Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Misc. Forums > Aviation History and Nostalgia
Reload this Page >

Corrosion corner FL and similar please

Aviation History and Nostalgia Whether working in aviation, retired, wannabee or just plain fascinated this forum welcomes all with a love of flight.

Corrosion corner FL and similar please

Old 26th Aug 2020, 15:50
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Stockport MAN/EGCC
Age: 66
Posts: 905
Corrosion corner FL and similar please

Learned contributors,
There are a wide selection of military nostalgia threads, based on air arms, aircraft types or geographical locations, within these fora however there is a distinct lack of similar Ďgood old daysí type reminiscing of the civil days of 115/145 and similar. Any one care to share, please ?
Thanks in (eager) anticipation
David
Please donít take the title to be exclusive or restrictive
The AvgasDinosaur is offline  
Old 26th Aug 2020, 23:16
  #2 (permalink)  
Gnome de PPRuNe
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Too close to Croydon for comfort
Age: 56
Posts: 6,904
NW corner of MIA in February 1984, multiple DC-4, DC-6, DC-7, DC-8, Electra, C-46, 707, Beech 18, Convairliner, Martinliner, etc, etc. Only one Connie, Clipper Dick in the fire compound, first of the very few I've seen. No Aeromar KC-97s,they came later. KOPF, KFLL, and others had their share of piston gems. Whetr was my camera? DId get a pic of an ex Kenyan Chippie I'd flown in at Nairobi Wilson...
treadigraph is online now  
Old 27th Aug 2020, 05:56
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Wilts
Posts: 234
I had an invite to view the C-97s of Agro Air (I still have their letter) but though I got to Miami to view Corrosion Corner (Cockroach Corner to many), I didn't get over to the C-97s - much to my eternal regret. I did however get up-close with a lot of C-54s, DC-6s and DC-7/7Cs as well as a few Convairs and C-46s. Also saw the legendary Clipper Dick before it went.
Quemerford is offline  
Old 27th Aug 2020, 14:31
  #4 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Stockport MAN/EGCC
Age: 66
Posts: 905
I was quietly 🤞 hoping some of the participants might venture forth.

David
The AvgasDinosaur is offline  
Old 27th Aug 2020, 18:10
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Ft. Collins, Colorado USA
Age: 86
Posts: 182
While working for Eastern Air Lines in Miami I did get the opportunity to go down to Cockaroach Corner a few times. The Agro Air C-97 were very interesting. I asked how they managed to keep them flying with their R-4360 corncobs. Easy they said and then showed me a hangar filled with complrtr built-up QEC's If the engine gets troublesome, just change it.

Understand too that there were some CL=44's there too. The scrap rweckers cut the wing off the wrong one. Can't vouch for the veracity of that one.

I did do a repo on a DC10-40 operated by Jet 24. The aircraft had a failed engine and was grounded. They were on lease from Boeing who had accepted them from Northwest Airlines as trade-in for some Boeing product. Towed it down to my Contract Maintenence Service hangar near Le Juene Road. I posted a 24-hour guard as Boeing, who paid us for doing the repo and short time storage was afraid that the people behind Jet 24 might try aa midnight 2-engine ferry out. Such were the people and carriers operating from Southern Florida.

Last edited by tonytales; 28th Aug 2020 at 01:10. Reason: Removed some confusing wording
tonytales is offline  
Old 27th Aug 2020, 18:27
  #6 (permalink)  
Gnome de PPRuNe
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Too close to Croydon for comfort
Age: 56
Posts: 6,904
There was an Ecuadorian CL-44 there in '84 I think. Also a Hellcat which was a project for someone on the airfield - believe Kermit has it in his restoration queue now. Quite a few Electras also.

I was waiting for a Virgin flight one evening, in the early 90s I think, with a nice view over the airfield to the NE. To my great delight, one of the KC-97s taxied out and began to take off from 8L, the only time I've ever see one do so. (saw a couple of ANG examples overfly here in the mid-70s, magic!). Sadly the excellent glazing precluded hearing those magnificent R-4360s at full chat and in any case both outboard engines emitted huge gouts of white smoke not long after brakes off, the take off was abandoned and it taxied back to the ramp... Just remembered Agro Air had a nasty crash with one of them...

