Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Minnesota History Museum

Recently, my friend, Dave DeBace, sent me a couple of photos he took while visiting the Minnesota History Museum in St. Paul, Minnesota. I've YET to get there myself but looking at these photos, I'd best soon! As well, Minnesota is celebrating it's 150 Year of Statehood!
Of note is the photo of the WHITE, RED and BLUE North Central Airlines bag...something I didn't know existed. Also, the models hanging from the ceiling are two DC-9's, a Convair and a beautifully painted Wisconsin Central L-10A. Alas, enjoy!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Annual Reports Part Seventeen

Today we present the 1971 Annual Report, with a number of wonderful, full page photos. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Annual Reports Part Sixteen

Hello everyone! I've finally scanned a few more Annuals, as well as Northliners lately, and am adding highlights from the 1970 Annual Report today. Some wonderful photos yet again, including the Board of Directors, aircraft, facilities and Sherm Booen from 'World of Aviation!' Enjoy!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Updates at Hermantheduck!

Hello everyone, I received a note from Scott over at letting us know that he's updated the site as of today. Just checked it out myself and he did an excellent job on the DC-9 section, under the 'Aircraft' heading. Also updated is the 'Stories' section, including one from our good friend, Dave DeBace! The entire website is a North Central Airlines' employees, family members, passengers or crazy fans (like I am) dream. Check it out!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Post Dallas Show II

Hello again, I wanted to add a few more photos from the DFW Show, along with descriptions/names/etc. Thank you to the comment I received on the last posting about adding those! Take care...:)

The first photo is of the MSP Hwy. 494 Hangar and the day the NORTH CENTRAL name came down to make room for REPUBLIC.
Photo two is the architects depiction of the General Offices and 494 Hangar prior to the build.
Photo three is one of my favorite North Central ads ever created. 1978-wonderful photo
The last two photos are of the North Central Air Freight offices, which were located to the North of the General Offices. This building also housed the DC-9 Simulator.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Post Dallas Show

Hello all! I'm happy to be home from HOT Texas!! Nonetheless, it was a good show to attend and I was able to find a few more goodies to share with everyone as a result. I've scanned a few photos/postcards for this posting and will add more in the next day or two. Any questions about locations/photos/people, just ask! Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Time Off

Hello everyone, I'll be taking some time off to attend the Airliner's Int'l Show in Dallas and won't be back for about a week. Take care!! P :)

Thursday, July 3, 2008


Hello's posting is purely random photos I've had on the pc. Hopefully enjoyable! We've a few Convair shots, including cockpit, along with a photo fo the old West Terminal at MSP.