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Nearly everyone on those planes was Baked or Groped!!!
The DC3 was manufactured by the Douglas Aircraft Company in Santa Monica, Calif., in 1940.
After serving in the American Airlines fleet for seven years, the aircraft was acquired by Trans-Texas Airways, which eventually merged with today's Continental Airlines.
It was restored in '50s-vintage colors by Continental in 1989. Since then, the aircraft has attended many air shows, winning prizes including "Grand Champion Antique Air Transport" at the 1997 EAA Convention and Airshow, Oshkosh, Wisc.
Exactly 100 years after the first successful airplane flight, Continental Airlines helped perpetuate the legacy of flight by donating its award-winning, historic, 63-year-old DC-3 aircraft to the Lone Star Flight Museum, Galveston, Texas.
"The DC-3 was a major stepping-stone in the development of today's worldwide commercial aviation system," said Continental Chairman and CEO Gordon Bethune.
In June 2009, Continental Airlines took delivery of another new Boeing 737-900ER, which was painted with a retro livery to commemorate the airline’s 75th anniversary. The new aircraft’s retro livery, which was originally used on aircraft beginning in 1947 and is called The Blue Skyway, was selected by Continental employees.
Originally posted by kn0wh0w---->what more can be said?
Aircraft flown out of harm's way in advance include their B-17, B-25, DC-3, P-47, F6F, F4U, SBD, PT-17, T-6 and the F8F. Most of the airworthy planes were flown out of the museum prior to the hurricane. Those remaining as well as the static displays were largely destroyed or heavily damaged.
Originally posted by DrMattMaddix
reply to post by kn0wh0w
Looks pretty damn crowded in those friendly skies!!!
Just think ... Nearly everyone on those planes was Baked or Groped!!!
Everytime I see a jet flying overhead, all I can think is...
"how many were groped to catch that flight" and "did they LIKE it?"