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  1. katry Says:

    Bhuwan Thapaliya quote

  2. Bob Says:

    This was the, “Golden Age” of flying”. A friend of mine flew for Continental Airlines. They owned a classic DC-3 that they flew to air shows to take people for rides before 9-11. When he was showing me the cockpit I remarked, “This airplane was from the time when aviation was dangerous and sex was safe”. 🙂

    • katry Says:

      I always wished I could go back in time and travel by plane starting with the PanAm Clipper. The United flight I took to Ghana was wonderful. I flew first class and had my own cubicle with a bed which went flat. The food was superb. I think it resembled as much as any flight did to the Golden Age. United stopped flying to Ghana, and I had to go Delta. It paled in comparison.

      I have flown in a balloon, a glider, a prop, a helicopter, and a bi-plane. I wish I had been able to fly in the Concorde.

    • katry Says:

      My first plane ride was in a really old prop from Hyannis to Boston. The floor was slanted with the highest spot by the cockpit which was hidden by a curtain. The only other time I saw a curtain hiding the cockpit was in Plane 9 from Outer Space.

      • Bob Says:

        In Plan 9 From Outer Space, it was a shower curtain. 🙂

        I started flying in a 1946 Piper J-3 Cub. This was the epitome of a basic airplane. It had two seats in tandem. The airplane was made of aluminum tubing covered in fabric, which was doped and painted yellow. It was powered by a 65 hp. Continental four cylinder engine. It had a wooden propeller. It had five instruments and no electrical system, nor a radio. You started the engine by hand propping. The airplane had two speeds, 55 MPH for climb and 60 MPH for everything else. Cars would easily pass you on a highway below. You flew this airplane by looking out the windows and the feeling in the seat of your pants. 🙂

      • katry Says:

        I knew it was a shower curtain, but I figured generic curtain would do.

        I’m not to sure I’d take a 1946 Piper J-3 Cub for a ride!

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