Moderators: jsumali2, richierich, ua900, PanAm_DC10, hOMSaR

 
reltney
Topic Author
Posts: 678
Joined: Fri Jun 25, 2004 1:34 am

Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:34 am

Delta has parked the DC-7B at the north end of E concourse for all to see. Just out of the paint shop 2 weeks ago. It’s beautiful! My father flew it as capt many times and is coming by ATL in a few days to sit in the cockpit. The funds for this plane were raised many years ago and it’s done...

Thanks Delta...
Knives don't kill people. People with knives kill people.
OUTLAW KNIVES.

I am a pilot, therefore I envy no one...
 
User avatar
DL_Mech
Posts: 2567
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2000 7:48 am

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:40 am

I am always glad when an airliner gets preserved.
This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.

Former AMT on A220,A310,A319/20/21,A330,A350,B707,B717,B727,B737,B747,B757,B767,B777,DC-9,DC-10,L-1011,
MD-80/90,MD-11
 
dbo861
Posts: 1060
Joined: Tue May 18, 2004 2:20 am

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:20 am

It’d be so nice if DL did a retro livery on one of their existing aircraft in this paint scheme. This and other historical Delta and NW liveries.
 
AA737-823
Posts: 5513
Joined: Wed Mar 01, 2000 11:10 am

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:55 am

dbo861 wrote:
It’d be so nice if DL did a retro livery on one of their existing aircraft in this paint scheme. This and other historical Delta and NW liveries.


You mean like this one? I liked it:
 
gr8slvrflt
Posts: 1485
Joined: Wed Jan 30, 2002 10:53 pm

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:46 am

I believe the north end of E is still sealed off. Where is the best place to view it?
I work for Southwest, but the views expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent those of Southwest.
 
Rbgso
Posts: 340
Joined: Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:15 pm

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:41 pm

Is this thing airworthy?
 
DIJKKIJK
Posts: 1874
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2003 11:03 pm

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:05 pm

Rbgso wrote:
Is this thing airworthy?


Nope.

It has been restored only as a static display.
Never argue with idiots. They will bring you down to their level, and beat you with experience.
 
User avatar
WesternDC6B
Posts: 592
Joined: Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:05 pm

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:14 pm

What a beautiful thing!

The whole DC4 6 and 7 series had a certain elegance to them while at the same time looked “all business”.

Yes, the Lockheed Constellation series were stunners, I grant that. But, there is this special something about the Douglas planes; especially the 6 and 7. Planes from the days of sliderules, Marchant rotary calculators, T-squares and lucite triangles have a magic all their own.
Never employ grandios verbiage when the utilisation of diminutive phraseology will suffice.
 
User avatar
Boeing757100
Posts: 394
Joined: Wed May 06, 2020 10:09 pm

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:28 pm

AA737-823 wrote:
dbo861 wrote:
It’d be so nice if DL did a retro livery on one of their existing aircraft in this paint scheme. This and other historical Delta and NW liveries.


You mean like this one? I liked it:





Exactly. But, the management hates retros as they are not brand consistent. But, I think a 1990s Tristar Livery or NW livery would do. Oh well. :(
Boeing is bringing back the 707 tomorrow, with Shinkai as the Chief Executive Officer and FLAIRPORT as the Chief Financial Officer.
 
User avatar
ryanflyer
Posts: 61
Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:02 am

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:10 pm

DL_Mech wrote:
I am always glad when an airliner gets preserved.


Glad my photo was put to good use! Really cool to see a classic airplane like that around ATL. It was my first time ever seeing a DC7
 
WayexTDI
Posts: 1956
Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:38 pm

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:45 pm

DIJKKIJK wrote:
Rbgso wrote:
Is this thing airworthy?


Nope.

It has been restored only as a static display.

Wasn't she flown in?
 
