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Last Century Airliners #2

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Here’s our second collection of older airliners, liveries and companies that no longer exist. Airliners have been retired, color schemes changes, and companies either merged or ceased operations. Sometimes, all three conditions have been met… how much of their history do you know? 

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Remembering London Heathrow’s Terminal 2 Spotting Deck

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During the 1990s and into the new Millennium, I had the privilege to fly from the U.S. to Europe at least a half a dozen times. London’s Heathrow Airport was my choice of entry to Europe, and since my reasons for travelling centered around airshows and aircraft spotting, Heathrow was never far from the top of my list of places to visit while I was “across the pond”. Even at that time, Heathrow was one of only a few airports in Europe that handled a heavy international schedule of flag carriers based all over the world, and the airport’s importance has increased today, a quarter of a century later.

Coming from America during the years 1990 through the early 2000s, I’d schedule one day to roam around Heathrow and photograph a myriad of European, Asian and African air carriers that ...

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A Visit to Boston’s Logan International Airport in July, 2020

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It took only 45 minutes on a Saturday evening in July to “get my groove back” again! The COVID-19 pandemic had grounded me as far as aviation photography was concerned, with no air shows to travel to, and during late winter and springtime of 2020, hardly any airliner traffic to capture too. 

The weather had been spectacular all day, and a particular aircraft – a British Airways Airbus A-350-1000 – was substituting for larger aircraft during the month of July on a particular flight between London’s Heathrow airport and Boston’s Logan facility. I was ready to see my first example of the new Airbus, and to test out a camera body I had just acquired. With local travel restrictions and warnings recently rescinded, I checked the active runway at Logan on Flightaware...

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