SierraAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 201 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7217 times:
I'm wondering if anyone out there has any info about some old airport terminals. The main ones that I am interested in are Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Dallas Love, and Denver Stapleton. Any info that could be provide would be great. Any old maps or airport overviews and you would be my hero for life. Thanks.
It's coming together pretty slowly at this point (I've just got PIT, AUS, GSO and PHX up there at the moment) but I want to grow it to include every big terminal that's been deactivated since 1975 or so. That includes FLL, MCO, FMY, PBI, DAB, PNS, TLH, ATL, CLT, ORF, BUF, ROC, ALB, LBB, COS, DEN, ONT, SNA, and plenty others.
Hopefully it will answer some of your questions.
And to Zrs70 and of course Tom: any information, photos and maps you can provide would be an asset to the project as well.
Goldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5642 posts, RR: 15 Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6899 times:
The old terminal at ONT isnt neccesarily deactivated. It is still used for charters, but all the pax arrive by bus planeside. Also, as of right now, while the taxiway realignment is taking place, this is where all the cargo operations that were at the west ramp are.
Airborne uses the old DL terminal.
And with ORF, I believe you are talking about the Intl terminal?
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Timf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 964 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6847 times:
According to your profile, you're a college student. Most colleges provide students with free webspace. You might want to check into that.
My suggestion to everyone out there is don't use a free hosting provider if you plan on posting links to the site here or in another forum. You're guaranteed to go over your bandwidth limit, especially on photo heavy sites.
HSVXJ From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 228 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6817 times:
I have a really good old postcard showing the old south terminal at ORF. Now, all that's left is a really pot-holed parking lot. I have it scanned if you're interested.
Also, right here in Huntsville, they moved the airport to the present site in 1967. Here in the city (and not far from where I live) is the old airport. The classic 1940's terminal still stands, and many of the old runways and taxiways are still there. A lot of the field is now soccer fields and stadiums, but a good part of the airport is still there. It's kind of neat to drive on runways where 727's and DC9's used to land.
Lemme know if you want any more info.
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Dinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1056 posts, RR: 19 Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6807 times:
I think they are turning the old Stapleton into a housing and commercial site? Not exactly sure but I saw on either the Discovery Channel or the Learning Channel that the old runways and taxiways are(or were, not sure how old that video footage was) being torn up and is the largest pavement ripping up project in the world at the moment or whenever it was. Pretty interesting. If you drive by the site there are huge piles of torn up concrete everywhere. Maybe somebody else can elaborate on the progress on this.
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Srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 17284 posts, RR: 51 Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6765 times:
The old ATL terminal sat unused until the late 1980s, when it was demolished. On the former site of the terminal is the Rennaissance Hotel and 100 Hartsfield Centre, home of ASA's General Offices. The Mercury Air Center is on some of the former ramp are of the old terminal.
HSVXJ From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 228 posts, RR: 2 Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6730 times:
Yes, at the newer site, there used to be two five gate ground level "donut" satellites protruding from the terminal (they were ground level on the ramp, but on the second level of the terminal.) These were demolished in 1990 when the new more modern single concourse opened with 12 gates. It's at capacity now.
The new site is located about 8 miles to the west of downtown, just outside of the suburb of Madison. The old airport is located just a couple of miles south of downtown off highway 231. There is a lot of developement in the area, a lot of which was there when the airport moved in 1967. There is a Wal-Mart just to the north of the old main runway. When the airport was operational, it was a KMart, and old timers still remember how landing lights were located in the parking lot.
It's hard to imagine the old jets flying in and out of there. The runway was only 5000 feet long with a rather sharp hill directly at one end. In articles I have from about the time the new airport was open, Eastern pilots describe it as the hardest airport to land in.
It's a really neat place. I've got just a few pictures of it at
The old south terminal is there in the bottom right hand corner. It's a pretty good view of it. Unfortunately, although I've used the new terminal many times (it is fantastic now) I never got to use the old one.
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SierraAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 201 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 6626 times:
Thanks for all the replies. All the info is increadibly interesting. To clarify, mostly what I'm looking for is photos of the old terminals and gate areas, gate maps, or maps of the airports. I actually looking to create a site of all the old terminals and all the new ones to show the changes in times. I've actually found quite a bit of information already for Stapleton. http://milehifield.topcities.com/main.html This site has quite a bit of old pictures and maps. I guess this is the kind of information that I'm looking for for all airports. I'd also really appreciate if anyone had any old Jeppesen airport diagrams. Again, thanks for all the info.
LoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3759 posts, RR: 36 Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6574 times:
Hey, don't forget about Ft. Worth's Amon Carter Field, later renamed Greater Southwest International Airport. Here's a good website on that one. It's one of those sites that has an hourly bandwidth limit, so it you don't get it the first time, try again later.
Jsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1941 posts, RR: 16 Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6512 times:
Just as a heads up, my site on old terminals is back online... go to it carefully please
I added Austin last week and will hopefully be adding another one (or two) tomorrow. Possibly Fort Lauderdale or Daytona Beach. I may just bite the bullet and do Atlanta (I've got tons of pictures of that one so it'll take forever to code.)
LoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3759 posts, RR: 36 Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6464 times:
I found 2 interior photos of Love Field, both showing the entrances to the councourses
The first one is a pic of the entrance to the North Concourse taken about 1998. You can also see the signs for Southwest's gates (1-15) in the West Concourse and signs for CoEX and AA (41, 42) in the East Concourse.
The second photo I'm guessing was taken in the early to mid 1960's and appears to be the moving sidewalks that led to the East Concourse.