Saturday, August 18, 2012

Crossing the Atlantic

Lockheed aircraft made the journeys world-class
by Bettina C.

My father grew up in France and came to the United States to study metallurgy at MIT in the 1960s. The first time he crossed the Atlantic in July 1958, he flew from London to Montreal on a turboprop aircraft, with lots of stops along the way! On the return trip in August 1958, he flew on a Constellation operated by Air France. When I was growing up, we traveled a lot, and I distinctly remember flying the Lockheed Tri-Star, the L-1011 with TWA.