Waiting for call for the overseas flight, Nell, Dianne and "Old" Yours Truly
9/13/74 - Friday
Patricia Dorsey Murphy - age 39
Weather is overcast, mild humid
Finally took off at 6:15, cruising speed at 37k ft. Dianne and I are in the mid section, on wing. Daddy and Ma right behind us. Richard, Pam, Terry, Dale and Ricky saw us off. We'll fly over Spartanburg, SC, VA, Atlantic City, NJ, etc. Had chicken breast for dinner. Dianne and I played poker, we're even so far.
Arr NY city 8:10 PM Dark outside called Anancias. Di and I walked all over Pan AM building…went to roof top to see skyline.
(Took Butch and things over to GA Tech yesterday and got him set up. His birthday is today 9/13/74. 18 years old.)
Dianne Dorsey Parker Gilbreath - age 37
Place: Plane in Atlanta, GA - Delta Flt. DC8 & Pan Am Flt.
Weather: Good - hazy
Well, believe it or not, we’re off. I still can’t believe it but now I know it’s true!
We left the ground of Atlanta at 6:15 PM and expected to land in New York at 7:55 PM. Weather in New York is 80
Boarding flight in NYC
Little fuzzy, but it's Patty, Nell and Dianne at JFK airport just before boarding overseas flight
degrees and hazy. We should see New York as it will still be light and we are passing through Atlantic City. I’m thrilled and excited BOY -OH - BOY!!
May God be with us on this wonderful trip.
We arrived in New York at 8:15 PM. We had an awful time taking luggage from Delta to Pan Am. Finally made it and Patty and I explored Kennedy Airport. We went to the roof and saw the skyline of NY. It was great! Finally boarded the plane and left NY at approximately 1:15 AM. It was rough at first but leveled off. We sat right in front of a movie screen - Boy - too close. However, after about six hours we finally arrived.
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