I enlisted in the Navy at Fort McHenry. The Navy was sending us to boot camp in Great Lakes (Chicago).
The airlines were on strike.
The Navy lined up a charter with a private company.
It was an older plane with the tail on the ground.
We were at BWI waiting to take as one of the engines was having trouble starting.
A mechanic was on the wing priming the engine with soda bottle full of gasoline, it finally did start.
Uneventful flight to Chicago, of course no perks except a cup of water.
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