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    LGA In the good ol' days.

    Here's some 8mm film footage I shot at LGA when I was about 14 years old. I miss how close you were able to get
    to the action in those days. They had a great open air observation deck atop the main terminal. (Sorry for some of the
    frames bouncing it the film to digi transfer. The sprocket holes are damaged on the original film.)

    Last edited by Matt Molnar; 01-04-2013 at 07:31 PM. Reason: Embedded video

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    Dude! That is seriously awesome. Excellent choice of music as well, Slowhand's playing is timeless. I bet Phil will love seeing this

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    Thanks. BTW, I can't imagine why I chose a JT8 Engine for the title animation. It's so random, but I guess it was just a good
    excuse to draw airplane stuff on something other than my school books.

    Quote Originally Posted by megatop412 View Post
    Dude! That is seriously awesome. Excellent choice of music as well, Slowhand's playing is timeless. I bet Phil will love seeing this

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    Totally vintage stuff! Thanks for sharing.
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    Aw, some goodies there!! Love me soem Ozark. Nice music selection too!
    Email me anytime at [email protected].

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    Somebody call the cleanup crew, we're gonna need a few mops! EXCELLENT footage, and phenomenal music selection...love me some Clapton! I'm sober now, but I'd venture to guess that with the right concoction, Layla could potentially sound like "LaGuardia". Jus' sayin'.
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    NOt back but you missed the piano outro of that song! Nice pic tho! ;)
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    Other then the fact it's on a 727, the American airlines livery remains unchanged over 30 yrs later!

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    That's too cool! Love the G-159s!
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    Superb. That shine on the AA 727 as it passes is so warming...

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    i miss the days when i was sitting in class on my high school's 3rd floor watching 727 arrivals into LGA one after another after another after another after another... etc.
    it is mathematically impossible for either hummingbirds, or helicopters to fly. fortunately, neither are aware of this.

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    i miss the Eastern Electras !!! and the white top hockey stick 727s!!!
    The beehive hummm of the JT9D and GE CF680C2,the thunder of the JT8D-17,the rumble of the PW1830 and the high ,thin whine of the PW 545A are all music to my ears!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cancidas View Post
    i miss the days when i was sitting in class on my high school's 3rd floor watching 727 arrivals into LGA one after another after another after another after another... etc.
    Hey what HS? I went to Msgr McClancy in Elmhurst and the Runway 4 arrivals came RIGHT over the school!! Many a time the teachers had to pause especially when the weather was awful!!
    And I remember my Dad taking me to the Observation deck at LGA!! That was always very cool!!

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    I can relate to that Gerard, as part of Lawrence HS class of '91, we had 31R arrivals going directly overhead. While I was attending there was a 3-year construction project to replace all the windows with soundproof ones. They worked pretty well(except for Concorde)

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    Quote Originally Posted by megatop412 View Post
    I can relate to that Gerard, as part of Lawrence HS class of '91, we had 31R arrivals going directly overhead. While I was attending there was a 3-year construction project to replace all the windows with soundproof ones. They worked pretty well(except for Concorde)
    Haha Class of 91!! I was Class of 72 My younger brother went to the same HS years later and I believe they too soundproofed the windows!!

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