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Can You ID This Airport Circa 1970s?  
User currently offlineladdb From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 221 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3804 times:

Found in my wife's family collection but no one knows where it was taken.

My guess is LAX, but that is only a guess. Photo was taken in the early 1970s we think.



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26004 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3780 times:

Its not LAX.

To me its looks to be the old UA terminal at JFK.

Here is a black and white landside photo -- the design matches
http://psa188.tripod.com/photos/bill_03.jpg



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User currently offlineladdb From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3701 times:

Yes, must be JFK. The light poles even match. Thanks.

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25838 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3597 times:

Quoting laddb (Thread starter):
Photo was taken in the early 1970s we think.

I would say not earlier than 1973 as the taxi looks like a '73 or '74 Ford.


User currently offlinebpat777 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3382 times:

Thats the old UA then later AA terminal at JFK.

User currently offlinecarbon787 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3357 times:

who cares about the airport??...gotta love those white shoes and burgundy red suit..man that brings back some memories!!

User currently offlineFlaps From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1292 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3328 times:

As I was just about to say, those are some seriously snazzy duds that guy is wearing!!!!

  


User currently offlineCONTACREW From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3328 times:

1970s? sorry can't help you there....wasn't thought of


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User currently offlinesweair From Sweden, joined Nov 2011, 1830 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3317 times:

Ahh the good old times! Love the fashion!

User currently offlineNWAdeicer From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 176 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3317 times:

Hey it's Kenny Tarmac!


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User currently offlinemayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10580 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3277 times:

Quoting carbon787 (Reply 5):
who cares about the airport??...gotta love those white shoes and burgundy red suit..man that brings back some memories!!

I think I still have that suit, hanging in my closet....  



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User currently offlineWA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2253 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3257 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 3):
Quoting laddb (Thread starter):
Photo was taken in the early 1970s we think.

I would say not earlier than 1973 as the taxi looks like a '73 or '74 Ford.

I would say 1973-74 also, because the 747 closest to the camera is in the Stars and Bars scheme, which was introduced in 1972, and no aircraft are in the rainbow scheme, which was introduced in Sep 1974 and was UA's dominant scheme by 1976.



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User currently offlinedeclarets From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2011, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3197 times:

definitely 1973 or just after, the cars a 1973 Ford Custom 500.

User currently offlineordpark From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 576 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3181 times:
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Yeah, it's JFK...where on earth did you find that picture and is that guy anyone's relative?

User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40008 posts, RR: 74
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3120 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 3):
I would say not earlier than 1973 as the taxi looks like a '73 or '74 Ford.
Quoting declarets (Reply 12):
definitely 1973 or just after, the cars a 1973 Ford Custom 500.



     
That is correct!

Quoting carbon787 (Reply 5):
who cares about the airport??...gotta love those white shoes and burgundy red suit..man that brings back some memories!!



  
That's for darn sure!  
I hope that comes back in style.
I have my white shoes and burgundy red suit that I can't wait to wear again.   


At 60MPH, that 1973 Ford rode quieter than a airborne glider.



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User currently offlinemayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10580 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3062 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 14):

At 60MPH, that 1973 Ford rode quieter than a airborne glider.

Yeah, unless you had a few thousand miles on the odometer, driving on the streets of New York!



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User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9258 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3014 times:

Quoting declarets (Reply 12):

Yep. I believe it was a year later when UA went with the red and blue tulip tailfin design with the orange, red, and blue color scheme for the fuselage. I liked that livery...



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25838 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2812 times:

Quoting carbon787 (Reply 5):
who cares about the airport??...gotta love those white shoes and burgundy red suit..man that brings back some memories!!

Why did we think it was fashionable to dress like clowns in the '70s? I refused to go as far as white shoes but I remember a brown and white plaid sports jacket that was scary enough.

More '70s nostalgia here:
http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/70smensfashion.html


User currently offlinemayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10580 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2715 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 17):

Why did we think it was fashionable to dress like clowns in the '70s? I refused to go as far as white shoes but I remember a brown and white plaid sports jacket that was scary enough.

70's?? I knew a guy that was dressing like this up thru the 80s. Green slacks, green and white plaid jacket, white shoes, etc.  



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User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40008 posts, RR: 74
Reply 19, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2627 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 17):
Why did we think it was fashionable to dress like clowns in the '70s? I refused to go as far as white shoes but I remember a brown and white plaid sports jacket that was scary enough.




I think people look like clowns today with their saggy pants, tattoos and piercings.
Give me plaid suits & polyester any day.

On our way to ORD to catch a AA 707 to Montreal.



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 17):
More '70s nostalgia here:



Although most of those styles are cool, the Fred Flinstone underwear is going to give me nightmares.   

Quoting mayor (Reply 18):
70's?? I knew a guy that was dressing like this up thru the 80s. Green slacks, green and white plaid jacket, white shoes, etc



I had a science teacher that did the same all the way until 1991.



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13169 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

That is at JFK in 1973-74. I would note the markings and roof sign are right for NYC medallion cabs at that time. The sign poles are right for that time at JFK.

User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6093 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 14):
At 60MPH, that 1973 Ford rode quieter than a airborne glider.

If I hear road noise while flying a glider, then I know that I have problems.

Still, all things considered, the SGS 2-32 is still a surprisingly quiet glider. It you can find very nice specimins going for $40,000+. Can't say the same about that '73 Ford.  



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User currently onlineSmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1634 posts, RR: 28
Reply 22, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2481 times:

Those light poles immediately gave it away for me--I recognise them from JFK.

SmithAir747



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User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40008 posts, RR: 74
Reply 23, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

There was another member here (I forgot his username) that had all sorts of airport and airline interior photos from this era.

Quoting mayor (Reply 18):
I knew a guy that was dressing like this up thru the 80s. Green slacks, green and white plaid jacket, white shoes, etc.

In 1990, I bought a used Ford Pinto that was green and had the green and yellow plaid interior.

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 21):
Still, all things considered, the SGS 2-32 is still a surprisingly quiet glider. It you can find very nice specimins going for $40,000+. Can't say the same about that '73 Ford.

Wow, I had no idea they were that expensive. How much were they when new?
The LTD in 1973 was going for about $4000.
Today it would go for about $2000 in mint condition.



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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6093 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2361 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 23):
Wow, I had no idea they were that expensive. How much were they when new?

In the 60's, when those were made, I'd say in the ballpark of $20-30,000.



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25 Superfly : WOW! You could have bought an airplane with an engine for that price. That was about the cost of a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud.
26 Goldenshield : Aye. Considering this was a top-of-the-line high-performance trainer, you can bet it was worth every dollar back then. From Wiki: "The 2-32 was desig
27 Post contains images Superfly : I know. I was being facetious. Many people today would find such a comparison appalling. You folks have any more airport photos from this era? One of
28 PanHAM : I lived in NY and worked at JFK in 72-75, took me 1 second to confirm it's JFK.
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