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Across the Pacific | Crossing of the Pacific Ocean by Pan American Airways

Across the Pacific
Sundays at 6 pm in August

ACROSS THE PACIFIC tells the story of a great milestone in aviation history: the 1935 crossing of the Pacific Ocean by a Pan American Airways flying boat known as the China Clipper. The documentary series recounts the development of this technological innovation led by Pan Am’s chief executive Juan Trippe, pilot Charles Lindbergh, airplane engineer Igor Sikorsky and radio engineer Hugo Leuteritz with dramatic re-enactments, interviews with historians and biographers, and archival photographs, newsreel clips and film.

Pan Am Historical Foundation

Across the Pacific Short Trailer

Across the Pacific: the new series for public television about the beginnings, rise, and triumph of Pan American American Airways in bridging the Pacific. See more about it here: https://www.panam.org/about/606-across-the-pacific-film


WTVP

Across the Pacific | Epsiode 1

Episode One: Airline executive Juan Trippe, pilot Charles Lindbergh, airplane builder Igor Sikorsky and radio engineer Hugo Leuteritz join forces to build an airline to Latin America as Pan Am takes flight.

Episode 1 | Airborne
Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 6 pm | WTVP-HD 47.1

Airline executive Juan Trippe, pilot Charles Lindbergh, airplane builder Igor Sikorsky and radio engineer Hugo Leuteritz join forces to build an airline to Latin America as Pan Am takes flight.


Episode 2 | Latin Laboratory
Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 6 pm | WTVP-HD 47.1

Pan Am builds larger flying boats and harnesses radio for navigation as it dominates service to Latin America. Juan Trippe’s plans to cross the Atlantic are dashed when Britain bars his planes from landing. Then he sets his sights on the Pacific instead.

WTVP

Across the Pacific | Epsiode 2

Episode Two - Pan Am builds larger flying boats and harnesses radio for navigation as it dominates service to Latin America. Juan Trippe’s plans to cross the Atlantic are dashed when Britain bars his planes from landing. Then he sets his sights on the Pacific instead.


WTVP

Across the Pacific | Episode 3

Defying the skeptics, Pan Am builds an airway to Asia, allowing the China Clipper to hopscotch across the world’s widest ocean by landing at five stepping stone islands: Hawaii, Midway, Wake Island, Guam and the Philippines.

Episode 3 | Another Ocean
Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 6 pm | WTVP-HD 47.1

Defying the skeptics, Pan Am builds an airway to Asia, allowing the China Clipper to hopscotch across the world’s widest ocean by landing at five stepping stone islands: Hawaii, Midway, Wake Island, Guam and the Philippines.