Madeleine Marr



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Flashback Miami

Pan American Airlines

On Oct. 28, 1927, a small wood-and-fabric plane rolled down a dirt runway in Key West, lifted off and headed for Havana to make the first scheduled international flight of a U.S. airline. It was made by a fledgling firm called Pan American Airways. Though it would later be based in New York City, its links to South Florida were strong, and its presence boosted the world's awareness of Miami.

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