American Airlines' History From the Captains Seat! Book

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Thunder Down The Runway" The history of American Airlines from the Captain's Seat Author: American Airlines Capt. Robert S. Ames, Retired
MINT NEW - Large Format Hardback w/Jacket
Many photos and Index - 184 Pages
ISBN: 0-9653993-7-0 - Published in 2001 By: Airways International
Out-of-Print - Original Cover Price - $24.95 Captain Ames Flew the following aircraft at American Airlines over a flight career of 36 years! Convair 240 Douglas DC-4 Doublas DC-6 & DC-6B DC-7 Lockheed Electra Boeing 707 Boeing 720 Boeing 727-100 & 200 Doublas DC-10 Boeing 747SP In his career with the US Air Force he flew the: B-29
From grass fields in rural America and Piper Cubs, to action over Korea in the B-29 Superfortress, to seniority number ONE at the Dallas base of American Airlines, Capt. Bob Ames life has revolved around flying.

After serving in the U.S. Air Force, he spent 36 years flying for America Airliness until he retired in 1989. Starting in the Convair 240, he progressed through the big Douglas propliners to the Lockheed Electra turboprop, then the early 707 & 720 jetliners, to the 727 and the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 Tri-jets, and finally the Boeing 747SP.

Airline flying today, at least in North America, has become routine and often predictable. Most of the millions of passengers that travel
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