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Where's This AA DC-7/7B?  
User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6837 posts, RR: 7
Posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

The range of hills is about the only clue, but maybe that's enough:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kemon01/5454173800/

And this one must be easy for somebody

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kemon01/5453094476/

[Edited 2011-02-19 14:27:59]

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User currently offlineTan Flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1909 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1941 times:

The first is obviously in the southwest and my first guess would be TUS. Tho, it could be early LAS ?

Your second, could be PIT in the late 50's/early 60's..just a guess.


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12150 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

I'm thinking the first picture is ELP or ABQ. The second picture looks like DAL in the 1950s.

User currently offlinePITingres From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1145 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1869 times:

Quoting Tan Flyr (Reply 1):
Your second, could be PIT in the late 50's/early 60's..just a guess.

While I suppose it could be (I was a little kid then), I'm not buying it ... three AA DC-7's? and no background? and somehow the sky just doesn't look right for PIT. I recall PIT being TWA heavy back then, not AA. (Not that my recollections are gospel!)



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User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6837 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1862 times:

Quoting Tan Flyr (Reply 1):
LAS

Offhand I'm guessing AA never flew DC-7s to LAS.

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 2):
ELP or ABQ.

ELP could well be; AA didn't go to ABQ then, did it?


User currently onlineCoronado990 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1601 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

Quoting timz (Thread starter):
And this one must be easy for somebody

That is Chicago O'hare before the terminal build out.

You can see the same control tower...

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Photo © Robert Sieloff



As for the first one, remember AA flew DC-6's into Douglas/Bisbee as well. This would be great if it was as it is before my time and was always curious about this stop on AA's route map.

Edited to include ORD picture.

[Edited 2011-02-19 15:29:13]


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User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6837 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1825 times:

I'll see if I can find any DC-7s at Douglas.

User currently offline26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 832 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

Pic1 looks like NoCal summer...western Hills. KSAC?

User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6837 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1787 times:

No hills that close to SAC/SMF, and AA never flew DC-7s there.

But you're right, they do look like California hills. It's not SFO-OAK-SJC-LAX; probably not SAN? So far as I can see it's not California. (Not certain about PSP; the hills don't really look right for that?)


User currently offline26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 832 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1766 times:

No SMF in those days. KSAC was the main Excramento airport then. Could also be KRDD or KCIC?

User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6837 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1761 times:

For the time being I'm assuming it's a scheduled flight; if it's not I'd say we're unlikely to identify it. In any case, I'm guessing no hills like that close to RDD or CIC.

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25457 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1731 times:

Timz...you could save yourself time if you checked the A.net database first. Both of these photos are from A.net but much less informative without the A.net captions. The Flickr site also says both photos were taken February 15, 2011 which is of course wrong by about half a century.

The DC-7 is at BOI on a military charter in August 1957. And as already mentioned by someone else, the second photo is at ORD, dated July 9, 1961.


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User currently offline26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 832 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1721 times:

Nice one Vi-count. Way to spoil the fun....haha.

User currently offlinemtnwest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2464 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1705 times:
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Yep BOI for first one. Looking North across to pax terminal that was part of the terminal used until it was razed in '02 IIRC. I was working the day they tore it down. Was even the same color...


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User currently offlinequiet1 From Thailand, joined Apr 2010, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1488 times:

How come when I click on the flickr.com links in the OP, I get :

''This photo is private.

Oops! You don't have permission to view this photo.
"

(That's after I log on with my yahoo.com username/password.)


User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2705 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1354 times:

Quoting quiet1 (Reply 14):
How come when I click on the flickr.com links in the OP, I get :

''This photo is private.

Oops! You don't have permission to view this photo."

(That's after I log on with my yahoo.com username/password.)

I'm getting the same thing.


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