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The Changing Looks of Air Transportation
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→ This is actually the float from which Smithsonian Secretary Samuel Pierpont Langley launched his very unsuccessful “aerodrome”. His later claims that this model was the first “capable” of flying is why the Wright Brothers refused to allow their 1903 Flyer to be exhibited at the museum for decades.
→ The College Park airport referenced in the article looks like this:
Current Hamburg Airport
→ American Airlines president C.R. Smith opened the Admirals Club, the world’s first airport lounge, in LaGuardia Airport in 1939.
Today’s look a bit more sophisticated
→ Duty Free shops are additions to international travel
Today it offers more:
→ Airports have grown: today JFK looks like
In 1945, the land looked like this
→ Some airports used to be just refueling stops
Bangor Airport is that and a little more today:
→ Relatively crude security screening machine
Today is far more hi tech
→ Today’s efforts to make ground time at airports more interesting
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