Ellen Church 15 May 1930

Ellen Church Stewardess 1930

“Okay you idiots, get in, sit down, strap in, have a beer.
We’re goin’ to Chicago and it’ll only take 20 hours.
Now STFD and STFU.”

First female Flight Attendant Ellen Church 1930.

Church became the first stewardess to fly (though not the first flight attendant, as German Heinrich Kubis had preceded her in 1912). On May 15, 1930, she embarked on a Boeing 80A for a 20-hour flight from Oakland/San Francisco to Chicago with 13 stops and 14 passengers.

That works out to a potty break about every 90 minutes en-route. In those days, synchronization was everything.

[Found here.]

Author: Bunk Strutts

Boogah Boogah.

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