Robert Gandt Skygods: The Fall of Pan Am

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Skygods: The Fall of Pan Am

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In Skygods, Robert Gandt, a Pan Am pilot for twenty-six years, gives the first inside account of Pan Am's unprecedented demise. To tell the complete story, Gandt interviewed hundreds of former Pan Am airmen and executives. Gandt reveals what really happened in the cockpits, where Pan Am's captains, dressed in Navy-style uniforms, once ruled their ships like petty tyrants. Though Pan Am captains were considered the best and the brightest in the industry, Skygods tells disturbing stories of captains who let stewardesses land their planes, who flew at the wrong altitude and in the wrong direction, and who tragically disappeared along with their planes into the night. Gandt takes readers behind the scenes at Pan Am's executive offices in the landmark Pan Am building - a massive edifice to the founder's personal vision. He shows how a series of impulsive and short-sighted CEOs succeeded in destroying one of America's greatest companies. Pan Am employees were rocked by the company's decision to purchase a domestic carrier - at an eventual cost of nearly a billion dollars. Strapped with debt and flying half-empty planes to places like Monrovia, Rabat, and Lagos, Pan Am then stunned its employees by selling its profitable Pacific routes. The airline that could bend the wills of American presidents was reduced to relying on the Shah of Iran for the financial salvation it would never receive. Ultimately, it was a senseless terrorist act over Scotland that shattered Pan Am forever - and ended an era in American travel. In 1966, Pan Am had reached the zenith of its wealth and influence. Under aviation pioneer Juan Trippe, the airline had risen from the muddy back-waters of Latin America to a place of preeminence in world commerce. Told from points of view of airmen and executives, Skygods gives the inside story on the demise of the world's most experienced airlines.

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It is 1966, and the world's most glamorous airline is at the apogee of its high-flying career.  Pan Am has the greatest fleet of jets, the most international flights, and the fattest balance sheet of any airline in the world.  Pan Am is headed for the stars.

And then something happens.  In this compelling story, award-winning author Robert Gandt tells the inside story of Pan Am's meteoric rise and fall.  You will fly with Pan Am's Skygods and Skygoddesses during the golden age of airline elegance.  You meet the iconic players in the Pan Am saga--Juan Trippe, Charles Lindbergh, Igor Sikorsky, the Shah of Iran.  You will experience the high drama of pioneering transocean flights, wartime exploits in the Pacific, Vietnam, the Middle East, and you will grieve when an act of terrorism sends the great airline to its death.

About the Author:

ROBERT GANDT is a former naval officer, international airline captain, and a prolific military and aviation writer. He is the author of thirteen books, including the novels The Killing Sky and Black Star Rising and the definitive work on modern naval aviation, Bogeys and Bandits. His screen credits include the television series Pensacola: Wings of Gold. His acclaimed account of the Battle for Okinawa, The Twilight Warriors (Broadway Books, 2010) was the winner of the 2011 Morison Award for Naval Literature. He and his wife, Anne, live with their airplanes and two cats in Spruce Creek, a flying community in Daytona Beach, Florida. Visit his website at www.gandt.com

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