FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2122 times:
A 1961 model here. The 707 & DC-8 were just starting service on a broad scale when I came along. I was a mere 10 yr old lad when the first 747s started service with Pan Am. Geez...seems like ancient history to me now. Regards.
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LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13149 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2011 times:
I seem to be older than almost everyone here except for Skidmarks - I was born in 1954, I'll be 51 later this year. Yes, I am an 'old git' Old enough to be the daddy of some of you kiddies out there.
I was born before the 707 was born, when piston aircraft ruled the skies. My father worked for Curtiss-Wright here in New Jersey and he worked on new and the rebuilding of their famous huge, radial piston engines for many airlines, including sadly many that don't exist today. He was laid off from C-W in 1963, when I was 9 due to the fast movement to jets.
I recall seeing most of the a/c's at an airport (LGA, EWR - when only the North Terminal) were piston a/c's and in the heyday of the 727, 707, BAe ancestors. I have flown in the early to mid-80's on DC-8's, DC-9's, 707 and early 747. I even recall the introductions of 'jumbo jets', when the 747 first came out, as well as the DC-10 and L-1011.
I am old enough to recall: sexy/sexist ads featuring 'stewardess' not flight attendents; when all pilots were male (well, not much better today); when got true meals on flights and not just a package of peanuts; when you kinda dressed up for a flight; when the IFE was one picture on a grainy screen in the front of the cabin; when most transcons, and even many middle range flights on major routes, were on widebodies. I remember when the 767 came out (2 engines to cross the Atlantic....the horror).
So I am an old git too for sure
Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19239 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2011 times:
Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 22): I'll be 51 later this year. Yes, I am an 'old git' Old enough to be the daddy of some of you kiddies out there.
Hell, I am 22 and you could easily be MY father. If you had a child when you were 14 (possible), your son or daughter would be 36 - what an awful thought! Hell, if I had one when I were 14, the person would be 8.
[Edited 2005-05-21 13:30:52]
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