11/17-11/26/06 Producers film in Foynes, Ireland

The film's producers travelled to Foynes, Ireland where Pan Am located its first trans Atlantic terminal in 1939. The B-314, Yankee Clipper would ply the skies between La Guardia and this picturesque Irish village on the Shannon River during the war years. Shannon Airport would eventually replace Foynes as a destination after land planes grabbed a foothold during the war.

In Foynes today, a wonderful museum preserves the history of this dramatic period of Pan Am's history. And recently, the facility added a full scale replicate of the Yankee Clipper, built by a Dublin motion picture set designer.

Our crew interviewed Margaret O'Shaughnessy, the curator of the museum, Bill Fallover, the builder of the 314 and filmed throughout this world class facility.

Click here to view a photo gallery of the trip. (opens a new window)


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