This little airplane safety card pamphlet was given to passengers on board Pan Am’s double-decker Strato clipper propeller plane (Boeing 377, aka Stratocruiser) in case of an emergency.
The woman on the iconic ‘We can do it!’ posters from the 1940s encouraged women to join the WWII workforce – and they did. Here, see 46 real-life Rosie the Riveters who built bombers and transport planes.
In the late 1930s, aviator Amelia Earhart mysteriously vanished on her flights around the globe. See original newspaper reports at the time of her disappearance and a look back at the mystery 25 years later.
American Airlines was one of the first companies to offer passenger flights in the US. The industry’s biggest success came after WWII. Here’s a look at the history of the airline’s first decades!
While demonstrating a prototype of the Boeing 707 passenger jet, the pilot decided to show just how remarkable the plane was… and flew it upside down. Twice.
DB Cooper, a courteous middle-aged man disappeared, apparently by parachute, with a $200,000 ransom Wednesday night while a jetliner he hijacked was en route from Seattle to Reno.
It took only 12 seconds and covered 120 feet, but the Wright Brothers’ first powered flight made the moon as reachable as sailing ships once made America. Here’s how they made history.
United Airlines flights in the ’50s offered a whole different kind of experience compared to now. Here, see what the travel industry hoped to provide to passengers!
The mystery of Pan Am Flight 7, flying between San Francisco to Honolulu, crashed mysteriously midway between the two cities. The cause has yet to be determined.
The death of Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne in the crash of TWA Flight 599 on March 31, 1931, resulted in more than just the death of the football legend and seven others – it was a pivotal moment in early airline and aviation safety.
The airship Hindenburg left Germany on May 3, 1937 with 97 people on board, The ship flew thousands of miles, only to explode as they were landing in New Jersey three days later. Only 62 would survive the tragedy, and many of them were seriously injured.
See what was needed to put you in the running for a coveted stewardess job back in the ’50s and ’60s! Some requirements were grounded in reason, but many were just plain sexism in action.
A confused and stunned nation searched for answers to what caused the catastrophic explosion of the space shuttle Challenger that sent schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe and six other astronauts to a fiery death 74 seconds after liftoff Tuesday.
Airplane! uses disaster movie conventions as platforms to interject humor at every turn. Like a streamlined club act, it’s all over before the welcome gets worn. Stars Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Julie Hagerty, Robert Hayes. Also: See the Airplane movie trailer!
Imagine, up above the clouds enjoying a cheeseburger from McDonald’s for lunch or dinner. McDonaldland cookies for dessert. There’s even a McDonald’s sausage biscuit for breakfast.
Probably the most beautiful, and certainly the most imaginative, air terminal in the world will be unveiled when Trans World Airlines formally opens its new Flight Center at New York International Airport (Idlewild).
The development of aeronautics in America as a big business proposition dates from May 21, 1927, when Col. Charles A Lindbergh completed his transatlantic flight to Paris.
Toll 147 as Planes Collide San Diego Disaster Worst US Crash San Diego — A packed Pacific Southwest Airlines jet and a student pilot’s rented
Professor Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, has witnessed the trial flights of the machine devised by Professor Samuel P Langley, formerly of Pittsburg. Mr Bell makes the following statement…
The transit of the air, a new science, a new sensation, gives her just the joy she needs, and the thrill of dangling from the swaying wicker basket at the end of a huge gas bag is the last word in enjoyment.
First entering service with Eastern Air Lines in 1959, the Lockheed L-188 Electra was a leap forward in airline technology when it appeared. But the planes had a fatal flaw.
America to Panama air mail and passenger service on January 1st July 28, 1928 – Jamaica Gleaner (Kingston, Jamaica) Will be largest system of international airways
You have to have a system to beat the airport waiting game. We do. A complete team of ground personnel trained to get you from front door to exit door without a hitch. When you fly at nearly 600 mph on a jet, we can’t afford to slow you down on the ground.
In US skies – about 3 near misses a day … 109 killed in 3 collisions since February 1  In 1958, through May 19,
New Beechcraft King Air A90 This beautiful bird is really a workhorse in disguise! Don’t let the good lucks of this business airplane full you.
Bay Area folk see Oakland from clouds Akron, Ohio, plane pilot takes tire men on air tour More than two score residents of Oakland, Berkeley,
From “Romance of the Skies” Traveling from San Francisco, California to Honolulu, Hawaii Date: June 30, 1956 Distance in miles: 2,420 Altitude: 10,000 Air speed:
Now own a Cessna for just $2850 down (1959) Learn to fly free while making sales calls in your new Cessna Inter-City Commuter The
Delta Pilot Captain John Richards (1977) John, who has been with Delta for 17 years, has flown just about every airliner from the DC-3 up.
You will measure distance by your watch All else is secondary to the fight for life which this country is waging today. In that struggle,