Sheryl Davies recalls her experience of hiring a private plane when the international border crossing was closed off in July 1967, denying her access to Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
Detroit Historical Society
Detroit Historical Society, Detroit, MI
Windsor, ON, Canada; Detroit Metropolitan Airport
I was booked to fly to Las Vegas to visit a Windsor friend who was a summer camp counselor, living that summer with her relatives. The day they closed the U.S./Canadian border, was the day I was flying out. As a 16 year old Canadian teenager, I had no cancellation insurance, so we hired a four-seat airplane at the Windsor Airport that flew over Detroit as it burned. I had a first-hand aerial view at 10,000 feet high as we flew to Detroit Metro. It was an experience to remember.
Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Windsor-Canada, airplane, tourist
“Sheryl Davies,” Detroit Historical Society Oral History Archive, accessed December 5, 2020, https://detroit1967.detroithistorical.org/items/show/74.