the early to mid 1950s. We see dancing, guys on huge surfboards, outrigger canoes, etc.

In NTSC DVD format and region-free with a total run time length of 25 minutes. Please note that because of the age and rarity of these films, quality can vary. Packaged in a clear plastic C-Shell case without paper graphics.

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