My first flight

I am sitting here at Arlanda airport outside of Stockholm waiting for my flight to Geneva and I just started thinking back to the first time I was on an airplane as a young kid back in 1961 or so. The plane was a Douglas DC3 operated by Scandinavian Airlines and I remember that when you boarded it, there was a steep climb up to your seat because the plane was leaning heavily.  Low at the aft and really high at the nose.

SAS operated Douglas DC3 late 1950's early 1960's
SAS operated Douglas DC3 late 1950’s early 1960’s
Closeup of the DC3
Closeup of the DC3

 

Douglas DC6 interior, but from what Iz recall it was very similar with curtains and all.
Douglas DC6 interior, but from what I recall it was very similar with curtains and all.
SAS Advertising material with hostess from as early as 1948
SAS Advertising material with stewardess from as early as 1948.

 

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