I've only ever seen two propliners arrive with a prop feathered - DC-7 and an Electra at Miami on the same day. The DC-7 did a sort of overhead join as I recall.
treadigraph is online now  
Old 27th Aug 2020, 19:12
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Wilts
Posts: 234
The CL-44 was HC-BHS of AECA Carga. Wish I'd had a digital camera!


Quemerford is offline  
Old 27th Aug 2020, 20:09
  #8 (permalink)  
Gnome de PPRuNe
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Too close to Croydon for comfort
Age: 56
Posts: 6,904
I think it was in better nick than that when I was there in '84.

I see it had pranged there with a gear-collapse in early '82.
treadigraph is online now  
Old 28th Aug 2020, 13:35
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: There and here
Posts: 1,994
I spent a good bit of time in Miami during the early 90's and would regularly go by the Prop chop shop(s), but didn't have the foresight to have a camera with me. There were always interesting things to see, several times a day DC-6 and-7's heading in over Miami Beach, plus the ubiquitous Chalks seaplanes all the time plying their trade between Miami and the Bahamas. Opa Locka was also pretty interesting for those of a propellor bent. I recall the C-97's, but the rest of the C-54's DC-3's, 6's, 7's and various 'old' jets are just a blur.I f anyone has some more photos of Corrosion Corner please post them.
SpringHeeledJack is offline  
Old 28th Aug 2020, 15:02
  #10 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: UK
Age: 79
Posts: 3,726

1981: DC-7B (front end only), C-46 & B-26.
JW411 is offline  
Old 28th Aug 2020, 15:11
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: UK
Age: 79
Posts: 3,726

Grumman Hellcat and L-1049 N1007C.
JW411 is offline  
Old 28th Aug 2020, 15:24
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: UK
Age: 79
Posts: 3,726

L-1049, B-25 and DC-4.
JW411 is offline  
Old 28th Aug 2020, 15:25
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: East Angular - apparently!
Posts: 641
Talking

A few of mine from those days. They would make us park our immaculate 125 next to that junk - and I was absolutely delighted! :-)







The next one is from Bogota - drug runners all of 'em - apparently!

barry lloyd is offline  
Old 28th Aug 2020, 15:32
  #14 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: UK
Age: 79
Posts: 3,726

Half a dozen DC-6s.
JW411 is offline  
Old 28th Aug 2020, 18:13
  #15 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Paisley, Florida USA
Posts: 230
Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
I think it was in better nick than that when I was there in '84.

I see it had pranged there with a gear-collapse in early '82.
As I recall, that was one of the CL-44s with the swing tail modification. Both mains either collapsed or never extended ... I don't remember which, but the nose landing gear remained extended for the roll (slide) out. I do, however, remember looking at the damage to the lower portion of the aft fuselage where the "mating rings" of the swing tail were located. The aircraft slid quite a distance on this area, and the "mating rings" were almost worn completely through. I guess the expense of that repair resulted in the scrapping of the aircraft.

I always liked the CL-44 and thought it was the best looking turboprop transport aircraft.

Cheers,
Grog
capngrog is offline  
Old 28th Aug 2020, 18:27
  #16 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 791
Greybull ?

... and similar please ....
Is there anything worthwhile remaining at Greybull, Wyoming ?

Gurgle Erf is seriously out of date (2014 for me) for that NotW.

...
Lordflasheart is offline  
Old 28th Aug 2020, 18:35
  #17 (permalink)  
Gnome de PPRuNe
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Too close to Croydon for comfort
Age: 56
Posts: 6,904
For looking at aerial views of Miami, Greybull or anywhere else in the US at various dates during the last 70 years, this site is excellent:

https://www.historicaerials.com/viewer
treadigraph is online now  
Old 28th Aug 2020, 21:34
  #18 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Stockport MAN/EGCC
Age: 66
Posts: 905
Originally Posted by Lordflasheart View Post
Is there anything worthwhile remaining at Greybull, Wyoming ?

Gurgle Erf is seriously out of date (2014 for me) for that NotW.

...
I believe that since itís establishment as Native American sacred ground everything has been moved out. BUT not all has been scrapped. Anyone able to confirm or deny my beliefs
David
The AvgasDinosaur is offline  
Old 29th Aug 2020, 15:20
  #19 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: UK
Age: 79
Posts: 3,726

Here are a few taken at Fort Lauderdale around 1981. Martin 4-0-4 N40419.
JW411 is offline  
Old 29th Aug 2020, 15:21
  #20 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: UK
Age: 79
Posts: 3,726

L-049 N90816.
JW411 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.