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If U Could Go Back In Time, When & Which Airport?

Sun May 25, 2014 1:53 am

So I originally did this thread back in 2002

If You Could Go Back In Time:when & Which Airport? (by 727LOVER Mar 8 2002 in Civil Aviation)

....so I have put this in this forum to add a photography angle.


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Cost to you is $5,000
You can go for a total of 3 days, so 3 airports, max
You can take your modern, fancy, big lens and digital camera with you.

For me....WOW...trying to narrow this down between

JFK, LGA, DCA, ATL, MIA....or even BOS

I'll say DCA, ATL and MIA.....all circa 1972-1975
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RE: If U Could Go Back In Time, When & Which Airport?

Sun May 25, 2014 6:46 am

Anywhere that Concorde or the SR-71 flew. Two birds that, sadly, left well before my time.

Given my bias toward military aircraft, though, probably Mildenhall for the Blackbirds.

Interesting question, looking forward to how others will respond.

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RE: If U Could Go Back In Time, When & Which Airport?

Sun May 25, 2014 8:39 am

Off the top of my head:

HKG Kai Tak
Quito
And LHR/JFK.. Haven't made my mind up on that one
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RE: If U Could Go Back In Time, When & Which Airport?

Mon May 26, 2014 11:34 am

Any major military airshow in the 1960ies would be nice. If it has F-102, F-106 and a B-58 Vulcan. (maybe something the UK)
Ramstein Airshow 1981
LHR mid 1980ies
 
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RE: If U Could Go Back In Time, When & Which Airport?

Mon May 26, 2014 8:24 pm

AMS around the 1930s, particularly around the time of the Melbourne air race when there were "moden" DC-2 and still low-tech Fokkers and Koolhovens.
Berlin during the airlift. Prop-heaven!
Hong Kong Kai Tak.
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RE: If U Could Go Back In Time, When & Which Airport?

Wed May 28, 2014 6:09 am

Quoting petertenthije (Reply 4):
Berlin during the airlift. Prop-heaven!

Great idea.

Khorat in 1968 would also be great. Thud Heaven.
 
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RE: If U Could Go Back In Time, When & Which Airport?

Wed May 28, 2014 7:29 pm

LaGuardia back in the late 1930's and early 1940's, when the Marine Aviation Terminal was in full swing. It is the oldest still active passenger terminal in the US, dating from the first generation of passenger service. The Pan Am Clipper fleet operated their trans-Atlantic service from there. If ever there was a place where you would run into both historical aircraft and historical personalities, the Marine Aviation Terminal would be it.
 
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RE: If U Could Go Back In Time, When & Which Airport?

Wed May 28, 2014 10:55 pm

I would go to Idlewild in 1961. You would have PA flying 707s to exotic destinations when flying was still a luxuries. You would see celebrities and those gorgeous FAs!
 
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RE: If U Could Go Back In Time, When & Which Airport?

Thu May 29, 2014 9:44 am

1970s, probably 2 days MOW + 1 LHR
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RE: If U Could Go Back In Time, When & Which Airport?

Fri May 30, 2014 2:11 am

UUDD, UUWW, and UUEE, 1970
 
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RE: If U Could Go Back In Time, When & Which Airport?

Sat May 31, 2014 2:40 pm

Kitty Hawk, NC, USA - December, 1903
Considering the amount of travel time required, not much else can be covered in 3 days.

Second place would be about when I was born -
Hong Kong Kai Tak in the 1970s when there were plenty of smoky planes flying around, then visit ITM & HND.
 
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RE: If U Could Go Back In Time, When & Which Airport?

Sat May 31, 2014 11:47 pm

Quoting Carpethead (Reply 10):
Considering the amount of travel time required, not much else can be covered in 3 days.





Ummmmm.....if you're going back in time.....how do you think you would get there.....United?..........so once you have concluded day1.....then you will be transported MAGICALLY to day 2 which could be a different year.

Stop thinking so hard !   
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RE: If U Could Go Back In Time, When & Which Airport?

Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:54 am

LAX in the early 80's. DC-10's galore!
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RE: If U Could Go Back In Time, When & Which Airport?

Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:39 pm

I would go back in time to 1958, about the time when you had both jets and props flying about the skies.

The airports I would visit would be: DEN, LHR, HKG.
 
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RE: If U Could Go Back In Time, When & Which Airport?

Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:34 am

Kai Tak, of course, early to mid 90s.

JFK and SFO in the 70s

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