Indiana Jones Sat Here

by Indiana Jones Wiki On a related note to The Hawaii Clipper, the sister plane China Clipper depicted in Raiders of the Lost Ark should be a Martin M-130 plane, but during the filming of the movie, the production crew discovered that there was a Short Solent Mark III flying boat undergoing restoration in Oakland. Short Solents…

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The Story Behind the Manufacturer of The Hawaii Clipper

byJake Hardiman | Simply Flying When it comes to US postwar airliners, Douglas’s piston-engined designs like the DC-4 spring to mind. However, originally based in California, a now largely forgotten manufacturer called the Glenn L. Martin Company also threw its hat into the ring. In the beginning While The Martin Company’s best-known airliners flew in…

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Pan Am PBS Documentary “Across the Pacific: Another Ocean” Pt. III

by Moreno/Lyons Productions in association withThe Pan Am Museum Foundation The third and last episode of the new Pan Am documentary entitled “Another Ocean” is streaming on the website of Virginia Public Media, the “presenting” PBS station. (View here…) https://www.pbs.org/video/crossing-the-pacific-across-the-pacific-another-ocean-a456bz/ Defying the skeptics, Pan Am builds an airway to Asia, allowing its airplanes to hopscotch across the world’s widest…

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Pan Am PBS Documentary “Across The Pacific: Latin Laboratory” Pt. II

by Moreno/Lyons Productions in association withThe Pan Am Museum Foundation Air Tourism Begins in “Across The Pacific: Latin Laboratory” The second episode of the new Pan Am documentary entitled “Latin Laboratory” is streaming on the website of Virginia Public Media, the “presenting” PBS station.  https://player.pbs.org/viralplayer/3043058025/ The third and last episode “Another Ocean” will be available online through PBS…

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Choy’s China Clipper Restaurant

Never give up hope!  I have to remind myself those words from time to time. I recently had the pleasure of visiting Journal Square in Jersey City, New Jersey a few weeks ago and time sure has had its impact on the location that hosted Wah Sun Choy’s China Clipper Restaurant (lower left corner under…

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Getting ready for round III

Here is a very short montage of video I took on my last visit to Micronesia. As you can see, this effort had a lot of moving parts and many people making those parts work as smooth as possible. I could not take on an effort of this magnitude all by myself so my dear…

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Found!

Well here is a lucky find today! I just received an original postcard of a restaurant called the China Clipper from either the late 1930s or early 1940s. According to my research, Wah Sun (Watson) Choy, a passenger on the Hawaii Clipper caring a very large some of money to his brother Frank in China,…

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75th Anniversary of the Loss of the Hawaii Clipper

July 29, 1938, the Hawaii Clipper, on trip #229, was presumedly lost at sea 75 years ago today. The flying boat service between San Francisco Bay and Manila Bay required approximately sixty hours of flying time over six days with intermediate stops at Pearl Harbor, Midway Atoll, Wake Island and Guam. The Hawaii Clipper disappeared…

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The Hawaii Clipper Breaks its Silence at the Smithsonian Udvar Hazy Museum

On Monday, April 8, 2013 I had the honor and privilege of speaking about the Hawaii Clipper to the Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Aviation Historical Society at the Smithsonian Udvar Hazy Museum.  The time “flew” by but I think we had some excellent discussions about the mystery and the status of my research….

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A New Video for a New Year

Hello Friends, As we all turn the page from 2012 to 2013, I would like to first thank you for your constant support and belief in this project.  I am most humbled by your kindness and generosity in helping to solve this long lost mystery.  Together, we will actually fulfill that ambition this year.  In…

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