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ID 44832 Views: 238
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NASA
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird A
Lancaster - Edwards Air Force Base (EDW/KEDW)
USA - California, - -, 1997
Mark Thomas
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Unknown (cn Unknown) Not many 2 seater SR-71s. Took this pic on a tour of the NASA facilities at Edwards in the summer of '97. Unsure of regs. Has got to be one of the most exotic machines man has ever made!

ID 44831 Views: 203
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Jaro International
Boeing 707-321B
Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ/CYYZ)
Canada - Ontario, - -, 1997
Mark Thomas
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YR-JCB (cn 20022) Very unusual visitor on charter flight. Just happened to be there that day : )

ID 44369 Views: 213
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Alitalia
Boeing 747-243B
Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ/CYYZ)
Canada - Ontario, - -, 1997
Mark Thomas
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I-DEML (cn 22511) Alitalia rolls to terminal 3 after her voyage from Rome

ID 44368 Views: 221
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Aeroflot
Airbus A310-308
Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ/CYYZ)
Canada - Ontario, - -, 1997
Mark Thomas
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F-OGQQ (cn 592) Aeroflot on her way back to Moscow

ID 44277 Views: 258
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Royal Airlines
Boeing 727-212 Adv
Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ/CYYZ)
Canada - Ontario, - -, 1997
Mark Thomas
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C-FRYS / C-FTNI (cn 21349) Two old 'three-holers' from days gone by at YYZ. In the background is C-FTNI (L10-11-385-1-15 Tristar 100, cn 193E-1058)

ID 44226 Views: 259
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Greyhound Air (Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter)
Boeing 727-227 Adv
Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ/CYYZ)
Canada - Ontario, - -, 1997
Mark Thomas
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C-GKKF (cn 21043) That phone number still works!! Note rear staircase lowered...

ID 44224 Views: 220
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First Air
Boeing 727-44
Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ/CYYZ)
Canada - Ontario, - -, 1997
Mark Thomas
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C-GVFA (cn 20475) Retired in 2006, this old bird flew in Canada's far North

ID 30801 Views: 2384
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Qatar Airways (Qatar Amiri Flight)
Airbus A340-211
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1997
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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A7-HHK (cn 926) This photo was taken during a period around 1997 when this plane made several trips to Cleveland, probably in connection with a Cleveland Clinic visit. Pictured here parked on the old Air Services ramp, the crane in the distance is working on the construction of the D concourse which opened in 1999.

ID 27518 Views: 436
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Air Ontario
DeHavilland Canada DHC-8-102 Dash 8
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1997
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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C-FCON (cn 179) A view from the FAA tower sometime around 1997, this photo has some interesting views for Cleveland spotters. An Air Ontario Dash 8 is landing on the old runway 23L (now 24L) while in the background, Brookpark Rd. still runs its old course, and the original 100th Bomb Group restaurant is visible on the left with it's first Mustang and the spotter's mound by the white van on the right.

ID 23374 Views: 458
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Airport Buildings/Property
Airport Overview
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1997
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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None (cn None) A view of Hopkins airport while on downwind back in what I believe was 1997. You can still see the decommissioned runway 18/36, as well as the old 5/23 parallels. Construction of the D concourse was also going on at this time. Super sharp eyes will spot a Rich International L-1011 parked at the north hardstand to the left of the photo.

ID 18503 Views: 397
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USAir Express
Shorts 360-300
Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT/KCLT)
USA - North Carolina, - -, 1997
Doug McElroy
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N747HH (cn SH3747) This aircraft went to Great Britain in 1998 and was flying for Aurigny Air Services as G-GPFN til 2008 when it went to Alebco Corporation as G-GPBV and then in 2009 went to Denmark registration OY-PBV and is currently flying for BenAir.

ID 18262 Views: 392
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Kitty Hawk Air Cargo
Convair 640 (F)
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1997
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N94226 (cn 48) (View at 1152.) I used to love hearing the glorious shriek of the Rolls Royce Darts on these birds even as they drowned out every other sound on the airport. Parked here on the south cargo ramp early in the morning after a busy night of flying.

ID 18248 Views: 480
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Kitty Hawk Air Cargo
Convair 640 (F)
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1997
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N94226 (cn 48) Parked on the cargo ramp in 1997 and undergoing some daytime maintenance amidst a foreground of various airline bric a brac.

ID 18247 Views: 376
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Air Tahoma
Convair VT-29B (CV 240)
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1997
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N156PA (cn 324) One of my favorite Air Tahoma birds, I ran across it some ten years later at Rickenbacker in derelict condition. (Click on registration to see it now.)

ID 18241 Views: 453
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Zantop International
Lockheed L-188 C(F)
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1997
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N286F (cn 1146) With its number four engine kept running, this Zantop Electra is getting loaded with car parts for its flight back to Ypsilanti (Detroit).

ID 18031 Views: 433
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American International Airways - Kalitta
Boeing 727-223 (F)
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1997
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N719CK / N6806 (cn 19481) (View at 1152.) Certainly one of the ugliest planes I'd ever seen, this 1968 build ex-American Airlines 727 was converted to a freighter the year before (1996) and immediately put to work forsaking a new coat of paint. Pictured here on the south cargo ramp wearing the temporary registration of N719CK, this plane spent most of its life prior, and after this shot as N6806. It went on to be painted in the final Kitty Hawk livery before being broken up in Fort Wayne in 2005-2006. This registration is now worn by a 747-100F operated by Kalitta Air.

ID 10816 Views: 469
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Miami Valley Aviation (MVA)
Douglas DC-3C
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1997
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N8187E (cn 25285) Now registered to Basler Turbo Conversions, this veteran DC-3 was still with Miami Valley Aviation when photographed on the cargo ramp back in 1997. MVA is based at Hook Field Municipal airport (MWO/KMWO) in southwest Ohio.

ID 5865 Views: 318
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Air Tahoma
Convair VT-29B (CV 240)
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1997
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N156PA (cn 324) Old, but very much alive, I would run into this old friend again ten years later at Rickenbacker in Columbus. Now derelict and minus engines, it was sad to see. 1997

ID 5364 Views: 390
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Rhoades Aviation
Douglas DC-3
Detroit - Willow Run Airport (KYIP/YIP)
USA - Michigan, - -, 1997
N960DL
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N142JR / N5364 (cn 32843) Rhoades DC-3 N142JR sits at YIP on a cold day circa 1997. This slide was scanned by my older flatbed scanner.

ID 5088 Views: 267
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Ameriflight Air Cargo
Fairchild SA227-AC Metro III
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, - -, 1997
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N31171 (cn AC-605) Parked on the cargo ramp in the basic colors of previous operator Skywest, this ex-Sun Aire Metro bird was now flying cargo, and is still flying today with Key Lime Air. (Dedicated to my good friend, Chrisjake.) 1997

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