On Sunday, I had a family friend over for dinner and he was the former directer of Iraqi Airways until the quick crumpling of the airline in 1990 due to the Gulf war (was that a run on sentence?)
While a few of us engaged in long discussion last night, he mentioned how at one time, he ordered 10 Lockheed Jetstars II's for his airline. I found that quite remarkable considereing the size of the Iraqi commercial fleet.
Once he placed the order at the plant in Georgia, he was quickly flown back to JFK on the jetstar.
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