JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2929 times:
Oh wow - fond memories - I had that exact plane as a kid, with the airport and everything - it even had a jetway, and the baggage carousel went round when you turned a handle. All it was missing was the surly TSA bagsmashers in the basement and a hari-krishna in the ticket lobby.
Dtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2901 times:
Fisher-Price began construction in 1975, naming the model FP-72. The first customer was Braniff Airways. It was a business airline par excellence, offering frequent service in medium-size 727s. Adding the Fisher-Price aircraft meant businesspeople could easily get the connections they wanted. Braniff's chairman and CEO, Harding Lawrence, insisted that the Fisher-Price plane would bring easy connections to Sesame Street, and connect Dallas to all of Texas' barnyards and barbecues. Braniff put in an order for 26 aircraft with 38 on reserve.
Wow, what a time that was....I remember those FP-72's lined up in those wonderful colors! I sure do miss BN!