Air Travel in the Jet Age
Last Sunday, ABC premiered a new TV show about the jet age in the '60s based on iconic Pan Am airlines. What was it really like flying around the world in flashy jet planes just sixty years after Orville and Wilbur first took to the sky? Is "Pan Am" based in reality or is it more fiction than fact?
These titles will give you glimpse of the history behind the show:
- Pan Am [videorecording]: The Golden Age of Aviation
- Femininity in Flight: A History of Flight Attendants by Kathleen M. Barry
- Around The World in a Bad Mood!: Confessions of a Flight Attendant by Rene Foss
- Fasten Your Seat Belts!: History and Heroism in the Pan Am Cabin by Valerie Lester
- Jet Age : The Comet, The 707, and The Race to Shrink the World by Sam Howe Verhovek