1957 in-flight review – South African Airways DC-7 service

A first-hand account of a then new SAA DC-7 route from the May 10, 1957 issue of The Aeroplane

The author of this article highlights the benefits of the more modern and higher-flying DC-7 over some other propeller-driven airliners, but also reflects on the earlier flying-boat service.

SOUTHERN TERMINUS. – S.A.A.’s DC-7B “Dromedaris” at Jan Smuts Airport after a 21-hr. run from London.
SOUTHERN TERMINUS. – S.A.A.’s DC-7B “Dromedaris” at Jan Smuts Airport after a 21-hr. run from London.

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