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When Pocock Racing Shells was essentially subsidizing the Sport of Rowing in North America; an excerpt from Peter Mallory's Sport of Rowing.

Over four decades ago, Cuban parents fearing indoctrination and that the Cuban government would take away their parental authority exercised one of the most fundamental human rights: the right to choose how their children would be educated. From December 1960 to October 1962, more than 14,000 Cuban children arrived alone in the United States. Known as "Operation Pedro Pan" it was the largest recorded exodus of unaccompanied minors in the Western Hemisphere.

Escape from Havana: A Secret Flight to Freedom, an original documentary on Operation Pedro Pan, which I wrote about earlier. Under Pedro Pan, between a little over children, were airlifted out of Cuba and sent to the US to "save" them from communism.

Bunk beds (on KLM), however, we'd love to see making a comeback.

23 vintage photos from the glory days of aviation

Air Mauritius Airbus A340-313 3B-NBE "Paille en Queue" at Mauritius-Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International, March 2005. (Photo: Andreas F. Daemmig)

Air Mauritius Airbus "Paille en Queue" at Mauritius-Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International, March (Photo: Andreas F.

The 60s ... when the airlines served real food....Today?...about 8 salted nuts and a couple of ounces of something to drink

Remember when we were served meals on airplanes? Now, unless you fly class, you only get peanuts or pretzels and a can of soda or bottle of water. Remembering back on the food prep, I think I'll be happy with the pretzels!

TEAGUE: The 86-Year-Old Firm that Still Designs Your In-Flight Experience

The 86-Year-Old Company that Still Designs Your In-Flight Experience

Seattle-based design firm Teague has designed every Boeing aircraft interior since the from the post-WWII Stratocruiser to the 2009 Dreamliner

August 3, 1976  two flight attendants prepare in the first class galley of a 747  prior to customer boarding of Pan Am flight 106 from Washi...

August 1976 two flight attendants prepare in the first class galley of a 747 prior to customer boarding of Pan Am flight 106 from Washi.

Pan Am IGS Class 2, 1970 - Pan Am operated a Berlin crew base of mainly German flight attendants and American pilots to staff its IGS flights. The German National flight attendants were later taken over by Lufthansa when it acquired Pan Am's Berlin route authorities.

Pan Am IGS Class 2, 1970 - Pan Am operated a Berlin crew base of mainly German flight attendants and American pilots to staff its IGS flights. The German National flight attendants were later taken over by Lufthansa when it acquired Pan Am's Berlin route authorities.

Pan Am Stewardess

Pan Am stewardess, designed by Edith Head. A distinctively classy look. Truly the glory days of commercial aviation. (I actually worked on this aircraft years later, before Pan-am went out of business)

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The first Boeing Model the very first Boeing airplane, at Duwamish River site, near Seattle, Washington, (Boeing)

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