BravoOne wrote:Weasel, that 1st guy off the UAL 727 kinds reminds me of DB Cooper:)
BartSimpson wrote:BravoOne wrote:Weasel, that 1st guy off the UAL 727 kinds reminds me of DB Cooper:)
... caught on picture while doing a dry run. Next one was a UA flight with the parachute strapped on. It looked kind of weird but he told his fellow passengers that he was afraid of flying.
LH707330 wrote:I suspect a lot of it had to do with how the early propliners were laid out. The DC-4, for example, had its engines mounted up close to the flight deck, so there was little room for loading if the door was there next to the engine. That's why they moved it aft. As to why they boarded on the left, that's been discussed a few times as well:
benbeny wrote:Well, yes, but I think even Comet used to be loaded from rear. Perhaps rooted in some WW2 or pre-war tradition?
benbeny wrote:The fact I am asking this was because ATR usually loaded from rear because the front is used for cargo.
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