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Pan Am Flt Engineer / Pilot  Picnic

Saturday  September 16th, 2017

The Villages Golf and Country Club,  San Jose, CA

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM                     $25 per person

Lunch at 12:30 PM includes : Grilled Tri-Tip, Grilled Chicken Breasts, Baked Beans,  Mixed Green Salad, Rolls/Butter, Grilled Vegetables.Dessert (Costco Cookies) Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks, Water. Two Bocce Ball Courts Available for Entertainment.  There will be a prize for furthest traveled south, east and north. (Earliest Check already won by Bill Doss)


PLEASE:  checks by Wednesday September 6th, 2017!  Caterer requires a firm commitment a week in advance so last minute makes it tough!      Send check payable to: Dan Affourtit 7851 Prestwick Circle, San Jose, CA 95135-2143 and marked for “Pan Am Picnic”. My E-Mail is dan_a4t@comcast.net; (408) 723-2397.   Incl. your E-Mail and any other on the list you recognize as out of date or changed recently!

DIRECTIONS: To get to “The Villages” from Hwy. 101 North or South exit at Yerba Buena Rd., proceed East (left turn) to the 4th or 5th stoplight (San Felipe Rd.), turn right and proceed to the 1st stoplight (Villages Parkway), turn left to The Villages and follow the signs for “Visitors” (Left side of entrance). At the Gate tell the guard you are attending the Pan Am Picnic. He will check your name on the “Invite list” and direct you to the Picnic Grounds (Gazebo Park), which is straight ahead and just past the 2nd STOP sign, on the right side. Upon arrival please check in at The Gazebo and get a name tag. Thank you.         Drive safe and “blue side up”!!!!    Dan

25th Annual Family Reunion
& Oktoberfest
Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Two Steps Downtown Grille, Ives St., Danbury, CT

Luncheon Buffet – from 1400 to 1700

Cost is $26.00 per person

Contact Alan Vale for more information at (203) 778-2993


APRIL 22 – MAY 6, 2018

TransAtlantic Cruise on
The Royal Navigator of the Seas
from Miami to Southampton, England

Come join us as we prepare once again for a fabulous reunion cruise! Watch for more information in the Clipper Pioneers newsletter.

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Pan Am Reunion
scheduled for Foynes & Limerick, Ireland

May 2018
(to coincide with arrival
in Southampton, England
of the Annual Reunion Cruise above)

More information in the Clipper Pioneers newsletter


The Pan Am Historical Foundation raises funds on an on-going basis as it pursues its goal of establishing The Pan Am Historical Museum. On the registration form we are asking folks to indicate if they plan to bring Pan Am memorabilia for a fund raising auction / raffle. Please be selective with your memorabilia donations. This is not a “garage sale’ type of activity. In other words we are not looking for folks to bring those boxes stored in the attic or basement. Be selective and bring just a couple of small items that will be of interest for auctioning or a raffle prize. Items not sold will be returned to the donor.

Stay tuned for future updates. Regards, Al Topping


Clipper Pioneers Miami luncheon reminder:
The monthly Clipper Pioneers luncheon with former Pan Am cockpit crew members is held at noon LAST Thursday of each month at the Mystic/Spirit Restaurant, 7250 NW 11 Street, Miami. (Near the SW corner of Miami Intl Airport)

Exception: November and December luncheon will be on the THIRD Thursday, due to holidays.
No reservations necessary however try to show up a little early to chat and get a seat.

Submitted by Harvey Benefield


Every 3rd Thursday, there is a lunch at Two Steps Downtown Grille in Danbury, CT. We meet at the bar for enrichment at 1200. The cost is $12 and that includes a mug of soup, usually black bean, and a burger, sandwich, wrap or salad. Soft drinks or coffee are included. Pay for your beer.

These meetings started about 15 years ago, and are held every month except April when we hold the Clipper Pioneer lunch in Port Jefferson, NY.
~Alan Vale



We meet the second Tuesday of every quarter at the Continental Inn in Yardley, PA at 1200 for a bit of BS before going to our private conference room upstairs for lunch.

Been going on since 1992 and it’s a great way to stay together. Contact: Chris Blaydon 215 757 6229 or cblayd@aol.com


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Maiden of the
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Information from this website about the Hindenburg.

Interesting photographs and biography of a woman who had a lot of firsts in aviation. Something I do not recall seeing before.. Great old pictures… Stu

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The VA has published their Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents Booklet for 2008. An easy-to-read reference guide, it provides the most current information about your earned benefits. You can download the 153 page booklet at the following website –click here.