Pan-American Goodwill Flight of 1926 and 1927 Maps

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2006.0021
Creators:
National Geographic Magazine
Dates:
bulk 1921-1927
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
Enter vol amt Cubic feet
(1 box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the following two color National Geographic Magazine Maps, which have been hand-annotated, presumably by advance officer Ivan Moorman, with the route of the Pan-American Goodwill Flight of 1926 and 1927: "The Countries of the Caribbean including Mexico, Central America," "The West Indies and the Panama Canal," copyright 1922, size 25 by 44 inches; and "Map of South America," copyright 1921, size 25.75 x 36.5 inches.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Pan-American Goodwill Flight of 1926 and 1927 was proposed by Major General Mason Patrick, Chief of the US Army Air Corps. He suggested a flight through Mexico and Central and South America to improve relations with Latin American countries, to encourage commercial aviation, and to provide valuable training for Air Corps personnel. Supporters of the flight hoped also that the mission would interest the Latin American nations in US aircraft and engines, emphasize the advantages of aviation for transportation and communications in regions that were without rail or road transport, and help stimulate the struggling US aircraft industry. The 22,000 mile flight, made by ten pilots in five Loening OA-1A amphibians, began on December 21, 1926, from San Antonio, Texas. The course extended through Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica; across the Panama Canal to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia; down the west coast of South America to Valdivia, Chile; across the Andes Mountains to Bahia Blanca, Argentina; north to Montevideo, Uruguay; up to Paraguay; back down the Paran√° River; along the coasts of Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, the Guianas, and Venezuela; thence through the West Indies and up the coast of the United States to Washington, DC.
Biographical / Historical
Advance officers visited all the planned stops, selected landing areas, arranged the diplomatic schedule, and selected representatives who were contracted to store the advance shipments of engines, spare parts, and other supplies. One of these advance officers was Lieutenant Ivan Moorman (died 1928) .

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Pamela M. Staffier, Gift, 2006

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Pan-American Goodwill Flight of 1926 and 1927 Maps, Accession number 2006-0021, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Loening OA-1A Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Central America Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Endurance flights Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Flights Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
South America Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Central America Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mexico Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Latin America Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maps Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moorman, Ivan. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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