Good Morning to all and yes another week of my life/our lives has come to an end and it’s time to get ready for the weekend. This week we will continue with the Delta series, and let the ads tell the story, but before we do that lets look at the S-42. This is the last of the Sikorsky flying boats for us to talk about and next week I will highlight the Martin (M-130) Clipper. Sikorsky produced numerous flying boats beginning with the S-34 and ending with the S-44. Pan Am originally used the S-34 for load testing and opted not to purchase the five aircraft Sikorsky had loaned them because they were too small and underpowered; however, Pan Am did purchase a small fleet of the S-38 and S-41. The S-41 was a modified S-38 and all of these were used in South America and the Caribbean. Take a look at the link on the S-42 and take a trip down memory lane. Now, let’s take a look at the ads of the time as we continue the story of Delta Airlines.
Hope you enjoyed this look back at the commercial development of Delta through the ads of the time. Next week we will finish up with the Delta story and then I want to share with you a chapter from my book “The Quest for Aviation Gold.” Until then, please remember not to compromise your integrity as an Aviator or betray the trust of fellow Aviators. Maintain a standard that shows respect for those who came before you and for those who will follow in your footsteps—-Aviators are professionals and must never compromise that standard by accepting a level of pay that is not consistent with their skills. As an Aviator you are a ……………
“Gatekeeper of the Third Dimension.”
October 28, 2011