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By Anne Billingsley Kerr on July 16, 2010
Hello! Just giving you a call to ask you to come with me for a ride back to the 1950s on a Northwest Airlines Boeing B-377 Stratocruiser! Remember that double deck airplane with the lounge ‘downstairs’ and the flight deck that looked like a greenhouse? That’s the one! We will take off from Golden Valley […]
By Anne Billingsley Kerr on July 14, 2010
The world’s first flight attendant to serve on a conventional aircraft was Jack Sanderson, who was hired in 1922, at the age of 14, by The Daimler Airway, one of several small air carriers who together would eventually become British Airways. There are two known photos of him. This is the earliest. Sadly, he died […]
By Anne Billingsley Kerr on July 12, 2010
It seems that nearly every day another “50 years ago” story hits the news. It also seems that I can relate to almost all of them. Today’s item involves Chubby Checker: Alejandro A. Alvarez – Philadelphia Daily News In a flash I am back in Dick and Harriet Johnson’s living room in a Richfield, Minnesota […]