Display Status This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

From 1949 until 1988, Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) was a United States airline headquartered in San Diego, California. Founded by Kenneth Friedkin, PSA was the first large discount airline in the United States. PSA was initially operated as an intrastate airline in California, but expanded to other western states cities, as well as to several cities in Mexico, after the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978. PSA eventually merged into USAir. PSA's corporate culture was known for its humor and friendliness; the airline's slogan was "The World's Friendliest Airline," and its trademark was a smile painted on the nose of each plane while its accompanying advertising campaign employed the phase, "Catch Our Smile."



Processing Information

Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2019.


Pacific Air Lines




June Moore Irey, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0036


0.11 Cubic feet (One 16 mm reel)


This donation consists of Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) employee film entitled, "Catch Us!"


No restrictions on access


Collection descriptions

Archival materials

16mm films

Arrangement note

Only one item.

Scope and Contents

This donation consists of a 31 minute 16 mm color sound Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) employee film entitled, "Catch Us!"


16mm films


Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.

Topics Aeronautics


Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) Employee Film, NASM.2019.0036, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

Finding Aid Online Finding Aid