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Remembering The Vintage Jet Age.

Thu Jul 03, 2003 12:50 pm


Well, I was born in '75, so IMO, these are some of the best vintage JET photos Big grin

A VC-10, 707 and DC-8 all in one shot? GROOVY!!

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are these still in Tulsa?

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I WISH someone had video or sounds of what these sounded like. Just looking at hte "rocket" like engines, this thing must have beenSOO loud! I can HEAR it through this picture! Thanks Art!

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VC-10!! Holy cow!!!  Wow!

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I would love to see what some of your favorite Vintage jet photos are.

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RE: Remembering The Vintage Jet Age.

Thu Jul 03, 2003 1:24 pm

Mario, back in those days, LGA, JFK and EWR all had observation decks...and you'd be driven off of them sometimes due to a Convair jet, 707, Caravelle whatever, just getting ready.

These jets all had a good roar to them as I remember, but what was most memorable, was the high pitch whines and screeches on occasion.. It was truly ear-splitting...great from a distance, but not close up.  Smile

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Thu Jul 03, 2003 1:34 pm

How about a Comet, several DC-8s and 707s a DC-6, a VC-10 and a 747 in the same picture. I have one somewhere in my collection but better yet, I've seen that and others like it in person many times.

Ah the joy of fying around the country alone in the late sixties to mis 70s.

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RE: Remembering The Vintage Jet Age.

Thu Jul 03, 2003 2:26 pm

C'mon, let's see more more oldies but goodies!

Imisspiedmont, I didn't mean to shout, was just being enthusiastic!  Wink/being sarcastic

oh, and Have a happy and safe 4th guys!
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Thu Jul 03, 2003 8:33 pm

On a recent visit to Duxford the VC-10 was open and I had a wander through. The cabin space seemed vast, very tall and good height even in the window seats - I always seem hemmed in in modern single aisle a/c.
 
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Thu Jul 03, 2003 10:30 pm

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RE: Remembering The Vintage Jet Age.

Fri Jul 04, 2003 3:18 pm

Sigh.

Sigh again.

Mirrodie, those pictures make me feel really old as I've sen all those, save the CRV with a parachute. I'll go get my walker now and search for the viagra.

Shout all you want, I knew where you were coming from. I meant it as humor.

I guess, perhaps, the wonder of aviation lives. Very tired, must sleep.
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Fri Jul 04, 2003 5:31 pm


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I had the pleasure of growing up less than a mile down the road from the Elmira, NY(ELM) airport, where these beauties ruled the skies of Upstate NY from their introduction in July of 1965. The Mohawk 1-11's in the black/gold scheme were an awesome combination of beauty and power, something we'll never see again.
 
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Fri Jul 04, 2003 5:54 pm

My first trip on an a/c at around 1972 in a Sabena Sud Caravelle from Brussels to Malaga....

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Sadly enough I don't remember anything about the flight.

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Sat Jul 05, 2003 3:38 am

Sadly I've not the time to really find great aesthetic pics, not that there is anything wrong with these;

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Finally, the ultimate expression of the speed and sleekness
of those early jets, yes I picked 'your' aircraft Mirrodie!

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RE: Remembering The Vintage Jet Age.

Sat Jul 05, 2003 5:00 am

IMissPiedmont
"Mirrodie, those pictures make me feel really old as I've sen all those, save the CRV with a parachute. I'll go get my walker now and search for the viagra."

Think you feel bad? I used to revel in the sight of Douglas DC-6s and 7s, and Lockheed Constellations and Electras flying overhead, not that many jets flew over my home in the early days. Sighting one was so rare that every time you heard the roar from one, people in my neighborhood actually ran out of their houses to look up in awe; that's how amazed people were by jets at that time (1959)! What were we doing inside? Watching TV favorites like Gunsmoke, Lassie, The Whirlybirds (a helicopter series with 'The Thing's Kenneth Tobey), reruns of George Reeves' 'Superman' series and my favorite, Kirby Grant, as the air-patrolling rancher, 'Sky King' flying over the range in his twin-engine Cessna, "The Songbird". Now, do you feel so old?  Big grin




 
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Sat Jul 05, 2003 5:32 am

The smoke trails are one thing that i miss about the glory days. i remember the JT8s before the mandatory burner cans spewing a stream of soot, but the all time winner of smoke trails were the CV880s and 990s-wow!
 
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RE: Remembering The Vintage Jet Age.

