This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Collection Item Summary:
The Clipper "America" First of the New Fleet. Brochure issued by Pan American World Airways, circa 1948-1949. The cover shows two stewardesses standing in front of the nose of a Boeing Model 314 Clipper plane on the ground; another Clipper flies above them (one-quarter front right view). Inner pages feature images and text promoting "The New Double Decked Clipper. Champion of the Skyways!" "The New Double Decked Clipper. Champion of the Skyways!" This open page spread (NASM 9A11625-A) shows illustrations of where Clipper service might take passengers: Hawaii, Europe, or Rio de Janeiro. The bottom of the two-page spread shows a one-half left front view of a Boeing Model 314 Clipper plane on the ground, from above, with passengers boarding. "Your Hotel in the Sky." This four-page spread (NASM 9A11625-B) shows photographs of passenger scenes inside a Boeing Model 314 Clipper plane. Illustrations to the far right depict the effects "Scientific Engineering" on the development of the Clipper. "The New Double Decked Clipper." This completely open spread (NASM 9A11625-C) shows the illustrated cross-section of a Boeing Model 314 Clipper plane (one-half left front view). Page also includes an illustration of a Clipper in flight (one-half left front view), a left side view of a Clipper on the ground, and passenger seating arrangement chart. Back page of "The Clipper "America" First of the New Fleet" brochure (NASM 9A11625-D). Includes pre-printed text and a Pan American World Airways logo in the upper left corner. This is the only black and white page of this brochure.