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Aviation / Jets vs. Private Planes #443569

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 05, 1969
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(Studio) 50 private planes for every commercial jet in US. Often causes hazards.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Boston, Massachusetts) At Logan Airport, Captain James J. Duffy, 41, considered typical commercial pilot. He's been flying commercially for 15 years.
REPORTER: Liz Trotta

(Amityville, New York) Furniture dealer, Michael Carlin, 46, has 100 hrs. experience. He flies in vicinity of La Guardia and JFK Airports on wkends.
REPORTER: Liz Trotta

(Boston, Massachusetts) Duffy shown making Boston to New York City run.
REPORTER: Liz Trotta

(Amityville, New York) In single-engine plane from Zahn's Airport, Carlin takes off. Flew over Shea Stadium during World Series.
REPORTER: Liz Trotta

(Dallas, Texas) Every 6 mos., Duffy undergoes 3 days' training at flight school. 727 Simulator shown. Pilot must have 1000 hrs. to be accepted here.
REPORTER: Liz Trotta

(Amityville, New York) Carlin learned how to fly here. 40 hrs. needed for private pilots' license. Man who tests pilots for Federal Aviation Administration also rents planes to them after they're passed.
REPORTER: Liz Trotta

(No Location Given) Private planes hazard to jets and themselves around congested areas. [American Airlines DUFFY - describes speeds of 2 planes.]
REPORTER: Liz Trotta

(New York) [CARLIN - tells of having no radio or VOR when flying by Kennedy Airport. I got through; tried to stay by water. They could pick me up, but I couldn't hear them.]
REPORTER: Liz Trotta

(No Location Given) [DUFFY - thinks airline should have preference over smaller plane. Why should 124 people wait for 3 or 4 people?]
REPORTER: Liz Trotta

(No Location Given) [General Aviation Spokesperson Max KARANT - likens small planes and jets to cars and buses. Shouldn't hold back for the larger jet.] Right of smaller pilots to fly around crowded airport with little regulation being questioned.
REPORTER: Liz Trotta

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Trotta, Liz
Duration:
00:06:50

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