Boeing

A Jumbo Surprise

By Daniel Davidziuk

May 2016

I was born in 1966, and since I was a kid, it was my dream to fly in a 747. In 1976, Aerolineas Argentinas introduced the 747 in the fleet; in fact, it was one of the first airlines in Latin America to introduce the big Jumbo. So my father prepared a surprise for me: He told me that he bought tickets for my family to fly to a local destination in Argentina. We went to the airport and then he told me the real thing, the true ... He bought international tickets and we were about to fly in the 747!

It was October 1978, and I was 11 years old. It was my dream come true, and my dream has a name: "Boeing 747." Still today, I remember that surprise that marks my entire life. I´m sending the photo of that unforgettable moment. Thanks.

At age 11, Daniel Davidziuk took a dream ride on a 747.

Photo courtesy of Victor Davidziuk