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THE HISTORY OF FLIGHT ATTENDANTS’ UNIFORMS

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There are many reasons why flight attendants wear uniforms. The first reason is a psychological one: there’s evidence that people have more confidence in uniformed professionals. Passengers rely on flight attendants and pilots on an aeroplane no less than they do doctors and nurses in...

THE MYTHOLOGY OF FLIGHT

Before Air Dolomiti, before the Wright brothers and the Montgolfier brothers, even before Leonardo Da Vinci’s flying machines, before any of these revolutionary inventions, humans could only fly in their wildest imaginations. In ancient times, we looked to the sky, hungry for knowledge, observing celestial...

HEINRICH KUBIS: THE FIRST FLIGHT ATTENDANT

Heinrich Kubis (1888-1979) was the first flight attendant in history. In this article we bring you an imaginary short, first-hand, partly romanticised tale celebrating the life of one of the pioneers of civil aviation professions. My name is Heinrich Kubis and the story of my...

ELLEN CHURCH: THE FIRST FEMALE FLIGHT ATTENDANT

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On 22 September, 1904, a woman was born in a small town in rural Iowa. She’d later make aviation history and change women’s role in the world of work. Ellen Church was a child with a big personality and a head full of dreams who...

JAMES STEWART

“The whole world believed James Stewart. They have never caught him acting”. These words come from Peter Bogdanovich, director, screenwriter and film critic. James Maitland Stewart was a big, great actor from the United States. Already an Oscar winner in 1941 as an actor in...

THE MONTGOLFIER BROTHERS

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Joseph Michele and Jacques Étienne Montgolfier were two French inventors who lived on the cusp of the 1700s and 1800s. Fathers of the hot air balloon (known as mongolfiera in Italian). The hot air balloon, as rudimentary as it may seem to us now, was...

RAYMONDE DE LAROCHE, OUR 8th OF MARCH

The 8th of March is a chance to do what we should do every day. It’s a chance to remember the social conquests, the political and economic struggles, and the process of empowerment of which women have been and still are protagonists. To answer what...

CHARLES LINDBERGH

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In our section dedicated to great historical figures in the world of aviation, this time it’s the turn of Charles Lindbergh, a real rockstar for those who are passionate about aeroplanes. Have you ever been awake, attentive and focused on doing something extremely demanding for...

PAN AM: STORY OF A MYTH OF AVIATION

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Some brands made modern world history. And if “American Express” stands for credit card and “Gillette” for razor, “Pan Am” could stand for air company. It was 1927 when the American businessman Juan Trippe founded the Aviation Corporation of America financed by some tycoons including...

BEFORE GPS

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How many objects do we take for granted every day? The mobile phone that allows us to contact children, friends and relatives at any time, the internet that allows us to buy flights at just the click of a few buttons, the credit cards...