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Pan Am Academy featured on Times Square Billboard December 5, 2012

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Pan Am International Flight Academy Participating in Singapore APATS 2012 August 8, 2012

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Aug 6 2012, MIAMI —  Pan Am International Flight Academy will again participate in the annual Asia Pacific Airline Training Symposium 2012 (APATS 2012) being held August 28-29 in Singapore.

Mr. Gregory Darrow, Pan Am's Senior Director of Sales will be on hand to discuss Pan Am’s exciting new training center partnership with Panda Training Center and All Nippon Airways Training Center.  Pan Am is now able to offer simulator training and type ratings in Tokyo on the Boeing 737-NG, Boeing 737-300, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 767, Boeing 777 and Airbus-320.

Pan Am has continued its 2012 expansion plans by growing their service capability in the region through strategic partnerships, adding locations, and providing flexible training solutions.  We offer more type ratings on more aircraft types than any other training company including Airbus, Boeing, MacDonnell Douglas, Embraer, Bombardier, Saab, and Cessna with Certifications for FAA, EASA and ICAO Civil Aviation Authorities, Recurrent Training, Crew Training, Aircraft Delivery and Flight Test, Safety & Emergency, Aircraft Dispatcher, Flight Attendant Training and ATC Courses.

The company can be found at booth 32 within the exhibit hall.

As the only surviving division of Pan American Airways, Pan Am International Flight Academy is one of the world's most experienced aviation training companies and traces its instruction heritage to the earliest days of airline flight training. Visit www.PanAmAcademy.com for additional information.

Contact:  Gregory Darrow
Office:      303-394-2118
E-mail:   Gdarrow@PanAmAcademy.com

Capt. Greg Darrow of Pan Am Leads the Evidence Based Training Panel November 15, 2011

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Panel members;

Moderator:  Capt. Martin Mahoney, SVP, Flight Training, Emirates Airline

Achim Baumann, Regional Director, IATA Mid-East Region

Capt. Gregory Darrow, Sr. Director, Sales, Pan Am International Flight Academy

Capt. Jacques Drappier, Sr. Training Advisor, Airbus SAS

Pan Am invited by US Dept. of Commerce to participate in Korean Mission at AESTM October 24, 2011

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October 18, 2011 – Miami Pan Am International Flight Academy, a leader in aviation training worldwide, has been invited to participate in the U.S. Department of Commerce Aerospace Executive Service Trade Mission (AESTM) to be held Oct. 17-20, 2011, Seoul Korea. This prestigious and highly selective invitation was awarded Pan Am based upon their capacity in the Asian market, their training capabilities, and adaptability in meeting specified needs.

The AESTM Program's purpose is to assist American companies in making important contact with the industry’s key players in the Asian Pacific region. The program combines aspects of a trade mission, trade show presence and networking activities and is jointly organized by The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA). Aerospace & Defense Technologies Teams and the U.S. Commercial Service in Seoul (CS Korea).
Pan Am executives anticipate expanding international business relations with industry leaders in the region and is one of only a handful of U.S. companies invited to attend this highly exclusive Trade Mission.

The Republic of Korea (Korea), host to the event, is an economic leader in East Asia.  Korea is the 7th largest market for U.S. exports as well as the 9th largest market for U.S. aerospace exports with $3.0 billion of U.S. aerospace exports in 2010.

Attendees include government officials, senior company managers, and high-level executives involved in the region's aerospace and defense market. The International prominence, intense focus and key attendees create an ideal setting for stimulating Pan Am business development packages.

Pan Am representative, Mr. Gregory Darrow, Director of Marketing will be introduced to international agents, distributors and end-users, be advised on local market conditions and opportunities, and will participate in pre-arranged meetings with potential partners. Tuesday evening, Mr. Darrow and other attendees will attend a welcoming reception at the Ambassador's Residence, the "Habib House."

The AESTM event will take place at the Seoul Air Show 2011, which will be held October 17-20, 2011 at Sungnam Seoul Airport.  The biennial Seoul Air Show, is one of the world's premier aerospace and defense technology events and is the foremost platform for companies to showcase their services in the region.

Note:  Pan Am International Flight Academy is willing to provide additional information and interviews.
Contact: Gregory Darrow
Office:    303-394-2118 

E-mail: Gdarrow@PanAmAcademy.com

Pan Am Awarded for International Excellence October 18, 2011

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October 12, 2011 — Denver  Pan Am International Flight Academy, Denver, was recently awarded the Export Achievement Certificate by the Denver office of the U.S. Commercial Services Division, a branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Pan Am joined the ranks of an elite group of Export Achievement Certificate recipients. This prestigious award is presented to Denver enterprises that successfully enter the international marketplace.
"We don't give out many of these awards," stated Danielle Blakely, Senior International Trade Specialist of U.S. Commercial Service Denver. "The Export Achievement Certificate is reserved for exceptional companies like Pan Am. In fact, we've only given out one other certificate this year," comments Blakely.

