Are (all) slides 35mm?
A "slide" refers to a positive photographic image that is 35 mm in size. It is made up of chromogenic dyes on a transparent base, which is held inside a plastic or card mount.
The mount is necessary because without it, the transparent film material would not be able to move from one image to another inside a carousel or magazine when projected.
Before 35mm became the defacto standard format in mass photography, films in sheet format, like 4 x5" sheet film, were commonly used. Large format photography is known for capturing an incredible amount of detail in every image. This extra information translates into beautiful reproductions without losing quality, even when the images are resized to be even bigger.
Zoggavia Collection contains sheet format slides and negatives from the 1930s-50s. For more information and examples, click on the following buttons:
Trek Airways operated two Lockheed L749As Constellations and two L1649A Starliners.
cn 2630 ZS-DBS L749A leased from SAA
cn 2632 ZS-DBU L749A leased from SAA
cn 1041 ZS-DTM, later ZS-FAB (also LX-LGZ ) L1649A
cn 1042 ZS-DVJ (also LX-LGX ) L1649A
Trek Airways' first Starliner, ZS-DTM, arrived at Jan Smuts Airport on 17 February 1964 after completing her delivery flight from San Francisco, USA. The crew included Tom Meredith, Fred Gratz, Ian Laatz, and Cornelius Balt.
Trek Airways' second Starliner, ZS-DVJ, started its delivery flight from the USA to Hamburg on 2 March 1964. The crew comprised Tom Meredith and Captain Alan Petzer.
Interestingly, Trek Airways had a third Starliner; however, it was never registered in South Africa and did not carry the Trek Airways livery. This aircraft with the c/n 1036 had Luxair livery and carried the registration LX-LGY. Luxair purchased the Starliner from Air France in July 1966.
Zurich - Kloten airport 1948 - 2023
Experience the rich tapestry of 75 years of Zurich's aviation history with Zoggavia. Hundreds of vividly colorful images invite you to partake in the action and emotion on the apron, taxiways, and runways, as planes take off and land and dreams take flight. And, there are many Constellations...
Before Korean Air - Air Korea's sole L1649 Starliner
Korean Air is currently one of the major players in the airline industry, operating 164 aircraft and flying to 121 destinations worldwide. It was founded in 1969 and is mostly owned by Hanjin KAL Corporation, with the Cho family, who founded Hanjin Group, being the largest shareholder. Cho Won-tae (Walter Cho), the current chairman and CEO, is the third generation of the family to lead the airline. As of 2020, Hanjin KAL holds 29.27% of Korean Air shares.
Air Korea, which was established by the Hanjin Group in the 1960s, initially flew the final version of the Lockheed Constellation, a L1649 Starliner, on its routes in Asia and to San Francisco. It's interesting to note that the MATS/USAF C-121A is preserved at Korean Air's Flight Academy airfield.
Air Afrique - African Lockheed Starliner Operator
Air Afrique (Société de Transports Aériens en Afrique), began domestic operations in June 1961. International services started on 16 October 1961 with a leased Air France Starliner on the route Paris-Marseille-Port Etienne-Dakar-Robertsfield-Abidjan-Accra-Cotonou. In 1963 Jet equipment took over the services and Air Afrique returned the two Starliners to Air France.
All ten Air France Lockheed L1649 Starliners
In October 1956, Air France ordered 10 Lockheed 1649 aircraft with the option to purchase two more after comparing them to the Douglas DC-7C. At that time, Air France was already operating a fleet of 18 L749As and 19 L1049C/Gs. The deliveries of the Lockheed 1649s took place between July 1957 and February 1958. The Lockheed L.1649 "Super Starliner" was a highly efficient aircraft with great autonomy, speed, comfort, and elegance when it was introduced into the Air France fleet in 1957. However, just two years later, the larger, faster, and more lucrative Boeing 707 overtook its success.
c/n MSN 1011 F-BHBK L1649A Super Starliner 'La Fayette' completed the delivery flight non-stop from Los Angeles - to Paris on 5/8 July 1957. Leased to Air Afrique in 1961 and re-registered as TU-ABB when sold to Air Afrique in 1962. Restored as F-BHBK and stored from 1963 to 1967. Stripped for parts at ORY in the second half of 1967, the fuselage was used for fire training until 1986.
One Thousand and One Constellations added
I am in the process of creating the most comprehensive collection of images showcasing the Lockheed Constellation, which is widely known as the Queen of the Skies. I have already uploaded 1000 high-quality images and plan to continue until I reach my ultimate goal. The task at hand is quite challenging, but I am up for it and ready to tackle the challenge.
Seaboard & Western Story
- The leading all Cargo Airline
33 years of leadership in the airline industry holding many aviation records, including being the first to;
- fly an all-cargo flight across the Atlantic
- land and takeoff at Idlewild (now JFK) Airport
- support for the Berlin Airlift
- operate a Military Air Transport Service (MATS) charter
- support Pacific Airlift for the Korean Conflict
- order and operate the Lockheed L-1049D Super Constellation
- order and operate the Douglas DC-8-55
- order and operate the Douglas DC-8-63CF
- order and operate the Boeing 747F (first 747 built as a freighter from the beginning of its production)
- join the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as an all-cargo airline
- equip its entire fleet with inertial navigation systems (1970)
1947 - 1968 Eastern Lockheed Constellations added
During its operational time, April 19, 1926 - January 17, 1991 (ceased operation), Eastern Air Lines flew a total of 98 Constellations, including:
21 L649/749 Lockheed Constellation 1947 - 1962
40 L1049/C/G Lockheed Super Constellation 1951 - 1968
1 L1049E Super Constellation leased from Seaboard & Western 1957
5 L1049H Super Constellation leased from Seaboard & Western 1957
11 L049 Constellation leased from TWA, Trans World Airlines, 1956 - 1958
New Eastern Connies and other aircraft will be added continuously.
1944 - 1946 Lockheed entering the light plane market
Lockheed planned to introduce the Model 33 Little Dipper and Model 34 Big Dipper as affordable light aircraft for civilian and military use. However, the development of both models was cancelled in 1946. Nevertheless, these models serve as prime examples of aviation innovation and ingenuity.
Lockheed Classics Section explained
Lockheed is renowned for being one of the most innovative aircraft manufacturers in the world. With the Constellation, they created the most beautiful passenger aircraft to date and a legacy that inspires aviation enthusiasts everywhere.
You can also use the word search function to find exactly what you're looking for to make navigation easier. With over 1400 images, Zoggavia's journey through time will take you on a captivating tour of this legendary manufacturer's most striking, innovative, and aesthetically appealing aircraft.
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7000+ Images reached
In July, we added over 500 new images to our library. These images feature a diverse range of planes, including older models such as the Vickers Viscount from the 1950s and newer classics like the Airbus A300, which made its maiden flight on October 28, 1972.
Sud Aviation: Caravelle
1973 - OH-VKB Douglas DC-3 Kar-Air
Twenty-six images of the twentieth oldest DC-3 aircraft still in existence have been uploaded. Please take the time to read the accompanying story, which includes details of the aircraft's second maiden flight when it was converted for use in ore exploration in 1973. The story also shares my personal relationship with this wonderful aircraft spanning more than 50 years.
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