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Pan Am Academy’s Greg Darrow with Tom Jones at the Dubai Airshow November 16, 2011

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Tom Jones Rocking the Dubai Air Show Exhibitors Gala November 16, 2011

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Vilnius Lithuania during Pan Am’s visit to Prague November 15, 2011

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Meet Capt Greg Darrow: Senior Director of Sales At Pan Am Academy November 15, 2011

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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 International Flight Academy Launches New Website November 6, 2011

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Nov 7, 2011– Miami Pan Am International Flight Academy, an aviation leader in training worldwide, announced today the launching of their new website.

Pan Am representative, Gregory Darrow, Senior Director of Sales & Marketing introduced the new site to a small group of customers and guests at the company’s Miami International Airport headquarters and told the group: “The launch of this new website and the fresh new look and feel…more accurately reflects our company’s commitment to provide the latest and most comprehensive airline training programs, services and capabilities found anywhere.”

Mr. Darrow added: “The company has experienced a significant amount of changes and incredible growth over the last few years and management felt it was time to step up our online presence. New customers have gone to our website in the past to learn more about type ratings, flight attendant training, dispatcher training, ATC training, and there just wasn’t the kind of information we wanted. So we fixed it!”

The new website is found at the companies original web address of http://www.PanAmAcademy.com and includes a more comprehensive menu of services and the latest information on training courses offered, fully interfacing with the company’s large aircraft simulator fleet and Pan Am training locations.

In addition to the new organization of core course information, the newly branded site includes: enhanced customer online payments in a secured portal; Viral social media integration with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and even Blogs connecting visitors to each other and to shared social pages; the latest aviation news in a homepage ticker; a resource and hotel guide for visitors to any of Pan Am’s training centers; and added features to the TSA/VISA application resource pages.

Mr. Darrow concluded: “Clients, especially our national and overseas Airline customers will appreciate the information contained in this new site and find Pan Am capable of just about anything they would need—from crew training or simulator leasing, to aircraft test and delivery/ferry services. We pride ourselves in being capable and flexible to fulfill any request. Our new site testifies to that…”

Pan Am International Flight Academy is one of the largest and most experienced aviation pilot and flight attendant training organizations tracing its training heritage back to the earliest days of flight. The company has over 80 full-flight simulators located in 6 major metropolitan areas throughout the U.S., with additional training centers in Europe and Asia. They offer a complete menu of training programs for individuals, airlines, and governments including the ever popular 737 Type Rating and A320 Type Rating courses. Stop on by our new website and don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

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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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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.”

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Pan Am Worldwide Reunion to Visit Only Surviving Division – Pan Am International Flight Academy September 24, 2011

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Sept 19, 2011, MIAMI —  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.”  Pan Am 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 its 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:

Pan Am Reunion 2011

The link to the memorabilia store can be found at:

Official Pan Am Store

Contact: Gregory Darrow

Office: 303-394-2118

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E-mail: GDarrow@PanAmAcademy.com

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Pan Am International Flight Academy Participating in APATS 2011 September 20, 2011

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Sept 19, 2011, MIAMI– Pan Am International Flight Academy will again participate in the annual Asia Pacific Airline Training Symposium 2001 (APATS 2011) being held Sept 20 -21 in Bangkok, Thailand.

The symposium, now in its sixth year has become an established event on the airline training calendar and focuses on best practices in the evolution of technology, regulation and aviation training methods to assist Asia Pacific carriers in developing their training as a key element of their overall safety maintenance and improvement objectives.

Pan Am International Flight Academy, provider of airline training for several Asian carriers, along with a growing number of companies and government agencies seeking Pan Am’s training expertise and resources, will be a key exhibitor at the event. Mr. Gregory Darrow, Pan Am’s Senior Director of Sales and Asian Pacific Regional Manager will be on hand to discuss Pan Am’s role in the training safety improvements and current regulatory changes that effect regional carriers and address customer concerns as well as detail solutions and key resources Pan Am provides to help meet those needs. The company can be found at booth 24 within the exhibit hall.

Pan Am International Flight Academy, with training locations throughout the United States and the world, is a leading provider of training support for airlines and aviation professionals. 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 PanAmAcademy.com for additional information.

Press Release Note: Pan Am International Flight Academy is willing to provide additional information and interviews to support editorial interests relating to this release or any other subject pertaining to our operations. We welcome inquiries.


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