Flight To California 1952 (Nostalgia Film in Color)

27 delightful minutes of beautiful color film promoting air travel. This jewel has racked up a quarter million views since being published.

Published on May 29, 2008

A tour of Los Angeles, San Francisco and other California sites in the early 1950s

Perceptive comment. You’ll probably feel the same way:

Super Kyle
1 year ago
This is absolutely SURREAL, nice meals, legroom, wide seats, a cabin that’s full of smiling, polite, well dressed, sub 200 pound Americans who’ve bathed within the last 24 hours, it’s like I’m watching something from an alternate parallel universe.

TWA Boeing 307 Stratoliner Travelogue – 1940 (Nostalgia Aviation Film)

Hollywood stars go traveling on the latest and greatest airplane in 1940 America in this fragment of a longer film, which you can see in its entirety at the bottom of this post.

Less than five minutes. The color is faded but this is still and enjoyable short film that promoted Transcontinental and Western Airlines (TWA). Mary Martin was Larry Hagman’s (I Dream of Jeannie, Dallas) mother, I recall.

Classic Airliners & Vintage Pop Culture

Published on Nov 14, 2013

AMAZING COLOUR footage of one of only FIVE Stratoliners operated by TWA! Also airborne scenery from aboard a DC-3. The world’s first airliner to feature a pressurized cabin, the 307 utilised the wings & tail feathers from a B-17, with a completely new fuselage. Many thanks to the Rick Prelinger Archives.

Full length version of the same film. 19 minutes. Much more enjoyable than the sample. Rich and famous had its perks in 1940. Air travel was still in its infancy too.

United Douglas DC-8 Promo Film – 1959 (Jet Age Nostalgia Video)

There are an amazing number of things you won’t believe about this little jewel of a film. The 1950s were probably peak America.

Great music at around the 6 minute mark as the big jet airliner takes off. I hope someone finds the end of the film and restores it.

Published on Mar 26, 2014

Re-upped with better colour. Same uniform Mom wore…CHECK. “United” titles on the port wing…CHECK. Early “Black Button” nose…CHECK. P&W JT3C-6 turbojets…CHECK. White horisontal stabs…CHECK. Sorry, the end of the film is missing.

People who watch this sort of material understand what has been lost:

Very quaint indeed. Notice the level of class and breeding among the passengers. Nary a flip flop or cargo shorts in sight. And how about all that swell grub? Was air travel really like this once.

Folks! Those were the days. Started myself 2years after this Promo film from 1959 in SAS ( Scandinavien Airlines System), nowadays called Scandinavian. In 1973-76 I was a Station manager and responsible for our DC8-62 operation in Monrovia, Liberia West Africa. At that time we operated from Copenhagen via Zürich and Monrovia to South America( read Rio De Janeiro, Montevideo, Buenos Aires and Santiago De Chile) and back. In my opinion the DC8 was one of the best, if not the best, commercial jet aircrat ever!

he Boeing 707 was an aerial tanker / refueler – the KC-135 – modified as a passenger jet. The DC-8 was built from the ground up as a passenger jet and was the better plane. The 30 degree wing sweep made for a smoother ride than the 707’s 35 degree sweep. A DC-8 was once flown faster than sound, a feat never accomplished by the 707.

In those days, EVERYONE was treated like they were in first class. First Class, was a place where one was treated like Royalty. The food on the carriers in those days was a delight. And why not, the food was prepared by kitchens dedicated to high quality food while flying First Class, baby. Unless you are a millionaire now, the majority of you wont know what being treated special really felt like. 

Before NYC was a ghetto.

United Douglas DC-8 – “Chicago to Los Angeles” – 1963 (Nostalgia Video)

I haven’t posted a nostalgia video in a while, so here’s one for all you folks who fly on airplanes.

It’s truly amazing what we’ve lost in the space of my lifetime.

The former USA, now Amurkistan, may be trash now, but one way or another we’re going to fix it.

Published on Apr 9, 2014

Now re-upped in full length form. Classic ATC promo film, this is a great one from start to finish, with lots of neat UAL DC-8 Series 12 & 21 footage, plus scenes around O’Hare & LAX! Many thanks to the Internet Archive, Fed Flix Collection. Be sure to check my channel for the best in VINTAGE & RARE airliner videos!

Aussie Cops Foil Muzzie Terror Plot

SYDNEY POLICE RAID.

Cheap tinhorn politicians advise the residents of Oz to stay vigilant as another terrorist plot has allegedly been broken up.

Not until these woefully stupid or evil politicians get at the root cause of the problem will real progress be made. That would require the complete cessation of nonwhite immigration into Australia and the deportation of Muslims back to their ancestral homelands.

