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TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Pan Am

In 1927, a crucial air mail transport task from Key West to Havana led to the formation of Pan Am. Initially an air mail carrier, the widely known airline grew to become prosperous and successful, allowing for a well-remembered legacy that continues to fly high today. During the early years of their history, the carrier operated numerous types of flying boats, the most popular being a fleet of Boeing B-314s. By 1931, these aircraft earned nicknames which included the word…