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ID 58436 Views: 129
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
USA - Air Force
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Oscoda - Oscoda-Wurtsmith (OSC/KOSC)
USA - Michigan, - -, 1982
E. Jones
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63-8039 (cn 18656) Another one from my archives. This was the result of a hydraulic system failure of a USAF Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker during an exercise Elephant Walk on a sunny afternoon at Wurtsmith AFB, MI, in 1982. This was the first KC-135 behind a line of B-52 Stratofortress’s, which took part in the simulated launch. As the aircraft attempted to brake at it approached the B-52, the Pilot realized he had no brakes. His split-second decision to steer the aircraft off of the runway saved many lives. Elephant Walks date back to WWI and were a regular occurrence at SAC bases back in the day. Once all of the fuel, approx. 31,000 gallons, was offloaded, two bulldozers were used to pull the aircraft back on the runway. I believe this aircraft is still in service today.

ID 58435 Views: 121
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
USA - Air Force
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Oscoda - Oscoda-Wurtsmith (OSC/KOSC)
USA - Michigan, - -, 1982
E. Jones
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63-8039 (cn 18656) Another one from my archives. This was the result of a hydraulic system failure of a USAF Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker during an exercise Elephant Walk on a sunny afternoon at Wurtsmith AFB, MI, in 1982. This was the first KC-135 behind a line of B-52 Stratofortress’s, which took part in the simulated launch. As the aircraft attempted to brake at it approached the B-52, the Pilot realized he had no brakes. His split-second decision to steer the aircraft off of the runway saved many lives. Elephant Walks date back to WWI and were a regular occurrence at USAF bases back in the day.

ID 18681 Views: 292
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
USAir
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1982
Kenneth Koehn
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Unknown (cn Unknown) A white crown DC-9 for US Air taxis out to the active at CLE in 1982. Reg not legible on this slide- sorry.

ID 18680 Views: 283
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
New York Air
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1982
Kenneth Koehn
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Unknown (cn Unknown) New York Air DC-9 taxis to Runway 5 at CLE in this 1982 photo. Due to the grain on the 400 asa film, and black on red colors, I could not make out the reg # on this one.

ID 18679 Views: 453
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Trans World Airlines (TWA)
Boeing 707-331B
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1982
Kenneth Koehn
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N18703 (cn 18980) The 707 was one of the coolest passenger aircraft out there. TWA was a regular visitor to CLE with the 707 in the 1970's and early 1980's. This 707 served with TWA from 4/66 to 11/83. I never had the chance to fly in the 707- when I started to travel more, they were almost all retired.

ID 18662 Views: 371
Photo Comments: 2
Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Air Wisconsin
DeHavilland Canada DHC-7-102 Dash 7
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1982
Kenneth Koehn
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Unknown (cn Unknown) Air Wisconsin Dash-7 landing on Runway 5 at CLE in 1982. If I would have had better equipment, and not used 400 asa slide film, this would have been a much better shot. Still, a shot worth posting for historical value. I could not confirm the reg # despite my best efforts. Used to see a lot of the Dash 7 back then. Its takeoffs were always fun to watch because of the very short ground roll.

ID 18483 Views: 543
Photo Comments: 7
Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Freedom Airlines
Swearingen SA-227TC Metro
Cleveland - Burke Lakefront (BKL/KBKL)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1982
Kenneth Koehn
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N5303M (cn TC-203) I believe this photo was taken at BKL in 1982 when Freedom Airlines moved its operation to Cleveland Hopkins. In back is one of Freedom's Convairs also brought in for the air show. I was surprised to see only one other entry for Freedom in the data base. Unfortunately, I have gone through all my shots, and this is the only one I could find on this airline.

ID 3171 Views: 404
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Boeing 747SP-21
Los Angeles - International (LAX/KLAX)
USA - California, - -, 1982
chrisjake
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N540PA (cn 21649) (Circa 1982.) Seen here loading up for another long journey, this 747SP was delivered to Pan Am on May 11, 1979, and was known as Clipper White Falcon for only 3 months. Later names were Clipper Flying Arrow, Clipper Star of the Union, and China Clipper. She still flies today wearing the reg. A9C-HMH. (1980's).

ID 2521 Views: 461
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
United Airlines
Boeing 767-222
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1982
chrisjake
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Unknown (cn Unknown) This is United's 1st 767 flight into CLE parked at gate 42 on the C concourse preparing for its return to ORD. 1982

ID 2520 Views: 505
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
United Airlines
Boeing 767-222
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1982
chrisjake
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Unknown (cn Unknown) I made a special trip to the airport this day to capture United's 1st 767 flight into CLE, seen here after arriving from ORD and taxiing to gate 42 on the C concourse. 1982

ID 2414 Views: 492
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Boeing 727-235
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1982
chrisjake
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N4749 (cn 19469) (Circa 1982.) "Clipper Quick Step" makes her way to the gate. this is an ex-National bird. Pan Am flew their 727's from CLE to JFK, MIA, IND, and MSP. she was broken up in Tucson in 1993.

ID 2220 Views: 474
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Midway Airlines
Boeing 737-2K9 Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1982
chrisjake
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N700ML (cn 23404) a Midway 732 holds short while a Pan Am 727 creeps up #2. American 727 and United DC-10 rest at their gates. (Circa 1982)

ID 2206 Views: 516
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Wright Airlines
Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1982
chrisjake
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N616KC (cn 110238) (Circa 1982.) Wright acquired this Bandit from Aeromech when the latter was purchased. it wears its new hybrid scheme here, seen parked with one of Wrights stalwart Convair 640's.

ID 2205 Views: 273
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Unknown
Boeing 727
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1982
chrisjake
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Unknown (cn Unknown) (Circa 1982.)727 roars into the sunset from runway 23L

ID 2204 Views: 745
Photo Comments: 4
Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
United Airlines
Boeing 737-222
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1982
chrisjake
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N9063U (cn 19944) (Circa 1982.) Here's proof of United's hub in Cleveland. this was taken from gate 51 right at the corner where the "banjo" begins in the C concourse. 3 727's and 3 737's are parked at their gates on C, while in the background an Eastern DC-9 and 727sit at the B concourse which is in the process of losing its observation deck for the new, and current, B concourse.

ID 1523 Views: 337
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Comair
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1982
Bernard Shakey
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Unknown (cn Unknown) Just before Comair went to larger equipment.

ID 353 Views: 372
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
ATA - American Trans Air
Boeing 707
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1982
chrisjake
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Unknown (cn Unknown) (Circa 1982.) An unidentified 707 of American Trans Air is serviced prior to its next flight

ID 352 Views: 404
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Texas International Airlines
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1982
chrisjake
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N3514T (cn 48113) (Circa 1982.) N3514T, a DC 9-30 of Texas International. There are almost no shots of this plane in these colors anywhere. This TI bird came over to CO as N12514, and is still flying today as XA-TNT with Aero California. (1980's)

ID 350 Views: 452
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Jet 24
Boeing 707-329C
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1982
chrisjake
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N3238S (cn 20199) (Circa 1981.) One last view of this bird as it sits at the gate at Hopkins showing off its integral cargo door. Incredibly, this plane is still flying today as an E-3 trainer for NATO!

ID 347 Views: 630
Photo Comments: 2
Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Wright Airlines
Convair 640
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1982
chrisjake
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N74855 (cn 46) (Circa 1982.) N74855, a Convair 600 of Wright Airlines poses off the B concourse in a classic early 80's scene. Wright was operating into CLE during a time when the runways at Burke Lakefront were undergoing reconstruction, and liked CLE so much they began some services here.

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