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Where's This? (BN DC-8-62, Says 1977)  
User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6816 posts, RR: 7
Posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4633 times:

I wouldn't have thought DEN would have that many trees in the distance, and presumably BN didn't schedule any DC8-62s into DEN, but AAS says a few appeared there 1976-78. If it's not DEN, what's more likely?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dboo/4237325579

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User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1936 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4576 times:

If you look at the next half picture in the series, you see a Toyota pickup with a checkerboard flag. Could it be Mexico?


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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4521 times:

I can't exclude KDEN (Stapleton) looking southeast from the terminal.
The "forest" in the distance could easily be the suburban areas off in that direction.



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User currently offlineflyingcolors78 From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4470 times:

In 1977-1979, Braniff operated the DC8-62 between Oakland - Denver - Miami. As a Braniff employee, I took mid-day DC-8-62 departure from Oakland and Denver a number of times in 1979.

User currently offlineTomassjc From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 866 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4470 times:
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My guess is somewhere in South America....

Tom SJC



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User currently offlineWA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2221 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4426 times:

I'm going to guess DAL. The background in the picture looks similar to the background of other shots taken at DAL.

Even though BN did not serve DAL on a revenue basis in 1977, their DC-8-62s were still maintained there. After BN's shutdown, the -62s were flown back to the old DAL base for storage.

I think the photo could have been taken when the aircraft was visiting DAL for a maintenance check.



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User currently onlinenra-3b From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4224 times:

I'm pretty sure this is Stapleton. The hangar opposite should be the one Combs used in the 60's. And the water towers to the left should be Rocky Mountain Arsenal/Fitzsimmons Army Hospital....

Well, thats what it looks like to me....

Cheers,
Bob


User currently offlineflyhossd From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 869 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4075 times:

That could be DEN (Stapleton).

As noted above, the camera would have been pointed to the southeast, across the east-west runways.

As someone who was based at Stapleton for a long time, I believe this photo is of DEN.



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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8443 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3937 times:

Has anyone read the caption below the picture that says:

"stapleton airport
denver, colorado, 1977

braniff airlines "flying colors" airplane on the tarmac"


User currently offlineFX1816 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3831 times:

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 8):
Has anyone read the caption below the picture that says:

"stapleton airport
denver, colorado, 1977

braniff airlines "flying colors" airplane on the tarmac"

I believe that was recently added, possibly after the discussion here. It was not on there when the post first came out.

FX1816


User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1936 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3730 times:

Quoting FX1816 (Reply 9):
It was not on there when the post first came out.

FX1816

It previously said "unknown airport."



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User currently onlineSPREE34 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2246 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3606 times:

Dnever Stapleton. The aircraft is taxiing Southeastbound. You can see the water towers at Lowry AFB in the background.


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User currently offlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4927 posts, RR: 43
Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3540 times:

Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 1):
If you look at the next half picture in the series, you see a Toyota pickup with a checkerboard flag. Could it be Mexico?

That looks like the truck is flying a Mexican flag. So this is either in Mexico, or someone very proud of his heritage is flying a flag from his truck.



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User currently onlineSPREE34 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2246 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3498 times:

Quoting longhauler (Reply 12):
So this is either in Mexico, or someone very proud of his heritage is flying a flag from his truck.

Mexicana service vehicle? Mexicana did serve Stapleton.



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User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6088 posts, RR: 29
Reply 14, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days ago) and read 3470 times:
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Quoting longhauler (Reply 12):
That looks like the truck is flying a Mexican flag. So this is either in Mexico, or someone very proud of his heritage is flying a flag from his truck.



It isn't a Mexican flag. It has too much red in it and the red stripe is facing the wrong way.

Quoting SPREE34 (Reply 11):
Dnever Stapleton. The aircraft is taxiing Southeastbound. You can see the water towers at Lowry AFB in the background.


It is DEN for sure.... I spent a great deal of time in my youth at DEN and watching planes with my dad land there. We used to like to eat lunch at the 94th Aerosquadron. Those were the days.



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User currently onlineSPREE34 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2246 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days ago) and read 3457 times:

Quoting falstaff (Reply 14):
We used to like to eat lunch at the 94th Aerosquadron. Those were the days.

YES! You could stand right next to 26L and hear em growl. The North end of the 35s was accessable just outside the arsenal's gate. I have great video from that spot.



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User currently offlinefcogafa From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 783 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3374 times:

I remember the viewing area in the terminal that had theatre type stepped seating!

