Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
DAB: The Way It Was In The Early 80's (pics)  
User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 35
Posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5065 times:

Reading the ongoing DAB USAirways thead, I got a bit nostalgic for my days at Embry-Riddle in the early 80's, and thought I'd post a few of the airport pictures I took during my time there. A couple of these are posted on jsnww81's fabulous Old Terminals website, but the majority of these are more airline related:

This was the old terminal. Eastern operated out of the left-most gates, Delta to the right of them, and Piedmont to the far right in the area beyond the baggage claim:


This was taken from the terminal roadway looking west. For reference, the Daytona International Speedway would be just off the right edge of the photo:


The ticket lobby area with Delta in the foreground, and Eastern in the background:


Eastern's flight board:


An Eastern DC-9 in the foreground, with a Delta 727 in the background:


A Delta 727 from the passageway between the departure lounge and the baggage claim area. There was a common departure lounge for all airlines, except Piedmont. There was a passenger-only passageway that ran along the back odf the terminal, and took passengers to and from their respective gate access doors. These next three pictures look from the general passageway, through the departure/arrival passageway, out to the aircraft:


A Delta DC-9:


An Eastern DC-9:


An Eastern 727 landing on what was then runway 24R, taken from the Embry-Riddle flight ramp...note the Piper Seminole tail on the right side:


Another Eastern 727 at the terminal, taken from some Riddle airplane that I was an observation flight on:


Dolphin Airlines began DAB service while I was there. Here's an EMB-110:


I've got some Riddle aerials that I took from those observation flights, and I'll see if I can't load them up into another thread this afternoon.

Comments welcome.

Tom at MSY


"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
14 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineCleco From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 569 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5020 times:

Hey,

I just graduated from Embry-Riddle myself. The airport has really changed. They've really updated the terminal since then, and it appears as if they now have smaller planes flying to fewer destinations.

Thanks for the pics.

Cheers,
Jake



EMBRY-RIDDLE BABY
User currently offlineTyphaerion From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 619 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4999 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

I flew through DAB back in November and I like the "new" terminal they have over there. It is amazingly easy to get through, there is never a line through security, food on both sides, baggage claim is open and the bags don't have far to go so they usually get to the belt fast. I feel that DAB is a much better airport to fly through then the likes of MCO and JAX. Even though the fares tend to be $30-$50 dollars higher, I think it is worth it.

I love those photos though. They remind me of an aerial shot I saw of the area at the Hunt Library on campus before the terminal was constructed. It was all baseball diamonds in that area, and real open.

I would love to see your aerial shots. I would also love to see some current ones in contrast if any of the ERAU students on the boards have any. With all of the new construction, I but it would paint a very different picture, what with Apollo Hall and the new College of Business building being complete and Spruance Hall being gone. Though your aerials may not contain Lehman or the College of Aviation building either if they are from the eighties.

Thanks for posting, it is always nice to hear from other Riddle Grads.

Shawn
ERAU Alum, Spring 2007



For some, the sky is the limit. For us, it is only the beginning... -- Jack Hunt
User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2508 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4896 times:



Quoting Typhaerion (Reply 2):
would love to see your aerial shots. I would also love to see some current ones in contrast if any of the ERAU students on the boards have any. With all of the new construction, I but it would paint a very different picture, what with Apollo Hall and the new College of Business building being complete and Spruance Hall being gone. Though your aerials may not contain Lehman or the College of Aviation building either if they are from the eighties.

Spruance Hall wasn't even a thought in the early 80's. The Admin Building was an old WW2 building in the shadow of turn 2 of the speedway. I'll bet the library wasn't even built yet. I think the first phase of the library was done in 85. Where it sits was the remains of a old runway. The runway ended right where the Wright Flyer sits. We used it as the main parking lot until the late 80's.


User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4864 times:

I've been working on creating a detailed history of DAB all the way from the beach to present day. The info in this thread really adds to the info I've got, thanks to Tom and others. Thanks for sharing!

Quoting Cleco (Reply 1):
They've really updated the terminal since then,

The terminal pictured in the above pictures is not the same one as the current one. The current one was completed in 1991.


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4671 times:

The Embry-Riddle photo thread is now up:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/3884772

Quoting DALMD88 (Reply 3):
I'll bet the library wasn't even built yet.

Library hadn't been started when I graduated in December of '82, and I don't recall work having started on it when I moved out of DAB in May of '84.

Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently onlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5225 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4604 times:

Thanks for the pics! I love seeing old pics with airlines/aircraft that are no longer in service.

Quoting Tom in NO (Thread starter):
A couple of these are posted on jsnww81's fabulous Old Terminals website

Do you have a link to this website. I'd love to check it out.



Hughes Airwest - Top Banana In The West
User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4570 times:



Quoting OA412 (Reply 6):
Quoting Tom in NO (Thread starter):
A couple of these are posted on jsnww81's fabulous Old Terminals website

Do you have a link to this website. I'd love to check it out.

http://oldterminals.topcities.com DAB's page is two down on the left column.

Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1798 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4354 times:

How about some shots of those EAL L-1011's that use to fly in there! Tom in NO, I feel your pain...Most airports in the U.S. that once had service of this nature (DC-9's, 737's and 727's) have been downgraded to RJ domination. With the cost of fuel, you will either see a resurection of bigger equipment, or complete termination of air service at many cities...

User currently offlineAAflyguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4209 times:

The current terminal is about 15-years old now, so it's hardly new, but it still looks incredibly good. Part of that is because of the relative lack of use the facility gets. When it was under construction, business was robust. But, by the time it opened, airlines had begun slashing service @ DAB, and the hemorrage continued for years. It is probably only being used at 10-15% of its capacity. So sad, but the growth of service at MCO, and even at SFD, has really hurt DAB's ability to hold onto service. What's interesting, though, is that SRB was in the same situation as DAB for a few years, being so close to TPA. But since AirTran has come onboard, the airport is throttling forward. Things are looking up, way up, while DAB continues to lag behind.

I'm also a Riddle grad, from the mid-90's. Last visited in Fall 2006 when the new Business Admin Building groundbreaking was held. Need to go back and see how it has changed in the last 1 1/2 years. There are great expansion plans for campus, and I hope they are realized in the future.

AAflyguy


User currently offlineTan Flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1897 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4154 times:

Hey Tom...Thanks...those photos brought back a few memories. After graduating from college and finally having a few dollars to spend on air tickets, a few fraternity brothers and myself would fly down to DAB from either FWA or IND in the 79-81 time frame.

IIRC, Everytime we were on EA they used a 727QC from ATL. I didnot see any mention of National (Pan-Am) in your photos, so I guess by the time those were taken they had pulled out of DAB.


User currently offlineBeertrucker From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4076 times:

Those pics remind me of the old days at ALB when everyone got off on the ground and you saw almost all big jets in ALB and not express planes. Those were the day.


Fly HI
User currently offlineTonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4052 times:

LOL, Cool. I did my PPL in DAB when I was 17 about 10 years ago!!! Great pics.


My views are my own and do not reflect any other person or organisation.
User currently offlineImisspiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6260 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3839 times:

Yes, those bring back memories. I wish I still had my pictures of the L-1011s struggling to stop after landing. We used to sit out behind the old library and the wing tip would be right over our heads as the turn was made off the runway. I bet you can't even get within 1500 ft of that area now.   

[Edited 2008-03-13 18:24:26]


Is grammar no longer taught is schools? Saying "me and her" or some such implies illiteracy.
User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3783 times:

Eastern Airlines DC9s and 727s!  smile 

It's absolutely refreshing to see these pictures. Aviation history is wonderful, isn't it? I am glad you found the time to post them.



Airliners.net of the Future
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Ever Heard A Old Black Box After It Was In A Crash posted Mon Feb 21 2000 06:45:14 by Mish1234
Travel: The Way It Benefits You And Others. posted Thu Jul 26 2007 15:41:49 by Deaphen
If It Was'nt For The A320 Where Would Airbus Be posted Tue Jun 27 2006 14:32:01 by Malb777
Delta AC In The Early 80's posted Tue Dec 27 2005 22:59:31 by Airlinebuff77
Was The Saab 2000 Too Ahead Of It's Time? posted Wed Nov 2 2005 21:13:36 by ATA1011Tristar
Was It The First Swiss 343 In USA? posted Mon Nov 3 2003 19:08:09 by CV990
It Was Not The Best Landing... posted Sun Aug 25 2002 23:50:10 by Sccutler
Airport Security: The Way It Should Be! posted Sun Jan 13 2002 13:00:21 by Aviatsiya
What Was The Best Vintage Aircraft? [-Nice Pics-] posted Mon Dec 3 2001 08:10:41 by Lax
I Thought It Was The B747-400LR? posted Wed Jun 13 2001 18:21:27 by EGGD