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
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