atcboy73
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My Photo Tribute--Do You Miss These Guys Too?

Thu Jan 30, 2003 1:05 am

I had a little extra time this morning and thought Id to a little tribute to the airlines that I miss. Some of these pics bring back some great memories.

Ozark, the airline I flew on for the first time as a little guy, ALONE.


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Photo © Stephen Oliveri



Frontier-I love the new one! But I miss the red and orange old one too. I loved this paint job.


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Photo © AirNikon



Republic. I remember we took my grandparents to the Kansas City airport one day and a Republic DC-9-30 came in. I said look grandma its a republican  Big thumbs up.


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Photo © AirNikon



Eastern- They used to hub at my home airport (MCI) and I remember the day my dad and I went to the airport for the 10am westbound rush. We got their a little late to find all 10 of the Eastern 727s lined up to depart on 19. It was truly awesome!


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Photo © Don Boyd



SAVING THE BEST FOR LAST!

Braniff - These were the days I discovered that I could nag my parents to take me to the airport. Thanks for putting up with me and my nagging. Isn't it great when your parents realize that they have a kid that is really excited about something so awesome.


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Photo © Andrew Abshier




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(taken at IAH-sign the petition, save the Houston spotting viewing areas).


And what do my parents get for all that nagging. The pleasure that knowing their son is now an very happy air traffic controller.

I hope you have enjoyed my little photo tribute. Thanks to all the great guys and gals that took these awesome pictures.
 
Tan Flyr
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RE: My Photo Tribute--Do You Miss These Guys Too?

Thu Jan 30, 2003 2:01 am

Nice Job Atc Boy. I would just add Pan American World Airways. At one time, the chosen instrument of the US aviation in the world.
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RE: My Photo Tribute--Do You Miss These Guys Too?

Thu Jan 30, 2003 2:04 am

What a fantastic collection of photos. Nice job. I might have actually been on one of the Republic DC-9 pictured. I cannot remember though.
 
atcboy73
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RE: My Photo Tribute--Do You Miss These Guys Too?

Thu Jan 30, 2003 2:26 am

Im glad you like them.

Pan Am definitely should be on there.
 
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RE: My Photo Tribute--Do You Miss These Guys Too?

Thu Jan 30, 2003 3:15 am

Reminds me of the good old days at O'Hare when you could see like a million different airlines.....even STL had some variety then.
Next up: STL-OAK-RNO-LAS-ICT-STL
 
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RE: My Photo Tribute--Do You Miss These Guys Too?

Thu Jan 30, 2003 3:54 am

I would like to add Western & Hughes Airwest. When I was a kid, my dad would take me to LAX & watch all the airplanes. Western, Pan Am & Hughes Airwest are three classics I truly miss these days. Regards.
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RE: My Photo Tribute--Do You Miss These Guys Too?

Thu Jan 30, 2003 3:58 am

Tan flyr -


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Photo © Howard Chaloner
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Photo © Don Boyd

 
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RE: My Photo Tribute--Do You Miss These Guys Too?

Thu Jan 30, 2003 4:12 am

Here is what I miss:


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Photo © Rich Fedorco


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Photo © John P. Stewart

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atcboy73
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RE: My Photo Tribute--Do You Miss These Guys Too?

Thu Jan 30, 2003 4:23 am

I always thought the People Express tail was cool.


Here is another one I miss.

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Photo © Andy Martin



I have always been a sucker for large writing down the side. And red is my favorite color on a plane.
 
atcboy73
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RE: My Photo Tribute--Do You Miss These Guys Too?

Thu Jan 30, 2003 6:58 am

I remember one night my dad and I were out at the airport and one of these came in. Too bad they didn't make it. What a great paint job.


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Photo © John P. Stewart

 
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RE: My Photo Tribute--Do You Miss These Guys Too?

Thu Jan 30, 2003 2:04 pm


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Photo © Steve Williams



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RE: My Photo Tribute--Do You Miss These Guys Too?

Thu Jan 30, 2003 3:23 pm

Ahhh...my favorite....  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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There. Now I feel better.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: My Photo Tribute--Do You Miss These Guys Too?

Thu Jan 30, 2003 5:07 pm

Isn't it amazing??? Once upon a time there were so many players in this game...so many identities, so many logos, liveries, and hub cities. It's sad to think that the ones that stand out in our minds are the ones that met their fate long ago.

"Welcome aboard the United American Airlines of the Northwest Continental Delta Flight number...."

One of these days, they'll merge into one giant airline called...who knows.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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RE: My Photo Tribute--Do You Miss These Guys Too?

Thu Jan 30, 2003 5:50 pm

Is there any difference between Braniff and Braniff International?

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RE: My Photo Tribute--Do You Miss These Guys Too?

Thu Jan 30, 2003 7:12 pm

Atcboy73:
Great topic!  Smokin cool

I also miss these girls.  Smile



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RE: My Photo Tribute--Do You Miss These Guys Too?

Thu Jan 30, 2003 7:28 pm

I miss these:

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Photo © Torsten Maiwald
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Photo © Paul Robinson



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Photo © Johan Ljungdahl
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Photo © Gordon Zammit



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Photo © Gary Davies
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Photo © Johan Ljungdahl


These all bring back memories of my childhood, package holidays to Spain etc.

 
atcboy73
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RE: My Photo Tribute--Do You Miss These Guys Too?

Thu Jan 30, 2003 11:53 pm

And continuing the tribute to airlines I miss.


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Photo © Thomas D. Mayes, Jr.

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