In 1927, Trippe created the Aviation Corporation of the Americas, based in Florida. The company became Pan American Airways, also known known as “Pan Am.”
1929, Delaware. Green. Stock certificate for 100 shares of Aviation Corporation of the Americas, signed as President at lower right by JUAN T. TRIPPE, airline pioneer, founder of Aviation Corporation of the Americas, Pan American Airways Corporation, Pan American World Airways Corporation. Also signed on verso as Vice President of United Aircraft & Transport Corporation by CHANCE VOUGHT, aviation designer and manufacturer, founder of the Chance Vought Corporation and the Vought-Sikorsky division of United Aircraft & Transport Corporation. Vought was taught to fly in 1910 by the Wright brothers and in 1916 became chief engineer for the Wright Company. He died in 1930 at the age of 40.