After such a long wait its pretty surreal to finally be the day.. also thats pretty cool to be the last one to depart an airport.. something to def instagram about
Hopefully the last ST departure and first NT arrival will get the ARFF water arch salute.
A bit of sadness for me though. Remembering the 60s as a kid and taking the family photos before our big trips (naturally in a suit and clip-on tie). On the old original departures ramp end about now where the eastern side of the Parabola reaches the roadway, like right under the bridge.
And the many hours we spent on the outdoor observation deck on Sunday afternoon family outings (including the sardine like crowd for Concorde). And the "whoop" of the DL DC8 engine startup.
Even though nothing really is left from the original concourses, they are in the same spot. I still remember waving to pilots in old D as the DL CV880s nosed in almost to the window, and the gate agent took me to meet them and see the cockpit.
And the old green Eastern hangar where A and B are now, as well as the TACA hangar by D. And the turboprop Trans-Texas Convairs, and Aviateca and TACA screaming Spey BAC-111s from the obs deck. Between the noise and burning kerosene smell, it was a bombardment of the aviation senses you never forget.
All at the ST site. It has served the city well, but now aviation has changed and the NT is the future. Well done old friend....