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LAX - 10 'Heavy' Action 1989-90 A/c Video  
User currently offlineSJC-Alien From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 919 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3825 times:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8105852748729857453&hl=en

Here is another.......shamless ....and I mean SHAMELESS plug.  

This is old VHS video I took at the old Imperial parking lot - and then the FedEx lot - in either 1989 or 1990 - I did not put a date on the tape. But enjoy the DC-10 heavy action - I threw in a few other aircraft to make it interesting - excuse the bad tape quality - I had a POC JC Penney 8:1 zoom camera,,,,that was all I could afford back then.....these are a few run-bys from a 2hr tape I took back then over a 3 day period - I think I was down there for the LAX Airline Collectible show......that year.

enjoy

SJC Alien

[Edited 2007-11-28 18:35:49]

29 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offline747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1185 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3778 times:

Thanks SO much!  Smile Great footage that is rather historical and is definitely much appreciated. I especially like the sound of the DC-10's when they takeoff, what a nice groan those CF6-50's let out at takeoff power!  bigthumbsup 

User currently offlineSJC-Alien From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3747 times:

Thanks 747Fan -

I sure wish I had better camera equipment back then - plus ambient noise levels drown the video out too..
plus all of the crazy ramp rigs going back/forth....

I'll look for more on that tape to post later - this tape took 4hrs to upload with high speed DSL...so it may be awhile for the next one.

SJC Alien


User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3698 times:

That was fantastic!!!  bigthumbsup  Loved the Florida West 707, EA A300, UA DC8 & BA DC10 particularly.


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User currently offlineSJC-Alien From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3656 times:

Thanks YVRLTN

The BA dash 30 was a surprise to me - but of course, they had to take the early high speed and not roll down to where I was....I had the 35mm slung around my neck - deciding what camera to use was always a tough choice...video or print..hmmmmm....the Florida West 707 couldn't roll any farther either - just my luck...but at least I moved down to FedEx before it took off...the upload here doesn't do the tape justice - the TV view is actually quite clear - the video quality loss on the upload is big - even with HQ settings, and a 4hr upload - it still looks bad.....but thank you

SJC Alien


User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3641 times:

SJC-I always love your videos! Thanks for sharing...


Go big or go home
User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4681 posts, RR: 47
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3596 times:

Oh man, seeing that UA DC-8, WOW!


"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
User currently offlineVC10DC10 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1035 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3587 times:

Some mighty lovely birds, SJC-Alien. And the video quality isn't that bad.  Smile

User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2330 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3526 times:

Talk about DC-10's galore, particularly AA. The ex Air Cal AA 732 also stood out. Great to see all those DL Tristars too. Wish I could go back in time. Great video.


There's nothing quite like a tri-jet.
User currently offlineSJC-Alien From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day ago) and read 3407 times:

TrijetsRmissed:

yes..the AA732 was sitting there quite awhile actually - probably waiting for a gate - I could post 732's for 5 hours but would be boring....I have video from YVR to LAX over the last 20yrs stuffed w/-200's, maybe I'll post a vid of those - mixed with my fav - the coolest jet ever, the 727.......??....that might take some time tho'.....but yes, the Tri-jets at LAX were plentiful back then...

Thanks to all for all of the comments - mucho apprreciado..

SJC Alien


User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 21 hours ago) and read 3333 times:

I always said the best time in aviation was between '85-'95. When the Concorde was flying, along side the classic 747s and the 744, as well as the A300 and L1011...


Go big or go home
User currently offlineSh0rtybr0wn From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 528 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 19 hours ago) and read 3258 times:

Very Beautiful. Love those classic DC-10s and 707s.

United should paint some retro liveries on their planes now; the brighter color is more exciting.
I love those black nosed Deltas.... what ever else they do with their livery they should keep the dark nose on their jets, it just make the plane look so much faster and sleek.

Thanks for posting that


User currently offlineIrobertson From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 601 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 16 hours ago) and read 3129 times:

Beautiful! I did some spotting in the late 80s at YHZ and hearing the 727s and DC9 on your video brought back some great memories. I've only seen one DC8 up close and that was an AC DC8-70F; the pax one was great to see in action. Thanks for sharing this!

User currently offlineMIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 9 hours ago) and read 2967 times:

wow nice to re-live typical early 90s action. That Florida West 707 is both eye candy and ear candy  cloudnine 

Anyone has any MIA or MCO videos from the 90s or earlier and knows any website I could get one?


User currently offlineSJC-Alien From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 2913 times:

Again - thank you to all of you who have left comments - this was a full 2hr tape - so I may add some from this video - I'll have to watch it and maybe pare it down to several 3-5min segments - as it's much easier to upload smaller clips - this one took over 4hrs with High Speed DSL - there may be more 747's on the next segment - but I'll run through it first and see what it has - I haven't watched this video in a quite awhile...

SJC Alien


User currently offlineWDBRR From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 610 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 6 hours ago) and read 2844 times:

It was great to see an Eastern Airlines plane taking off.

User currently offlineVC10DC10 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1035 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (6 years 8 months 5 hours ago) and read 2813 times:



Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 10):
I always said the best time in aviation was between '85-'95. When the Concorde was flying, along side the classic 747s and the 744, as well as the A300 and L1011...

