From 1913 a young Russian designer, Igor Sikorsky, set his mind to develop large aircraft. Sikorsky invented a giant airplane (the Grand) with 4 engines and a wingspan of 88ft 7in. Naysayers mentioned it would by no means fly, however fly it did, with eight passengers on board.
My jaw dropped once I noticed the seats. Luxury and loads of legroom in the economic system part. One would usually expect that kind of seating to be in the enterprise class or thereabouts. Each seat was supplied with a blanket, a pillow, and a small pouch labelled Institut Karite Paris which contained an eye masks for sleeping, a pair of bedsocks, a small container of lip balm, some ear phones, a toothbrush and a small tube of Miradent toothepaste, ear plugs, and a pair of slippers. Each seat had a small display screen hooked up to the again of the seat … Read more