Pan Am China Clipper Landing

Ever wonder what a Martin M-130 Flying Boat sounds like as it lands?

Usually any archive footage of the Pan am Clippers has a soundtrack of musical instruments however in this rare motion picture clip, you will hear the four Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S2A5G Twin Wasp 14-cylinder radial engines singing their own tune as it lands near Alameda California.  The aircraft shown is the Philippine Clipper – NC 14715.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. James T. Lee, MD says:

    Nice sound. . . .wish there had been more to hear.


    1. Jon Derr says:

      Great sound! Too bad this was not shot in color! Do you happen to have the same thing for the Boeing 314 Clipper, or know where I can get it?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s