Laddb From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 222 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1563 times:
A friend of mine was sharing his journal from a trip around the pacific back in 1965. They flew UTA from LA to Papeete, Tahiti. In his journal, he mentions they listened to sterophonic music and watched "astro vision" during the flight.
Can anyone help fill in the blanks?
1. What was astro vision?
2. What type of plane did he probably fly on? 707, DC-8 ?
Iflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1531 times:
If he flew UTA, he was probably on a DC-8. Astro Vison has me stumped, sounds like something on American Airlines in the '60's like Astro Jets, etc., so not much help there. The DC-8 part, I'm positive about.
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LongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5162 posts, RR: 43
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1493 times:
You sure it was UTA he flew on? As American DID have south pacific flights out of HNL then.
AstroVision was an AA trademark for their IFE in the 60s. Each First Class pair of seats had a TV screen in the armrest of the seat ahead, and Economy had TVs hung out of the over head racks on their 707s, 720s and CV 990s.
They showed movies in flight, and had a nose wheel mounted camera for take off and landing. (!)
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Laddb From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1480 times:
Thanks for the input. It was a long time ago, and he does not remember the details. However, he did fly from Dulles to LA first. So possibly this trip was on an AA 707. But he clearly wrote that after a 6 hour layover, he flew UTA from LA to Tahiti.