After stopping at Maxwell AFB, AL for an Air War College graduation ceremony, four F-16's of the 125th FS (OK ANG) stopped in Nashville for the night. Here is the 89-2025/OK on the Berry Field ANGB ramp.
Delta Airlines took delivery of half of the first dozen DC-9s, this one delivered November 30, 1965. Sold to Southern Airways in May 1973, that airline was purchased and merged with North Central Airlines to form Republic Airlines in 1979. Pictured with nearly 10 years of service to go, the airliner would fly with Northwest Airlines in the Republic / Northwest merger in 1986. It was sold to International Airline Support Group in August 1992 and broken up for parts at Sherman, TX.
I went to DKX after work to try and catch the resident DC-3 but she was blocked off and not photographable. To avoid going home empty handed I took this J35 in recognition of the fact that the Bonaza has been in continuous production longer than any other aircraft. Quite a feat!
From 1951 this aircraft served with the USAF as 51-7246 and then with the USCG as 7246, undergoing mods to test the AOSS [Airborne Oil Spill Surveillance] system. It is now part of the super Tennessee Museum of Aviation.
This aircraft was delivered to the USAF as 51-16910. Obviously the attributes that made the O-1 so good at Forward Air Control sorties were also suitable for spotting forest fires. After its service was finished this O-1 went to NC but is now on display at the Tennessee Museum of Aviation.