July 29 – Seventy Eight Years Ago

On this day, seventy eight years ago, flight 229 vanished into history. If you have been following this blog; you know the story and where we are in the effort to bring an answer to the many questions that still exist of how and why it disappeared. Today we wish our continued sympathies and respect…

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Here’s Where You Come In (Part 2)…

Hello Again! As you recall from yesterday’s poll, we’re making an effort to improve your experience with The Lost Clipper website, blog, and social media pages including facebook, twitter and our youtube channel. We hope you can take a moment to answer a few questions about your experience here on the blog.  As you’ll note,…

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Here’s Where You Come In (Part 1)…

Hello All! In an effort to improve your experience with The Lost Clipper website, blog, and social media pages including facebook, twitter and our youtube channel we hope you can take a moment to answer a few questions about your experience here on the blog.  As you’ll note, we recently changed the look of the…

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One Week Away…

In less than a week, it will be the 78th anniversary of the Hawaii Clipper vanishing.  For almost 80 years, not a single bolt,  photo or other piece of evidence has been located.   So why do we still care?  Because for one thing, I have stood on the very ground where I am certain the…

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Interviewing a Presidential Appointed Expert

Investigating The Lost Clipper… interviewing a presidential appointed expert in aeronautical and aerospace risk management and crash analysis… This is going to be good.  Details to follow soon!

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Today, It’s About Independence and How We Got Here

By Jeff Riegel Here in the United States, today marks 240 years of Independence. Back then, the Continental Army fought the British Redcoats.  50,000 Patriot soldiers were lost*.  Every year since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, we Americans celebrate that independence and our fallen soldiers who made us who we are today. Just…

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Memories of Days Past

Memorial Day: May 30, 2016 Here in the United States, today is Memorial Day.  We wanted to share with you a brief video that has great impact, especially today, no matter where you are in this world.   Stephen Clouse and Guy produced, edited and put this together for The Freedom Alliance. Freedom Alliance supports…

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The Martin 156 “Super Clipper” #19167

You may know the story of the three Martin Ocean Transport Model-130s (M-130) purchased by Pan Am Airways in 1935, but how about the lone model 156?  Hopefully, this new accounting of the “Super Clipper”  will be the most detailed to date thanks to information gleaned from old Soviet materials of Aeroflot airways. On April…

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May 10th Clipper Anniversary

On this day in 1937, aviation pioneer Glenn Martin, who built the China Clipper class M-130 flying boats, retraced his 1912 flight plan twenty five years earlier in a self-built seaplane from Newport Bay California thirty four miles to Avalon on Catalina Island. Doing so broke the earlier English Channel record for an over-water flight…

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Is it? Could it? What do you think?

You may think I’m seeing something just because I want to, or perhaps my vision is starting to fail, or maybe that I could be just a bit crazy.  So how about helping my tired eyes look over the following images and “see” if you can “see” what I’m “seeing.” The photo above is from…

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Long Lost Photo of Hawaii Clipper

Every now and then the Internet still manages to surprise me.  This week I purchased an image that was apparently lodged in someones personal photo album from the late 1930’s of a vacation to Hawaii and wouldn’t you know, right next to grandma was the Hawaii Clipper.  I have long believed that I had seen…

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