26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 786 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 8825 times:
Very cool pics. "Executive Flights" for men only? Didn't know United had this sort of thing. Looks like a Caravelle. Also, in pic 11 the PanAm logo is being painted over by a guy with a paint roller? Always thought they sprayed the paint on. Funny.
DesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1447 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8713 times:
When I was a young boy, my father used to take me to the airport in Stockton, CA to see the UA flight, I think it was a 340 like in the photo. Later on, UA used the 737-200 on Central Valley routes. I had the privilege to fly on one of UA´s early 747s in 1971 from JFK to SFO; the DC-10 from SFO to ORD and from SFO to BOS, and a number of there 727 flights. I will fly UA again this coming July, a booked CO reward trip from SAN to Belize City.
KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12065 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6336 times:
The 1940s wooden mock up of a DC-8 is not the late 1950s designed Douglas jetliner. Douglas had a twin engine tail pusher design in 1939 (the engines were mounted below the wings mid-fuselarge with drive shafts driving countra-rotating propellers on the tail), but it was so expensive for airlines of the time they could not afford it. The DC-8 Propeller airliner would have carried 48 passengers (considered a very large capacity at the time) some 2,000 nm at aster the the about 240 mph, much faster than the DC-3 and almost as fast as the B-17B/C.