PanAm Historical World Tour Tour Details

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Description: Introduction In December, 1941 at the outbreak of World War II, A Boeing 314 “Clipper”, registration NC18609A, was inadvertently diverted from its original planned route from Treasure Island San Francisco to Auckland, NZ with stops in between along its Pacific route. On December 2nd, 1941, The Pacific Clipper departed from Treasure Island San Francisco to Auckland, New Zealand and a return leg back to San Francisco. Stops along the way would be Los Angeles, Honolulu, Canton Is, Suva, Fiji, Noumea, and Auckland. As they progressed on their route over the next few days, Pearl Harbor was attacked on Dec 7, 1941, resulting in the aircrew being notified that after unloading passengers they were required to return to the US immediately so that the aircraft could be repurposed for the war effort. In order for this to occur, they would need to seek an alternate route away from the Pacific. This would result in a flight of over 20,000 miles! 20000 miles-Flight left Dec 2 and Landed at destination Jan 6th For this MEC route, I have substituted land airports situated at the same locations- as the B-314 was a large floatplane and would have arrived at waterstrips. Also, some of the original names of countries and cities have changed in some instances, so I have matched those up as well. Historical Info If you’re interested in reading a detailed account of the flight, click the link below: https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/12/21/at-this-time-in-1941-a-clipper-plane-was-trying-to-get-home-the-hard-way-flying-around-the-world/
PanAm Historical World Tour

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Tour Flights

Leg Departure Arrival Flight Aircraft Distance
1San Francisco International Airport (KSFO)Los Angeles International Airport (KLAX)TORPAA101B737-800293 nm
2Los Angeles International Airport (KLAX)Honolulu International Airport (PHNL)TORPAA102B737-8002218 nm
3Honolulu International Airport (PHNL)Canton Airport (PCIS)TORPAA103B737-8001658 nm
4Canton Airport (PCIS)Nausori International Airport (NFNA)TORPAA104B737-8001081 nm
5Nausori International Airport (NFNA)La Tontouta International Airport (NWWW)TORPAA105B737-800736 nm
6La Tontouta International Airport (NWWW)Auckland International Airport (NZAA)TORPAA106B737-8001004 nm
7Auckland International Airport (NZAA)Gladstone Airport (YGLA)TORPAA107B737-8001446 nm
8Gladstone Airport (YGLA)Darwin International Airport (YPDN)TORPAA108B737-8001346 nm
9Darwin International Airport (YPDN)Juanda International Airport (WARR)TORPAA109B737-8001111 nm
10Juanda International Airport (WARR)China Bay Airport (VCCT)TORPAA110B737-8002119 nm
11China Bay Airport (VCCT)Jinnah International Airport (OPKC)TORPAA111B737-8001269 nm
12Jinnah International Airport (OPKC)Bahrain International Airport (OBBI)TORPAA112B737-800898 nm
13Bahrain International Airport (OBBI)Khartoum International Airport (HSSS)TORPAA113B737-8001197 nm
14Khartoum International Airport (HSSS)Ndjili International Airport (FZAA)TORPAA114B737-8001572 nm
15Ndjili International Airport (FZAA)Augusto Severo Airport (SBNT)TORPAA115B777-300ER3031 nm
16Augusto Severo Airport (SBNT)LaGuardia Airport (KLGA)TORPAA116B777-300ER3517 nm
17LaGuardia Airport (KLGA)Los Angeles International Airport (KLAX)TORPAA117B737-8002141 nm
Total Distance Of Tour: 26637 nm

Pilot's Progress

START: KSFOLeg: 1 To: KLAXLeg: 2 To: PHNLLeg: 3 To: PCISLeg: 4 To: NFNALeg: 5 To: NWWWLeg: 6 To: NZAALeg: 7 To: YGLALeg: 8 To: YPDNLeg: 9 To: WARRLeg: 10 To: VCCTLeg: 11 To: OPKCLeg: 12 To: OBBILeg: 13 To: HSSSLeg: 14 To: FZAALeg: 15 To: SBNTLeg: 16 To: KLGALeg: 17 To: KLAXComplete
1Jon Richardson - MEC0013
2Tom Taylor - MEC0031    

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