*sigh*... Could you move that back to begin with '80, please? The VC10s were still around at the start of the 1980s, and as you might see from my username, I have a lot of affection for the handiwork of Mssrs. Vickers.

Also, don't forget that for most of '80-'95, there were still quite a few 707s and DC8s in service.

Quoting Sh0rtybr0wn (Reply 11):
I love those black nosed Deltas.... what ever else they do with their livery they should keep the dark nose on their jets, it just make the plane look so much faster and sleek.

Amen! Completely agree with you. This goes for other carriers as well, as far as I'm concerned.


User currently offlineB52murph From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 8 months 5 hours ago) and read 2802 times:

Fabulous to see, thank you. Not only classic types but classic liveries--UA (missed, but not too much) and DL (Widget Livery still the best).

Also, take a look at his TW -1011 launch from SFO footage. That fabulous sound of the -22Bs spooling up. Something (literally) almost never heard anymore.


User currently offlineDc10s2hnl From New Zealand, joined Aug 2006, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 8 months 5 hours ago) and read 2786 times:

Wow! That was magnificent! If anyone wants to get a sense of the LAX traffic in 89, check out departedflights' OAG listing: http://www.departedflights.com/LAX89intro.html

I'd bet at least one of those DC10s or L1011s are winging off to SAN, SFO, or somewhere else equally close. That won't be happening again anytime soon!

It would be interesting to see the regional traffic if there was some video of that. Probably would mostly just be Metros or B1900s!

[Edited 2007-11-29 22:23:18]

User currently offlineSJC-Alien From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2705 times:

DC10s2HNL:

yes,,the regional traffic was cut out for more -10 'Heavy' footage - but there are several Metro's - Jetstreams - (and 1-Pan Am Express Dash 7) that weren't that great on the video - but you give me an idea to run a regional a/c segment - with skywest and eagle being the most prominent- and one AirLA clip.....

VC10DC10 -
yes - the VC10 was quite an a.c - I never saw an airliner - only one British Military at KJSC years ago - but print film only - didn't get it on video as far as I remember....

WDBRR - I have a SFO tape that has quite a few Eastern jets departing SFO - as soon as Airutopia.com is done working it - I may post some of that in the weeks ahead - stay tuned..

Thanks again for all of the Comments - very much appreciated..makes all of the hours standing by the runways years ago seem a bit more worth it..

SJC Alien  Wink


User currently offlineMIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2603 times:

I agree those DL jets look so elegant and sleek in the old livery, the L1011 was especially elegant. Far nicer than tthe pukeful deltaflot and new livery of theirs  cry 

What I noticed was the lack of international airlines in the video (probably because it's cut). I also noticed how the LH 747 parked there is in old c/s!


User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2330 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2461 times:



Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 10):
I always said the best time in aviation was between '85-'95. When the Concorde was flying, along side the classic 747s and the 744, as well as the A300 and L1011...

Good point. I'd say the early/mid 90's were my favorite because we had the mix of the classics like the DC-10, 741, Tristar, A300 and all the narrowbodies along with the more modern 744, A330/340, MD-11, 777 and such. A great era for spotting and diverse fleets.



There's nothing quite like a tri-jet.
User currently offlineSJC-Alien From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2339 times:

wow,,hard to decide what year was best - there are many favorite a/c - but being a BFI rat - I always am partial to the 727 as I lived in SEA growing up, and we lived on the hill east of BFI-straight across- and up the hill from the hangar by Swift Ave, and all I saw for months on end from our back porch, was #1 727 taking off and landing all day and night - test flight after test flight - what a treat - sure wish I could download video from my memory banks, and show you all what we saw........plus every other a/c that transitioned thru BFI in the early 60's.....B-47's thru F-86's -Tall tail -52's-- F-100's and Globemasters to a one time thrill of a B-58 Hustler......man what a ride that must have been in that jet...

SJC Alien


User currently offlineBooDog From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2245 times:

I got a couple questions about the planes in the tape.

Please forgive my youngun'-ness and the fact that I didn't realize commercial aircraft were cool until later in life. (If it wasn't military, it was stupid. Yes, I was a naive kid.)

2:45 to 3:00 - Is that a DC-8?

11:45 to 12:00 - What airline?



B1B - best looking aircraft ever.
User currently offlineMIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2029 times:



Quoting BooDog (Reply 23):
2:45 to 3:00 - Is that a DC-8?

United DC-8

Quoting BooDog (Reply 23):
11:45 to 12:00 - What airline?

The one taking of is Aeromexico but if you mean far away in the distance that's a DC-8 of Trans Continental.

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25 Exaauadl : Did BA fly LAX-LGW then? I thought all the D10s were LGW based?
26 SJC-Alien : Exaauadl: I really don't know - I'm sure some of the other forum members have the answer - but the few times I had been at LAX in the past when I saw
27 United_Fan : Very cool!!!! Was it really that long ago?? 1990 was the year I graduated ,man I feel really old.now.......Love the DL "Widget" 727!![Edited 2007-12-0
28 Post contains links and images TrijetsRMissed : In the late 90's the routing to SAN went through PHX. View Large View MediumPhoto © Michael Carter
29 United_Fan : Man,did the "Landor" colors ever look good on the -10 !
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