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Saturday, March 12, 2011

TWO VINTAGE AIRPLANE POSTCARDS

DISCOVERING OUR VALLEY      2011                     100 years of Burbank progress

To help The Museum of the San Fernando Valley celebrate 100 years of the City of Burbank, Museum Vice President Gary Fredburg has been seeking images and artifacts related to Burbank history. These two vintage postcards are especially interesting.

Vintage postcard 2638 - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2011.

Caption of the card reads:
"Pacific Airmotive Corporation's new Aircraft & Engineering Center covers 25 acres on the west side of Lockeed Air Terminal, Burbank, Calif.  The multi-million dollar facility is a fully integrated, one stop service center for commercial and business aircraft."  (click on image to enlarge.

Amateur radio operator's card 1970 - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2011.  Vintage card 2639  (click on image to enlarge)

The caption on this card reads:
"SuperJet of the 'seventies - the new Lockeed TriStar jetliner is designed to meet tomorrow's air travel requirements. The 600 mile per hour (965 kmh L-1011) tri jet will handle from 250 to 345 passengers in a spacious cabin nearly 20 feet wide - with roomier seats more stretch and storage room, and freedom of movement along twin aisles. Food carts, loaded in the underfloor galley will speed service. The wide-cabin TriStar will operate on short, medium and transcontinental rage flights. Extended range versions will span the oceans."
The amateur radio station's call letters were: 5N5ABG

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