"The Voice of S.F. Airport", Maxine Crookston, spent four years as an Air Traffic Controller in Salt Lake City before transferring to SFO in 1946. While at SFO, it was reported that she became the first female Watch Supervisor in the country. #avgeek #ATC #InternationalWomensDay
This tweet was posted on March 08, 2019.
#Braniff International Airways purchased a large fleet of the #727 and, after advertising executive #MaryWells radically revamped the airline's corporate identity, painted their aircraft in a variety of brightly colored liveries. #avgeek
This tweet was posted on April 27, 2018.
#HBD to Juan Trippe, who was born #onthisday in 1899. The founder of Pan American Airways, Trippe and PAA revolutionized international air travel, inaugurating the first regular commercial trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic air service. #avgeek
This tweet was posted on June 27, 2018.
#HappyBirthday to Juan Trippe, the late founder and President of Pan American, who was born #onthisday in 1899. #PanAm’s unrivaled string of aviation firsts included first commercial service across the oceans, first successful jet service, and the first widebody service. #avgeek
This tweet was posted on June 27, 2019.
#Malev Hungarian Airlines was the flag carrier of Hungary from 1946 to 2012. Founded after WWII as Maszovlet the airline was jointly owned by #Hungary and the USSR. In 1954, the company was renamed Malev Hungarian Airlines. Did you ever fly on Malev? #avgeek #TravelTuesday
This tweet was posted on September 17, 2019.
#OTD in 1982, the Boeing 757 took its first flight. Designed to be more fuel efficient than its predecessor, the trijet 727, the twinjet 757 was used by airlines around the world on short- to medium-range flights. Over 1,000 of the aircraft were built. #AvGeek
This tweet was posted on February 19, 2021.
#OnThisDay in 1924, Huff Daland Dusters Inc. was founded; it was one of the earliest known commercial aerial crop-dusting operations in America. In 1928, when C.E. Woolman took over the company, he renamed it Delta Air Service, a predecessor to Delta Air Lines. #avgeek
This tweet was posted on May 30, 2019.
#OnThisDay in 1927, #CharlesLindbergh landed in Paris, France, after completing the first solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. Departing from New York, after 33 1/2 hours, Lindbergh became an international star upon landing at Paris’ Le Bourget Field. #avgeek
This tweet was posted on May 21, 2019.
#OnThisDay in 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh landed in Paris, France, after completing his historic solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. His 3,500-mile journey crossed more than 1,900 miles of open ocean before he landed in Paris’ Le Bourget Field. #avgeek #MuseumFromHome
This tweet was posted on May 21, 2020.
#OnThisDay in 1930, the City and County of San Francisco began purchasing Mills Field and the surrounding property. San Francisco agreed to a ten-year purchasing program with the Mills Estate to acquire 1,112 acres. #avgeek
This tweet was posted on August 30, 2019.