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UAL Fleet History Photo Essay  
User currently offlineN49WA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 9056 times:

Interesting photo collection of the United fleet over the years in the Chicago Tribune. I spotted a couple of obvious errors in the descriptions, see what you think:


http://www.chicagotribune.com/busine...es-pictures,0,5917200.photogallery

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User currently offline26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 856 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 8961 times:

Very cool pics. "Executive Flights" for men only? Didn't know United had this sort of thing. Looks like a Caravelle. Also, in pic 11 the PanAm logo is being painted over by a guy with a paint roller? Always thought they sprayed the paint on. Funny.

User currently offlineABQopsHP From United States of America, joined May 2006, 863 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 8959 times:

Loved the low shot of the passengers disembarking from the back of the 727. Plus all the great shots of the DC-8s

JD CRP XJT



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User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1481 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 8849 times:

Great Photos;
When I was a young boy, my father used to take me to the airport in Stockton, CA to see the UA flight, I think it was a 340 like in the photo. Later on, UA used the 737-200 on Central Valley routes. I had the privilege to fly on one of UA´s early 747s in 1971 from JFK to SFO; the DC-10 from SFO to ORD and from SFO to BOS, and a number of there 727 flights. I will fly UA again this coming July, a booked CO reward trip from SAN to Belize City.


User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 8630 times:

Quoting 26point2 (Reply 1):
in pic 11 the PanAm logo is being painted over by a guy with a paint roller? Always thought they sprayed the paint on.

IIRC the L-1011 was in temporary hybrid colors for a short period of time. They had the UA titles and the tulip on the tail with the PA blue stripe until they were repainted.

May UA reconfigure all widebodies to resemble those found in pictures 4 and 5.  


User currently offlineViscount630 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6717 times:
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Quoting bohica (Reply 4):
IIRC the L-1011 was in temporary hybrid colors for a short period of time. They had the UA titles and the tulip on the tail with the PA blue stripe until they were repainted.

Actually - several appeared in the full orange/red/blue colours  http://www.airliners.net/photo/Unite...d=c453e0f1577e234f1a138715f152e525



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User currently offlineTan Flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1920 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6650 times:

where was the Caravelle? the Stretch-8? the 777?

They were certailnly "more " of UAL history than 6 L1011's were for a couple or 3 years.


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12181 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6472 times:

The 1940s wooden mock up of a DC-8 is not the late 1950s designed Douglas jetliner. Douglas had a twin engine tail pusher design in 1939 (the engines were mounted below the wings mid-fuselarge with drive shafts driving countra-rotating propellers on the tail), but it was so expensive for airlines of the time they could not afford it. The DC-8 Propeller airliner would have carried 48 passengers (considered a very large capacity at the time) some 2,000 nm at aster the the about 240 mph, much faster than the DC-3 and almost as fast as the B-17B/C.

User currently offline26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 856 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5554 times:

Quoting Tan Flyr (Reply 6):

Caravelle in pic 6....I think. Interior shot of the Men Only flight.


User currently onlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4328 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5104 times:
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Quoting Tan Flyr (Reply 6):

They were certainly "more " of UAL history than 6 L1011's were for a couple or 3 years.

I've got to admit -- back in my Allegheny Airlines days, I thought United flew planes like Allegheny -- just with more engines.



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User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4265 times:

Quoting Tan Flyr (Reply 6):
where was the Caravelle? the Stretch-8? the 777?

They were certailnly "more " of UAL history than 6 L1011's were for a couple or 3 years.

Relax, it's just a fun article/photo collection that celebrates UA's history, if you really wanted an in-depth historical look at the airline then go buy a book or research it on the web.  


User currently offlinevaus77w From Australia, joined Aug 2011, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3118 times:

I found the last photo interesting, how they were disembarking out the back of the plane, below the tail. Don't most planes have a pressure bulkhead at the back that would prevent this?

User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12181 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2828 times:

The B-727, DC-9, MD-80 all have a hatch that must be opened to exit through the aft pressure bulkhead.

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