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Old 12-27-2012, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Air Facts article RE: 707 in early jet age

I found this really interesting article from Air Facts about flying the 707 at the dawn of the jet age. I've never flown a jet, so I don't know, but I imagine the workload has been streamlined quite a bit these days.

It's especially interesting to read about the passenger experience back then. Full meals? Comfy seats? The times they have a-changed...


Time Capsule: Leighton Collins flies an early 707 to Europe - Air Facts Journal
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh those early jet operations threw schedules into havoc. Just watch the movie Boeing Boeing with Tony Curtis & Jerry Lewis to see the carnage....
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A very interesting read. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I remember flying to Florida with my parents on board a 707 in the early 70's. All I remember is a giant steak dinner that also featured some portobello mushrooms, and being invited up to the cockpit to get my pilot's wings. Yes, times they have changed!

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