This is the fourth installment in what is and will be a series of short trip reports from long ago.
The data is from my log trip logs and is what I recorded at the time and dim recollections.
The previous trip reports can be found below:
PAN Am Boeing 707 Miami New YORK-JFK 1972 (by WINGSOFMAN72 Mar 1 2015 in Trip Reports)
Part 1-1971-MIA-IAH-MSY-TPA-MLB-MIA DL And NA (by WINGSOFMAN72 Apr 18 2015 in Trip Reports)
Part 2-1971-MIA-IAH-MSY-TPA-MLB-MIA DL And NA (by WINGSOFMAN72 Apr 18 2015 in Trip Reports)
5-4-68 JFK-IAD-JFK PAN Am 707/BRANIFF 727 (by WINGSOFMAN72 May 30 2015 in Trip Reports)
Background: This day trip was planned to take in quick trip BOSTON Airport, but mostly to get a ride on a
Northeast Airlines (NE) DC9-30 which was a new aircraft for me at the time.
I am not sure why I chose this option other than I knew it would be pretty empty, with EA
having the shuttle (also DC9-30s at the time) and AA
with hourly scheduled service. In the future while working for EA
I have flown literally hundreds of flights on DC9s and it is the plane that appears most frequently in my logbook to this day, although the 727-200 is probably more, but they are sorted by full type (like 727-225), so it’s hard to say which is more.
The return was on a AA
727-223, which also was also empty, and seems pretty dull now, I should have taken the next flight that was a BAC-111, however I had flown on those several times on AA
from New York.
By the way-the reason I used KBOS/KLGA is that for some reason when I use them in text the pictures do not come out. I have this problem every time. Can anyone give advice on what this is and how to prevent it.
March 31, 1969
The routing for the day was:
KLGA-KBOS NE DC-9-31
New York (KLGA) to-BOSTON (KBOS)
Airline: NORTHEAST (NE)
Aircraft type: DC-9-31
Aircraft Registration: N975NE (S/N: 47075) (Lost at Logan on DL723 7/31/73 on approach to runway 4R)
Seating Configuration: 12F/78Y Load: 0/25
Scheduled Departure: 09:50 Actual Departure: 09:52
Departure Gate: 29
Takeoff Time: 10:01 Takeoff Runway: 31
Cruise Altitude: 17,000
Landing Time: 10:34 Landing Runway: 27
Flight Time: 33min
Scheduled Arrival:10:33 Actual Arrival: 10:37
Arrival Gate: C7
Notes: Departure was from the lower level gate 29 with no Jetway at that time at KLGA.
The flight was uneventful and very fast and according to my notes very rough on final
below the cloud deck. BOSTON looked to be under a major construction project , but I only
stayed an hour and went right back to KLGA.
First a few shots from JFK
the weekend before this trip:
EAL DC-8-63PF N8759 loading to MIA
Air Canada Vangard takeoff 13R
Now at KLGA:
Southern DC-9 departing in the packed route to Columbus, Ga. and Dothan, Alabama.
My plane N975NE arriving:
N975NE at the gate
Fairchild FH227 Arrival
Gloomy Gate 29
Looking back at Gloomy 29
Taxi into postion and hold runway 31 (follow the smoky BAC)
Liftoff after VERY short run:
Climbout over 4-22 and long lost STOL runways 14-32 and 1-19!!
Downwind on approach to 27 at KBOS
Taxi back to terminal on 4R
737-222 with AA
in the background
727-23 N1963 with Allegheny Convair 580s and DC-9 Vistajet! The 580 was on it's way to PIT
I think, the AA
707 is to SFO
727-223 N6819 ready for AA119 to KLGA
Eastern DC-9-31 (Air Shuttle) with the Electra backup Aircraft
Overview if Logan in 1969
BOSTON (KBOS) to New York (KLGA)
Aircraft type: 727-223
Aircraft Registration: N6819(S/N: 19494)
Seating Configuration: 16/111 Load: 50Total
This is a link to a website that shows this configuration:
Scheduled Departure: 12:30 Actual Departure: 12:30
Departure Gate: D4
Takeoff Time: 12:46 Takeoff Runway: 33L
Cruise Altitude: 16,000
Landing Time: 13:24 Landing Runway: 31
Flight time:38 min
Scheduled Arrival:13:20 Actual Arrival : 13:28
BAC-111 Flight 610 arriving from KLGA for the 130p departure back.
Push back - EAL 720 on the other side of the Concourse
Now Crossing 4R
Holding for 33L AA
BAC lands/ Executive Twotter holds
Turning on 33L
Liftoff and veiw of Logan in 1969
2 PAN AM
707s No idea what they are doing there, probably charters.
En-route and on Descent to KLGA
Turning toward KLGA with JFK
in the distance-and I ran out of film..so that is all the pictures
All in all a good trip, however I should have stayed longer , and had more film.
As usual, please excuse the quality of photos scanned from Slides, back then I had no idea I would ever share
them with the world via the INTERNET!
Bonus shot from the WAYBACK MACHINE
DC-4 at IDL 1957
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