Re: About Pan Am
Posted by Ken Baker on 5/24/2012, 8:55 pm, in reply to "About Pan Am"
Alberto---Wish I could help more but I did scan through the "1977 Pilot's Seniority List" and was unable to find a 'Clark J'---He had probably retired by that time and I have little or no information from earlier times---Must add that I spent a year stationed in Sydney-town and enjoyed everything except driving on the wrong side of the road---Flying out of New York got me to B.A. several times---Hope you're able to find out more about Captain J. Clark---KB |
: I came to Australia from Argentina with Pan
: I left Buenos Aires on Thursday 29th of
: February 1968.
: We went first to the USA, with stopover in
: Panama and Guatemala.
: The day after we left Los Angeles towards
: Sydney, with stopovers in Hawaii and Fiji.
: After we left Hawaii, (it was night
: flying)and after passing the half point one
: of the turbines started "flashing"
: due to a malfanction of an injector.
: There was some alarm in the plane but the
: Captain spoke a few words and everyone
: calmed down.
: We continued flying on only three turbines,
: and landed in Fiji on three turbines, as the
: Captain informed us after we left Fije quite
: a few hours late because the faulty turbine
: injector was repaired in Fiji.
: On out way to Sydney, the Captain come out
: of the cockpit an spoke with us for quite a
: It was then that we learned a bit about him.
: His name was Jim Clark, he learned to fly
: wiht the American Navy during War World 2 in
: the pacific theatre of the war.
: He said he flew several aircraft at first,
: but then he got the fly the Ventura
: aircraft, they were submarine hunters.
: That experience was firmly engraved in my
: mind and especially more in my heart.
: Can somebody tell me a bit more about
: Captain Jim Clark?.
: People's response will be very much
: Thank you very much. ALBERTO AGUSTIN