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Pan Am Museum Foundation Gala, 2018

The Pan Am Museum foundation held their annual gala at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, New York, on September 29th, 2018. The theme was “Bonjour Paris,” in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Pan Am’s first Boeing 707 flight into Paris. Their special guests were Catch Me If You Can author and speaker Frank Abagnale, as well as aviation reporter Christine Negroni, who served as the mistress of ceremonies for the evening.

The Hope Ryden tribute celebrates Hope Ryden, one of the stewardesses aboard that initial flight.

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~ Videos and music courtesy of Robert Genna ~


Pan Am Reunion, Brighton, September 2018


FIHCA Convention 2018 - Vienna

FIHCA is a non-political federation of flight attendants and flight nurses, encouraging and developing friendship and solidarity with those who have shared this career. The yearly FIHCA Convention provides wonderful networking opportunities in a friendly setting. The 2018 convention was held in Vienna, Austria,

There were over 100 attendees, some from the Air France group, others from the Evergreens of Finnair, Sabena, Swissair, and TWA Clipped Wings, but Pan Am had the largest representation with 7 members from Paris and 13 from other World Wings chapters.

The Secretary-General, Françoise Dauzat, Air France, and Delphine Auguste, our Travel Agent, put together a wonderful program. The group thoroughly enjoyed the sights of Vienna, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Many of their buildings date back to the 1800s when the Austro-Hungarian Empire was in its glory. Their Baroque architecture is most attractive and impressive. They also spent a day in Bratislava, Slovakia, some 35 miles away and we were given a walking tour. This too is an interesting city, worth a visit (and tourist-friendly) and return to Vienna was via hydroplane on the Danube.