Flying in a 707 & Aerial Apologies
16 February 2021 | Transport
So when did you last fly in a Boeing 707 Simon Calder asked me last month, since 3 January 2021 was the 40th anniversary of Pan Am retiring their last 707. They placed the first order for that pioneering aircraft back in 1955, so almost 70 years ago.
▲ A Boeing 707...
Karachi in the 1950s
2 December 2013 | Places
I've been going through my elderly mother’s photo collection in recent weeks. I posted some shots of vintage BOAC airliners, reminders of my dad (an RAF pilot during WW II) and his time with the airline. Here’s a BOAC check in desk from over 50 years ago. Doesn’t look...