rember going to the airport to watch my parents leave.. we showed up late but back then you could walk up to the gate and watch the plane leave.. they were already on the plane.. my grandma asked if they could get them and they said just go walk on the plane and see them.. walked on the plane and hugged them. when i got back they already had the hatch shut and had to open it to get off.. the good days of flying.. no one was fighting over a carry on luggage spot. they were just happy to be flying,
remember when you had a smoking section on a plane?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_NEVplbixo&feature=related
remember flying them on xmas. flew into st louis it was packed..
today the airport is half empty..
My first jet flight was on a Pan Am 707 from Travis AFB, Calif. to Honolulu, Wake island and then ended at Kadena AFB, Okinawa. Unfortunately, coming back to the states 18 months later, I left on a Tuesday (Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays were 707's)) which meant 33 hours flying time on a Northwest Orient Super Constellation (3 vertical stabilizers). I think I can still remember the drone of those engines.TWA Constillation, three rudders and the most swoopy fuselage you have ever seen....
We used to go to the Kansas City , MO. airport and just watch them....
Your Pal, Gary