Re: KAL shot down by USSR in 1978 (_not_ KAL 007)

Date:         06 Jan 97 01:47:45 
From:         don@rata.vuw.ac.nz (Don Stokes)
Organization: Victoria University of Wellington
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In article <airliners.1996.3105@ohare.chicago.com>,
Mark Anderson  <hawaii@aloha.net> wrote:
>Unlike the Air Force of today, the commercial airlines gave up on
>navigators in the late 60's with the installation of electronic
>navigation.

I don't think any of the 707-era jets had a navigator's station.  (The
earlier Comet did.)  Two-pilot on long-haul aircraft was pretty much an
80s thing, although it did start in the late 60s with the DC-9 and 737
class aircraft.

(The DC-9 was two-pilot from the beginning.  The 737 was going to be, but
ALPA put their foot down, even though the 737 was intended as competition
for the DC-9, something that slowed early 737 sales.  ALPA eventually
relented, the engineer's station went, and the 737 could compete
head-to-head with the DC-9.)

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