My Memories Of The Magnificent “Electra”

I was just entering the United States Air Force in April of 1962 and I flew from Cincinnati, Ohio to Atlanta, Georgia on an American Airlines Lockheed Electra turboprop airplane.

In those days this was the last word in passenger comfort and airline efficiency and I remember sailing along way above Kansas City and looking down several thousand feet to see the spiderweb of lights in the city below before leaning back in my seat and going off to slumber land myself.

Things have changed a lot since those days — including me — for I am old now and the magnificent Electra is but a pleasant memory.

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4 thoughts on “My Memories Of The Magnificent “Electra”

  1. I first flew on a jet, (1974) but later on many propeller planes, mostly in Russia, during the 1970s and 80s. They always flew lower, and gave a better view of the land below. Trouble was, they seemed to be more affected by turbulence. Not a good idea, if you are prone to air-sickness!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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