The "Dixie Clipper" was a Boeing 314 Clipper long-range flying boat, capable of trans-oceanic flights. The Dixie Clipper introduced the first trans-Atlantic flight from New York to Europe. The aircraft included sponsons-stubby wing-like structures at the waterline of the hull to stabilize the aircraft in the water, act as a gangway for passengers, and provide added lift in the air. The aircraft was built for luxury travel--a one-way ticket to Europe cost $675 (equivalent to $12,000 in 2019). The first passenger carrying transatlantic flight departed New York on June 28, 1939 with 22 passengers. Passengers were served five and six-course dinners on fine china. All B-314 Clipper aircraft have been lost or destroyed. Interesting fact: This aircraft provided the first presidential flight to the Casablanca Conference in 1943.
This specific model is painted in the Pan Am paint scheme. Pan American World Airways was founded in 1927 as a scheduled air mail and passenger service operating between Key West FL and Havana, Cuba. The airline has become a major company credited with many innovations that shaped the international airline industry, including the widespread use of jet aircraft, jumbo jets, and computerized reservation systems.
This handcrafted model is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail and makes a great gift for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.
- 1/100 Scale Model
- 18.5 Inch Wingspan
- 12.5 Inch Length
- Material Mahogany Wood