User avatar
Polot
Posts: 11060
Joined: Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:01 pm

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:50 pm

WayexTDI wrote:
DIJKKIJK wrote:
Rbgso wrote:
Is this thing airworthy?


Nope.

It has been restored only as a static display.

Wasn't she flown in?

That just means it was made airworthy enough to be flown in. That doesn’t mean the aircraft was restored in such a way that it remains airworthy.
 
Antarius
Posts: 2971
Joined: Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:27 pm

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:58 pm

Wondered but never asked, what led to the rounded tails getting angular? DC6/7 had rounded tails as did the DHC, whereas the later aircraft onwards (DC8,707) had angular tails that are similar to what we see today.

I'm assuming it has to do with speed, but I'm not quite seeing how.
Militant Centrist
Let's all just use some common sense
 
WayexTDI
Posts: 1956
Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:38 pm

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:10 pm

Polot wrote:
WayexTDI wrote:
DIJKKIJK wrote:

Nope.

It has been restored only as a static display.

Wasn't she flown in?

That just means it was made airworthy enough to be flown in. That doesn’t mean the aircraft was restored in such a way that it remains airworthy.

Given the short timeframe between her arrival in ATL and now, the "restoration" was primarily cosmetic; how can that really affect airworthiness? DL TechOps is perfectly capable of performing a cosmetic restoration while maintaining the airworthiness status.
Restoring an aircraft for static display, after being flown in to her final destination, does not necessarily mean she is no longer airworthy; lack of future maintenance can easily make her non-airworthy in the future.
 
User avatar
DL_Mech
Posts: 2567
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2000 7:48 am

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:10 pm

WayexTDI wrote:
Wasn't she flown in?


Yes, I believe with borrowed engines.
This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.

Former AMT on A220,A310,A319/20/21,A330,A350,B707,B717,B727,B737,B747,B757,B767,B777,DC-9,DC-10,L-1011,
MD-80/90,MD-11
 
WayexTDI
Posts: 1956
Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:38 pm

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:15 pm

Antarius wrote:
Wondered but never asked, what led to the rounded tails getting angular? DC6/7 had rounded tails as did the DHC, whereas the later aircraft onwards (DC8,707) had angular tails that are similar to what we see today.

I'm assuming it has to do with speed, but I'm not quite seeing how.

Less turbulence? Clean break can lead to smoother transition.
 
TYWoolman
Posts: 708
Joined: Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:24 pm

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:30 pm

Would be cool if parked near a Sky Club and used as a Bar/Lounge with retro glassware! Similar to The TWA Hotel Constellation.
 
777Mech
Posts: 1063
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:54 pm

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:38 pm

gr8slvrflt wrote:
I believe the north end of E is still sealed off. Where is the best place to view it?


The north end of D concourse.
 
superjeff
Posts: 1385
Joined: Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:14 am

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:03 pm

reltney wrote:
Delta has parked the DC-7B at the north end of E concourse for all to see. Just out of the paint shop 2 weeks ago. It’s beautiful! My father flew it as capt many times and is coming by ATL in a few days to sit in the cockpit. The funds for this plane were raised many years ago and it’s done...

Thanks Delta...


This is an interesting one. Apparently, this DC7B is one that actually flew for Delta - that's similar to the former Eastern DC7B that was restored and is now in Charlotte, but quite different from the Lockheed 1049H Constellation in TWA colors in the museum in Kansas City, which was actually an ex-Air Force airplane (or even the Breitling DC6 and L1049 in Switzerland). I'd love to see this airplane. I grew up in Hawaii in the mid 1950's and flew many DC7's (United) and DC7C's (Pan Am) on 8 hour plus runs to the West Coast and Transcon before the jets came, but never had a chance to fly a DC7B.

Anybody know the time frame before this one is on display at the Delta museum? I think it would be worth a flight over to ATL to see it :-)
 
sparky35805
Posts: 211
Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2007 9:27 pm

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:15 pm

The L-1049H in TWA colors never operated by the Air Force.It was built as a civilian L-1049H and delivered new to Slick as N6937C.
 
