The Golden Age of Flight Attendants

A new book documents the evolution of stewardesses from registered nurses to starlets in the sky

In 1938, TWA stewardesses were honored for each having completed a quarter-million miles or more of flying. (Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum)

Douglas DC-3

(State Archives of Florida)

Basil L. Rowe, a Pan American Airways chief pilot, emerged from a Douglas DC-3 in 1946. Rowe logged some 35,000 hours during his career.


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