On a regular basis people sent me photos, to share their enthusiasm for vintage airliners or to illustrate a question. These photos have been lingering in a scrapbook or a discarded box somewhere and/or probably wouldn't find their way to Online-use or publication. |
To prevent them from getting lost, with permission of the sender, I would like to share them on this page.
Photos already online (personal websites, airliners.net, jetphotos.net, etc) are not meant to be included here.
Frans Truyens sent these images from his collection (see alo his propliner photos)
Rolf Larsson sent me this photo of N1001U, seen on Miami on 16 October 1975.
But I thought to add this photo here as it is indeed a very nice shot by Ray, of a vanishing breed and an airline fondly remembered by many.
C-GNDW is a Boeing 737-204 with c/n 21694/542. The photo was taken in 1986, at the Dryden terminal (Ontario).
Ray's personal note: " I was once the contact engineer for Nordair in Dryden. They operated 737-200's. They were noisy gas gobblers and now are not allowed to land at many airports."
The above info is by Aerotransport.org 'ATDB Online' (IATA code ARG refers to Walnut Ridge,AR)
"The fully outfitted, meticulously detailed, two bedroom, Boeing 727 fuselage suite. We have refurbished a vintage 1965 Boeing 727 airframe, which in its prior life shuttled globetrotters on South Africa Air and Avianca Airlines (Colombia).
We salvaged this airframe, piece by piece, from its San Jose airport resting place. We carefully transported the pieces on five, big-rig trucks to the jungles of Manuel Antonio where they have been resurrected into a unique jumbo hotel suite. Our classic airplane, nestled on the edge of the National Park in our Costa Verde II area, is perched on a 50-foot pedestal. At this height, you will enjoy scenic ocean and jungle views from the hard wood deck built atop the plane's former right wing."
It was nationalized in 1959. It had taken over LAMSA in 1952, AV Reforma 1954, AL Mexicanas 1960 and Guest Aerovias in 1961.
It was renamed/merged into AeroMéxico in 1972. [Source: online database Aerotransport.org]
wrote me in June 2009: "The photographer's name of these photos is Martti Liesmaa, from Finland. The photographer is my uncle, but sadly he died in the year 1983.
I have the permission from the family to send you these pictures. These were taken during 1960-1961, very likely in the USA."
Eastern Air Lines was a major United States airline that existed from 1926 to 1991. Before its dissolution it was headquartered at Miami International Airport, Florida.
Eastern Air Lines was a composite of assorted air travel corporations, including Florida Air Ways and Pitcairn Aviation, the latter of which was established on April 19, 1926, by Harold Frederick Pitcairn, son of Pittsburgh Plate Glass founder John Pitcairn, Jr.
In the late 1920s, Pitcairn Aviation won a government contract to fly mail between New York City and Atlanta, Georgia, using Mailwing single-engine aircraft. In 1929 Clement Keys, the owner of North American Aviation, purchased Pitcairn. In 1930, Keys changed the company's name to Eastern Air Transport, soon to be known as Eastern Air Lines after being purchased by General Motors and experiencing a change in corporate leadership brought on by the Airmail Act of 1934. [More: Wikipedia]
Lockheed L.188 Electra N5510 (c/n 1040); here is a picture on Air-Britain's Photographic Images Collection.
Note that the titles are different, 'Eastern's Prop-Jet' has been revised and simplified to 'Eastern'.
Roger Soupart sent this photo: "the last moments of the Caravelle firetrainer, former Transavia airliner, a final blaze for a KRO television team." Amsterdam IAP (EHAM, 1978 or 1979)
sent me these images of the demise of EL-AKJ...
Alan Miller sent me this photo in Oct.2008. He thinks this photo was probably taken at Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport (KPGT), but no date was given.
The nosewheeldoor shows '905', which makes it McDonnell-Douglas DC-9-15 N95S (c/n 47205); it was manufactured 03Jan68 by Douglas and was at some date scrapped at Ardmore,OK (KADM).
Southern Airways began its life operating Douglas DC-3 aircraft on a route system which covered the south-central portion of the U.S. By 1968, Southern's route system extended from its most northerly stop at the Bristol-Kingsport-Johnson City (Tri-Cities regional) airport in Tennessee southward to its most southerly points at New Orleans and Jacksonville, Florida. The westward boundaries of Southern's route system were marked by Baton Rouge and Monroe, Louisiana. Routes extended eastward to the Atlantic Ocean at Myrtle Beach and Charleston, South Carolina.
See also my gallery of AIRLINES REMEMBERED
I mistook N410BN to be a former Braniff airliner, but Stefan Krause set me straight:
N348PA still wears the Pan Am livery, this is a Boeing 727-222 c/n 21921/1639; see Airliners.net.
This photo was taken by Nigel on 07Dec08 at Brunswick Golden Isles,GA. (KBQK).
Alan Miller sent me this image...
John Stewart suspected he also came across this Comet: HC-ALT AREA; John wrote- "This is a photo shot in June 1966 of this aircraft in service at Miami. I am pretty sure this is the same aircraft Alan later shot derelict at MIA. Sorry for the quality, this was shot into the sun after a thunderstorm and through glass.."
