MayaviaERJ190 From Mexico, joined Jan 2008, 277 posts, RR: 2 Posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2194 times:
Since Google is making Life Magazine's Photo Archives available now online at http://images.google.com/hosted/life , I decided to go look for images of Mexican Aviation Events of which I have only heard of but have never seen.
You have to know some history in order to do the right search for the pics, but once you find them they become amazing exhibits of the long gone golden era of glamourous civil aviation.
I post this thread for the Mexican Aviation fans to add as much of their findings related to Mexico in LIFE's archive as 97% (reported by AP) of it was never published. I also invite others to start new threads for this amazing archive which will give us light on many topics, some unsuspected ones.
RNOcommctr From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 826 posts, RR: 3 Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2149 times:
Great photos! Thanks for posting them. My wife is from Mexico and my favorite airport in the whole world is MEX.... but it's interesting to see other Mexican airports, too.
Regarding the last photo of the Braniff 727 with the rear door open, modifications were made to 727's following the infamous D.B. Cooper hijacking, in which Cooper parachuted through the extended rear door at about 10,000' taking the ransom money with him. After that incident, modifications made it impossible to open that door in flight.