13 Things Your Flight Attendant Won't Tell You
(From Readers Digest)
I found this article online titled "13 Things Your Flight Attendant Won't Tell You" and thought it was interesting. Although most people reading the NetLetter are seasoned travellers and many are retired flight attendants, it won't hurt to read these 13 items in case you see yourself doing things that drive our hard working FA's crazy.
These secrets about air travel will make flying a happier, safer experience for all. Some of them are:
- The lavatory door is not rocket science.
- Just in case you hadn’t noticed, there are other people on the airplane besides you.
For the full article click here or on the image below.
Vickers Viscount - Routine Flight
NetLetter reader, Jack Stephens, sent us a few pictures of the first Vickers Viscount delivered to TCA that we inserted into NL # 1349. The aircraft is now preserved at the Pima Air Museum in Tucson, Arizona under registration N22SN.
Fin # 601 was delivered to TCA under registration CF-TGI in December of 1954. When I began doing research of the Viscount fleet I was pleasantly surprised to find a short film produced by the National Film Board of Canada on YouTube. “Routine Flight” was part of the “On the Spot” series that aired on the CBC in 1953 and 1954.
In this very informative documentary, narrator, Liston Mcllhagga, interviews TCA personnel at the Winnipeg Maintenance Base shortly after delivery of CF-TGI while it is being prepared to enter scheduled service. He is treated to a test flight on the aircraft to end the film.
The introduction of the turboprop powered Vickers Viscount would significantly change the Canadian airline industry and I find it fascinating that it was covered so well in the early days of the Canadian television industry. Thankfully, both the aircraft and the film have been preserved.
Click the image below to enjoy the film.
TC-TGI at vickersviscount.net
TC-THG (Fin # 625) preserved at British Columbia Aviation Museum on YouTube