Most of the information contained within this posting is obtained from the Civil Aeronautics Board report of September 10, 1963.
Robert Parker, Port Washington, Long Island, New York
First Officer Robert W. Parker, age 27, had a total of 2,430 flying hours, of which 350 were in an L-1049 type aircraft. He held a valid airman certificate No. 1421814 with commercial airplane single and multiengine land and instrument privileges. His initial check in L-1049H aircraft was on May 16, 1962. His last FAA physical examination was passed on August 10, 1962. He had flown 184.3 hours in the last 90 days, 65.8 hours in the last 30 days and arrived in Gander at 0757 on September 22, 1962, the day prior to the flight. He had 33 hours of rest prior to the flight.
Jacqueline Brotman, Moline, Illinois
Stewardess Jacqueline L. Brotman, age 24, was hired on July 17,1962. She had approximately three years prior experience with other airlines. She completed ground school on July 19, 1962 , but her records indicated no wet ditching drill. She had flown 162.5 hours in the last 90 days, 43.1 hours in September; and had over three days of rest prior to departing Newark at 0900 on September 23.
In the caption to her photo to the right, her father said, “She set her heart on a flying career.”
Stewardess Ruth Mudd, age 24, was hired on August 6, 1962. She had three and one-half years of previous experience with MATS (Military Air Transport System). She completed ground school on August 18, 1962. She completed ground school in August 18, 1962, and her last wet ditching drill was on August 1962. She had flown 134.8 hours in the last 90 days; 69.5 hours in September; and had over two days’ rest prior to departing Newark at 0900 on September 23.
In the caption to her photo on the right, it says “She had decided to give up flying and was on her last trip.”
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Sad, but it is a fascinating story, I look forward to each contribution
Thank you Fred
Hi Fred Thanks for keeping me updated on all the information you obtain.
Have you heard anything about Betty Sims, our chief stewardess?
Carol Gould Hansen