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Events, anniversaries, tales and characters

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...

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...

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...