Hello everyone, I want to express my thanks for your continued support of this blog and to enjoy your holidays! More postings will occur after the new year. :) Peder
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Hello everyone, I'm adding this posting today to make aware the fact that this blog was intended to share the wonderful history, stories and memories of a great airline, North Central Airlines. Be it many photos, and I mean many, have been shared on this blog, with permission/accolades to the owners of said photos, I find it sad and pretty demeaning to see copies of these photos FOR SALE on Ebay. Yes, I understand that people wish to see/acquire these photos for their own, personal collections, and I've not an issue with that. I think we all do that at some point in time. However, when I see photos that have been graciously shared with this blog, or other airline blogs/websites, FOR SALE on venues such as Ebay, it undermines the purpose of this blog and screams for awareness.
Be that said, I wonder if whomever is selling these photos on Ebay and the like really wishes to continue...??? I've a feeling I'm not the only one that feels this. Thank you for your attention to this issue...P
Posted by Convair Kid at 5:40 PM
Friday, December 3, 2010
Hello all! I'm back from vacation and wanted to share a couple of photos showing a 'gaggle' of DC-3's at SJU (San Juan, Puerto Rico). Though not a surprise for me to see old propliners in The Caribbean, it was great to see so many! Along with these DC-3's were a few Beech 18's and even a Convair 440, which I wasn't able to get a photo of due to a jetbridge in the way!
Alas, enjoy...more postings of North Central coming soon. :)
Posted by Convair Kid at 10:39 PM
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
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Saturday, November 6, 2010
Good morning everyone! I'm VERY pleased to add a few, rare photos this morning, provided to us by Terry Love. They show the ferry flights of the Convair 580's right after their retirement from Northwest Airlines. I'd never known these photos existed so this is a rare treat to see, let alone remember back to 1988 when this occurred. Hahaha, I was 18 at the time!
Posted by Convair Kid at 9:10 AM
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Hello all! I'm adding a few photos of '728' from the recent show, along with a wonderful find, given by our friend Captain Keith; an UBER rare route map from the very early days of North Central! Can any of our blog viewers figure out a date/time period?? My GUESS would be very early 1950's. Thank you!
Posted by Convair Kid at 10:26 PM
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Hello everyone! Please excuse the lack of postings lately...that's due to my being on vacation for the past 2 weeks. Thanks for coming back to check on updates!
Today I'm adding a few photos from the recent MSP Show, which in my opinion, was a great success! Though it was a small venue, attendance was wonderful and it was great to see old faces as well as meet new ones. THANKS to all who came!
Photos shown are of fellow 'Hermanphiles' David, Arron and Capt. Keith while on a tour of the NWA History Centre, which was conveniently located across the street from the host hotel for the show. Also shown are a few 'goodies' acquired from the show. More photos are coming soon. Enjoy!
Posted by Convair Kid at 9:04 PM
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Yes, it's true...I didn't believe it either until I checked out the website for GeminiJets tonight; a new mould was created for 1:200 scale Convair 580's. One of the initial/launch airlines will be NORTH CENTRAL!! Believe me, this is BIG news, seeing collectors/enthusiasts have been waiting years for a company to launch a diecast model of the Convair 580...and it seems to be happening! No specific launch date has been announced but please check the GeminiJets website periodically, if you desire one of these gems, as they'll sell out fairly quickly. :) Photo attached for 'proof' and simply click for larger viewing...
P.S. A review of the MSP Show coming soon!
Posted by Convair Kid at 7:16 PM
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Hello everyone! I'm adding a great photo today, provided to us by Dave DeBace, which shows Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport as it looks today.
North Central once occupied the very righthand side of the terminal you see in the photo, which was called the 'Green Concourse,' which included Gate 79, the 'home' for the Convairs. That concourse, today, has been majorly lengthened to accomodate for Delta and Delta Connection gates. The General Offices are out of view to the left, including the once North Central Hangars. Enjoy!
Simply 'click' on the photos for a larger view...
Posted by Convair Kid at 1:24 PM
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Good morning! After many weeks, we've finally come to the end of the photo disks provided to us by Dave DeBace...thanks Dave!!! Alas, is it fitting the final two photos posted are of Wintry scenes??? It's coming soon enough...two photos of N965N are shown, enjoy!!
Posted by Convair Kid at 10:30 AM
Saturday, September 25, 2010
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Monday, September 6, 2010
Hello everyone! I'm happy to add a couple of Convair 580 photos today, compliments of Dave DeBace. N90854 and N4822C are shown at CLE in 1974. Notice the photo of N4822C has no Herman on the tail and a tiny 'North Central' on the fuselage...rare!
Posted by Convair Kid at 2:37 PM