Photo Album: "Classic SFO"

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“Photos of classic jetliners at SFO in the 1960s, '70s and '80s - Organized by year.”

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Photo ID: 0112075
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Western Airlines
Boeing 707-139
San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO)
USA - California, February 1962
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N74613 (cn 17903/108) Leased from Boeing 5-60 to 9-62 [Cubana ntu]; then bought by Pan Am as N778PA
Mel Lawrence
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Photo ID: 2356501
Views: 12370
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American Airlines
Boeing 720-023B
San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO)
USA - California, April 1968
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N7535A (cn 18021/173) Delivered new to American Airlines in 1960 as N7535A. Left the tail of a TWA Convair 880 while on the right the tail of an Air California Lockheed Electra L-188. In the back a United DC-8 and a Canadian Pacific DC-8.
Linze Folkeringa
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Photo ID: 0563825
Views: 13025
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Pan American World Airways - Pan Am
Boeing 747-121
San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO)
USA - California, July 1970
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N753PA (cn 19657/37) "Clipper Westwind" - Only three months old, the original small titles are dwarfed by the size of the aircraft.
Bob Garrard
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Photo ID: 0543050
Views: 12340
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American Airlines
Boeing 707-123B
San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO)
USA - California, July 1970
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N7574A (cn 19324/533) Gleaming in the morning sun, ready for takeoff, with a fog rolling in behind it.
Bob Garrard
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Photo ID: 0542510
Views: 7769
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United Airlines
Douglas DC-8-33
San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO)
USA - California, July 1970
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N8243U (cn 45258/46) An early DC-8 that was acquired from Pan Am. This was one of the last shots taken that day, as what had been a nice background of fog became the foreground also, wiping us out for the day.
Bob Garrard
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Photo ID: 0531131
Views: 31341
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American Airlines (Pan American World Airways - Pan Am)
Boeing 747-121
San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO)
USA - California, July 1970
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N743PA (cn 19650/24) Leased from Pan Am for 6 months in 1970, and features a hybrid color scheme of AA markings but PA white top.
Bob Garrard
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Photo ID: 1642417
Views: 18072
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United Airlines
Douglas DC-8-52
San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO)
USA - California, September 19, 1970
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N8060U / 2860 (cn 45693/221) United's beautiful DC-8-52 is prepared for departure from SFO. It served UAL from April 1965 until sale as TC-JBZ in October 1980. Three PSA Boeing 727s and a UAL Boeing 720 (left) and another UAL DC-8 (right) in the background, plus a black cloud of unburnt jet fuel at left from a recent take-off!
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Photo ID: 1641809
Views: 9110
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Pan American World Airways - Pan Am
Boeing 707-321C
San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO)
USA - California, September 19, 1970
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N461PA (cn 19371/653) "Clipper Rising Sun" seen departing SFO served Pan American from 11.67 until 07.71. She has a large forward freight door and blanked-off cabin windows for freight work. W/O July 25, 1971, near Manila, Philippines
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Photo ID: 2211534
Views: 2277
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Air West
Fairchild F-27A
San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO)
USA - California, September 19, 1970
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N755L (cn 92) Operated by Air West and Hughes Air West from March 1968 until sale in January 1974.
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Photo ID: 2253437
Views: 11333
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United Airlines
Boeing 747-122
San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO)
USA - California, September 19, 1970
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N4711U / 8011 (cn 19756/66) An early shot of one of United's 747-122 with only three upper deck passenger windows fitted. It wears the initial UAL colour scheme for the type.
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Photo ID: 2255619
Views: 7323
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United Airlines
Boeing 727-22
San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO)
USA - California, September 19, 1970
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N7026U (cn 18318/95) Delivered new to United as N7026U in December 1964, serving until sale to Federal Express in September 1990. Not put into service by Fedex and used for spares.
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Photo ID: 0112466
Views: 6728
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China Airlines
Boeing 707-309C
San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO)
USA - California, March 1971
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B-1826 (cn 20262/830) Del 12/69. Aircraft crashed on landing at Manila on February 27, 1980 (2 k).
Mel Lawrence
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Photo ID: 0211894
Views: 11387
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American Airlines
Boeing 720-023B
San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO)
USA - California, June 11, 1971
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N7543A (cn 18029/194) Luckily the window glass on the QF707 was clean so I was able to get a good shot at the neighbour waiting for takeoff.
