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Can You ID This Airport Circa 1970s?

Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:41 pm

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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RE: Can You ID This Airport Circa 1970s?

Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:45 pm

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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RE: Can You ID This Airport Circa 1970s?

Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:53 pm

Yes, must be JFK. The light poles even match. Thanks.
 
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RE: Can You ID This Airport Circa 1970s?

Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:15 pm

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.
 
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RE: Can You ID This Airport Circa 1970s?

Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:05 pm

Thats the old UA then later AA terminal at JFK.
 
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RE: Can You ID This Airport Circa 1970s?

Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:08 pm

who cares about the airport??...gotta love those white shoes and burgundy red suit..man that brings back some memories!!
 
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RE: Can You ID This Airport Circa 1970s?

Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:13 pm

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

  
 
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RE: Can You ID This Airport Circa 1970s?

Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:13 pm

1970s? sorry can't help you there....wasn't thought of
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RE: Can You ID This Airport Circa 1970s?

Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:15 pm

Ahh the good old times! Love the fashion!
 
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RE: Can You ID This Airport Circa 1970s?

Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:15 pm

Hey it's Kenny Tarmac!
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RE: Can You ID This Airport Circa 1970s?

Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:19 pm

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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RE: Can You ID This Airport Circa 1970s?

Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:21 pm

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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RE: Can You ID This Airport Circa 1970s?

Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:30 pm

definitely 1973 or just after, the cars a 1973 Ford Custom 500.
 
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RE: Can You ID This Airport Circa 1970s?

Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:33 pm

Yeah, it's JFK...where on earth did you find that picture and is that guy anyone's relative?
 
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RE: Can You ID This Airport Circa 1970s?

Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:41 pm

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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Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:48 pm

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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Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:55 pm

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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RE: Can You ID This Airport Circa 1970s?

Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:51 pm

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
 
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Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:09 pm

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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RE: Can You ID This Airport Circa 1970s?

Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:28 pm

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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RE: Can You ID This Airport Circa 1970s?

Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:33 am

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.
 
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RE: Can You ID This Airport Circa 1970s?

Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:47 am

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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RE: Can You ID This Airport Circa 1970s?

Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:18 am

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

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RE: Can You ID This Airport Circa 1970s?

Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:58 am

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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RE: Can You ID This Airport Circa 1970s?

Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:53 pm

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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RE: Can You ID This Airport Circa 1970s?

Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:34 pm

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 24):
In the 60's, when those were made, I'd say in the ballpark of $20-30,000.



WOW!
You could have bought an airplane with an engine for that price.
That was about the cost of a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud.
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RE: Can You ID This Airport Circa 1970s?

Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:01 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 25):
You could have bought an airplane with an engine for that price.

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 designed to be the highest performance two-place glider available, when it first flew in 1962. The 2-32 has been used as a tourist glider, trainer, cross-country and high-altitude sailplane and has set many US and world records. A total of 87 aircraft were completed"

It has a glide ratio of 33:1, which penomenol back then. IT wasn't until the mid 70's when low-to-mid 30's became standard in production gliders thanks to fiberglass---and a lot of that was because of the Germans.

For comparison, a new DG-1000, which has a 46:1 glider ratio, has a list price of about $230,000.
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RE: Can You ID This Airport Circa 1970s?

Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:26 am

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 26):
Aye. Considering this was a top-of-the-line high-performance trainer, you can bet it was worth every dollar back then.



I know. I was being facetious.  
Many people today would find such a comparison appalling.

Quoting laddb (Thread starter):
Found in my wife's family collection but no one knows where it was taken.

You folks have any more airport photos from this era?

One of the greatest car chase scenes and airport scenes was in the movie Hell Up In Harlem which featured a car chase through JFK that continued on a American 747-100 and TWA 707 to LAX that ended in a fight at the baggage claim in LAX.
It was filmed at JFK in 1974.
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RE: Can You ID This Airport Circa 1970s?

Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:45 am

I lived in NY and worked at JFK in 72-75, took me 1 second to confirm it's JFK.
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