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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1969 March

WSLS-TV Reporter Bill Mason Announces That Eastern Air Lines Is Becoming the Second Major Airline to Operate Out of Woodrum Field Airport in Roanoke, Va.

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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1 min., 38 sec.
On April 27, 1969, Eastern Air Lines will begin operating out of Woodrum Field Airport with two new jet airliners, the Boeing 727 and the McDonnell Douglas DC-9. WSLS-TV reporter Bill Mason interviews the local station manager at the airport in Roanoke, Va. According to the station manager, the two jet airliners are the largest to service Woodrum Field Airport with double the seat capacity per airplane. The airport's schedule and destinations will not be affected by the transition.
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