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Boeing Stratocruiser Flight

Friday, August 26, 1949

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Northwest Airlines invited WNYC to ride on the Boeing Stratocruiser flight from Idlewild Airport. Description of the plane, which is has two levels, one with berths and the other with a bar and lounge. Description of cockpit, interview with one of the pilots about the complexity of the Stratocruiser.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 69557
Municipal archives id: LT761

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