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Old 06-30-2009, 11:34 PM   #1
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Our Golden Age of Commercial Aviation

I have more Aviation photos than I could ever show on this forum. But what the heck! I will give it a try!!!

These will be from what many of us consider our Golden Age of Airliners and of Airlines.

The 50's 60's and 70's!!!

It was never better as far as types of Aircraft flown by all Airlines!!!

We will start with the Douglas DC-8


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Eastern DC-8 at Miami, April 1963




Elegant Lines in the Jet Age Eastern DC-8




The next four, DC-8 EC-CAM (Air Spain)

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Old 06-30-2009, 11:39 PM   #2
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I am very much in favour of this SAL, and sure even our youngest members will appreciate the various types and recognise the fact that the birds we fly on today had some modest beginnings. Bring it on SAL and looking forward to them all mate!!
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very nice Sal, great thread
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:42 PM   #4
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I am very much in favour of this SAL, and sure even our youngest members will appreciate the various types and recognise the fact that the birds we fly on today had some modest beginnings. Bring it on SAL and looking forward to them all mate!!
YOu guys are lucky seeing all these airlines and aircraft
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Very nice pics Sal.. Cant wait to see more.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:46 PM   #6
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YOu guys are lucky seeing all these airlines and aircraft
Im not that old am I guess reality bites......sad but true, thankfully these birds are being replicated in various scales and I enjoy seeing the pictures and remembering these great airliners of a bygone era when flying was a luxurious experience!!
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Very nice pics Sal.. Cant wait to see more.
You mean Alitalia!!!

Sure I have a few!!!


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Yeah we Lucky but just think!!

Your still young and are going to get to see the 787 fly some day!!!


Old! I'm not old but I'm getting there!!!


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Im not that old am I guess reality bites......sad but true, thankfully these birds are being replicated in various scales and I enjoy seeing the pictures and remembering these great airliners of a bygone era when flying was a luxurious experience!!
Your not that old

Yes, it's good they are being done in our scales, that way i can get them
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Sure I have a few!!!


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Yeah we Lucky but just think!!

Your going to get to see the 787 fly some day!!!


Old! I'm not old but I'm getting there!!!



YES PLZZZZZZ...
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Hope to see the 787, 797 and A350 all flying, but is time on my side???
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Yeah we Lucky but just think!!

Your still young and are going to get to see the 787 fly some day!!!


Old! I'm not old but I'm getting there!!!


By the time the 787 flies i wil be in a retirement home
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:00 AM   #12
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Your not that old

Yes, it's good they are being done in our scales, that way i can get them
Ive got more scales than a bloody fish!!
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:30 AM   #13
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Ive got more scales than a bloody fish!!
I wouldn't be suprised
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:12 AM   #14
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Great photos Sal, I aways look forward to your photos. these photos are from a great era in aviation.
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:32 AM   #15
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Great photo's Sal

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You guys are lucky seeing all these airlines and aircraft
They are still around. We had a DC-8-63 go through Perth the other night with horses on board headed to the middle east (an ex Air Canada a/c) and the B727-200's (good ol' readymix (VH-RMX) in her Ansett days) only finished regular operation between Perth and Melb at the beginning of the year

the DC-8-63

B727

and in her glory days
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