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    KJFK KLGA Spotting c1970s

    Here are some oldies I shot when was a kid in the late 70s. Sorry the scans are not great- I need to get
    a better slide scanner.

    Braniff 727s at the gate JFK. Can't remember which terminal it was.





    Avianca 707 Pan Am rooftop observation deck JFK T3



    PA 747 SP Pan Am rooftop observation deck JFK T3



    AA 727 Landing LGA on RWY4. Big gap in the fence I used to shoot through!



    LGA Observation deck at night. Main terminal. I arrived on that 737 from sleep away camp near Albany.
    Persuaded my parents to let me go up to the observation deck to grab this shot before I picked up my luggage.
    Imagine that- a 737 from ALbany to LGA!



    Finally, a TWA (Old school livery) 707 short final. I road my bike down to 22L and shot this from Rockaway Blvd.
    Must have been 14 years old at the time.

    Last edited by Aviation.High.Guy; 02-16-2013 at 03:26 PM.
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    That's ****ING AWESOME!!!!!
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    Lovin the SP
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    Very cool, Don!

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    I think the SP generally looks horrendous (sorry!). I think I even prefer Fred's photoshopped version :) But awesome stuff Don, gotta love the old school stuff.

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    Imagine that-a 737 from Albany to LGA
    I made that trip 3x

    American 727, Allegheny DC-9-30, and best of all, an Allegheny CV-580

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    Braniff at JFK was at the old UAL terminal. I remember going there with dad when i was a tiny tot. How I wish I could go back in time but with today's camera equipment.

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    Don, you rule. If only I had pointed my Vivitar 110 at some planes back in the 80's...I'd have some soft photos but I'd have 'em like you have yours

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    wish many of them were still around!! Nice shots Don!
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    Thanks guys. Have ton's more to scan. Need to get a scanner that handles slides better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megatop412 View Post
    Don, you rule. If only I had pointed my Vivitar 110 at some planes back in the 80's...I'd have some soft photos but I'd have 'em like you have yours
    Ha! I had a 110 camera back then. Most of these shots were 35mm slides, except for the TWA 707- that's the oldest one
    in the group. I either shot that with my 110, or 126 cartridge Instamatic. I would hang the camera from my handle bars
    and peddle about 4 miles across Queens to 22L.
    -Don B.

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    Don ..... Thanks for sharing. These are priceless and bring back lots of memories. I remember going after school to the field and watching from the Pan Am rooftop.
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    I wish they can get a life and rebuild or reopen observation decks in all airports.

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    Wonderful shots from a long-gone era! Keep scanning!
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    You owe me a new pair of Starter breif's for this one.... Wow..... What a set.
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