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Mayor D'Alesandro Opposes Building an Airport in Virginia: A Look Back at the 1949 Washington Post Article
In 1949, Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro opposed building an airport in Virginia to relieve Washington's air traffic. Check out this article from The Washington Post to learn more about the story. #GhostsOfDC #1940s #Airport #DCA #BWI #Dulles
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Pan Am's First Passenger Jet to Europe (1958)
Aviation has a strong history in the Washington area. Following on the heels of our last aeronautical first (Concorde at Dulles), here is another first for the region and the country. In the fall of 1958, Pan Am (i.e., the planet’s largest and coolest airline) was getting set to inaugurate their transatlantic passenger jet service. The four-engined Boeing 707 was to go through a christening...
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