“Land this damned plane -now!”

Webp.net-resizeimage (2)That’s what I would be saying. Yes, it’s the Territory of Hawaii, and as this 1939 ad states, it’s “Where Romance and Progress Meet.” Such images sold a lot of plane tickets.

When my dad started flying to Hawaii in the early 50’s, his employer, United Airlines, had drop-dead gorgeous hula girls on hand to greet each arriving flight. He doesn’t let on at how much romantic progression took place, but hey, he was a dashing airline captain back then (and single too) so I can figure out the rest.