B757Forever
Posts: 899
Joined: Tue May 04, 2010 3:23 am

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:43 pm

DL_Mech wrote:
WayexTDI wrote:
Wasn't she flown in?


Yes, I believe with borrowed engines.


Correct. Two engines were leased to fly it to Atlanta. They were returned to the owner after arriving in ATL and the two "bad" engines reinstalled to display the aircraft.
The Rolls Royce Dart. Noise = Shaft Horsepower.
 
SteelChair
Posts: 1472
Joined: Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:37 am

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:27 pm

Tuesday evening, I saw it sitting over by the old Eastern hangar, in the same alcove that the MD 11 was repaired in 20 or so years ago
 
airtechy
Posts: 787
Joined: Sun Dec 24, 2006 7:35 am

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:42 am

I may have flown on this DC-7. My first flight on Delta was Knoxville to Atlanta on a DC-7 in early 1966.Somewhere I have a pic I took of it sitting on the tarmac taken from the Knoxville observation deck. The weather sucked in Atlanta so we had to circle for a half hour.

The next leg was Atlanta to Orlando on a DC-9. Must have been a -100.
 
SteelChair
Posts: 1472
Joined: Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:37 am

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:14 am

airtechy wrote:
I may have flown on this DC-7. My first flight on Delta was Knoxville to Atlanta on a DC-7 in early 1966.Somewhere I have a pic I took of it sitting on the tarmac taken from the Knoxville observation deck. The weather sucked in Atlanta so we had to circle for a half hour.

The next leg was Atlanta to Orlando on a DC-9. Must have been a -100.


Way cool, thanks for sharing.

FYI, Douglas didn't use the same naming conventions as Boeing. I believe that the first DC9 version to enter service was the -10, and there were weight increases that created the -14 and -15 shortly thereafter. But I stand to be corrected
 
FF630
Posts: 42
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:42 pm

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:11 pm

Look forward to seeing her at the Delta museum. As a kid I flew on a couple of Delta DC7B's offering Royal Service.

Air travel was special in the days of this aircraft, people actually had good manners, now like moving cattle and dealing with rude passengers dressed like slobs.
 
SFOThinker
Posts: 167
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:13 pm

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:21 pm

[quote="FF630" Air travel was special in the days of this aircraft, people actually had good manners, now like moving cattle and dealing with rude passengers dressed like slobs.[/quote]
Exactly my thought, too.
There was genuine romance to air travel in the piston era.
 
superjeff
Posts: 1385
Joined: Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:14 am

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:40 pm

sparky35805 wrote:
The L-1049H in TWA colors never operated by the Air Force.It was built as a civilian L-1049H and delivered new to Slick as N6937C.



You're right. I stand corrected.

Jeff
 
User avatar
klm617
Posts: 5406
Joined: Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:57 pm

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:59 pm

Was originally delivered to Delta on 25 November 1957

To Delta Air Lines with new c/r N4887C.
the truth does matter, guys. too bad it's often quite subjective. the truth is beyond the mere facts and figures. it's beyond good and bad, right and wrong...
 
deyoe1118
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:58 pm

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:31 am

Snapped a picture the other day...trying to add the photo
 
User avatar
WassbiKhalifa
Posts: 44
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:53 pm

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:39 am

SteelChair wrote:
Tuesday evening, I saw it sitting over by the old Eastern hangar, in the same alcove that the MD 11 was repaired in 20 or so years ago


I saw it also. I also saw it right after it returned to ATL on the far side of the Eastern hangar next to the Delta employee lot. Neat looking aircraft.
 
reltney
Topic Author
Posts: 678
Joined: Fri Jun 25, 2004 1:34 am

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:41 am

AA737-823 wrote:
dbo861 wrote:
It’d be so nice if DL did a retro livery on one of their existing aircraft in this paint scheme. This and other historical Delta and NW liveries.


