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Ft. Lauderdale–Hollywood International back in the day

26 June 2013

Ft. Lauderdale–Hollywood International back in the day

We ran across black and white film negatives in the archives and some where interesting. Interesting not only since they show aircraft now becoming rarer by the day but also they recall a simpler time — a time when a person with an interest in aviation only had to show up at an airfield and go for a wander among the parked aircraft. Those were the days before increased security (most of it needed, unfortunately) and the Homeland Security Administration and their “See Something, Say Something” tag line (most of this not needed, we think).

So, let us take a break and travel back to the early 1980s by way of the magic of photography.

Lockheed Constellation and North American B-25 Mitchell — photo by Joseph May

Lockheed Constellation and North American B-25 Mitchell under and beyond the tail — photo by Joseph May

Republic Seabee — photo by Joseph May

Republic Seabee waiting and ready for flight and adventure — photo by Joseph May

Curtiss C-46 Commando — photo by Joseph May

Curtiss C-46 Commando being readied for another cargo flight — photo by Joseph May

Douglas DC-8

The distinctive snout of the Douglas DC-8 — photo by Joseph May

Douglas Invader — photo by Joseph May

Douglas Invader modified from military use to civilian service — photo by Joseph May

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