MIAMI, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pan Am International Flight Academy is a scheduled stop for the much anticipated "Worldwide Family Reunion" of former Pan Am Employees being held October 20 - 23, 2011 in Miami, Florida.
Former employees, friends and family of Pan Am International Flight Academy's founding airline, Pan American Airways, affectionately known as Pan Am, together with aviation aficionados from all over the globe and every division of the company, are expected to attend the reunion being held in the Dinner Key/Coconut Grove area of Miami. Attendees will be celebrating the Centennial of Aviation in Miami as they honor the enormous part the airline played in shaping aviation history while also marking 20 years since the close of one of the country's most iconic pioneering companies.
Interest in "Pan Am" is at an all-time high. Along with the noteworthy rise and continued success of the former airline's only remaining division, Pan Am International Flight Academy - providing training solutions worldwide, there is the much-anticipated ABC network television series "Pan Am," and the musical "Catch Me If You Can" is now running on Broadway.
Pan Am International Flight Academy president Vito Cutrone enthusiastically welcomes former fellow employees: "...In many ways we are all part of a very special family with an aviation legacy second to none..." Speaking of his own personal experience as a former Pan Am Airways pilot, managing director and head of its training division, Mr. Cutrone said: "...Working for Pan Am was an amazing experience! It wasn't unusual to be treated as if you were the U. S. Ambassador to the country you happened to be in.... such was the respect the airline had throughout the world." PAIFA intends to receive this special group with open arms and provide tours of its facilities and operations, which include over 19 different types of full-flight jet simulators.
The Pan Am Airways Memorabilia Store located within Pan Am International Flight Academy campus at the Miami International Airport, features a combination of original items, reproductions and new products adorned with the Pan Am logo that are difficult to find anywhere else. The staff of the Pan Am Store are all original Pan Am employees and have a wealth of knowledge about the airline.
Other reunion events include a "Hangar Party," to be held in the historic Coast Guard Hangar on the shores of Biscayne Bay in Dinner Key which the original Pan Am Clippers once called home during the pioneering days of aviation, as well as tours of the special exhibit "Aviation in Miami: The First 100 Years" at HistoryMiami in downtown Miami.
For complete reunion schedule and registration details visit: http://www.panamreunion2011.com
Pan Am International Flight Academy website: http://www.PanAmAcademy.com
The link to the memorabilia store can be found at: http://www.PanAmAcademy.com/pan-am-store
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Image list includes: 1) Pan Am heritage illustration 2) Pan Am store 3) PAIFA World headquarters exterior at Miami International Airport 4) PAIFA lobby 5 PAIFA logo 6) B737 NG full flight simulator at Miami training center 8) old Pan Am Airways logo 9) Pan Am Airways planes in 1970s
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