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1.  "The end of a perfect day -- One of Transcontinental & Western Air's fleet of new Douglas high speed liners lands passengers and cargo at its overland terminal in Los Angeles."

2.  "One of the American Airways fleet of new mail and express planes, a Wasp-powered Lockheed Orion, fast enough to fly its cargo a thousand miles in five or six hours."

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http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/4430/hughsh4hercules2nx1.jpg

Three loves in Steiner's life; The Blues, Port and Sea Planes. The H4 Hercules is surely the mother of the latter.

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Ah, that reminds me of The Aviator.  I'm not much of a Leonardo DiCaprio fan, yet somehow I end up liking the films he plays in:  Titanic... Catch Me If You Can... Blood Diamond... and The Aviator of course, a great film.

That's a great photo too.  Makes one think of the times when travel was still romantic and adventurious.

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Blood Diamond I found wonderful, the Aviator was good too, only watched the Titanic when the rich people started drowning though..

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The plane in Nightflyer is pretty cool too.

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Photograph of a Percival Sea Prince, from Lord K's:

http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/272/2597276211b0b254a421ove3.th.jpg

A majestic little airplane, not?

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Flying saucers at Russian Air Force base on Spitsbergen.

http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/4696/russiansaucerss2.th.jpg

Posted over at the retro futurism group.

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A collection of Soviet airplanes, from English Russia.

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MIG 21  &  MIG 25.

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MIG 27  &  MIG 29.

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Lockheed P-38J Lightning:

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/6889/p382ol6.th.jpg   http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/8735/lockheedp38jlightning1dh8.th.jpg

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From the Viewliner Ltd. blog.

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1. "American Airlines Boeing 720-023B - Port Columbus International Airport - Columbus, Ohio - June 1967"

2. "Continental Airlines Boeing 720-024B - Stapleton International Airport - Denver, Colorado - July 1967"