2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8957 posts, RR: 56 Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2985 times:
So I'm at the used book store yesterday, and I find a box of old Flying magazines for a buck each. I buy a couple, thinking that I can find devious shots for the next "Identify This" Tech/Ops contest (which I do), and I run across this Cessna ad:
A close-up of Cessna's suggested "stretch-out siesta" :
Anyway, I thought fellow Tech-Oppers would get a kick out of that.
< keeping things tech related >
Does anyone else have examples of silly attempts to market technical aircraft features? Cessna made a habit of it, with their "Land-o-Matic" (tubular spring steel) landing gear, "Pana-Vision" rear window, "Para-Lift" flaps, etc. Aside from Piper bragging about how their low-wing aircraft land on a "cushion of air", I've never seen such attempts to market technical features.
KELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6833 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2974 times:
LOL, I got my complex and high performance ratings in a 1962 C-210B (just like the one pictured). I always laughed at the "nav-O-matic" autopilot, which was a glorified wing leveler When I see that instrument panel again, even in B&W photos from a 1962 magazine, two words come to mind "Sky King"
EDIT: interesting aside, I believe Cessna actually marketed the 210B as a 5-passenger aircraft, and there's even a center seat belt in the back seat, but the fifth passenger better be a midget or a child, as it just won't work, spacewise or weight and balance wise, as a fifth seat
[Edited 2007-08-07 00:41:27]
Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
Cdekoe From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2836 times:
OK, so how about "Dreamliner"?
"The name Dreamliner reflects a new airplane that will fulfill the dreams of airlines and passengers with its efficient operations, enhanced cabin environment, and the ability to allow profitable connection to more cities without stopovers.
"The name also demonstrates how the airplane's economics will enable more people around the world to fulfill their dreams of traveling to new places, experiencing new cultures and staying connected to one another."