How D.B. Cooper and the Golden Age of Air Piracy Changed Aviation Fiction
Frank Sinatra's "Come Fly With Me" was the best-selling album in the United
States for five weeks in 1958, but the irony of its popularity (or, perhaps, the
source of its aspirational appeal) is that practically none of us could take up
the offer to "glide, starry-eyed" on an aircraft with anybody in those days.
More than 80 percent of the country had never once been on an airplane.
~Derek Thompson, the Atlantic,…