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Old Posted Jun 19, 2008, 2:41 PM
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Vintage airport photos

Post photographs of your city's airport(s)
from the earlier days of aviation.

I'm not from Los Angeles (I used to live there)
but I have two great photographs of LAX from 1947.




Los Angeles International 1947




Los Angeles International 1947
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The beginnings of Meigs Field in Chicago 1938.






below: Chicago Municipal Airport (Midway)

















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THANKS! Love these types of shots!
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I couldn't find any good old pictures of Copenhagen Airport ( CPH ) but I did find a crummy one from when it was opened in 1925


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That's so cool how back then the planes just landed on grass?
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A few LAX shots





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Calgary's First Airfield (Bowness -- 1914) (pics ca. ?)


Courtesy of the Calgary Airport Authority



Renfrew Airport, Calgary (pics ca. 1920's-1940's)


Courtesy of the Glenbow Museum Collections


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Calgary Municipal Airport/McCall Field (pics ca. 1940-1977)

Named after WWI RCAF Ace Fred McCall - M.C. Distinguished Service Order, Distinguished Flying Cross

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Courtesy of the Calgary Airport Authority


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Courtesy of the Calgary Airport Authority


The airport underwent significant redevelopment and expansion in the late 70's and was renamed Calgary International Airport.
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^^^ very cool.
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Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, Germany

Described by British architect Sir Norman Foster as "the mother of all airports"







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^^^Great fotos eduardo88.



Tempelhof is one of my favorites.



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Thanks, yeah Tempelhof is definitely my favorite airport ever built. Its so amazing how massive it really is and I love how airplanes basically go right into the terminal. Its a shame the concourse has had such an ugly renovation in the 60's or so with the addition of a second floor of office space for the airlines. It's also a shame its going to be closed down soon
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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
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Terminal 1 (torn down in the early 1990s)








Sky Harbor today (Terminal 3, built in 1979, in the foreground; New control tower completed in 2006):

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early 747 flight into malton toronto international...i would guess 1969?


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Schiphol....late 1940s...or early 1950.



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Detroit Metro Airport - with the soon to be defunct and demolished Smith Terminal and the soon to return Delta 747 (when NWA's get repainted )



Image from Wayne State virtual Motor City Collection
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Ford Airport, Dearborn , MI.
Home of the TriMotor.



Selfridge Field, Mt Clemens


Wayne County Airport air show


Wayne State University, Reuther Library

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