I flew on KLM 747-206B, PH-BUA, Amazon, which was the first series -200 in operation and the first for KLM. This aircraft survived a hijacking ordeal in Malta.
I flew on British Airways 747-136, G-AWNA, Colliford Park. Originally named Sir Richard Grenville, she was the first 747 for BOAC. Sadly, this venerable aircraft was scrapped in 1999.
I flew on Rich International DC-8-62, N1805E. In happier times, this bird proudly flew with Braniff International and was world famous for its custom livery designed by Alexander Calder.
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery