Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Holidays

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

Sad...just sad

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

Friday, December 3, 2010

Interesting finds in San Juan...



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. :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Time away...


Hello everyone, I'm about to embark on yet another vacation and wanted to let everyone know there will be no postings for about 8 days...thanks to all and have a great Thanksgiving Holiday! P

Saturday, November 20, 2010

More MSP Buildings photos




Hello everyone! Please excuse the lack of postings lately...it's a busy month for me! Alas, do enjoy 3 photos of MSP from the days of North Central...:)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Images of MKE





Good morning! Today I'm happy to add a few photos from the 'old days' in MKE that were sent to me recently...enjoy!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

New photos...



Good morning! Today's postings come compliments of Dave DeBace, showing N4811C and N967N, both at Cleveland, circa 1974. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A mass migration...





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!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

More goodies to share





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!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

MSP Show October 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!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

New Convair 580 DIECAST model on the way...


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!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

MSP Show...


Only 3 days away now...:) Just a friendly reminder!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

MSP Today


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...

Saturday, October 2, 2010

2 weeks and counting...


Good morning! Just another reminder about the upcoming MSP Show, for Saturday, October 16th...hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New photos part seventysix---finale



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!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

New photos part seventyfive



Good morning! Today, two photos of N964N are shown...enjoy! We're coming to the end of the DC-9 disk as well, with the final posting coming shortly. Thanks again to Dave DeBace for providing us with all these wonderful memories!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New photos part seventyfour



Hello everyone! I'm happy to add N962N and N963N today...enjoy!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

New photos part seventythree



Hello! Today's postings include N960N in a wintry scene as well as N962N...enjoy!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New photos part seventytwo



Good morning! Today, N958N and N960N are shown...enjoy!
And a reminder, Only 32 days until the MSP Show!!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

New photos part seventyone



Good morning! Two photos of N957N are shown today...enjoy!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

New photos part seventy



Hello! Today, N953N and N956N are shown...enjoy!

Monday, September 6, 2010

More Convair memories...



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!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

New photos part sixtynine



Good morning! Today, N960N and N952N are shown...enjoy! Coming soon, two more Convair photos compliments of Dave DeBace!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

New photos part sixtyeight



Good morning! N956N and N959N are shown today...enjoy!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

New photos part sixtyseven



Good morning! Today, N955N is shown...enjoy!