News: Added Links For Twin Commander and Facebook Pages

Login  |  Register

Author Topic: Vintage photos  (Read 97634 times)

donv

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3269
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #240 on: August 10, 2023, 12:27:09 am »
A bunch of Commanders at HIO at the airshow, mid-1970s...


donv

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3269
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #241 on: August 10, 2023, 12:34:13 am »
500B, I believe...


donv

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3269
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #242 on: August 10, 2023, 02:12:22 pm »
I think some of the pictures I posted in the past got lost due to a crash or something, so I'm going to repost a few here.

Adam Frisch

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1677
    • Adam Frisch FSF
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #243 on: August 17, 2023, 11:15:19 pm »


Itís some kind of reel. Seems like it was setup to do sales training in a consumer projector but this kind of stuff is way out of my wheelhouse.  I could send it all to you if you want to check it out and Iíll help pay to transfer it to another medium if itís worth watching?

Sure! Send it to me and I can have a look. I'll email you.
Slumming it in the turboprop world - so you don't have to.

donv

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3269
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #244 on: August 19, 2023, 11:35:46 am »
A few 980 flight test phots courtesy of our newest member, @Daveamis3:


Adam Frisch

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1677
    • Adam Frisch FSF
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #245 on: August 20, 2023, 12:32:21 am »
Wow, looks like nasty weather and a feathered prop! ???
Slumming it in the turboprop world - so you don't have to.

donv

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3269
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #246 on: August 20, 2023, 11:37:22 am »
I think it was icing certification.

JMA

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 482
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #247 on: August 21, 2023, 10:34:54 am »
Awesome stuff DonV thanks for posting.
Yeah how do you even get that photo?  Air to air photography during icing conditions?  Great stuff.


donv

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3269
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #249 on: September 15, 2023, 01:32:48 pm »
Wow, that is a cool find! If one of those came up for the JetProps, I think I would buy it, or at least make an offer.

I find it interesting how leather has almost completely replaced cloth in aircraft interiors (and cars, for that matter). My airplane has cloth seats trimmed with leather, and it's very nice, but you rarely see that any more.

Bruce Byerly

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 969
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #250 on: September 17, 2023, 04:37:02 pm »
Wow, that is a cool find! If one of those came up for the JetProps, I think I would buy it, or at least make an offer.

I find it interesting how leather has almost completely replaced cloth in aircraft interiors (and cars, for that matter). My airplane has cloth seats trimmed with leather, and it's very nice, but you rarely see that any more.

And letís face it, those cloth seats are more comfortable than most of the re-doís!

donv

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3269
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #251 on: September 17, 2023, 05:22:32 pm »
Mine are not like the originals, but still cloth...


schrambow

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 120
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #252 on: October 17, 2023, 11:58:54 am »
vintage 1967 680flp and vintage 1981 980, just such a nice day out to fly.  I find myself at times just starring at these birds for awhile just sitting on a chair next to them.  Is that normal?

donv

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3269
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #253 on: October 17, 2023, 12:45:37 pm »
That is awesome! How much do you fly the 680FLP?

schrambow

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 120
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #254 on: October 17, 2023, 01:42:08 pm »
well, not nearly enough, probably 5 to 10 hours a year. trying for more.