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Creator:
Pacific Air Lines  Search this
Extent:
0.11 Cubic feet (One 16 mm reel)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
16mm films
Date:
1977
Summary:
This donation consists of Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) employee film entitled, "Catch Us!"
Scope and Contents:
This donation consists of a 31 minute 16 mm color sound Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) employee film entitled, "Catch Us!"
Arrangement:
Only one item.
Biographical / Historical:
From 1949 until 1988, Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) was a United States airline headquartered in San Diego, California. Founded by Kenneth Friedkin, PSA was the first large discount airline in the United States. PSA was initially operated as an intrastate airline in California, but expanded to other western states cities, as well as to several cities in Mexico, after the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978. PSA eventually merged into USAir. PSA's corporate culture was known for its humor and friendliness; the airline's slogan was "The World's Friendliest Airline," and its trademark was a smile painted on the nose of each plane while its accompanying advertising campaign employed the phase, "Catch Our Smile."
Provenance:
June Moore Irey, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0036
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Genre/Form:
16mm films
Citation:
Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) Employee Film, NASM.2019.0036, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0036
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2019-0036