A 3rd Party View of Aviation’s History & its Look

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Aviation’s Art & History

The Changing Looks of Air Transportation

This lifestyle magazine has published an article about the changing looks of air transportation. An independent view of our industry’s art and history provide a good pause from our daily routines and enriches our lives.

A few added comments and pictures seemed merited.

→  This is actually the float from which Smithsonian Secretary Samuel Pierpont Langley launched his very unsuccessful “aerodrome”. His later claims that this model was the first “capable” of flying is why the Wright Brothers refused to allow their 1903 Flyer to be exhibited at the museum for decades.

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→  The College Park airport referenced in the article looks like this:

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Current Hamburg Airport

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→  American Airlines president C.R. Smith opened the Admirals Club, the world’s first airport lounge, in LaGuardia Airport in 1939.

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Today’s look a bit more sophisticated

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→  Duty Free shops are additions to international travel

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Today it offers more:

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→  Airports have grown: today JFK looks like

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In 1945, the land looked like this

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→  Some airports used to be just refueling stops

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Bangor Airport is that and a little more today:

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→  Relatively crude security screening machine

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Today is far more hi tech

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→  Today’s efforts to make ground time at airports more interesting

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More of the same

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ARTICLE: Time Travel:  The History of Airports
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