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Look At This Pic At SEA, What/where?  
User currently offlineSJCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 579 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1620 times:

This is at SEA in 1962. I'm trying to figure out which angle this shot is taken at. It looks like it's taken (nowadays terms) from the B concourse looking south towards the S concourse becasue I see a plane coming in, looks like he's landing north. Can anybody confirm?


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User currently offlineMikeymike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 406 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1521 times:

My gut says the angle is looking Southwesterly, perhaps from the current Alaska Gates or the Cargo gates somewhere further west onto the Tarmac....

Just my opinion  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineSEA nw DC10 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 491 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1483 times:

I agree, looks to be towards the south end of the airport. Not sure where the pic was taken from though, looks maybe in the middle of the airport by QX or somthing...

SEAnwDC10


User currently offlineSJC-Alien From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

Well, as a Seattle native and having spent a few years at SEA-TAC(1960-1964) dropping off and picking up my Dad from business trips with the family, even I'm stumped on the direction...though it would almost have to be a very early AM shot to get that kinda sun angle on the jets. That location would put it down by the NWA gates,,,but Seattle was alot different back then. This photo may possibly be taken from the various observation decks thay had at Seattle, back before we moved to California in 1964.

My dad usually flew United, PNA and NWA and I remember the gates being on the far north area before the United 'island' was built. No Pan Am up at that end at all...I have a color slide from the 1964 era my brother took of 3- Northwest Orient 707's on the ramp looking south,,it kinda looks like the general direction...this photo was taken...

So my vote is the photo has to be taken towards the south area and the gates had to be the ones that curve east, kinda looking towards where the NWA building is...

Anybody else..?

SJC Alien


User currently offlineKwbl From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

Definately to the south. Looks like it could be from the central lobby area behind the ticket areas

User currently offlineYqfca From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1428 times:

I agree, early morning, looking south, southwest.

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