810.79611 Pan American Airways, Inc./117

The Secretary of State to the Pan American Airways, Inc.

Sirs: With reference to your undated letter to Mr. White, received July 26, stating that you are planning a survey flight through Central America to the Panama Canal Zone, and asking that the American Ministers in Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama be instructed to procure certain facilities in your behalf, the Department is pleased to inform you that the desired instructions were promptly sent.

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In this connection it should be said that the Department has ascertained from the American Consul at Belize, British Honduras, that the facilities obtained pursuant to the request contained in your letter of February 16 last are still available. It is stated by the Consul that rain and squalls are more frequent in August and that the prevailing wind is east-southeast with an average velocity of fourteen miles per hour; also that the landing field is used every Saturday and Sunday for sports but will be free if he is notified of the elate of arrival of your plane.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
S. W. Morgan

Chief, Division of Latin American Affairs