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  • Skymonster
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jul 2004
    • 1986

    Eleven years ago, I was somewhere else for Christmas!

    Time for remaniscing and nostalgia... Eleven years ago, I was somewhere a little warmer than England for Christmas. Came across a few of the pictures I took at the time and thought I'd scan and post them...

    First, a few from Los Angeles








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  • Skymonster
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jul 2004
    • 1986

    #2
    Then, we moved up to a sunnier Las Vegas prior to New Year






    All Kodachrome 64 slide scans...

    Best,

    Andy
    "Light travels faster than sound-that's why some people seem bright until they speak"
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    • bmi-star
      EGOV local
      • Feb 2004
      • 4366

      #3
      Fantastic Andy!!

      Incredible to see only a few of those liveries are still around today!
      Regards, Elgan

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      • Future Pilot
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Jul 2003
        • 3469

        #4
        Thanks for sharing these Andy because they are all fantastic, gotta love that Varig B747!

        Originally posted by bmi-star
        Incredible to see only two of those have or had kept their liveries to today!
        Makes you wonder what we'll be seeing in 2015 or so.....
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        May 09
        NW781 - LHR-DTW - B767-400
        NW427 - DTW-DCA - A319-100
        NW205 - DCA-MSP - B757-200
        NW104 - MSP-LHR - A330-200

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        • BHXlocal
          Senior Member
          • Apr 2005
          • 843

          #5
          Stunning shots even if they are 11 years old!

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          • SOFTLAD
            Registered User
            • Jan 2000
            • 1160

            #6
            Outstanding ! aj_march each to their own. Some people want to take up their hobby on holiday. After all holidays are all about enjoying what you like doing in your free time. What are you confused about ?

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            • Ren Frew
              Taxi Rank User
              • Jan 2000
              • 11826

              #7
              Interesting angle on the China 744, almost looks too short like an SP. How long had 744's been around in 1994 ??

              Incidentally Christmas '94 for me was spent living in a high rise council flat, shared with a mate overlooking Glasgow Airport. No that's not why I moved there stoopid....
              Go n-ithe an cat th, is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat !

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              • Spence_CWL
                Senior Member
                • Jul 2004
                • 465

                #8
                God that United livery looks really dated now! great shots

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                • Spence_CWL
                  Senior Member
                  • Jul 2004
                  • 465

                  #9
                  Originally posted by Ren Frew
                  Interesting angle on the China 744, almost looks too short like an SP. How long had 744's been around in 1994 ??

                  Incidentally Christmas '94 for me was spent living in a high rise council flat, shared with a mate overlooking Glasgow Airport. No that's not why I moved there stoopid....

                  see what you mean, the tail looks strangely large. I think the SP was around in 94, but only about 150 were made?

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                  • barrythemod
                    Back On The Naughty Step
                    • Aug 2005
                    • 1674

                    #10
                    Nice shots.Looks like you got a NASA Northrop T-38A Talon "underneath" the AWA 757
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                    • Skymonster
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Jul 2004
                      • 1986

                      #11
                      Thanks for the comments...

                      Originally posted by Ren Frew
                      How long had 744's been around in 1994 ??
                      744s were flying from 1988, first delivery in 1989 - N401PW was the first, I think, which is now N661US with Northwest. Interesting to realise that it won't be too long before the first 744 is 20 years old!

                      Andy
                      Last edited by Skymonster; 28th December 2005, 23:27.
                      "Light travels faster than sound-that's why some people seem bright until they speak"
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                      • Ren Frew
                        Taxi Rank User
                        • Jan 2000
                        • 11826

                        #12
                        Originally posted by Skymonster
                        Thanks for the comments...



                        744s were flying from 1988, first delivery in 1989 - N401PW was the first, I think, which is now N661US with Northwest. Interesting to realise that it won't be too long before the first 744 is 20 years old!

                        Andy
                        That's another of those landmark events that happened in my aviation hobby gap year, a gap year that lasted from around 1986 til 2001 !!!!

                        Ta for the info Andy and it would be nice to see some more of your archive.
                        Go n-ithe an cat th, is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat !

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                        • barrythemod
                          Back On The Naughty Step
                          • Aug 2005
                          • 1674

                          #13
                          Originally posted by aj_march
                          You go on holiday and spend the time watching airliners???

                          Honestly, you spotters confuse me
                          AJ,take off your anorak,put on your shorts,sunglasses and factor 20 and lay on my favorite holiday beach......Philipsburg/St.Marten-Princess Juliana (SXM/TNCM)........How close do you wanna get airside/seaside
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                          • symon
                            Planoholic
                            • Oct 2005
                            • 1011

                            #14
                            that's quite an uneven tan in the last one would never get tired of those pics, nice selection.
                            Sy

                            Everybody makes mistakes, that's why they put erasers on the ends of pencils.

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                            • KabirT
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Jan 2000
                              • 8157

                              #15
                              hmmm Christmas 1994 i was eight years old,probably playing with my great collection of G.I.Joe's!

                              Fantastic shots though Andy, the Varig one stands out!
                              Last edited by KabirT; 30th December 2005, 08:32.
                              "one is the loneliest number.."

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                              • Pembo330
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Jan 2000
                                • 936

                                #16
                                Excellent Pics Andy!

                                Thanks for sharing them.
                                Pembo 330

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                                • DME
                                  DME
                                  Fly me to the Moon
                                  • Aug 2004
                                  • 914

                                  #17
                                  Good pics. It's funny how liveries don't look dated until they get updated - I mean the Korean still looks good but the ANZ looks rubbish now
                                  Loganair Islander from Papa Westry to Westry....Tower: Logan123 cleared for takeoff. Logan123: Cleared for takeoff Logan123. 38 seconds later....Logan123 finals for Westry!!!!!!

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                                  • Skymonster
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Jul 2004
                                    • 1986

                                    #18
                                    Just thought I'd add one more from LAS:



                                    Why the addition...? Well, this one's been on a.net for a while, and the original slide was bought by a company in Texas last week for $750 - yup, getting on for 400!!! The sale (and the need to find the original slide again) was what inspired me to scan a few others.

                                    Thanks again for the comments.

                                    Andy
                                    "Light travels faster than sound-that's why some people seem bright until they speak"
                                    AirTeamImages
                                    - the best aviation photography

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                                    • LBARULES
                                      Pointless flightaholic!
                                      • May 2003
                                      • 9820

                                      #19
                                      Absolutely brilliant Andy, I have to disagree with a previous comment someone made about the United livery shown in the shots above, I absolutely love it, each to their own!

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                                      • Whiskey Delta
                                        Vote for Pedro
                                        • May 2003
                                        • 2581

                                        #20
                                        Wow, these pictures have brought back a lot of memories. Thanks for taking the time Skymonster to scan and post your pictures.

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