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Chicago's O'Hare Airport (and Air Traffic Control) of 1963, in Video

August 16, 2012 at 10:15 AM | by | ()

It's Thursday! That means...it's almost almost the weekend, right? And we can spend half an hour distracted by a video from 1963 showing Chicago-O'Hare and United Airlines in all their Mad Men historic glory?

The video below circulated 'round the Twitter #avgeeks yesterday, but it's so delicious that we can't not share it here as well.

We won't spoil it all for you, but here are some things to take notice of:
· The airport at the very beginning, from which the helicopter departs. It's Meigs Field!
· Drooling over that TWA SuperJet livery
· So. many. men. in hats. · "You know, it's hard to believe but last year in this country, there were more than 26 million take-offs and landings handled by air traffic controllers."
· Nice mild Chicago accent on that United co-pilot

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