You mean like this one? I liked it:


That gray paint was NOT a retro Delta livery. Delta never had that scheme on any plane. It was a bad representation of a DC-4/3 scheme and ...well, yuck. Grey was wrong, cheat line was never around the windows, cowl paint wrong... just yuk. Now the next livery they painted it was the delivery scheme when my father flew it as captain on the inaugural flight and that’s the paint job it has in the museum.

Cheers.
Knives don't kill people. People with knives kill people.
OUTLAW KNIVES.

I am a pilot, therefore I envy no one...
 
gaystudpilot
Posts: 284
Joined: Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:55 pm

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:49 am

I’ve always liked the deep shade of dark blue and orange-red of that livery.

I also really like the now retro Delta “Flying D” logo.

Above the door it says, “Delta Airlines.” I thought it was Delta Air Service then Delta Air Lines. Was it ever “Airlines”?

Does anyone know the history of the adoption and use of “crown”? E.g., Golden Crown, Golden Crown Service, Crown Room Club.
 
GSOtoIND
Posts: 142
Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:46 pm

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:20 pm

gaystudpilot wrote:
Above the door it says, “Delta Airlines.” I thought it was Delta Air Service then Delta Air Lines. Was it ever “Airlines”?

Good catch! It looks like they got that wrong. A picture from 1967 has it written correctly:
 
catiii
Posts: 3685
Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:18 am

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:46 pm

The Delta Museum, and the Delta volunteers who make things like this happen, really do an outstanding job.

Now they need to get an L10 for the museum...
 
wjcandee
Posts: 9728
Joined: Mon Jun 05, 2000 12:50 am

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:54 pm

gaystudpilot wrote:
Above the door it says, “Delta Airlines.” I thought it was Delta Air Service then Delta Air Lines.


I noticed that, too. I'm glad you asked the question, because I just figured that folks at the Museum would know and I must be wrong. Glad somebody posted a picture from the time. Good eye!!
 
catiii
Posts: 3685
Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:18 am

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:56 pm

gaystudpilot wrote:
I’ve always liked the deep shade of dark blue and orange-red of that livery.

I also really like the now retro Delta “Flying D” logo.

Above the door it says, “Delta Airlines.” I thought it was Delta Air Service then Delta Air Lines. Was it ever “Airlines”?

Does anyone know the history of the adoption and use of “crown”? E.g., Golden Crown, Golden Crown Service, Crown Room Club.


As I recall the Crown was a play off the “Royal Service.”

https://www.deltamuseum.org/docs/site/a ... 8ee4bb21_2
 
FGITD
Posts: 1216
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:44 pm

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:06 pm

Would love to have a good laugh with this. Announce a delay due to aircraft type change and then pull this into the gate. The true aviation geeks would definitely show themselves

Beautiful airplane
 
SFOThinker
Posts: 167
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:13 pm

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:18 pm

Did Delta (and Eastern) buy DC 7B models because they were a bit bigger than DC 7s? I don’t think either airline needed the extra range the B came with.
 
Okie
Posts: 4189
Joined: Wed Jul 16, 2003 11:30 am

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:37 pm

SFOThinker wrote:
Did Delta (and Eastern) buy DC 7B models because they were a bit bigger than DC 7s? I don’t think either airline needed the extra range the B came with.


Not trying to be snarky but if you go to the Airliners.net homepage way down on the lower left is the Aircraft Data and History. Click on it. It is in alphabetical order. Scroll down to Douglas DC-7.
Tons of information right here. :yes:

Okie
 
gaystudpilot
Posts: 284
Joined: Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:55 pm

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:03 pm

GSOtoIND wrote:
gaystudpilot wrote:
Above the door it says, “Delta Airlines.” I thought it was Delta Air Service then Delta Air Lines. Was it ever “Airlines”?