George Canciani
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Photo ID: 0998235
Views: 14854
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United Airlines
Boeing 727-222
San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO)
USA - California, June 26, 1972
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N7646U (cn 20040/729) United country, with 2 727s and 2 DC-8s and towards the hills a United hangar with a third DC-8 parked in front of it. It must have been a windy day that summer in 1972, because it looks like there's a regular sandstorm going on over at those hills.
Peter de Groot
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Photo ID: 0841142
Views: 6323
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United Airlines
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62H
San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO)
USA - California, December 1976
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N8971U / 2271 (cn 46081/471) Seen wearing old United Airlines colors rolling runway 1R to HNL - serious caution wake turbulance! Manufactured on May 21, 1969. Delivery date was August 11, 1969. Built as DC-8-62H, cvt'd to DC-8-72 during October 1981. Other serials - N8971U with ONA - Overseas National Airways, and also N728A with ARAMCO - Arab American Oil Company, Camma Corporation, and Aeroturbine Incorporated - the scrapper! Wears FN 2271 with United Airlines. Broken-up at OPF during May 2005. Was a very wet cold today in SFO!
Frank C. Duarte Jr.
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Photo ID: 0510585
Views: 10173
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Pan American World Airways - Pan Am
Boeing 747-121
San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO)
USA - California, December 1976
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N739PA (cn 19646/15) "Clipper Morning Light". Renamed "Clipper Maid of the Seas" in 1980. First flight was January 25, 1970. Delivery date was February 15, 1970. Wears FN 739 with Pan Am. Sadly, W/O December 21, 1988 with Pan Am as N739PA over Lockerbie, Scotland - due to bomb explosion on board with 259 fatalities + 11 on ground - r.i.p.
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Photo ID: 1123683
Views: 8081
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United Airlines
Boeing 747-122
San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO)
USA - California, December 1976
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N4727U / 8027 (cn 19883/193) "Robert E. Johnson". Heavy 747 Friend Ship wearing old company colors rolling runway 1R to HNL. First flight was June 16, 1972. Delivery date was June 27, 1972. Registered to United Airlines on August 1, 1972. Wears FN 8027 with United Airlines. Stored at ADO. Nice reflection in drainage water.
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Photo ID: 1123680
Views: 4077
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American Airlines
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10
San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO)
USA - California, December 1976
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N102AA (cn 46502/3) American 8 heavy is rolling runway 1R to JFK. Runway 1R was great for freighters in early morning hours. First flight was October 16, 1970. Delivery date was June 27, 1972. Did not go to FedEx as N531FE, and not cvt'd to a freighter. Stored at GYR, and eventually broken-up.
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Photo ID: 1129741
Views: 2876
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Northwest Orient Airlines
Boeing 727-251
San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO)
USA - California, December 1976
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N264US (cn 19983/741) Seen rolling runway 1R for departure back to MSP. A primo place to photograph freighters at SFO. First flight was July 18, 1969. Delivery date was August 1, 1969. Built as 727-251, cvt'd to 727-251(F) freighter. Other serials - N264US with Northwest Airlines - FN 2264, Kiwi International Airlines, Kitty Hawk Cargo - delivered during August 1988, and also Pegasus Aviation. Stored at TUS.
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Photo ID: 1143171
Views: 3700
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Western Airlines
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10
San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO)
USA - California, December 1979
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N902WA (cn 46928/104) Seen rolling runway 1R routing SFO-HNL. First flight was May 9, 1973. Delivery date was June 12, 1973. Other serials - 9Q-CSS with Shabair, 5N-OGI with Okada Air - ntu, and Flightstar Air Hldgs, N902WA with Delta Air Lines, World Awys, Malaysia Awys, Okada Air, UAS United Air Svcs, First Security Bnk of Utah, and De Nazionale Investering Bnk, and also N101AS with Airstar Intl, UAS, and Aero Controls Inc. Stored at LFME during 1995, and broken-up during November 1998. Wears FN 781 with Delta Air Lines.
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Photo ID: 0418767
Views: 11930
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United Airlines
Boeing 767-222
San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO)
USA - California, September 5, 1983
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N612UA (cn 21873/41) Editor's note: This aircraft (as flight 175) was deliberately crashed into the World Trade Center building 2 in New York on September 11, 2001 after being hijacked by terrorists.
Eduard Marmet
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