Sat Jul 05, 2003 5:48 am

Having something of a 'tree-hugger' mentality, I can tell you smoke trails are one icon of the past I'm glad is gone for good. Current jets may be no faster (and are often less fast) than the vintage ones but they are a hell of a lot cleaner! 40+ years of technological advancements HAS bought us a quantum leap in environmental friendliness compared with the horridly noisy and smoky early turbojets. I nearly gagged recently watching the old turbojet B-52 (B or C-model, I think) in the 1957 smaltzfest, "Bombers-B52", starring Karl Malden, Effrem Zimbalist Jr. and Natalie Wood. Those old water-injected turbojets were god-awful in noise and emissions! Some aspects of the past are quite attractive but not all of them.
 
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Sat Jul 05, 2003 5:51 am

With the exception of Concorde, for me the ultimate ear-splitter was the Trident. I can clearly remember as a child being stood near the end of the runway at Manchester and have the BA shuttle truly terrify me as it passed overhead.
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Sat Jul 05, 2003 2:41 pm

I used to love going to to the airport at ABQ when I'd be there on business,
and hang out at the observation deck. TWA had a couple of 707s that would
land in the late afternoon, and turn around and depart an hour or so later (this
was late 70's/early 80's)..I'd love to listen to them fire them up..I only had a couple of opportunities to fly them..first was YYZ-ORD in 76 or 77, and a couple others from PHX-PIT-BOS, and a BOS-DEN or 2. Also the stretched
DC8's were great..I can only recall 2 trips on them..

I'd love to fly one again.


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RE: Remembering The Vintage Jet Age.

Sat Jul 05, 2003 8:18 pm

Nice post.

Being a gent of a certain age I feel sorry for the young enthusiasts of today. When I started spotting at LHR in the mid 70's a typical happy couple of hours spotting would have included:

BA Trident 1, BA Trident 2, BA 1-11, TWA 707, Pan Am 707, Air Canada DC-8, Viasa DC-10, BM Viscount, BMA Herald, BA 741, BA Trident 1, BA VC-10, LOT Il-18, Gulf Air VC-10, Aeroflot Tu-134, Pan Am 727, Iberia DC-8, Air France A.300, BA L1011, KLM DC-9, Air France Caravelle, Air Zaire DC-10, Tarom 1-11, BA Trident 3, MEA 720, CSA OK Jet 11-62, BA Vanguard, BA Viscount, BA 707, Alitalia DC-9, Qantas 707, PIA 707, Air India 707, NLM F.27, BA 741....etc, etc

A great mix of props, two and four rear engined jets, three hollers, 1st generation jets and the new wide bodies

The sequence now?......twin, twin, twin, twin, twin, twin, twin, twin...
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RE: Remembering The Vintage Jet Age.

Sat Jul 05, 2003 9:55 pm

Given that as a small child during the 1960's I lived in an apartment that could clearly see Kai Tak Airport across Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, I remember seeing Pan Am 707's, TWA 707's, Swissair DC-8's, Alitalia DC-8's, Japan Air Lines CV880's and DC-8's, Thai International Caravelles, Cathay Pacific CV-880's and 707's, Lufthansa 707's, BOAC 707's and VC-10's, MSA 707's, China Airlines 727-200's, Air India 707's, Garuda DC-8's, Philippine Airlines DC-8's, and so on. Gawd, I'm beginning to really date myself.  Smile
 
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RE: Remembering The Vintage Jet Age.

Sat Jul 05, 2003 10:42 pm

I've spouted on about this on here before, but one of the most wonderous experiences of my life was visiting Beirut Lebanon in Feb 1995, when Lebanon had recovered from the civil war (75-91) but hadn't replaced it's national airline's fleet of 707s. The 707 was gone, even then, from commercial service (I think there was one airline who flew a Nairobi-Mogadishu-UAE route, and there was a 707-400 extant in Zaire...a bit off the beaten track for my taste). But MEA were operating a fully-fledged HUB with pristine 707s and (wait for it) 720s. And three 747 classics. (Just to mix it up, there was also Trans Meditteranean with their fleet of...707s.)

I swear to god, I had to rub my eyes in amazement to see these red and white 707s taxiing in and out in the gorgeous winter sunshine, roaring off the tarmac into the sky one after another, with a dramatic backdrop of cedar and pine covered mountains. And it wasn't the mid 60s, it was 1995.

No wonder my username is Cedarjet.
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Sat Jul 05, 2003 10:51 pm

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RE: Remembering The Vintage Jet Age.