McDonnell-Douglas DC-10 N102TV of Trans International at Miami [TIA on Wikipedia].
N102TV (cn 46801/103) was delivered to TIA on 04-06-73. Following a lease to Air Florida in 1981, it was sold on 19-03-84 to Federal Express, registered as N302FE and named "Brian Jnr".
Boeing 727 N4621 of National Airlines, named 'Carol' . [National on WIKIPEDIA]
Boeing 727-100 N727M of Nomads; at Washington-IAD, no date.
N727M on AIRLINERS.NET
Stefan Krause wrote me in August 2010: "Boeing 727 N727M of Nomads pictured is their first 'ship', c/n 19313 and a B727-100. It is original a Lufthansa B727, hence a -30 model. It wound up as S9-BAG with Transafrik, and was last noted stored in Upington, South Africa - look up on Google Maps, it IS REALLY in the middle of nowhere. Hence no further reports. I am curious whether it is still there.
The current N727M is c/n 22541, but a B727-200. She is still active around the world. "
Nigel Aylmer sent me this photo of McDonnell-Douglas DC-9-32 N817AT (c/n 47323/468), stored at Eastman; he wrote: "on 20Jul08 I flew over to Eastman,GA (KEZM). Here I found N817AT, formerly flown by Airtran Airways. It is in use here as a training aid with the Middle Georgia College. It has been here quite a while."
I found that N817AT (which rather confusingly shows '917' on the nosewheeldoor, perhaps of former registration N917W) had been registered to AirTran Airways Inc on 22Dec94 and deregistered on 30Sep04.
More photos of Nigel on my Guestpage for Propliners..
Nigel Aylmer sent me this image in June 2008, he wrote:
"While I was in Daytona Beach last month, I found this cockpit in a transport / storage yard on the road to DeLand.
The sign on the side reads:
'The Advanced Concepts Testbed and Cockpit Procedures Trainer
were built by the ACT/CPT Team
Completed April 1994'
It then lists all the people in the team.
It looks like either a Boeing 707 or 727; it would be kind of odd to put the eye brow windows in if it was a mockup..?
Wonder which was the donating airframe, must have been plenty of old 707s and 727s around in the early 1990s..."
Steven Smith wrote:
Ron Mak sent me these photos, taken in July 2008 at Caticlan-Boracay (Philippines); it suffered some damage after a landing gone wrong... It abandoned the runway and broke the nosegear plus suffered some additional damage in the proces. It is seen here parked awaiting repairs.
Ron Mak sent this vintage airliner, taken recently (2010):
Following history as per www.aerotransport.org
Actually, Ron found 4 Boeing 727s here that day though not all equally good to photograph...
And Ron provided the following information on this bird:
RP-C5353 B727-23F Pacific East Asia Cargo c/n 19131
N1902 American Airlines del 18-01-1966,
Frontier Horizon bt 09-1984,
International Air Leases Inc bt 14-01-1985
Frontier Horizon lsd 14-01-1985
International Air Leases Inc ret 16-04-1985
American Bank & Trust Co of Penn-sylvania bt 05-1985
International Air Leases Inc lsd 05-1985,
cvtd to 727-23F 08-1985
Flying Tiger Line sub-lsd 09-1985,
Spirit of America Airlines sub-lsd 28-02-1987,
CF Airfreight sub-lsd 07-1987
Flying Tiger Line ret 12-09-1988,
Federal Express mgd 07-08-1989,
N512FE Federal Express rr 29-03-1990,
Fairview Leasing Corp, bt 30-09-1991,
Federal Express lsd 30-09-1991
Fairview Leasing Corporation ret 06-11-1991,
Security Investment Bancorp ret 2203-1994.
The Ages Group bt 22-3-1995,
Wilmington Trust Company tfd 22-03-1995
The Ages Group tfd 30-03-1995.
ZS-NPX Phoenix Airways bt 30-03-1995
Safair lsd 30-03-1995
XPS Parcel Service bt 07-07-1995
Safair lsd 07-07-1995
XPS Parcel Service ret 12-1995
Air World lsd 05-1999,
Express Air Service ret 12-2001
Safair lsd 12-2001
Express Air service ret 03-2002
Mic-Dav (PTY) ltd bt12-2002
RP-C5353 03-03-2003 Pacific East Asia Cargo
RP-C5353 w.f.u Clark-DMIA 03-2010
RP-C-5355 seen at DMIA-Clark on 08Mar2010:
B727-223 c/n 20185
N6831 American Airlines f/f 02-04-1969 del 18-04-1969
Crown Aircraft Corp. bt 20-09-1990
American Airlines lsd 20-09-1990
Crown Aircraft Corp. ret 11-10-1994
Greyhound Financial Corp bt 30-12-1994
Southwest Airlines br 30-12-94
American Airways bt 30-12-94 cvtd to b727-223F 11-1995
TTC Hunt Leasing Corp bt 03-11-1995
EI-HCD Hunting Cargo airlines ltd lsd 03-11-1995
Air Contractors ltd nn 29-07-1998
Here is its history as presently (12Aug2010) shown on Aerotransport.org:
And here is 727 no.4 seen that day 08Mar2010, just to show its there:
See also Ron Mak's Propliners on my website HERE..
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