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by planesofthepast
Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am's Final Flight 22 Years Ago: Dec 4, 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 4752

Pan Am's Final Flight 22 Years Ago: Dec 4, 2013

It seems like longer ago than that ... I still miss PanAm's presence ... It's downfall is not a positive point in America's history

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by planesofthepast
Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Keep This Bird In Storage?
Replies: 26
Views: 7201

RE: Why Keep This Bird In Storage?

For those who have not been to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base 's AMARG boneyard, or the Pima Air and Space Museum, here is my map of the area ... <table border="0" width="102" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=174935&filename=phpqpMJ50.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src...

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by planesofthepast
Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Keep This Bird In Storage?
Replies: 26
Views: 7201

RE: Why Keep This Bird In Storage?

Actually, the B-36 at the Pima Air and Space Museum is a nice restoration, at least from outward appearances. I have several photos of the plane I took at my last visit to the museum posted at ... <a href="http://www.planesofthepast.com/b36-pima-air-museum.htm" target="_blank">http://www.planesofthe...

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by planesofthepast
Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Revamping Museum In ATL
Replies: 48
Views: 8429

RE: DL Revamping Museum In ATL

I wasn't aware of the museum's existence. But being a big Delta fan for decades, I've added it to my "have to visit" list. I've been to the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> museum near <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> a...

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by planesofthepast
Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Was The L1011 So Popular With Pilots
Replies: 156
Views: 44046

RE: Why Was The L1011 So Popular With Pilots

I loved the only round trip I ever took in the L-1011, on Delta, Atlanta to Gatwick, and a return from Frankfort back to <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>. Smooth, comfortable ... Great flight in 1982, fro...

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by planesofthepast
Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tillamook Air Museum Moving
Replies: 5
Views: 5402

Tillamook Air Museum Moving

After reading the posts about the pending sale of the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, I was reminded of an article I read recently about the move of the Tillamook Air Museum in Oregon. This article talks about the planned move ... <a href="http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news...

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by planesofthepast
Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-36 360 Degree Panarama Cockpit Veiw
Replies: 40
Views: 17047

RE: B-36 360 Degree Panarama Cockpit Veiw

I've had the privilege of seeing first-hand three of the last four surviving B-36 aircraft over the last couple of years. The size is just staggering! Too bad one wasn't kept in air worthy condition ... But I understood that the Air Force was against such a project. Plus, the economics of the restor...

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by planesofthepast
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 727 Launch
Replies: 61
Views: 19430

RE: Boeing 727 Launch

I still clearly remember seeing several Eastern 727s at MIA circa 1970! And being impressed with their "radical" engine placement.. Have liked the plane ever since.

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by planesofthepast
Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787
Replies: 263
Views: 48245

RE: FAA Grounds 787

It really is an important matter, aviation or otherwise. Sadly, we seem to be able to manufacture so few things in America today. Making airplanes is indeed one of the last things that we can accomplish. Boeing needs to fix it quickly, and probably will do so.

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by planesofthepast
Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 50 Years Ago Last B-52 Built Delivered To Air Forc
Replies: 29
Views: 22892

RE: 50 Years Ago Last B-52 Built Delivered To Air Forc

The B-52 has truly been an amazingly successful aircraft. I'm still in awe when I watch them lumber in on their long approaches to Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, Louisiana. I'm currently on a project to photograph as many of the B-52 "survivors" that I can, i.e., those not in active servi...

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by planesofthepast
Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aviation Museums + Sites Of Interest In USA
Replies: 22
Views: 5971

RE: Aviation Museums + Sites Of Interest In USA

If you are in the North Texas, East Texas and Northwest Louisiana areas, you might visit ... Cavanaugh Flight Museum at the Addison Airport in Dallas Metroplex - <a href="http://www.cavanaughflightmuseum.com/" target="_blank">http://www.cavanaughflightmuseum.com/</a> Historic Aviation Memorial Museu...

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by planesofthepast
Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-58 Hustler Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 16088

RE: B-58 Hustler Thread

I finally got to see my first B-58 at the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson last month. It is one of only 8 survivors of the 116 that were built. I took a few photos while there, and posted them at ... <a href="http://www.planesofthepast.com/b58-hustler.htm" target="_blank">http://www.planesofth...

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by planesofthepast
Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle Saab Storage In Abilene TX
Replies: 23
Views: 6783

RE: American Eagle Saab Storage In Abilene TX

Just saw this article ... might bring a new life and purpose to the Saab 340 and other similar aircraft.

http://www.npr.org/2012/11/28/166087...es-come-back-amid-high-fuel-prices

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by planesofthepast
Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle Saab Storage In Abilene TX
Replies: 23
Views: 6783

American Eagle Saab Storage In Abilene TX

The story about the American Eagle Saab 340 storage facility in Abilene is fascinating. It has seemed an unlikely place for an airliner boneyard, in West Texas. I've wanted to see it for myself, and had the opportunity recently. I've posted a few photos I shot, at ... <a href="http://www.planesofthe...

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by planesofthepast
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tinker Air Force Base Museum
Replies: 9
Views: 9064

RE: Tinker Air Force Base Museum

The Airpark is free and accessible to the general public. It is located just outside the Air Depot Boulevard gate on the north side of the base, at exit 157 on Interstate 40 in Oklahoma City. The park is generally open from dawn to dusk. Parking is provided.

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by planesofthepast
Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tinker Air Force Base Museum
Replies: 9
Views: 9064

Tinker Air Force Base Museum

I had the privilege of visiting the Tinker Air Force Base museum in Oklahoma City last week. The Charles B. Hall Airpark showcases 9 military aircraft with historical connections to the base. Included are the B-29 Superfortress, B-47 Stratojet, B-52 Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer, C-135, C-47 Skytrain,...

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by planesofthepast
Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is This The First MD11 To Be Scrapped?
Replies: 31
Views: 22117

RE: Is This The First MD11 To Be Scrapped?

I flew on a Delta L-1011 from Atlanta to Gatwick in 1982 ... great flight, on a great plane. But the L-1011, MD11 and others from that era are headed to the scrap heap.

[Edited 2012-11-05 13:28:40]

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by planesofthepast
Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rise And Fall Of An International Airport
Replies: 74
Views: 4376

Rise And Fall Of An International Airport

I've been fascinated by this topic for a while: the construction of Greater Southwest International Airport in Texas, and its subsequent destruction in a period of just a few years. Those who live in the Dallas - Fort Worth area are probably familiar with the story. Those that have flown into the <a...

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by planesofthepast
Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Aircraft Boneyards
Replies: 4
Views: 5555

Aircraft Boneyards

I love the subject of active airplanes, but remain fascinated about airplane boneyards. In the last year I've had the privilege of visiting Davis-Monthan AMARG, Mojave Airport, Kingman Airport, Pinal Airpark, and even the American Eagle Saab 340 storage facility in Abilene Texas. I've taken a good m...

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by planesofthepast
Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Convair YB-60
Replies: 13
Views: 9940

RE: Convair YB-60

There is more information about the Convair <acronym title="South African Express">YB</acronym>-60, and photos, at ... <a href="http://www.planesofthepast.com/convair-yb60.htm" target="_blank">http://www.planesofthepast.com/convair-yb60.htm</a> There were two prototypes, the first being S/N 49-2676....

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