t's all new. The site goes Live. Coming Attractions include an international timetables and maps section and building out the Memorabilia collection. I will endeavor to update this as often as I can, but I do have a day job. Thanks for visiting.
its tax day but airchive has some cool new stuff to cheer you up! The memorabilia pages have been beefed up with vintage welcome aboard guides, ads, brochures, and anniversary booklets from airlines such as Delta, Braniff, United, American, Pan Am, TWA, National, and Western. These are some of my favorite pages with really rare material.
New Planespotting and Vintage features o'plenty! Vist the Opa Locka, Florida Airport with a great photo gallery of scrapped DC-10's, DC-9's, and vintage props! Also, check out the World's First Airline "Benoist" page with a neat replica of that first airliner. Under Planespotting, New airport visits featuring Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa Florida have also been added with an ATA 757-300 and a cockpit visit on a Southwest 737 NG. Also, site has been fixed to display on Netscape and Safari.
We have added ultra rare sales brochures and technical briefings from the aircraft manufacturers themselves. Peruse vintage memorabilia from Boeing, Douglas, Airbus, Lockheed, and Convair - An Airchive exclusive!
Jim Albrecht, a friend of Airchive, has provided us with some vintage images from a TWA Ambassador Class brochure and Braniff II's in-flight magazine.
New in the offing, vintage post-cards from Pan Am, Frontier, Continental, Northeast, Capitol, and TWA.
New Planespotting pics from new destinations: Montgomery, Alabama and Pensacola Florida. We have also added new pics from Phoenix, LAX's Theme Building, and New Orleans including 737-300 cockpit and Southwest "Triple Crown" Logojet shots.
Braniff's 1965 Annual Report during the "End of the Plain Plane" re-image campaign, complete with aircraft, terminal, and personell photos plus route maps.
Take off to the Great White North with visits to Toronto City Airport (pictured here), Montreal Durval, and Toronto Pearson.
So much is new in this biggest update yet! International timetables from Europe, Asia, Latin America, the UK, Canada, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. Plus: Airbus A-380 factory brochures; Boeing Sonic Cruiser brochures along with those from the 777, 717, and 747; 1930's and 1940's timetables from American, Eastern, Delta, and TWA; rare memorabilia from Delta including the first jet highlights from the employee newsletter, the 767 launch brochure, and its flyable DC-3 Ship 41; Eastern's 757 launch brochure plus lots of new timetables and maps from Air Florida, Spirit, Continental, Frontier, Mackey, Skyways, PSA, Chalks, MGM, and many more!
A rare visit to the the Delta Heritage Museum in Atlanta. Typically reserved for employees only, this museum is a work in progress. See the restored DC-3 "Ship 41", The company store in the L1011 prototype fuselage, vintage aircraft, and numerous artifacts.
New planespotting destinations takes Airchive to the Lone Star State: Houston's Intercontinental and Hobby Airports; and San Antonio. In other additions...contributor Chris Albrecht has posted a Hughes Airwest circa 1978 Business Class brochure. Finally, a new Continental route map, new Burbank terminal shots, and United 747-400 interiors round out the mix.
Airchive and Pico Search have made your navigation much easier with our new search engine located at the bottom of every page.
New in the Airchive! - Western Airlines 60th Anniversary Brochure and Planespotting at Boston's Logan International Airport.
My apologies for the lag time between updates but I can assure you it's well worth it. In the last 3 months I moved across the country, began a new job, bought a house, and got married. Finally and just in time for the holidays, I am pleased to present the long awaited December Update. First, Airchive visits the Airports of Papette, Bora Bora, and Raitea in exotic French Polynesia plus in flight shots from their Airbus A-340-300; taken on my honeymoon no less! Also checkout an entirely new comprehensive LAX page, San Franciso Airport, the fascinating but little known SFO Airport Museum and the United Airlines collection , Baltimore/Washington International Airport's observation deck/museum, and a South of the Border visit to Puerto Vallarta. We have made a number corrections thanks to those who continue to offer their feedback.
Superbowl Sunday ushers in an exciting update as Airchive.Com celebrates its First Anniversary this month. First up, see historic aircraft such as the Boeing Dash 80, the only surviving Boeing 307, A Junkers JU-2, and an Air France Concorde at the Smithsonian's new Udvar-Hazy Air Museum in Dulles, Virginia. In honor of the sunset of Concorde services, Airchive introduces a Concorde page complete with Air France's launch brochure, BAs final Concorde commemorative inflight magazine, and Braniff's Concorde literature. In addition, we also have the 1960s era DC-9 introductory brochure from Hawaiian Airlines, United Airline's 40th Anniversary edition of "Mainliner", plus extraordinarily rare brochures from the helicopter airline New York Airways.