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MarJon Aug 31, 20 7:06 am

65 Years and Still Going (Flying AA for 65 years)
 
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Celebrating my 65th Anniversary of my first AA flight.

Celebrating my 65th Anniversary of my first AA flight. Qualified again for EXP in March before the shutdown. My better half who is also EXP and I have lots of flight already booked as I look towards a Century of Flying AA.

roadtriper Aug 31, 20 7:30 am

That's Awesome, Congrats! RT

fotographer Aug 31, 20 7:54 am

that is so cool... congrats

roadtriper Aug 31, 20 7:59 am

Sent you a PM RE: Capt. William V. Brown

TomMM Aug 31, 20 8:10 am

The days when penmanship mattered.

carlosdca Aug 31, 20 11:49 am

That's awesome!!!
My first flight at 4 months old was on Air France Lima -> Bogota -> Point a Pitre -> Paris in the late 60s (no non-stop LIM-ORY then, CDG did not exist yet).
I did not get anything like that certificate though.

OP: You may want to cross out your last name and dates, there is a lot of things that can be done with name and DOB.

JDiver Aug 31, 20 12:13 pm

Congratulations! Storehouse of great memories there.

Jaimito Cartero Aug 31, 20 12:14 pm

Itís great that you have saved your certificate all these years. Really interesting.

AndyPatterson Aug 31, 20 5:57 pm

Great post! My first flight was 9 months before I was born ... conceived at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on the honeymoon, and then my parents flew back to the mainland. Does "in utero" count?!

But, no, I didn't become a MP member until my 20s...

TEBraniff Sep 1, 20 9:01 pm


Originally Posted by TomMM (Post 32641991)
The days when penmanship mattered.

You and me both. The very first thing that caught my eye was the signature Mary Jane Clark

3544quebec Sep 1, 20 9:38 pm


Originally Posted by MarJon (Post 32641883)
Celebrating my 65th Anniversary of my first AA flight.


Originally Posted by Jaimito Cartero (Post 32642570)
Itís great that you have saved your certificate all these years. Really interesting.

Come on - let's see the photo of the diaper you wore on the flight and have preserved all this time :p

the phoenix Sep 1, 20 9:45 pm


Originally Posted by roadtriper (Post 32641967)
Sent you a PM RE: Capt. William V. Brown

Do share. Are there 6 degrees of separation.. ..? would add to a cool thread!

carlosnunez.dfw Sep 1, 20 9:46 pm

This is super cool. I wish flying were like this today. I know it’s impossible to do in today’s landscape but still.

JDiver Sep 1, 20 11:42 pm

I suspect youíve flown on many aircraft as well. I know Iíve got the DC family from -3 through -10 but no -8 on AA and the only -5 was exported, Convair 240 and 990; BAC 111, a ton of Boeing metal, Airbii... MD also. Think of the changes, the huge steps, the drop in prices that opened air travel to so many.

roadtriper Sep 2, 20 8:00 am


Originally Posted by the phoenix (Post 32646324)
Do share. Are there 6 degrees of separation.. ..? would add to a cool thread!

Yeah, not sure about the 6 degrees thing... Just Googled and found the Good Captains Obit

William (Bill) V. Brown Feb 15 1911 - July 15 2002

Taken from his Obit 7/16/02
"Bill was born on February 15, 1911 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Ira and Mary (Stoner) Brown; they both preceded him in death. He married Altha H. Handkins on August 5, 1939 in Marion, Kentucky, she survives.
Bill served as Williamson County Treasurer for 4 years. He also served as treasurer for the Marion Chamber of Commerce and was instrumental in developing the first Industrial Park. He helped establish the Peoples Bank of Marion and was a Charter member, and also did appraisal work for them. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove United Church where he enjoyed ringing the bell for Sunday Services. He served his country proudly during WWII, as a member of the ATC (Air Transport Command) which provided support to the Army Air Command by transporting needed supplies. After his service in The Air Transport Command he flew as a Pilot for American Airlines for sixteen years. Prior to coming to Southern Illinois Bill was a Farmer and also a Broker and owned his own Real Estate Office known as Brown Realty." the Obit also stated he has a Daughter who is an Admiral in the Navy!


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