Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24629 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1424 times:
Quoting timz (Thread starter): Pretty sure it's not IDL, almost as sure it's not EWR; MIA's an outside possibility; probably not DCA?
So what about Midway? Where else could one see those two airliners together?
In their April 1958 timetable, Braniff was using the DC-7C at IDL/EWR/DCA/MDW/DAL/HOU/SAT/MIA (plus South America). Of those, in their January 1958 timetable, Capital had Viscount service to the first four.
type-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4920 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1337 times:
And does anyone remember these? Open House days at airports? Airlines would park some of their latest planes for the public to walk thru and marvel at. I remember a few of these at MDW & ORD when I was a kid.
Well, I have a lot of those either in postcard form or old B&W glossies. Very kool portfolio and I enjoyed looking at them. There are a couple of rather rare birds in there. There are two leased -6's. One -6B of EA and a -6A of NW.
Note the engine differences amongst all the -4's. A recent topic of conversation. Some Pratts and some Wrights.
There is a photo of the busy EA ramp at ATL back in the day-----we were just having a discussion about how busy EA used to be in ATL. I remember that EA ramp just packed with aircraft.
Thanks for posting this!
"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough!"