This is a photo taken in the Fall 1983 of former Braniff Airways, Inc.
(dba Braniff International) Boeing 727-291 (two-tone red aztech gold) with Boeing 727-200. The photo was taken prior
to start up of new Braniff at Dallas Love Field base.
The Convair 340 served the Texas based carrier from 1952-1967.
Braniff was the first domestic carrier to use this airplane; it replaced the Douglas DC-3. The 340 was used for short
to medium hauls. The 44 passenger twin engine prop airplane is shown with the 1957 color scheme.
Braniff was the only U.S. airline to fly the Concorde, the Lamborgini
of aircraft. Pilots and crews flew the 100-passenger plane through a code-share agreement with British Airways and Air
France, subsonic on a Washington D.C.-Dallas route from January 12, 1979, until June 1, 1980. From Washington to Europe,
the flight was manned by a British or French crew. The arrangement marked the first of its kind for a U.S. carrier and
foreign airline companies. With engines made by Rolls Royce, the Concorde had a wingspan of 83 ft 10 in., a range of
3,780 miles, and a cruising altitude of 60,000 ft.
The Convair 440 decked out in 1950's color scheme. This is
a reprint of the old Braniff publicity shot taken while flying over Los Angeles. The 440 was a post-World War II innovation
for short-haul traffic. For its time, it was economical, comfortable and fast. It held forty-four seats
and cruised at 284 miles per hour.
The Braniff flight attendants, both male and females, showing off the
new Halston uniforms in 1977. Sure do not see snazy attendants like these anymore,
The last Convair 340 piston-engine aircraft retired from service September
1967 with the first long range Douglas DC-8-62 delivered to Braniff Airways at Dallas Love Field base.
Braniff's most popular aircraft, the Boeing Jetliner served the
Texas based carrier from 1971-1982, the year the airline filed for bankruptcy. This airplane inaugurated Braniff's
service to Hawaii. The 360 passenger aircraft was nicknamed "Fat Albert" with it's orange color scheme.
This was the 100th 747 produced by Boeing and logged more hours than any other plane in its class until its retirement.
Artist concept of the Super Constellation. Braniff operated two Lockheed
049 Constellations between 1955 - 1959 but never any Super Connies.
The Braniff Airways early aircraft Lockheed Vega DL1-1B was leased from
Detroit Aircraft during the summer of 1931. The plane had a short tenure with Braniff Airways as it crashed in Chicago
on July 12, 1931. Photo printed from original Braniff negative.
An uncommon black & white photograph of flier Charles A. Lindbergh
in his flying suit in front of the Ryan Monoplane, Spirit of St. Louis. This image was captured on his U.S.
tour which he made during the summer of 1927 after his famous non-stop flight across the Atlantic in May, 1927.
Fabulous promotional protograph of the Chevrolet four-door Deluxe model
with Northwest Airlines newest passenger airplane, the Martin 202, used as a backdrop. Chevrolet staged this photograph
at the Detroit Airport on a rainy fall morning in 1949. The airplane was used to emphasize the streamlined design of
the latest model Chevrolet. Printed from negative.
Publicity photo of Continental Airlines Boeing 747 in clouds.
This is the image of the Continental Air Express Vega I aircraft shown
at the Los Angeles Terminal. This California based airline flew shuttles between Los Angeles and San Francisco from
1928-1930. This was the only aircraft which Continental flew, which was sadly repossessed by Pacific Finance in 1930.
Only the name was in common connection with the current Continental Airlines.
Wonderful publicity photograph of Continental Airlines stewardesses
at the main hatch of the plane. Great view of old eagle logo and hostess uniform. This photograph was taken in
Delta first introduced the Douglas DC-8 to its fleet in September
1959. A DC-8 shown in this photograph makes a smooth takeoff from the Atlanta Airport. In 1962 a DC-8 was the first
commercial plane to fly from Los Angeles to Atlanta in less than 3 hours, a record that still stands.
Miss Miami helping out the Captain of a Delta C&S DC-6. This
publicity shot was used in the Miami newspaper to promote a new expanded schedule for the airline. The name was a result of
a merger of Chicago & Southern and Delta Airlines.
Publicity photo of Fess Parker (born Fess Elisha Parker Jr. in 1924)
at Braniff Airways along with students from the David Crockett School in East Dallas, Texas. An American film and television
actor best known for his 1950's portrayals of Davy Crockett for Walt Disney and of Daniel Boone in the late 1960's,
he began his show business career in the play Mister Roberts in 1951. Parker was born in Fort Worth, Texas
and graduated from the University of Texas, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, in 1950 with a degree in history before moving to California
where he studied drama.
The Great Lakes Aircraft Corporation from Cleveland, Ohio redesigned
the B2G (1936) to the BG-1 with an internal bomb bay. The dive bomber had 750 hp P&W engine and carried a crew of
two. It was transferred to the USMC as Command transport in 1937.
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