Love nostalgic photos of old planes? Check out one of the largest online aviation image collections in the world now live on Flickr. The San Diego Air & Space Museum has opened its vast archives, and posted over 64,000 aviation photos for us to enjoy.
Doing a quick browse, I found a number of Delta images, like this one of a DC-3 in the snow, and some from our airline family, including a Northwest Airlines’ Lockheed Electra. I also saw some great factory photos of Convair 340s under construction and early Ryan mail plane operations.
The San Diego Air & Space Museum plans to have 100,000 images online by end of this year, including including foreign and domestic military and civilian aircraft, the Flying Tigers, the Ryan Aeronautical Archive and the entire Pacific Southwest Airline (PSA) archive. For more details, see the Museum’s press release.