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Mystery of the Missing Organist Solved!

In the chapter titled “Organic Stratocruiser” in my new book Fujiyama Trays & Oshibori Towels, Recalling a time when passenger flight was an adventure and the Boeing Stratocruiser ruled the skies, a story is told of a flight from New York’s Idlewild (now JFK) airport to Minneapolis-St. Paul on a Northwest Airlines Stratocruiser equipped with a […]

The All Nighter

From time to time, Lady Skywriter readers respond to the invitation on my web site to send me their flight stories.  Here is one from another former “stewardess,” Dee Savelkoul, who flew for United Airlines from August 1947 to August 1949. FIRST FLIGHT, By Dee Savelkoul I was ready.  I had survived the interview.  “One […]

Ditching Dialogue

  Anne facing camera, second from right, on Lake Nokomis Felix Perry facing the camera on Lake Harriet, August, 1946 In the wake of Captain “Sully’s” flawless ditching of U. S. Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River a couple of days ago, some of us old airline geezers remember experiences of ditching practice, emergency equipment testing and […]