Sunday, January 31, 2010

Viewer Input

Good morning everyone! I've been contemplating lately on what to post on the blog in the future. The consensus seems that photos are your favorite postings, so I'm sure we can accommodate that! Alas, I would like some input from the blog viewers on things you'd like to see posted. Be that more stories, collectibles, personal experiences, etc. YOU CHOOSE! With that, please send me a note on email or here in the comments section at the end of this posting...I look forward to hearing from all of you!!

Photo is of the G.O. Hangars in MSP, circa 1978

Saturday, January 30, 2010

More Pinnow Photos XI (Post Two-final)

Here are the remainder...thank you everyone! Aircraft shown are N963N, N967N and a great shot at ORD with a few NCA aircraft lined up. Notice the RARE, Delta C-130 in the background!

More Pinnow Photos XI (Post One)

Hello everyone, We're coming to the end of the latest Pinnow Photo's! I'm staging this posting in two parts to accommodate the last of the photos today. Perhaps, soon, there will be more...and from other providers/collectors as well. Enjoy these, as I have and take care! :) Aircraft shown are N960N, N962N and N963N.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

More Pinnow Photos X

Hello everyone...more of the Pinnow collection again today, and we're getting to the end shortly! Today's aircraft are N958N and N959N. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

More Pinnow Photos IX

Good morning everyone! Here are a few more DC-9 photos from the Steve Pinnow collection, including aircraft N954N, N955N, N956N and N958N. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

More Pinnow Photos VIII

Hello everyone! I had a wonderful, relaxing vacation and am now ready to start posting again.
Today's posting shows more of the Steve Pinnow collection, including N953N and N954N, including it's premature demise in ORD.

Friday, January 8, 2010


Hello everyone, I'm taking a vacation for 7 days starting tomorrow, but will return to posting more 'goodies' upon my return. Thank you again for all your messages and interest with the blog! :) P

Monday, January 4, 2010

Convair Conversion Photo

Hello everyone! I'm adding a wonderful photo of #545, after it's conversion from piston to 580 in Burbank. Notice the engines, propellers and 'half' Herman on the tail. :) Thank you to Dave DeBace for sending this in! Enjoy...and more Pinnow photos are on the way shortly. :)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

MSP Westside Terminal and Hangars

Hello everyone, and Happy New Year! I was recently given a DVD copy of a wonderful little COLOR film from 1959 or 1960, provided by Bill Weill, through Dave DeBace. It shows the North Central operations at the old West Side Terminal and Hangars here in MSP, along with other long gone aircraft/airlines.
Aircraft shown are DC-3's, Convair 340/440's, a Viscount, DC-7, Electra and the first JET flight into MSP by a WAL B-707. (Look at those SHINY Convairs!). Do enjoy this great gem of aviation history!!!