Pan American Seaplanes.

Responding to Pan American’s need for a flying boat with a greater range and carrying capacity than any aircraft to date, the Glenn L. Martin Company of Middle River, Maryland, began building Model M-130 in 1932. Three of the all-metal, high wing flying boats were delivered during 1935 and 1936. The M-130 China Clipper inaugurated Pan American’s transpacific airline service on November 22, 1935 flying from San Francisco Bay to Manila Harbor via Hawaii. By mastering the 2,410 miles from California to Hawaii, the longest segment of the transpacific route and the world’s most challenging route in commercial aviation, the China Clipper eliminated the last barrier to global air transport.

The Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation of Stratford, Connecticut, delivered ten model S-42 aircraft to Pan American between 1934 and 1937. With long-range modification they met the clients demand for “a high speed, multi-motored flying boat having a cruising range of 2,500 miles against 30 mile per hour head winds, and providing accommodation for a crew of four with together with at least 300 pounds of mail.” The S-42 flew the survey flights for the transpacific routes from 1935 to 1937. It was later used for passenger service between Manila and Hong Kong.

FSX and FS2004 Martin 130 Clipper.
The Martin 130 flying boat were used for Pan American for the first airliner service across the Pacific Ocean. The route was San Francisco - Manila via Hawaii, Midway Island, Wake Island and Guam. Only three M130s were built, and NC14716 'China Clipper' was the first, serving with PanAm from 1935 to 1942, when it was taken over by the U.S. Navy. The model works with FS2004, FSX and FSX SP2. By Jens B. Kristensen

FS2004 Pan Am Sikorsky S-42 "Brazilian Clipper
Sikorsky 4-engine flying boat flown by Pan American Airways 1934-1944. Used in Caribbean and South America, carrying up to 32 passengers and 5 crew. Range 1200 miles at cruising speed of 150 mph. At the time it was the largest plane built in the United States. NC-822M was the first of ten S-42s delivered to Pan Am. FSDS3.5 model with virtual cockpit, passenger compartment, custom XML gauges including prop synchronizer. Animated fore and aft hatches. Model based on Sikorsky documents from New England Air Museum and photos from U. of Miami library. A flying boat, not an amphibian. No true landing gear, but beaching gear provided. Can be taxied in and out of water. By George Diemer.

FS2004 Pan American Sikorsky S-43 NC-15063
FS2004 Pan American Sikorsky S-43 NC-15063. Sikorsky twin-engine amphibian built in 1935. Nicknamed "Baby Clipper". Used by Pan Am in Latin America and Caribbean, mostly by Panagra and Panair do Brasil. Top speed over 190 mph. Range 730 miles at cruising speed of 184 mph. Carries 15 passengers. Can take off in 900 feet, in 15 seconds. FSDS3.5 model with virtual cockpit and passenger cabin. By George Diemer.

FS2004 Pan Am Sikorsky S-38
FS2004 Pan Am Sikorsky S-38 twin-engined amphibian, registration NC-144M. One of 38 S-38s operated by Pan American or its subsidiaries. S-38s flew the Caribbean routes from Miami to Cuba, Haiti, Santo Domingo, Puerto Rico, and Central America. FS2004 model with reflective textures, animated gear and cabin/cargo hatches. Optional engine cowlings with F8 key. Landing lights and extra radio gear included. Magneto/starters work in VC. Panel includes XML gauges adapted from Vega and DC-3 defaults. Includes list of some Caribbean destinations, with NDB frequencies. Includes 1930-31 Pan Am route maps from Bjorn Larsson's collection. By George Diemer.