History of airline service at Athens, GA, N137PB gets a makeover and more timetables!
A brand new page about the history of airline service at Athens, GA. including this great William Sierra photo of Southern Airways' Martin 404 N258S at AHN in 1973.
Former Provincetown - Boston Airline / Naples Airlines DC-3 N137PB has just been repainted in the basic 1970s colors of PBA minus the titles and logo. This gorgeous photo shows "37" at Cape Cod Airfield on October 24, 2018 after having the right side of the aircraft repainted. Also posted new photos of former N136PB and N39PB on the PBA DC-3s - Where Are They Now? page. Photo credit: Chris Siderwicz Jr. via Pete Johnson.
Last but not least, complete timetables are being added to the website almost daily. The latest additions include Aero Coach, Aerosun and Air Carolina. You can find the complete list in progress on the TIMETABLES page. Many of these include terminal maps, company histories and aircraft photos including one of my personal favorites, this Air Carolina Twin Otter photo which was obviously cut and pasted by hand. (Check out the tires!)
P.S. - The Airline Collectibles Show at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta was great fun. The setting can't be beat. Photographer Joey Appie has posted an entertaining collection of photos of the event.
Hello there! It's been a busy couple of weeks. The collectibles show in Atlanta on October 6th was a lot of fun. I shared a table with Dale Hartsfield, the man who is largely responsible for convincing the city of Atlanta to retain "Hartsfield" as part of the airport name. (I highly recommend his book What's In A Name?.) It was great to see old friends and to meet many of you in person for the first time. Your support, enthusiasm and suggestions for the website are much appreciated. Also picked up several dozen photos and slides which will find their way to the site in coming weeks. Here's a really cool panorama of the show that was sent through facebook. Our table was in the corner just to the left of the DC-9 tail. Not sure of the photographer's name.
NATIONAL AIRLINES LODESTAR AT VALDOSTA, GA
Robert Winter III sent in this fantastic photo of a National Airlines Lockheed Lodestar at Valdosta, Georgia. National served Valdosta during the 1940s and early 50s as one of many stops between Jacksonville and New Orleans.
Robert wrote, "We are digitizing about 23,000 images from slides and negatives made by the Lucian Holtzendorff and Robert Winter photographers. This picture by Major L.C. Holtzendorff in the US Army Dental Corps shows his wife, Ruth Holtzendorff at left, and sons Lewis, 4 and Lucian III, 9, and grandmother Lilla Holtzendorff."
FLAGSHIP DETROIT AT COLLEGEDALE, TENNESSEE, OCTOBER 7, 2018
We were very excited to finally ride aboard the world's oldest flying DC-3, Flagship Detroit, which was delivered to American Airlines in 1937. Here are a few photos...
The DC-3 still seems so modern that we had to "age" this in Photoshop to make the point that this aircraft is EIGHTY ONE years old!
The latest news and additions to the Sunshine Skies website.