Here is an outstanding flight simulator site that features aircraft, airports, schedules, charts, traffic files and all manner of other fascinating items that relate to airliners of days long gone.  Even if you don't use the simulator, it's fun to look at all the retro airports that have been recreated.  Look under SCENERY  on the right side of the home page.  Contains excellent "how-to" information as well for those wanting to attempt their own projects or learn how to fly the propliners.  Thanks to Tom Gibson and all the others who work with him for all the information and downloads they offer.  Superb site!

This is an archive of the old Old and Abandoned Airports site, which is now defunct.  There's no guarantee on how long this will be around, so have a look and save anything you might want to see again later.  Full of great material that, in my knowledge, is not available anywhere else.

This is primarily a timetable site, but also offers a very nice selection of airline stickers (they call them "baggage stickers" and a selection of links to other resources.  Well worth a visit!

Another flight simulator site, this one focuses on early jets and more repaints than you can imagine.  Also includes cockpits (panels, in FS parlance), sounds, and other effects.  Even if you don't "fly" you might find it fun to visit, click DOWNLOADS, and explore the screenshots of the aircraft they offer.  Most of the small index images can be enlarged by clicking on them.   Don't let the name fool you -- this site is not just about jets.  As an example, a search for photos of DC6s shot during the decade of the sixties brings up 26 matches -- and most of them are of very good quality.  You'll find the work of Jon Proctor, Bob Polaneczky and others here.

Here's a really good one:   You'll find complete fleet listings for major and regional US carriers from the DC-3 days on up.  Many thanks to Moe Bertrand for a one-of-a-kind resource.

The Historical Flight Foundation's name gives little clue to what they're about and what they do.  This is the group that undertook -- and largely completed -- a full restoration of an Eastern DC-7B, N836D.  One of its premier outings was to Oshkosh for the 2010 show. Their level of dedication is clearly visible in the work they've completed.  See for yourself at    

Many airlines of the past have not been remembered as well as Braniff on the web.  Fortunately, you can go to  to see an extensive collection of all things Braniff and its history.  When you're finished with that, you can go to to see even more.  Thumbs up to both! is a little-known site that is a wonderful collection of vintage aircraft photos, principally piston-powered transports.  The photos are displayed in a kind of medium-size format, but note that there's a magnifying glass at the top that you can click for a full screen view.  Better sit down first though.  New site with new material added as of June, 2012.  By Paul Zogg.  Your name wasn't known to me previously, Paul, but I congratulate you for this project.

Probably familiar to most of us but still worthy of mention just in case is  The site is a massive collection of airliner photos of all descriptions.  It doesn't cater in particular to those with historical interest, but having so many photos they can't avoid having some that appeal to those who fancy antique subjects. Don't overlook the "large" view option for the photos.

The Flagship Detroit Foundation is an organization dedicated to the preservation of the DC-3.  They have done a wonderful restoration of a DC-3 and fly it regularly.  It has been featured in various magazines.  To learn more about the group and their signature DC-3, look at

Mike Machat is beyond question a highly accomplished aviation artist, writer, speaker and historian.  For a closer look at the broad spectrum of Mike's work, including some gorgeous samples of his art, visit his website at

Here's a site that appears to be by and for the flight attendants of National Airlines, but it's very rich in all NA history.  Some images could be a bit bigger though.  

Another airline historical site -- Piedmont this time. This one is especially well done and covers Piedmont's history from its founding in 1948 up to the US Air takeover in 1989.  Piedmont fans -- and I'm one myself -- will love it!   Jon Proctor, good friend and advisor to this site, has been working on a site that chronicles his life-long involvement in aviation and gives his visitors a unique insider's view of the airline life.  There are detailed accounts of various facets of his personal and professional life, all presented with a flair that is Jon's alone, meaning there are generous servings of humor, warmth and adventure included -- not to mention a lot of great photography mixed in.   Like this site, Jon's is a long-term work in progress.


One item of Braniff lore concerned the new hire copilot inbound to Dallas in a Lockheed l0A
Electra, the 10-passenger twin which was the B-Line's mainstay in the mid-1930s. The first Blue
Norther of winter had just galloped in from Oklahoma. For non -Texans, a Blue Norther is a fast- moving cold front that can drop the mercury 30 degrees in 30 minutes, make the flag stand out so
straight you can count the stars and dump a Niagara of freezing rain, all at the same time. The little
Electra immediately iced over and only by increasing power was the captain able to maintain a slow
descent. His fledgling copilot, unprepared for such heavy stuff, watched in disbelief and horror. The
plane sank onto Love Field with engines howling at maximum power. Without a word or his flight
bag the shaken lad got off and was never seen again.    -  Len Morgan