PPan Am Receives Us Dept of Commerce Award for a320 type ratings and flight attendant trainingan Am was recognized for increased international sales of flight training services. “Their international sales are impressive,” states Blakely. To know just how exceptional Pan Am is, consider the following in light of the impact their international clients have on the local economy:

• Pan Am International Flight Academy’s Denver location has trained the following foreign airlines this year:

 – Aerolineas Argentinas –training over 50 Boeing 747-400 Type Rating Pilot Crews, under a contract worth $2 Million dollars, with students buying over 2,000 nights of hotel bookings in Denver.

    -Philippine Airlines – Type Rating Airbus 320 Crews in Denver under a long-term training contract including at least 4 crews per month at $25,000 per crew.

    -Transaero – Russia’s largest Airlines.  Pan Am trained Transaero pilots in partnership with Boeing. Boeing would have lost this international sale had Pan Am not been able to offer a Colorado Boeing type rating solution.

Award from US Dept of commerce for excellence in pilot training and a320 type ratings and flight attendant training•  Pan Am’s Denver training center is the preferred training location for Type Rating Boeing 757 crews from the Royal New Zealand Air Force.  This long-standing relationship has generated hundreds of training events in Denver.  The Kiwi pilots love training in Denver for the summer festivities and the world class skiing in the winter and spend up to two additional weeks in Colorado for every training event.    

• The Sultan of Dubai operates his own exclusive private airline and can train anywhere in the world, but chooses to train his crews with Pan Am Denver.  The Dubai Airwing has been training in Denver for over 15 years and stays at the most exclusive high-end Denver hotels.

• Pan Am International Flight Academy’s 2011 estimated sales budget is $35 million dollars, of which approximately 20 million in sales comes from outside the country. A sampling of offerings include type ratings, flight attendant training, dispatcher, and air traffic controller training programs.

Pan Am sales have so significantly impacted Denver's economy that Congresswoman Diana DeGette personally presented the certificate to Pan Am officials in collaboration with Paul Bergman, Director of U.S. Commercial Services Denver.

The company is willing to provide additional information and interviews.   

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Airbus A320 Type Rating Training Courses:

Contact:        Gregory Darrow
Home Office:    303-394-2118
E-mail:        Gdarrow@PanAmAcademy.com

Pan Am International Flight Academy Hosts ABC’s “Pan Am” TV Premiere October 1, 2011

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September 30, 2011– MIAMI  Pan Am International Flight Academy, headquartered in Miami, Florida, was host to a large enthusiastic crowd for the Sunday “Pan Am” ABC television series premiere.

The event was a huge success with over 100 former Pan Am Airways Flight Attendants and employees in attendance, many sporting authentic Pan Am uniforms from the glory days.

“The TV show was great, the company in attendance was even better,” said Patti Jackson, Pan Am reunion committee member. The event evoked treasured memories and rekindled old friendships. “It was exciting to see old friends and make new ones,” states Jackson. Pan Am employees are “like a big family,” remarked Harry Frahm who worked for over 30 years as a Pan Am purser (male flight attendant) and is now the VP Miami Chapter, World Wings International, Inc. “After 20 years we still get together for holidays.”
Viewers gathered in the main lobby of the Pan Am International Flight Academy building, home of the original training division for Pan Am Airways. Many attendees were astonished that a portion of Pan Am still existed. They were pleasantly surprised to find themselves surrounded by huge murals depicting the glory days of Pan Am. For Irene Schwarz, the flight academy was the perfect venue. “For us,” she says,” it was like coming home. Many of us were trained in this building and returned every year for additional flight attendant training.”

The preview event began with socializing and cocktail tables lined with Pan Am’s first class menu including smoked salmon, international cheese platters, prosciutto with melon and free flowing champagne. There was a tone of anticipation, as Irene Schwarz, V.P. Ways & Means Committee of World Wings International, Inc., noted, “Everyone was really excited and looking forward to the show.”

The anticipated premiere was viewed on a giant screen with theater-style seating. Carmen Von Lippke, Pan Am’s Director of Operations observed many of the former employees,” pinching each other, embracing and giggling during the show.” The ABC premiere was thoroughly enjoyed, eliciting cheers, laughter and clapping. “It was realistic. The consensus was everyone loved it,” commented Schwarz.

ABC Local 10 News Anchor, Laurie Jennings whose step-father worked as a Pan Am Captain, was thrilled to be in attendance for the premiere and provided live news coverage intermittently throughout the event.

The event was originally planned for a handful of people at the home of a former Pan Am flight attendant. As the list of attendees grew, the committee decided the perfect location for this large family gathering was Pan Am’s remaining home at the Miami airport. Word spread of the fabulous venue and over 130 people ended up attending. “Everyone wanted to be there at the Academy. After it was over people were dancing and didn’t want to leave,” said Schwarz. “It was a fabulous evening.”

Inquires and interviews welcome.

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