A note from the web manager
Jon Krupnick’s new book, FINAL FLIGHT, published in 2022, focused on Jon's 10 frame competitive stamp exhibit Pan Am Clippers Conquer the Pacific as the exhibit looked in February 2022 when it won top honors at the prestigious Sarasota Stamp Show.
Since then, the exhibit has been totally redone and improved, so the book FINAL FLIGHT no longer reflects the award winning exhibit.
Rather than republish an updated book, Jon has decided to only “re-publish” FINAL FLIGHT as part of this website.
Jon’s goal in publishing FINAL FLIGHT in the first place was to make the information in his 10 frame stamp exhibit as easy to read and enjoy as his 700 page book Pan Am’s Pacific Pioneers - The Rest of the Story.
Jon now realizes that this website PanAmClippers.com is the best way to accomplish his goal. This website will continue to be enlarged and improved. It will remain free to anyone interested in the Romanic Clipper Era of the Pan Am flying boats.
Jon donated his remaining stock of FINAL FLIGHT books to those attending Aerophilately in Bellefonte, PA (Nov 4-6, 2022). Jon’s well received presentation at Aerophilately has been added to the this website, as has his revised 10 frame awardwinning Pan Am exhibit.
As Jon Krupnick’s cousin, I will be helping to manage and develop this website for the foreseeable future, with the goal of making this website the best new source of interesting information on the Romantic Clipper Era.
All the best, Sean Bloomfield
VIDEO: Presentation by Jon Krupnick
Praise for Pan American's Final Flight
John A. Hill, Coauthor of Pan Am At War
Jon Krupnick’s new book, Pan American’s Final Flight, is what museums call an exhibition catalogue—and it is a first-rate one at that . . . Krupnick has brought this fantastic history back to life for all to enjoy.
Jimmy Buffett's praise for PACIFIC PIONEERS
Jon Krupnick's book gives us a wonderful glimpse into one of the great time periods in all of aviation . . . It is truly refreshing to be able to be taken back in time by the pages of a book.
Island Magazine's praise for Pacific Pioneers
"If any book can be called complete, Krupnick's deserves that accolade...This volume is one of those rare cases when an avalanche of detail piles up to form a marvelously coherent and evocative whole.
Foreward by Jimmy Buffett
AND LETTERS FROM WARREN BUFFETT
Famed singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett appreciated Jon Krupnick's book PAN AM'S PACIFIC PIONEERS so much that he asked the author to help him decorate the cabin of his Grumman Albatross. The foreward that Jimmy wrote for that book inspired Krupnick to write his 700-page Pan Am book, THE REST OF THE STORY. Krupnick's work also captured the attention of another Buffett: the Oracle of Omaha himself, Warren. Read the story in Krupnick's new book, PAN AMERICAN'S FINAL FLIGHT.