The Pan Am Podcast

Episode 7: Supersonic Transports, An Angry JFK, and Flying the Line

October 20, 2021 Pan Am Museum Foundation Season 1 Episode 7
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Episode 7: Supersonic Transports, An Angry JFK, and Flying the Line
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Show Notes

In this episode we will be exploring the 1960s race for the first supersonic passenger aircraft between the United States, the Soviet Union, and a British-French partnership. 

Then we are joined by Becky Sprecher, a Pan Am flight attendant and co-author with Paula Helfrich of “Flying: A Novel,”  a historical fiction book about Pan Am crews flying over the Pacific in the 1970s.

To purchase the book, “Flying: A Novel,” please visit the Museum’s online store:

To watch the late 1960s Boeing promotional film “You, Me, and the SST” mentioned in this episode, visit:

Julia Cooke wrote a moving article about the incredible life of the late Paula Zoe Helfrich in Atavist Magazine:

The mission of the Pan Am Museum Foundation is “to educate, celebrate,and inspire present and future generations by preserving historical and diverse personal stories of Pan American World Airways.”

Pan Am was a pioneer in air travel and still stands as one of the most iconic and innovative airlines in aviation history. 

That legacy lives on at the Pan Am Museum in Garden City, New York, where you can explore the rich history of the aircrafts and individuals at the heart of the company known as The World’s Most Experienced Airline.

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