Tuesday, September 23, 2014
As part of the photo exhibit at the library, there are two panels which include a photograph and text for both the woman who produced the exhibit, and for me, the photographer. This is my photograph, holding a picture of a Pan American Airways Boeing flying boat which began service to Europe in 1939. This is the text under my photograph:
"Photographer Ken Spencer has always had a passion for Long Island’s aviation history. As a staff photographer for Newsday starting in the late 1960’s it didn’t take long for him to discover that Long Island was the “cradle of aviation.” Ken is a private pilot and earned his seaplane rating at Ventura Flying Service in Manorhaven."
“When I learned that Pan American Airways began its transatlantic air service out of Port Washington, it made my head spin! How I would have loved to see these huge Boeing 214 flying boats in their heyday departing Port Washington for Europe!”
Posted by Ken Spencer at 7:14 PM