In service with airline until January 1974. One of the airline's first B707's, Mrs. Eisenhower as "Clipper America" in October 1958. By 1973 most of the observation deck had been closed down to allow expansion of the IAB and addition of jetbridges. A small portion remained in front of the restaurant but was eventually also closed down.
In Georgia ANG colors. Owned by the Detroit Institute of Aeronautics, and officially registered to them as N86599 on 6 June 1973, but registration not applied. This aircraft made the last flight by a C-124 worldwide when it was flown to the McChord Museum in Washington on October 9, 1986. The Beech 18 in front is N80152 c/n A-112.
Eastern new and old. The DC-9 was received in 3.67 and sold to Midway 7.91, Sunjet 9.94 then Austral (LV-WTH) 5.97; scrapped at Clinton, OK as N839AV after 2001. The two DC-7s in the background were both owned by the Society of Sky Roamers - N839D on the right in ex Eastern c/s was broken up a year later at Hicksville, NY; N90801 on the left was originally BOAC's G-AOIC (11.56-2.64) and later flew as a freighter with various operators till b/u at MIA in 7.85. The A-26B Marketeer conversion is N3035S
As part of SAC Operation Power Flight, this B-52 became the first jet to circle the world non-stop (along with 53-0397 & 398) named 'Lucky Lady III', in a dramatic display of air power intended to strike fear into any potential enemy. On 16.1.57 they left Castle AFB, flying 24,325 miles and landing at March AFB 45hrs later, after four KC-97 refuellings. Joined 95 BW in 1959 when they re-equipped from B-36s and named 'City of El Paso'. B-52Bs were withdrawn in 1966; 394 was scrapped at WP AFB in 1984
First delivered in 1969 to Executive Airlines and recorded as joining Altair in 1974, but here is proof it must have been earlier. To Panorama Air Tour as N51PA in 11.82 and since 8.94 with Bemidji Airlines of Minnesota as N130BA, in service as a cargo aircraft
Pulling off of JFK's r/w 13R, this 1967 Super DC-8 was sold to Air Jamaica as 6Y-JGG three months after the photo. Went on to Capitol (N915CL) in 6.83 and Airborne Express in 2.89, becoming N850AX. Wfu 4.01 and to Wilmington, OH for storage; b/u around 2005
First with Trans International from 4.63 and leased to Saturn in 10.68 (bought 7.72). Saturn was merged into Trans Int'l in 1976, meantime this DC-8 had become TU-TCG with Air Afrique in 11.74, operated till 3.79. Then to N1041W for Airlift, changed to N141RD in 6.85. Next with Agro/Fine Air from 11.92 as N57FB; stored at Roswell, NM from 3.02 and pwfu 2006
A Romanian Ju88 in which a young pilot defected to Cyprus in 7.43, being intercepted by four Hurricanes over Limassol. Given RAF serial HK959 and flown to Alexandria then handed over to the USAAF and ferried by air via Acension to Wright Field in 10.43. Placed on display in Luftwaffe colours, which were later changed to those shown here, before being restored to Romanian AF livery; now inside the USAFM
Nose-down under braking at the end of another Eastern Air Shuttle run from Boston, this Electra ended her days at Greenville, SC after flying for Fleming, CAM and Spirit of America. B/u in the early 90s but fuselage still extant in 2001
Began life as N801U with Universal and seen here while on lease from Overseas National. Other lease operators later included Seaboard World, Korean and Flying Tigers, becoming N867FT in 12.77 then N703UP in 10.85 on conversion to 71 Srs for UPS. Stored at Roswell, NM since 2010 and pwfu
Taken from the top of a JFK cargo building. This 707F joined TWA off the production line in 10.67 and was sold to Fast Air of Chile in 11.78. Later operators were Aerolineas Uruguayas, Aerovenca and lastly First International as P4-OOO. She was dbr on landing at Kinshasa on 16.1.97
Delivered to Pan Am on 23.5.67 as "Clipper Boriquen" and shot here from the top of their cargo building, this freighter was bought by Tarom in 8.75 as YR-ABM but landed short at Abidjan on 15.1.93 while operating with Air Afrique and was dbr