Until then, the politicians are just blowing smoke.

Excerpt from news.com.au

AIRPORT security has been ramped up and travellers should brace for delays and extensive screening measures following overnight terror raids in Sydney.

Speaking this morning, following the arrest of four men over an alleged terror plot that reportedly involved blowing up an aircraft, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the country had strong security systems in place to prevent acts of terrorism.

The Prime Minister confirmed the investigation was ongoing and the arrests were made in connection with a bomb plot that involved an aircraft.

The government also confirmed it was an Islamic State inspired plot.

Mr Turnbull said security has been increased across all major airports as a result of the investigation. The four men have not been charged.

“Every day, every hour, we are focused on ensuring that our defences against terrorism are stronger than ever,” Mr Turnbull said.

“That our co-operation is tighter than ever. That our co-ordination is swifter than ever before. “Now, we have strong transport, security systems in place in Australia, to prevent acts of terrorism.”

It is not yet clear if the alleged plot targeted a domestic or an international flight.

PM MALCOLM TURNBULL.

Mr Turnbull said measures put in place at Sydney airport on Thursday have now been extended to all major airports at domestic and international terminals around the country overnight.

“Now this ensures national consistency of our aviation security arrangements,” he said.

“Some of the measures will be obvious to the public, some will not be.

“Travellers should be prepared for additional scrutiny at screening points, and while it is important that Australians are aware of the increased threat — be assured we have the finest security and intelligence services in the world and they are working, as is my government, and all our governments around Australia, night and day, to keep Australians safe.”

The government wouldn’t elaborate on what exactly the new measures involved, however the office of transport security has been advised that security screening will now take longer.

Speaking about last night’s raids, Justice Minister Michael Keenan said this was the 13th significant threat since 2014 when the terrorism level was raised to probable.

“Since 2014, 70 people have been charged as a result of 31 counter-terrorism operations around the country,” he said.

“The primary threat to Australia still remains lone actors, but the events overnight remind us that there is still the ability for people to have sophisticated plots and sophisticated attacks still remain a real threat.

“In light of this information, it’s very important that everyone in Australia remains vigilant.”

This ols Australian Quantas airlines ad reminds us of what we’ve lost because of the treason of our politicians. It’s almost all white and nobody was worried about terrorists.

VIDEO: Homosexual SJW Calls Russians “Sh*t” On Flight To Moscow, Gets Knocked Out

Watch the 13 seconds of video or read the story in English at Squawker.

Excerpt:

Sparking an extremely foreseeable series of events, a flamboyantly homosexual young man by the name of “Vitali” began to demand the airline to allow him to smoke onboard the flight to Moscow. Allegedly, after he was denied this request, he stood up from his seat and began to exclaim to the entire cabin, “Russian people are the shittiest. Like, seriously. They’re so shit!”

From the youtube information box, via Google translate:

Published on Jul 26, 2017

Passengers of Moscow-Barcelona flight decided to calm down the young man himself, who unexpectedly began to insult people on board. As reported by the telegram channel Mash, 22-year-old Vitaly from St. Petersburg rose from his seat and began to shout out the phrase: “The most shit – it’s Russian people.” The young Petersburger did not stop until he received a blow to his face from another passenger. Only after that Vitaly sat down and fell asleep. After the incident in the cabin of the aircraft, applause was heard against the man who struck.
Before starting to make noise, the young man demanded to allow him to smoke on board, reports Life.ru.

Politics? Delta Boots Ann Coulter from Reserved Seat

It’s easy to believe that a far-left employee at Delta Airlines decided to punish leggy conservative Ann Coulter for her conservative political and social views. In fact, I’ll bet the scalawag who did the dirty deed is a sodomite male. This is exactly the kind of dirty trick those freaks like to play.

New York Post

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter flew into a fit of fury Saturday after Delta Airlines booted her from her reserved “Comfort+’’ seat — which comes with 3 additional inches of legroom — and gave it to another passenger.

In a two-hour tweeting tantrum,she quoted her exchange with a flight attendant: “Why are you taking me out of the extra room seat I specifically booked?’’ she asked.

Their answer, she said, was “I don’t know.’’

The 6-foot-tall Coulter, who is 55, tweeted a picture of the woman who got her aisle seat on the flight from LaGuardia to Florida, noting, “Delta didn’t give my extra room seat to an air marshal or tall person.’’

A Delta spokesman said it appeared Coulter was in the same extra-room row, just in a different seat. But he promised to look into it.

One Twitter user, clearly not a fan of the columnist, wrote. “Ann Coulter is having a bad day which makes my day better. Thanks Delta.”