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ARTICLE EXCERPT: Long before commercial airlines had jet airplanes I had logged about 1 million miles or so, sitting midway between propellers that got me from A to B through storms back then, instead of above them. Often the ride was rough and on some flights they would even run out of those paper bags that are in the seat pocket in front of you. Aside from some bumpy rides, there were also scary ones.
One night, halfway across the Atlantic, the pilot notified us that even though two of the four engines had quit working there was no danger of fire and we had more than enough fuel to get to England but not much farther.
I was lucky enough to take a $10 dollar ride with Herman Geiger when he was experimenting with glacial flying on the Gornergrat Glacier in Zermatt. While I flew with Herman I managed to expose four minutes of never-before-seen footage because no one had ever flown off a glacier before with a cameraman sitting beside him.