User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1936 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3251 times:

Quoting falstaff (Reply 14):
It isn't a Mexican flag. It has too much red in it and the red stripe is facing the wrong way.

Mexican ground vehicles are supposed to have a checkerboard flag or one painted on.



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I'm gonna confirm that it's Stapleton. Check out the blacktop "stairstep" in this photo. Seven stairsteps total.



http://www.airfields-freeman.com/CO/Stapleton_CO_66Jan_n.jpg







From: http://www.airfields-freeman.com/CO/Airfields_CO_Denver_NE.htm


[Edited 2012-02-23 12:19:38]


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User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6088 posts, RR: 29
Reply 18, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3207 times:
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Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 17):
Mexican ground vehicles are supposed to have a checkerboard flag or one painted on.


Those things look like the classic Ralston Purina logo.

Quoting fcogafa (Reply 16):
I remember the viewing area in the terminal that had theatre type stepped seating!


I am glad you remember that. I was in there a few times. It was closed by the mid 1980s. I have been told by several people that it was never open in the 1980s. I never was in DEN prior to 1981 so if I was there I couldn't have been the 1970s.

Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 17):
"Mexicana service vehicle? Mexicana did serve Stapleton."

I never thought of that.......Seems plausible.


That topper on that Toyota pickup is kind of odd. It doesn't look like a regular pickup shell.



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User currently offlineCargoLex From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1262 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3168 times:

Just an aside, the pickup isn't a Toyota. It's a Ford Courier/Mazda B-series, most likely the Ford version. I can't remember off hand if that truck was offered in Mexico at that time, but I'm pretty sure it was.

User currently offlineflashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2900 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3151 times:
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Quoting falstaff (Reply 14):
We used to like to eat lunch at the 94th Aerosquadron. Those were the days.

I *loved* that place. Used to beg to go there as a kid. Haven't thought about it in years!!


User currently offlinemilesrich From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1995 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3130 times:

That picture was taken from inside the B Concourse where BN had a couple of gates and the rest was UA. Lowry AFB was south of the airport. You entered Stapleton on 32nd Avenue, and I think the south boundary was about 25th Avenue. As I remember, the main entrance to Lowry was on 6th Avenue, due south of the airport. Lowry's runways were closed in 1966 after several serious accidents where planes crashed into populated areas. Fitzsimmons Army Hospital was located on Colfax, which is 14th Avenue, southeast of the airport in Aurora Notice the reflection of the glass in the photo from the windows. When I was in college at CU, BN used to have one DC-8-62 flight per day to DAL that departed around 2:00 pm. I took it once. The rest of their flights to DAL were either 720-027's or 727's at that time. They also operated DC-8-51's into DEN in 77-79 period when they grabbed all of the dormant routes and needed aircraft and picked up four or six -51's.

User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6088 posts, RR: 29
Reply 22, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3122 times:
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Quoting CargoLex (Reply 19):
Just an aside, the pickup isn't a Toyota. It's a Ford Courier/Mazda B-series, most likely the Ford version. I can't remember off hand if that truck was offered in Mexico at that time, but I'm pretty sure it was.


You're right it is. It is the 71-76 model. The bed threw me, because Toyota had a bed like that too. When I think of a Ford Courier I think of the later 70s version. I remember I once worked on a JATCO transmission from one, but the tranny was no longer in a truck, but part of a childrens train ride.



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User currently offlinefcogafa From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 783 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3024 times:

Quoting falstaff (Reply 18):
I am glad you remember that. I was in there a few times. It was closed by the mid 1980s. I have been told by several people that it was never open in the 1980s. I never was in DEN prior to 1981 so if I was there I couldn't have been the 1970s.

It was certainly there in 1981 when I went for the first time!


User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6816 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2155 times:

Quoting flyingcolors78 (Reply 3):
In 1977-1979, Braniff operated the DC8-62 between Oakland - Denver - Miami.

The OAK-DEN was scheduled as a DC8-50-- ended 10/78, didn't it? Or was it 10/79?


25 Cross757 : Definitely Stapleton...and if you look just to the left of the rudder, you can actually see the Fitzsimmons Army Hospital (which is now part of the U
26 falstaff : That was the place.... I remember they had sand bags stacked all over the place. That was so cool, when I was a kid. It still would be.
27 Cross757 : Too bad it doesn't exist anymore...it burned down before Stapleton closed. In April of 1993 I was visiting the area so I drove to the south side of S
28 SlamClick : It was. According to my logbooks I overnighted at Stapleton 22 and departed 23 November 1986. I liked it better than the new airport in just about ev
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