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Stewardess’ skirt goes out airplane window midflight

  • COURTESY PATTI SMART

    Patti Smart models a re-creation of the uniform she wore the day her skirt flew out an airplane window.

  • JAMM AQUINO / 2008

    Patti Smart, center, a retired Aloha Airlines flight attendant of 50 years, embraces an Aloha Airlines employee during a rally on Bishop Street.

I had the pleasure of meeting Patti Smart this month. Patti flew as a stewardess for Aloha Airlines from January 1957, when it was TPA (Trans-Pacific Airways), until she retired in 2007, a few months before Aloha closed. Read more

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