Io Communications began shooting and collecting video material for the documentary as long ago as 1999. Take a peek at some of the adventure that will be a part of the documentary film and educational DVD. Some of these clips are lengthy, so they are best viewed with either a cable modem, DSL, or higher connection.

Pan Am Interviews

  • Valerie Lester
    Pan Am Flight Attendant and author of Fasten Your Seat Belts talks about the aura of the "Blue Ball" (1 MB)
  • Ed Dover
    Pan Am Flight Radio Officer and author of The Long Way Home, talks about the technological marvels in the Boeing 314 (3 MB)
  • Ed Dover
    Pan Am Flight Radio Officer and author of The Long Way Home, talks about the challenges of Captain Robert Ford's round the world flight to bring the Pacific Clipper home at the start of WWII (3.4 MB)
  • Andrew Dawson
    PA Africa Ltd. Mechanic and author of Pan Africa talks about the amazing materials transported by Pan Am Ferries during the early years of WWII. (3.9 MB)
  • Stanley Gewirtz
    Pan VP of External Affairs explains the damage done to Pan Am by not having had early approval to fly domestically. (3 MB)
  • Jay Koren
    Pan Am Flight Attendant and author of The Company We Kept talks about the luxurious service aboard Pan Am's fleet of 377 Stratocruisers. (2.5 MB)
  • Robert Gandt
    Pan Am Captain and author of China Clipper and Skygods talks about what made the early flying boat captains a breed apart in the company. (2.3 MB)
  • Robert Gandt
    Pan Am Captain and author of China Clipper and Skygods talks about the excitement felt by pilots who flew for the world's most experienced airline. (3.2 MB)
  • Robert Gandt
    Pan Am Captain and author of China Clipper and Skygods talks about the aftermath of Lockerie for Pan AM. (3.1 MB)
  • Robert Gandt
    Pan Am Captain and author of China Clipper and Skygods talks about how America could have been more prepared for 911 if they had learned some lessons from Lockerbie (3.1 MB)

The Baby Clipper
The producers of On the Wings of Giants have obtained permission to film this one-of-a-kind Sikorsky S-43 flying boat. It is the last operating Sikorsky of its era and was also the private corporate aircraft for Howard Hughes (9 MB)

On the Wings of Giants Trailer
Watch a trailer for the documentary film featuring stock footage* and photos from the Pan Am archives. (15.5 MB)

* film footage use courtesy of Thor Johnson.

 
 

 

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