On Aug. 29, 1962, Trans World Airlines had its inaugural jet flight from Port Columbus to Chicago.
The TWA jet landed at Chicago at 12:19 p.m. that day, 45 minutes after leaving Columbus.
Christening the flight with a burst of fog (carbon dioxide) are Jack Nicklaus, left, professional golfer; Paul Strahm of TWA; and Columbus Mayor Ralston Westlake.
Three TWA “superjets” were added to the airport’s schedule that day, bringing, for the first time, westbound all-jet service to Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. A second nonstop “superjet” flight to New York also was added.