When I was 18 I got my first job with Western Airlines in reservations. We had a pass agreement with Catalina Airlines. On my day off I would drive to LGB and hitch a ride in the right seat and hand crank the gear up after T/O and do the reverse on the way back an hour later. Great memory of a beautiful aircraft. 11 years later I married a Navy
Pilot. Aviation has always been a positive part of my life.
September 10, 2008
Blue skies always Simon