Come Fly with Us

"Come Fly with Us!" explores the unique history of this industry pioneered by women, tracing changes in the flight attendant's role -- from flying nurse to airborne sex kitten to today's custodian of safety and service.

Come Fly with Us

Come Fly with Us

When the first commercial flights took off in the 1930s, stewardesses were registered nurses whose duties included swatting flies and helping passengers read railroad timetables in the event of forced landings. In the 1950s, stewardesses were viewed as wives-in-training, as adept at preparing a baby's bottle as mixing a martini. By the swinging ' 60s and ' 70s, female flight attendants were considered successful marketing tools, sporting microminis, hot pants, and buttons that read "Pure, Sober, and Available" to lure male business passengers on board. "Come Fly with Us!" explores the unique history of this industry pioneered by women, tracing changes in the flight attendant's role -- from flying nurse to airborne sex kitten to today's custodian of safety and service. Stunning visuals from airline archives and early flight maps, promotional brochures, and print advertisements re-create a sense of the early days and underscore the dramatic changes that have occurred in this dynamic industry.

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Come Fly with Us!
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Johanna Omelia, Michael Waldock
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher:

When the first commercial flights took off in the 1930s, stewardesses were registered nurses whose duties included swatting flies and helping passengers read railroad timetables in the event of forced landings. In the 1950s, stewardesses were viewed as wives-in-training, as adept at preparing a baby's bottle as mixing a martini.
Come Fly with Us
Language: en
Pages: 456
Authors: Melvin Croft, John Youskauskas
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-01 - Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

Come Fly with Us is the story of an elite group of space travelers who flew as members of many space shuttle crews from pre-Challenger days to Columbia in 2003. Not part of the regular NASA astronaut corps, these professionals known as “payload specialists” came from a wide variety of
Come Fly with Me on a DC-3
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Joy Allardyce
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-07 - Publisher:

Stories from the era or DC-3 airplanes, the Douglas Skyliner aircraft
Come Fly with Me
Language: en
Pages: 250
Authors: Katherine Ransom
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher:

Come Fly With Me by Katherine Ransom released on Jul 25, 1991 is available now for purchase.
Come Fly With Me
Language: en
Pages: 298
Authors: Katheryn Maddox Haddad
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-16 - Publisher: Northern Lights Publishing House

BOOK 8: COME FLY WITH ME: His apostles refused to believe, while Thomas declared him God. Jesus dared and prepared his apostles to conquer the world. He interrupted his own memorial service and renewed five hundred of his closest friendships. He helped his brother, James, over the last faith hurdle,

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