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1954 United Convair Promo Film – A wonderful slice of Mid-Fifties Culture

Bob DuBert sent the following email: “Posted on YouTube earlier this week is “The Sky is For Everyone”, a beautifully produced promo film by United for the Convair 340. Lady Skywriter notes: Set aside a half hour to watch this wonderful snapshot of the 1950s on full screen. See what passengers wore on the airplane: […]

Howie Wing Gallery

Howie Wing Gallery

In my last post, I tell how former Northwest Airlines stewardess Helen Jacobson Richardson is key to my discovery of Howie Wing. To recap, for one year prior to joining Northwest Airlines, Helen flew for United Airlines. Helen Jacobson at work for United Airlines, 1938-1939 In January, 1939, Kellogg promoted Howie Wing by arranging the […]

Howie Wing, A Saga of Aviation

Howie Wing, A Saga of Aviation

“Howie Wing, A Saga of Aviation,” was a children’s radio serial about a young pilot and friends who foiled spies and smugglers with some fancy flying. Written by Captain Willfred Gibbs Moore, a flying reservist who served as a pilot in WWI,  Howie Wing was considered authentic and educational.”   From  Kellogg’s and Howie Wing, by […]

Helen Jacobson Richardson Loved Northwest Airlines!

Helen Jacobson Richardson Loved Northwest Airlines!

Courtesy, Minnesota Historical Society Among many artifacts Richardson donated to the Minnesota Historical Society is the “gum caddy” that Helen used to pass gum to passengers to alleviate pressure-popping in their ears.   Helen Jacobson Richardson died January 6 at Friendship Village in Bloomington Minn.  She was 99 years old.  She was the third stewardess […]