AVIATION: Clipper Skipper

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In the bar of Lisbon's small and elegant Hotel Aviz, where most globe-trotters halt for a quick refresher, one wall is covered with the exploits of Diaz, Da Gama, Magellan and other great Portuguese explorers. On the opposite wall, a plaque pays tribute to the foremost explorer of the modern world of the air—Juan Terry Trippe. The plaque commemorates the rediscovery of the old world by the new: the first passenger flight of Trippe and his Pan American Airways Dixie Clipper from the U.S. to Lisbon on June 28, 1939.


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