Good catch! It looks like they got that wrong. A picture from 1967 has it written correctly:


Thanks for sharing the photo.
 
gaystudpilot
Posts: 284
Joined: Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:55 pm

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:21 pm

catiii wrote:
gaystudpilot wrote:
I’ve always liked the deep shade of dark blue and orange-red of that livery.

I also really like the now retro Delta “Flying D” logo.

Above the door it says, “Delta Airlines.” I thought it was Delta Air Service then Delta Air Lines. Was it ever “Airlines”?

Does anyone know the history of the adoption and use of “crown”? E.g., Golden Crown, Golden Crown Service, Crown Room Club.


As I recall the Crown was a play off the “Royal Service.”

https://www.deltamuseum.org/docs/site/a ... 8ee4bb21_2


Thanks. I browsed the museum’s site prior to posting but did not see that page. IIRC, in later years there was also a “Royal Medallion Service.” Obviously marketing/branding of the service. I just have not heard the origins of “Royal” and “Crown.” Perhaps there is nothing more behind it than Delta wanting to sound regal.

I found these two quotes from the link interesting:

Aloft, Scotch and a Bourbon highballs, Martini and Manhattan cocktails are offered at reasonable prices. They are limited to two per passenger.

A charge for cocktails in First Class, even in Royal Service flights. And an explicit drink limit.

And afterwards, complimentary mint and cigarette trays are passed around.

A cigarette tray! Fancy. Thankfully that’s been gone for decades.
 
User avatar
DL_Mech
Posts: 2567
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2000 7:48 am

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:43 pm

gaystudpilot wrote:
A charge for cocktails in First Class, even in Royal Service flights. And an explicit drink limit.



Delta was a dry airline for a long time. Royal Service might have brought alcohol to Delta.
This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.

Former AMT on A220,A310,A319/20/21,A330,A350,B707,B717,B727,B737,B747,B757,B767,B777,DC-9,DC-10,L-1011,
MD-80/90,MD-11
 
User avatar
admanager
Posts: 291
Joined: Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:28 pm

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:24 am

Nice photo, even has an Air Canada Vanguard in the background.
 
blacksoviet
Posts: 1784
Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:50 am

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:44 pm

Does this DC-7 have a pressurized cabin?
 
PI4EVR
Posts: 130
Joined: Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:29 pm

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:49 pm

Yes the DC-7 was pressurized along with the DC-6. DC-4 was not.
 
ozark1
Posts: 870
Joined: Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:38 am

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:03 pm

Beautiful plane. I can still envision those enormous windows with the cloth curtains. Speaking of museums, other than the superb DL and AA ones, are there any others in the U.S. Does UA have one?
 
User avatar
rj968
Posts: 133
Joined: Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:57 am

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:59 am

GSOtoIND wrote:
gaystudpilot wrote:
Above the door it says, “Delta Airlines.” I thought it was Delta Air Service then Delta Air Lines. Was it ever “Airlines”?

Good catch! It looks like they got that wrong. A picture from 1967 has it written correctly:

No, it was never “Airlines”. Delta probably still uses that “16000” series bag tug! (The “stewardess” May be still flying too!)
 
9252fly
Posts: 1056
Joined: Thu Sep 22, 2005 7:19 am

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:51 am

admanager wrote:
Nice photo, even has an Air Canada Vanguard in the background.


I was about to pose the question, thanks for the answer !
 
mga707
Posts: 317
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:52 am

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:12 am

blacksoviet wrote:
Does this DC-7 have a pressurized cabin?


Not for decades. Used as a fire bomber for many years. Pressurization was probably removed not long after it was retired by Delta in 1968(?). On it's IWA-MAF-ATL ferry flight a year ago it flew at a fairly low altitude. About 10,000ft, IIRC.
 
blacksoviet
Posts: 1784
Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:50 am

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:37 am

Delta should use this aircraft as a hot spare based out of ATL. It would be a perfect substitute for a 717.

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos