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Sunday, 1 June 2014

The Continental Eagle Staff Magazine - Captain Fred Gray - December, 1950

I received a Continental Airlines internal company publication detailing the end of year activities of Continental Airlines. It is dated December 1950.

The pages contain a fascinating snapshot into life at Continental when it was still a "growing-up" airline. The close-knit Continental "family" appear on the pages at various social events the airline held for its employees. Technological and aviation advances are also mentioned along with the company's latest exploits.

Of particular note on one of the pages is a picture of none other than Captain Fred Gray who would pilot the ill-fated Flight 11 some twelve years later.

Here is the excerpt from the magazine below.

Magazine courtesy of Ms Jayne Specht.

1 comment:

JetAviator7 said...

Airline accidents, while rare, are an interesting study in cause and effect. A lot of improvements since 1950 for sure.

Pilots need to always be careful and prepared. For example, never fly without at least 2 pairs of Randolph Engineering Aviator sunglasses - a pair with gray lenses and another pair with tan lenses for low light/haze conditions.