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Circa-1948 Aerial Pics NY Airports  
User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6822 posts, RR: 7
Posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1844 times:

Maybe all you guys have seen these, but they were new to me--

http://iarchives.nysed.gov/PubImageWeb/viewImageData.jsp?id=139000

Idlewild's original three-runway layout-- I guess the field's not open yet, but the 6/46 date is probably wrong? They can't be two years away from opening? No quonset-hut additions to the terminal building yet.

http://iarchives.nysed.gov/PubImageWeb/viewImageData.jsp?id=153897

Says 6/48-- maybe that's right? 4L under construction.

http://iarchives.nysed.gov/PubImageWeb/viewImageData.jsp?id=139334
http://iarchives.nysed.gov/PubImageWeb/viewImageData.jsp?id=139671

Now seven runways, but 1L and 7L were never? used as runways--note the aircraft parked on the NE end of 7L, and the oil stains suggest that was usual.

http://iarchives.nysed.gov/PubImageWeb/viewImageData.jsp?id=139510

Busy terminal.

http://iarchives.nysed.gov/PubImageWeb/viewImageData.jsp?id=139248
http://iarchives.nysed.gov/PubImageWeb/viewImageData.jsp?id=139247

Looks like PA-- is it an 049 or a 749? The markings show 31R and 25L to be 8000 ft but 19L is 6000; 4L is still under construction? In the second pic, note how close to 31R people lived (?).

http://iarchives.nysed.gov/PubImageWeb/viewImageData.jsp?id=139041

LGA is busier.

http://iarchives.nysed.gov/PubImageWeb/viewImageData.jsp?id=139082
http://iarchives.nysed.gov/PubImageWeb/viewImageData.jsp?id=139081

Runway 36 is still open. Note the gas tank in the distance.

http://iarchives.nysed.gov/PubImageWeb/viewImageData.jsp?id=139171

And one shot looking S over Flushing Airport-- note the same gas tank.

http://iarchives.nysed.gov/PubImageWeb/viewImageData.jsp?id=152944

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User currently offlineAircellist From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1799 times:

So, LGA was once a four-runways aiport? Didn't know that...

Interesting to see the original layout at what is now JFK, which is a bit similar to LHR's original plan: three sets of parallel runways, terminals at the center of the field... And the evolution has been quite similar, apart from the fact that LHR is down to two main runways, whereas JFK still has two sets.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21511 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1741 times:

Back in the prop days, the more runways the better, to minimize crosswind component and maximize headwind component.


Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineRampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3127 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1739 times:

Nice find, thanks for sharing!

Some of the archive descriptions are a little comical. But, they probably have so many to do that they have to streamline the fact-finding. The C-121 "landing at an unidentified location, possibly Staten Island".  Wink

-Rampart


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