OzLAME
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Help With Dating A Photo Taken At SYD In The '80s

Wed May 11, 2005 7:15 pm

When I was in my early teens I borrowed a camera one Sunday, went to Sydney Airport and took my first aeroplane photos. One of the aircraft I took a photo of was Boeing VC-137B 58-6972. I think it would have been around February-April 1983, or perhaps the same months of 1984. I also took photos of Beechcraft F-90 King Air VH-CRM, Piper Navajo VH-TRP and Fokker Friendship VH-MMS wearing the 'red A in white circle' Ansett c/s. Can anyone date these photos?
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RE: Help With Dating A Photo Taken At SYD In The '80s

Wed May 11, 2005 7:28 pm

mmm VC-137B in SYD in '83 or '84 that would imply a Presidential visit or VP.. Don't think Reagan ever visited, do you have the pics somewhere they can be seen?

Likely some other VIP use doubt that 58-6972 was still used for President in '83/4

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RE: Help With Dating A Photo Taken At SYD In The '

Thu May 12, 2005 11:09 am

Try posting your request on the message boards of the YSSY enthusiasts site. I think you'd have a better chance of getting a good answer there.

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RE: Help With Dating A Photo Taken At SYD In The '80s

Thu May 12, 2005 4:33 pm

Just make sure when you do date, you upload  Wink
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RE: Help With Dating A Photo Taken At SYD In The '80s

Fri May 13, 2005 2:54 am

58-6972 was not a presidential aircraft in 1983-4. It was one of the general VIP fleet of the 89th MAW, so more likely it would have brought a parliamentary delegation or senior US government representative other than the president, e.g. Sec. of State.
 
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RE: Help With Dating A Photo Taken At SYD In The '80s

Sun May 15, 2005 12:10 pm

Thanks everyone for your input

Quoting Q330 (Reply 2):
Try posting your request on the message boards of the YSSY enthusiasts site. I think you'd have a better chance of getting a good answer there

Thanks, I'll do that

Quoting Glennstewart (Reply 3):
Just make sure when you do date, you upload

I don't have a scanner yet, but I am thinking about getting one. Any advice?

Quoting Irish251 (Reply 4):
it would have brought a parliamentary delegation or senior US government representative other than the president, e.g. Sec. of State

I did manage to find a Travel Calendar for Secretary of State George Shultz, but none of the dates matched up with my recollections.
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