Another blast from the Past.

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Savageduck, Jun 29, 2013.

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    Savageduck Guest

    Savageduck, Jun 29, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    You brought back some memories, as I did some of my weekend warrior time
    at Fort Tilden. It is now part of Gateway National Park, and a
    reportedly great spot for fishing.
     
    PeterN, Jun 29, 2013
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    Mort Guest


    Hi,

    Thanks for bringing back old memories. When I was about 6 years old, =
    1935, my parents took me to see Floyd Bennett Field. They had open
    two-seaters that flew passengers for a few minutes, for about $5.-,
    which was a lot of money then. My Dad did not let us fly, saying that it
    was not safe. He was probably right.

    Mort Linder
     
    Mort, Jun 30, 2013
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : Savageduck wrote:
    : > The other day I stumbled across this site with photos from Floyd Bennett
    : > Field, NYC, New York's first airport. Then it became NAS NY. I had also
    : > posted this over at alt.binaries.pictures.aviation. A nice collection
    : > with some interesting history.
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    : > https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151530228308554.1073741825.35181943553&type=3
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    :
    : Hi,
    :
    : Thanks for bringing back old memories. When I was about 6 years old, =
    : 1935, my parents took me to see Floyd Bennett Field. They had open
    : two-seaters that flew passengers for a few minutes, for about $5.-,
    : which was a lot of money then. My Dad did not let us fly, saying that it
    : was not safe. He was probably right.
    :
    : Mort Linder

    <chuckle!> I was 22 when I first flew in a plane. But your story reminds me of
    a time when our kids were small and Northeast Airlines (now long defunct) had
    a day when you could go out to the airport and fly around for a few minutes in
    one of their DC9s. Needless to say, the place was mobbed, and we stood in line
    for hours. But the kids got their first plane ride. I remember my son (then
    about 6) observing that the plane turned like a bicycle.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jul 1, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    I started flying lessons when I was about 22. I was ready to solo, but
    ran out of time, and money. My wife and I drove up to Quebec, and
    decided to go sightseeing by plane, with me flying. They never checked
    to see if I had a license. But I insisted on taking an instructor with
    me. The flight went without incident, but a few years ago, in Alaska,
    she refused to go up in a twin Otter.
     
    PeterN, Jul 1, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    I Used to fly them several times a year on business. They were one of
    the best.
     
    PeterN, Jul 1, 2013
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    Mort Guest

    Hi,

    This reminds me of an incident when I lived in Rome in 1952. I met a
    young woman who claimed to be a Yugoslav Princess, and had newspaper
    clippings to prove it. She had and piloted her own airplane, an old
    pre-war British model with fabric-covered fuselage. (Norseman???) She
    wanted to take me up for a ride, and I was absolutely terrified when we
    went to the airport and I saw the plane with a few holes in the fabric.
    Luckily for me, it was Easter Sunday, and the airport officials told her
    that civilian flying was forbidden on Easter Sunday. I therefore did not
    lose face, nor appear cowardly.

    I subsequently became friendly with a girl who owned a scooter, which
    was safer.

    Fly safely.

    Mort Linder
     
    Mort, Jul 1, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    I did a lot of things when I was younger, that I wouldn't/can't do
    today. In 1972 I climbed inside the crater of Mt. Vesuvius, because I
    wanted to se what the inside of a volcano was like. another time, I
    climbed down the Grand Canyon and up, the same day. I went with a
    friend, and we each carried six oranges for the entire day. We passed
    some guy who was obviously exhausted, I gave him an orange, and it
    seemed to revive him.
    I was planning of taking up skydiving, but my friend's son, who ad been
    encouraging me, got caught in an updraft, and ended up paralyzed.
    today I have problems climbing down a shallow river bank.
     
    PeterN, Jul 2, 2013
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