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Orville wrong!

One hundred years ago, Orville Wright expressed himself as anything but enthusiastic of the chances of an ocean aircraft service. "I cannot," he said, "foresee a time when crossing the Atlantic by air will be a regular occurrence".

(Source: Flight International,  September 5, 2017)


Early to bed.

Think airline lie-flat beds are new?

tmb early to bedThis photo posted by Croydon airport in the UK - London's main gateway in the 1930's and now a listed terminal and museum - shows an Imperial Airways de Havilland DH 91 Albatross from 1938 outfitted for transatlantic horizontal comfort.

(Source: Flight International September 10, 2017)

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