A recent research study concluded that 1 in every 60 passengers who climb aboard a regional airliner will strike his head on the cabin entryway, while 1 in every 141 will sustain some sort of head injury when he does. Regional airliner doorways are typically much shorter than those employed on larger transport-category aircraft.
Beau Altman’s retrospective put the profession of business aviation flight attendant into perspective at the 10th Annual Flight Attendants Conference in Atlanta in June.
Altman was among those who attended the first conference in San Antonio in 1996. But his audiovisual journey addressed the challenge that the flight attendant has faced, and continues to face, since the mid-1920s.