Sat Jul 05, 2003 11:03 pm

I swear to god, I had to rub my eyes in amazement to see these red and white 707s taxiing in and out in the gorgeous winter sunshine, roaring off the tarmac into the sky one after another, with a dramatic backdrop of cedar and pine covered mountains. And it wasn't the mid 60s, it was 1995.

Wow, I always wondered about your username  Smile Is that what Beirut is like? It sounds so beautiful. I thought it was all desert?

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Sun Jul 06, 2003 12:03 am

Cedarjet > Hey, I had my only Beirut visit as well in february 1995, what a coincidence.... My flights were I ST-BEY on 29 Jan. 1995 with 720B OD-AGB (with a 30 minute en route cockpit visit and wonderful friendly crew), then BEY-LCA would have been with OD-AGB again on 1 Feb. but the old beast (35 years and the oldest flying passenger jet then) had electrical failure during the take off run! We were bused to 707 OD-AHD two hours later. After returning to Lebanon, I flew BEY-I ST with 707 OD-AHF on 15 Febr. 1995. It was my lifelong wish to fly on a 707 so the added 720B was an added surprise (the registration list reported them as withdrawn already). I remember I exactly had the same fantasy, as long as I looked past the occasional Gulf Air A-320 I could fantasize I was beamed back to the late 1960s. Even while MEA stopped flying 707s in 1998 :`-( there are still two 720s based and flying from Beirut, VIP ones owned by JR Aviation.

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I still have fond memories of the first generation jets I saw in AMS when I just started spotting. On a typical day in 1982 you saw many DC-8-63s of KLM (on the same routes as nowadays the 767s more or less), 707s of PIA, JAT and El Al, a 720 of Air Malta, Tridents of BA, a Caravelle from Finnair, 1-11s of BA, Aer Lingus and British Caledonian... I was aware they were about to become a rarity in a few years... and always dashed to the window to look if I heared the typical high pitch "whine" of the JT3Ds of the DC-8 and 707 overhead.
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Sun Jul 06, 2003 12:54 am

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Sun Jul 06, 2003 3:22 am

The pictures were great and brought back all kinds of memories. My first jet flight STL-MIA on a TW707-331 in 1961, the return on an EA DC-8-21 (DC-8B Eastern Called it) MIA-ORD. The first and last leg of that trip were MLI-PIA-PI), USA - Illinois">SPI-STL on an OZ DC-3 and ORD-MLI on a UA DC-7.

"Vintage Jets in my past," oh how I would love fly on them on more time.

B-707 -- TW, BN, AA, PA, CO, WA, NW
B-720 -- UA, AA, BN, CO, WA, EA, NW
B-727 -- UA, AA, TW, NA, PA, CO, WA, NW, BN, RC, RW, PI, FL, AL, DL, NE
DC-8 -- EA, UA, AZ, PA, DL, BN, NA
CV-880 -- NE, DL, TW
CV-990 -- AA
DC-9 -- OZ, DL, SO, TT, CO, TW, NC, RC, RW, NE, AL, HA, VJ(almost vintage),
BAC 111 - AL, MO

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Sun Jul 06, 2003 3:43 am

Shankly,
mid 70's at LHR you were a late starter!! on 9/7 it will be 43yrs since my first solo visit.although i was there in 1952 to see the comets first flight, we went by an RT from Tottenham garage and the car park was where Term1 is now, right next door to the aircraft. No term 3 in july 1960 as the North side wartime buildings were still in use, i think it opened later that year. i still have the 1960 Ian Allan book, not to hand at the moment, but will dig it out and put some info on.
AFAIR there were Air India and Qantas Connies, Air France ran Viscounts LOT had convairs, AF also had those bumble bee Breguet Deuxpont, BKS and the AS57 BEA and the Pionair DC3 The DC4/6/7 of various lines Caravelles new in service, 707/DC-8 of Panam and TWA Vanguards and Electras, Hermes and Argonauts. Brittanias the rare by then Stratocruisers Aeroflot and the tu104 and il 18
Now its Airbus etc I agree Those WERE the days, theres a few of my 70's pics on in the oldies section, i have a few more to go on.
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Sun Jul 06, 2003 4:05 am

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Sun Jul 06, 2003 6:53 am

Silverfox

Yep i'm definitely a whipper snapper when compared to you. My local airports was actually Stansted (i lived in the village 3 miles away). Although there wasn't much going on there, the aircraft I guess were even rarer by today's standards and included Britannias (Young Air Cargo, Redcoat and Gemini, Bristol Freighters, Dakotas, various Convairs (Fred Olsen), CL-44's (Tradewinds and Transmeridian) and the lovely sunday night haul of Conair and Maersk 720's and Sterling Caravelles...happy days
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Sun Jul 06, 2003 7:25 am

Small world, i was in Stanstead Mountfitchet last Sunday having a curry, saw the trident there.
Still havent found that damn book!
As yes the CL44 and the bristols (which i those days meant airplanes!!!!)170 and 172. Remember the Silver wing services from Southend and Lydd? and the Convaier ATL as seen in Goldfinger?
 
