Had a great weekend on the 6th of June. Went to the world War 2 weekend held at the Reading Airport, Pa. Nothing but props, and props, and pistons, from B-25's, P-47's, F4U Corsair, Gooney Birds, B-17, and my favorite the C-54E from the "Spirit of Freedom " The Berlin Airlift Historical foundation. Farmingdale N.J.
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A Great Old Bird!
Where did that GPS come from ?
The Flight Deck
My Grandson gets his checkout
The Great old Pratt R-2000, Twin Wasp.
Monday, June 1, 2009
Here is a nostalgic look at an Eastern Flight taken during January 1949 on a Connie. A little different,than today. Included in this story are the original Flight Schedule for Eastern , January 1949, the tickets, boarding passes and baggage claim tickets along with this great ticket folders.
Also given to the passenger were two pamphlets one entitled “Why We Float Through The Air With The Greatest Of Ease”. And “At Your Service The Story of the Services of the Great Silver Fleet.
Take a look at the At your Service pamphlet it is a great look at how the airlines once flew, and the great service you received as a passenger, not like today were you are usually treated fairly bad.
The tickets were for a Flight from Cleveland to Miami and return to Cleveland. Flight 701 an Eastern Constellation originated in Detroit departing Detroit at 8:30 A.M. Local. Arrives in Cleveland and then departs Cleveland at 9:30 A.M. Local., flies non stop to Jacksonville arriving at 12:27 P.M. and departing Jacksonville at 12:50 P.M. after a 27 minute ground time. And then arrives in Miami at 2:15 P.M.
The return trip Flight 702 is also a Constellation and departs Miami at 11:53 A.M. arrives at Jacksonville at 1:24 P.M. departs Jacksonville at 1:45 P.M. after a 21 minute ground time. And arrives in Cleveland at 5:05 P.M.
Take a look at these great items from the Good Old Days of Props and Pistons.
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COVER OF FLIGHT TIMETABLE
INSIDE COVER SHOWING ROUTES OF EASTERN AIRLINES 1949
TIMES FOR FLIGHT 701 @ 702
TICKET BOARDING PASS
TICKET HOLDER COVER
WOW! THAT WAS SERVICE!