There’s an ancestral relation between Nanny Trippe of The Trippe Gallery and Juan Trippe, founder of Pan American Airways. This Saturday the gallery will be hosting a book signing by the authors of PanAm: Personal Tributes to a Global Pioneer from 12-3 pm. In 1927, Pan American Airways was modestly launched with a contract to fly the U.S. Mail from Key West to Havana, Cuba.
During 2017, friends and supporters of Pan Am commemorated this landmark event with the publication of a special 90th Anniversary volume that looks back at the history of the airline that helped mold the international commercial airline industry of today. A true collector’s item, this commemorative book contains more than 80 stories written by former Pan Am employees and international media friends who had personal experience with many of Pan Am’s key events during its history. The anthology recounts the history of Pan Am from its first flight to its very last.
Author Jeff Kriendler joined Pan Am in 1968 after graduation from Cornell University where he later lectured. Following a broad avenue of experience spanning in-flight services and public relations, he was named VP-Corporate Communications in 1982, remaining in that post until Pan Am’s demise in 1991. He is Contributing Editor for Airways Magazine and has produced three airline employee anthologies on Pan Am, Eastern Air Lines and Trans World Airlines. His 50-year career in aviation has provided painful lessons in Crisis Communications. He is Chairman of the Communications Committee of the Pan Am Historical Foundation.
James P. Baldwin is an author, speaker and consultant in the airline industry. With over 30-years experience in commercial aviation, he lectures on aviation matters around the globe. Mr. Baldwin is the author of The Evolution of the Airline Industry: Regulation, Events and Influencing Factors, Pan American World Airways – Images of a Great Airline and the blog “The Pan Am Series”. He also co-edited Pan American World Airways – Aviation History through the Words of its People with Jeff Kriendler. A retired Commander from the U.S. Naval Reserve, Mr. Baldwin obtained his J.D. Degree at the American University Washington College of Law and his A.B. Degree in International Relations at the University of Southern California.
For more information or to reserve a copy please call 410-310-8727, firstname.lastname@example.org