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XA-GIK (cn 10367) Getting ready for departure. Also two Mexicana DC-3's and a Boeing 247 (with opened nose section). Dedicated to my father's memory and to all aviation golden-era pilots and crews who were the pioneers of modern aviation. Photographed by my father at Balbuena Field. Original slide heavily scratched so I restored it.
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A visitor from - posted Thu September 11, 2014:
Thanks for restoring and sharing this beautiful photo.

A visitor from UNITED STATES posted Fri July 18, 2014:
Hey look at that sophisticated tower in the background. It looks ten years ahead of its time.

A visitor from - posted Tue March 5, 2013:
Hi, visitor from USA. Should be a DC-4, (C-54A-15-DC), c/n 10367, ex PAA N88924 ex USAAF 42-72262

A visitor from Ireland posted Fri July 20, 2012:
Fantastic piece of history - thanks for sharing.

A visitor from United States posted Fri July 20, 2012:
Exceptional photo! I spy a 2nd Boeing 247. With well over a dozen ground handlers and technicians in action, you can feel the dynamic. Thanks for sharing.

A visitor from Canada posted Sat October 15, 2011:
Great shot and nice blurb

A visitor from Indonesia posted Wed November 17, 2010:
Gdg

A visitor from United States posted Thu August 5, 2010:
Excellent airliners, taken at a time when true flying was still important... a fun and exciting time to work in the airline biz!!

A visitor from - posted Sat July 10, 2010:
Wow! this is so delicious .... :) i guess i´m strange but i´d love to live then. would be only too happy to miss red bull and iPod and ... :D

A visitor from United States posted Tue June 29, 2010:
EXCELENTE! MMMMX at its very best!

A visitor from Canada posted Mon June 28, 2010:
Excellent restoration job. *****

A visitor from Mexico posted Fri May 7, 2010:
Excelent, just excelent photo, it also shows how change is the airport form then

A visitor from United States posted Fri May 7, 2010:
Excellent! Glad you clarified it is "a 247 w/ nose section open"; I was almost ready to say it was a Caproni jet! The quad-motor has square windows...are you sure it is a DC-4? Perhaps an early DC-6? -rsa 2010-05-07

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