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Sun Jul 06, 2003 7:27 am

Ron,

Whilst I don't remember seeing a Hermes at LHR (only at Blackbushe!), you forgot to mention the Skyways Yorks that we got there.

But I digress, this thread is about vintage jets, and as somebody earlier mentioned the over abundance of Airbuses if you go up there today, I thought I'd plug this shot of mine. Not an Airbus in sight, but how many different manufacturers' products are here?


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RE: Remembering The Vintage Jet Age.

Sun Jul 06, 2003 8:39 am

I love how they used to belch smoke like the B-52s do. Classic stuff!
 
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RE: Remembering The Vintage Jet Age.

Sun Jul 06, 2003 9:19 am

AvObserver:

I can very well relate to your description of an interest in aviation in the 1950's. Buffalo NY did not have jet service until the early/mid 1960's when Mohawk or Alleghany introduced their BAC1-11's. Rather ironic that one of our colleagues posted a picture of one in Elmira that very year. BUF basically had DC6 & 7 service and lots of Convairs (440's/580's mostly) if fading memory serves me correctly.

AA served BUF with Astrojet 707's for many years. During my military service, I rode in many 707's & some DC8's.

You remember the TV show "Whirlybirds"? I have never met anyone else who recalled that show. You indeed, friend, have "relic" status in my book.

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Tue Jul 08, 2003 12:56 pm

Sorry I may have made some of you feel a bit old!

If it is any constellation, in the next few years, comments about my plane, G-BOAC, will make ME feel old!  Big grin

Thanks GDB. My plane, G-BOAC....I like the sound of that  Big thumbs up

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Tue Jul 08, 2003 2:54 pm

Well, i have just found my observation books,although they dont go back to my first'official' visit (i was allowed out on my own) they date from 1962.
To give you a taste of what was at LHR on 24 April that year, apart from the normal BEA/BOAC traffic the foriegners included
EI-AMA/AKL Aer Lingus Viscounts
CCCP 42460 Aeroflot tu104 (a regular AFAIR(
HB-IMC/IMN Convair 440 of Swissair
F-BGNH/BHBA Connies Air France
VH-EAK Connie Qantas
VH-EBB 707-120 Qantas
PH-DSB/P DC7C KLM
I-DIWF DC8 Alitalia
EI-AKC F27 Aer Lingus
OK-LDA TU104 CSA
9g AAG Britannia Ghana
EC AMT Convair 440 Iberia
OH LEC Caravelle Austrian
PH VIE Viscount KLM
SE CCC DC7C Scandinavian

That day i registered for the first time 77 different aircraft

I will put another day on if you are interested, the last records are for 19 aug 1972!!

Happy days

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RE: Remembering The Vintage Jet Age.

Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:03 pm

Well, it's no "constellation" to me nut it may be a bit of consolation.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Mirrodie, do not worry about us "old" guys. I just wonder though if the, well, wonder still exists? I thank (choose deity here) that I was able to see the first generation jets alongside the last generation pistons, the first of the turboprops next to a 747, a Vulcan next to an L-1011 and the A320 beside a 707.

I hope that some of the true wonder still may exist to the teeanage spotter today. One thing that will not likely be experienced again is standing on an observation deck for 2 days while watching YS-11s, F-27s and 737s mingle on the ramp. That makes me sad for the younger among us. Fence spotting just is not the same.

Old, old man. But thankful that I caught the end.
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Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:06 pm

Note to self. The edit is the button on the right, send is on left.But hen maybe I did mean, maybe "nut" to me?
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RE: Remembering The Vintage Jet Age.

Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:08 pm

Did it again, didn't I? Well a hen is a great animal. I think I'm just too tired tonight. Embarrassment
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RE: Remembering The Vintage Jet Age.

Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:13 pm

Just asand aside, when i first visited the US in 1974 there was agreat ticket for the foreigners calld Visit USA. for a flat fee( then it was (110gbp IIRC) you could fly anywhere on the regionals
So It was Allegheny
Piedmont
North Central
Southern
Frontier
and a couple of others , i may still have the stubs!!!

I think one flight was a convair turbo prop conversion of NC!!!!

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