Friday, August 19, 2011

How Assimilation Changed

From the "Editor Emeritus" of The Washington Times, Wesley Pruden, we have this OpEd on how the Jet Aircraft changed immigration.

One typo.  The Douglas and Boeing birds were the first successful transcontinental [jet] airliners.  The first was the de Havilland Comet, which taught us a lot about metal fatigue.

As a side note, I saw the first DC-8 take off, from Daugherty Field, Long Beach, CA, in May of 1958.  That was nine years after the Comet first flew.

Regards  —  Cliff

2 comments:

Corey said...

Great article - a very interesting post indeed. I know some of my ancestors came over during World War I. Apparently Lowell was such an improvement over the Azores that it was worth risking a U-Boat sinking.

nealcroz said...

...and now they must face whole body scanners and the new and exciting TSA thought police.......

No worry though, Obama's most recent Presidential decree is that we won't deport any illegal immigrants before they have a chance to get a visa, work permit....or full fledged citizenship along with a lifetime membership in the DNC