Some pics from Los Angeles - 1980

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These 'old school' shots are just incredible, you have one hell of a back catalogue!

Especially love the Braniff 74', and Condor DC10. :)

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Wow......just... wow

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Brilliant, just brilliant. It's quite interesting to see the colours aircraft wore the year before I was born!

Paul

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Those are fantastic pictures. Just as interesting, or even more so than the ones we get today! That Braniff 742 is awesome!

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Splendid pictures. :)

It brings a tear to the eye - just like the LA smog! ;)

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26 years ago - could most of those aircraft still be flying today? It would be interesting to check on the ones with visible registrations - but I don't have the wherewithal to do it!

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Love the shot of the Condor at dusk

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Splendid pictures. :)

It brings a tear to the eye - just like the LA smog! ;)

It's no smog, it's haze :D

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It was smog in the 1980s, Frank! :diablo:

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26 years ago - could most of those aircraft still be flying today? It would be interesting to check on the ones with visible registrations - but I don't have the wherewithal to do it!

10 mins produced the following

N68053 Continetal DC10 - Possibly still flying with Fed Ex
N606BN Braniff 747SP - Possibly flying as A40-SP
N472GB Boeing 737 Air California - Scrapped in Peru
Braniff DC-8 - ???
D-ADPO Condor DC!0 - Now N540AX with Omni Air
HS-TGA Thai Boeing 747 - Now N523MC with Atlas Air
G-BDXE Boeing 747 of BA - Scrapped
F-BTDC UTA DC10 - Stored ?
XA-AMA Aeromexico DC9 - Now a corporate jet

Only two defenitely scrapped and probably the Braniff DC8 as well

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It brings a tear to the eye - just like the LA smog! ;)
It's not that bad. Nothing that a good Santa Ana wind can't take care of once in a while. ;)

A Condor DC-10? No idea LH used to send those guys down here. A UTA 3-holer as well!

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SUPERB...nothing more can be said!

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It's not that bad. Nothing that a good Santa Ana wind can't take care of once in a while. ;)

A Condor DC-10? No idea LH used to send those guys down here. A UTA 3-holer as well!

That's why the high desert is nice ;)

And that sure is nice to see all those long gone liveries!

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Amazing how Thai had not changed their corperate identity for over 20 years