19470703 CVG Flagship OHIO

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19470703 CVG Flagship OHIO - Sets Cincinnati-New Cincinnati-New...
Sets Cincinnati-New Cincinnati-New Cincinnati-New York Record; TWA Inaugurates Flight For City The christening of three planes at the Greater Cincinnati Airport, Boone County, Kentucky, yesterday afternoon and evening marked the inauguration of through transcontinental transcontinental service and nonstop flights to New York for Cincinnatians, and the introduction of two types of four-engined four-engined four-engined passenger "planes which have not been used before by air lines in this area. (See pictures on Page 6A). The Flagship Ohio, an American Airlines DC-6, DC-6, DC-6, was christened yes terday afternoon by Mrs. C. L. Stevers, daughter of Governor Herbert Herbert of Ohio, at a brief ceremony which the Governor attended. Immediately Immediately attar the christening the aircraft flew to New York in the first run of a regular Cincin nati to New York nonstop schedule. Two Constellations which landed at the airport 45 minutes apart later also were christened in a ceremony linking Cincinnati with New York and Los Angeles. The planes, which are operated by Trans-World Trans-World Trans-World Airlines, represent two flights daily out of Greater Cincinnati Cincinnati Airport. One flight will go nonstop to New York and the other will travel nonstop to St. Louis and then on to Kansas City and Los Angeles. TIME RECORD BROKEN The American Airlines' flagship Ohio came through with record-smashing record-smashing record-smashing honors last night in its initial nonstop run to New York. Setting an unofficial Cincinnati-to-New Cincinnati-to-New Cincinnati-to-New Cincinnati-to-New Cincinnati-to-New York speed record for a plane of its type, the DC-6 DC-6 DC-6 arrived over LaGuardia Field one hour and 49 minutes after it left the Greater Cincinnati Airport, airline airline officials said. The aircraft covered the 621 air miles between the two cities at an average speed of 340 miles an hour. The record flight chopped 46 minutes off the regular schedule, which calls for the trip to be made in two hours and 35 minutes. Mrs. Stevers succeeded in christening christening the American Airlines flagship flagship Ohio only when she was assisted assisted by Bonham Fox, District Sales Manager for American Airlines, Airlines, in shattering a bottlo of champagne against the plane. The Governor's attractive brunette daughter determinedly wielded the bottle many times, but it bounced off the plane's sturdy fuselage each time without breaking. Finally, a combined hefty swing by Fox and Mrs. Stevers broke the bottle, show ering the two and christening the aircraft as the "Ohio." "Cincinnati is to be congratulated on this marked forward step of nonstop flights to New York," Gov ernor Herbert declared at the christening. christening. 'This occasion is another mark in the great future of aviation," the Governor said. "It will not. be long before all the large cities of the United States will be linked with nonstop flights.' Others who spoke in the shadow of the big silver and orange plane at the christening ceremony were Mayor Carl W. Rich of Cincinnati, Judge William H. Wehrman of Kenton County Court, Douglas Fuller, Executive Vice President of the Cincinnati Chamber of Com merce, ad R. E. S. Dnlchelr, New York, Vice President of Sales for American Airlines. Fox was master of ceremonies. Clark Ferguson, Chicago, American American Airlines Pussengcr Sales Man ager; Tom Conroy, Vice President oi me t-enirai t-enirai t-enirai Trust Jo., ana a Director of American Airlines, and Roger H. Forger, Publisher of The Enquirer, were among those attend ing the ceremony. Crew members of the DC-6 DC-6 DC-6 were i Continued On Page 2A, Column 2

Clipped from The Cincinnati Enquirer03 Jul 1947, ThuPage 1

The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio)03 Jul 1947, ThuPage 1
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