Something about the photograph of the Lufthansa Boeing 747 (AW&ST May 12, p. 34) evoked a memory. I had seen its registration, D-ABYC, before. In early 1971, as a newly minted private pilot, I was often at Tucson (Ariz.) International Airport where Lufthansa was training its crews to fly the new behemoth. I enjoyed watching the touch-and-goes, especially those in wicked crosswinds.     One day the aircraft was parked on the west ramp for an engine change. In those more ...


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