Came across this web site and this picture recently. This shows a UA vintage early generation jet cabin circa mid 60's when theatre in the air was in it's infancy. To us aviation enthusiasts this picture would prove strange to say the least why you ask? Check out these idiosyncrosies and can anyone tell me what type of airliner? Or if this picture was taken in a real UA cabin?
The seats: look first class but, on the port seat shown is different than the starboard seat. The starboard seat looks to me like a Palomar seat which would distinguish this aircraft as an early DC-8. The Port side seat has a different looking seat back. The starboard seat has the compartment for the oxygen masks and there is the air vent and personal light.
There are none on the port side seat.
Overhead panels: On the Port side there is an overhead control pod which was the mainstay design on early Boeing 707, 720, 727 and 737-100 and 737-200's. On the starboard side there is no pod, the overhead lighting is a flat panel above the seating. Some early DC-8's had this, most early DC-8's featured a built in flourescant light in the corner seatback (Palomar). However, Eastern and UA eventually did away with that light; UA used this space for the headphone jacks, Eastern just had Palomar seats without any electronics therefore mandating lighting overhead.
Back in the day, UA entered the jet age flying Caravelles but their mainstay for their mainliners were the DC-8. In the early 60's UA finally became a Boeing jet customer with the 720.
So, there you have it. Anyone know more about this picture? ツ
kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8752 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 35196 times:
The picture quality on the screen looks suspiciously clear as well , I concur with the Doc , this is a staged publicity shot on a 'hollywood aircraft' and probably wasn't shot within 10 km of an actual aircraft .
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longhauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5541 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days ago) and read 32691 times:
Quoting Jackbr (Reply 5): Training cabin for Stewardesses? one side for DC-8, one side for Boeing 720/727?
That would be my guess!
Air Canada has a cabin simulator in Toronto that has different doors on each corner, B747, B767, A320, the overwing exits on both sides are different, and the wall panels are different on each side. Inboard seats are B767, outboard are B727/DC-9. (It has two aisles)
Its all for training!
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planespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3547 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 23632 times:
Not only is it a set, but I'd wager a case of Goose Island that the movie screenshot was cut and pasted into the photo in post-production. We do it now all the time now with computers, but it was easily done in the old days too, just with tape or glue instead of your cut and paste command.
rolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1821 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 23238 times:
Maybe UA had a trainer aircraft mock up (for training F.A.) and this trainer was half DC-8, half Boeing (for economic reasons), and they used that for shooting this ad. Or maybe this is a picture taken during a real F.A. training session.
brettdespain From United States of America, joined May 2005, 178 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (5 years 4 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 17205 times:
Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 12): There is no such thing as starboard/port in aviation, it's left or right.
Technically there is because and airplane can also be called a ship. But...
Quoting MD80fanatic (Reply 18): Those terms are still in use and valid. Aviation is a nautical pursuit after all.
No, not really. While it may have some validity, it is not commonly in use. In 33 years of flying I've only heard "Port and Starboard" used at a Navy Airfield and never on a commercial jet. We say left or right, or when the flight attendants are referring to something they say "Captain's side" or "First Officer's" side since some F/A's sit forward and other sit facing the rear of the airplane.
Just try saying "Port" or "Starboard" to a modern commercial airline crew and watch for the strange looks you'll get.
Oh really? Then how come in my 5+ years of training and after reading every single word in the FAR/AIM and many other official aviation books, talking to many veteran pilots, etc, I have NEVER heard or read those two words ever being mentioned?
UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (5 years 4 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 14887 times:
Quoting kiwiandrew (Reply 2): The picture quality on the screen looks suspiciously clear as well ,
I'll post this again since it was deleted because people thought I was using all caps since I used an acronym.
Kiwi, it's a Light-emitting Diode Television in High Definition. (LED TV in HD would be the acronyms). Which is obviously a joke. The picture looks like a mock-up, because I can't really even make out a cockpit door. It looks more like a closet door as you can see a touch underneath it. It almost looks like two aircraft interiors in one. Like, one side looks like the 707, the other, I'm not sure.