Anyone who’s flown on an airplane in the last several years knows just how dry and serious the pre-flight safety overview is. But at one time, and at least on one airline, safety wasn’t just sensible, it was fun!
For proof I offer this circa 1950s safety brochure from Pacific Northern Airlines, entitled “For Your Safety in ‘Ditching,'” which provided a serious but not somber look at what to do if your flight crew has to attempt a water landing. But really it’s all about those fantastic mid-century illustrations.
I ask you — has having to evacuate an airplane in the middle of the ocean ever looked like so much fun?!