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ZULIANA_DC8_OPF_0197_JP_2small.jpgKodachrome 64 slide
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MEXICO-AF_3506_OPF_0112_JP_small.jpgThe 727 inside the hangar is also Mexican government in the non-military white scheme
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FALCON_PP-RFA_OPF_0115_JP_small.jpgGorgeous Falcon painted in a flat/matte color (non-gloss)
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LINEASAREASDELSUR_737-200_N631SH_OPF_1214C_JP_small.jpgThe next day this airplane would be a pile of small pieces....
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PLATINUMAIR_727-200_OPF_0109_JP_small.jpgThis Brazilian 727 awaits its turn with the unfortunate ax...
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9C_dc7joejan2011~0.jpgStanding proudly in front of this beautiful DC7 before the 45 minute flight up and down the Florida coast (Miami Beach to Palm Beach)
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GULFAIR_767-300_N181AQ_OPF_1009_JP_small.jpgSame exact Gulf Air 767 as the next photo taken in Mumbai almost exactly 2 years prior, but this time in Opa Locka airport in Miami, awaiting its fate...
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DC7C_N381AA_OPF_1009_JP_small.jpgThis beautiful DC7, painted in the vintage American Airlines lightning bolt scheme is now a restaurant somewhere in Central Florida
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737_N111VM_OPF_1210_JP_small.jpgGorgeous 737 BBJ at Opa Locka, Miami
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7862676000_BEECH18_N18R_OPF_0110_JP_small.jpgI photographed this airplane January 2010, it unfortunately crashed departing from the same airport in May 2011. The flight crew did not survive. May they rest in peace..
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DOMINICANA_DC9_OPF_1009_JP_small.jpgThis DC9-30 was the unfortunate victim of "the claw", which chopped it up into little pieces (March 2012)
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707_N88ZL_OPF_0112B_JP_.jpgBeautiful executive 707 rests at Opa Locka Airport, its fate is unknown..
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TMFAIRCRAFT_DC3_N587MB_OPF_0112_JP_small.jpgGorgeous classic DC3 built in the 1950's, still operating flawlessly today. Incredible
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OPALOCKA_OPF_0510_JPsmall.jpgOverview of Opa Locka Airport as seen from left seat of AA Eagle E145 MIA-CLT. You can clearly make out the Air Plus Comet 747 that has been rotting away at OPF for years now..
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DOUGLAS_DC6_N70BF_OPF_0110_JP.jpgThis vintage DC6 freighter was used to bring supplies to Haiti from Miami during the earthquake (January 2010)
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DC8_S2-AEK_OPF_1009_JP.jpgOne of those oddballs you see at Opa Locka in Miami, an airport that is home to airliners which have come in for the last time in order to be cut up. This old DC8, with a Bangladeshi registration is awaiting its turn with the cutting man..
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9B_dc7boarding.jpgPassengers boarding the DC7, including my good buddies Marc Hookerman (light blue shirt- former TWA data analyst), and Dave Hartman (to his right in dark jacket- he is a Delta mechanic in ATL)
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9A_dc7startup.jpgUnlike today's props and jets, back in the 50's and 60's, this is what a passenger sitting in my seat would see when the engine "fires up". The fire and some of the oil you see there are completely normal for this vintage airliner
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9_dc7startup2.jpgInitial startup of number 4 engine underway as some smoke billows out..
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8_dc7rwyentry9L.jpgTurning on to runway 9L for departure
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7_dc7FLLrwy.jpgFlying up the coast at 500 feet, it's a bit hard to see but if you look closely, you can see one of FLL's runways directly to the left of the airplane
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5_dc7insideduringflight.jpgView of the DC7's cabin in flight. As you can see, head room is not an issue. Note that the seats are not original (they were taken from a DC9), and when in service with Eastern, there were luggage racks (not bins, racks)
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4_dc7flightmap.jpgThis nice route map is installed in the bulkhead of the cabin, it denotes the original routes the DC7 flew back in the late 50's and through the 60's
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3a_dc7shadow.jpgLovely view from the DC7 as the flight heads south at 500 feet along the coastline. Note the DC7's shadow in the water below..
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3_dc7cockpitinflight.jpgI didn't really have a chance to take quality cockpit photos so I snapped off this quick one. Note that the captain and co-pilot are a father and son duo. I am told that the number of pilots that can captain a DC7 these days numbers in the single digits. Most of them have unfortunately perished
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1B_dc7southofsouthbeach.jpgThe turn south of Miami begins as the DC7's shadow is seen in the beautiful water below
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1_dc7michel_bernard.jpgMy European friends Michel Klein (Luxembourg) and Bernard Bianconi (France) enjoy themselves on this wonderful flight
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northernaircargo721N727YKopf0109.jpgThis former Northern Air Cargo (Alaska) 727-100 sits at Opa Locka, waiting for the chopping block..
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mexicanaf_732_opf_jan10.jpgThis photo was taken after the 737 was painted in Opa Locka and before delivery to the Mexican Air Force
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visiontairhaiti_cv440_opfjan10.jpgNot sure if this Convair 440 will fly again..
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easterndc7b_OPF_JAN10.jpgBeautifully restored Eastern DC-7B rests at Opa Locka Airport in South Florida
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michaeljordanG4N236MJ.jpgBasketball fans can look at the tail of this beautiful G4 and know exactly who it belongs to...
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platinum727PRPLQN984RT0109OPF.jpgOpa Locka is where airliners typically come in whole and go out in many pieces, either to be resold or recycled
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bahamasair_opalocka.jpgBahamasair 737-200 is slowly cannibalized until all useful parts are removed and it is prepared to be chopped up for scrap metal
 
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