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Memories of Old HIALEAH, Florida - Historical Photo Galleries and Commentaries - click on image to view and read | MIAMI SPRINGS and VIRGINIA GARDENS Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view | Support Historic Hialeah Park - racing now through February 17, 2013 | OPA-LOCKA and adjacent areas Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view | 1883 to 1919 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view | 1920 to 1929 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view | 1930 to 1939 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view | 1940 to 1949 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view | 1950 to 1959 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view | 1960 to 1969 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view | 1970 to 1999 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view | 2000 and later Miami Area Photos Gallery - click on image to view | DOWNTOWN Miami, Bayfront Park and Port of Miami Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view | Miami and Florida AVIATION Historical Photos Gallery - Airports, Airlines, Aircraft - All Years - click on image to view | Miami Area and South Florida MISSILE BASES Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view | South Florida SHOPPING CENTERS, STORES, and MALLS Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view | Miami Area HOTELS and MOTELS Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view | Miami Area Tourist and Local ATTRACTIONS Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view | 6/15/11 - RIP Mr. Haast! Bill HAAST and the MIAMI SERPENTARIUM Photo Gallery - click on image to view | Miami Area RESTAURANTS, Drive-Ins, Bars, Lounges, Liquor Stores, Clubs, Strip Joints, etc. Gallery - All Years - click to view | Miami Area GROCERY STORES and Food Markets Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view | Miami Area THEATRES and DRIVE-IN THEATRES Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view | Miami Area SCHOOLS, Classes, Teams, Bands, and Clubs Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view | Miami Area INDIVIDUALS and GROUPS Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view | Miami Area TELEVISION and RADIO PERSONALITIES Historical Photo Gallery - click on image to view | Memories of MUSIC, Radio Stations, Musical Groups and Links to Oldies Videos Photo Gallery - click on image to view | Miami Area CARS, Car Clubs, Car Rental Agencies, Car Dealers, Drag Racing, Auto Shows, Speedways - click on image to view | Miami Area GAS STATIONS Historical Photos gallery - All Years - click on image to view | Old National and Miami Area ADVERTISEMENTS - All Years - click on image to view | Gallery: Do You Remember? - all years - click on image to view | It is spelled Opa-locka, not Opa-Locka, not Opa Locka and not Opa locka - click on image to view gallery | Dade and Broward High School Reunions - Post them here in the comments | 2010 - current race/ethnic percentages for Miami-Dade and Broward County High Schools | Eddie Rhodes Riverside Grille, Miami Springs (CLOSED in June 2012) - click on image to view more | Memory Test - where were these photos taken? | Comments from folks who grew up in the 1970's and 80's - click on image to view | VeteranAid.org - valuable information on the little known VA Aid and Attendance Program - click on image to view | Oldest Comments Gallery - August 2006 through July 31, 2008 - closed to new comments - click on image to view | Older Comments Gallery - August 1 thru December 31, 2008 - closed to new comments - click on image to view | Older Comments Gallery - January 1, 2009 thru January 17, 2010 - closed to new comments - click on image to view | OLD Comments Gallery - January 18 thru June 30, 2010 - closed to new comments - click on image to view | OLD Comments Gallery - July 1 through December 31, 2010 - closed to new comments - click on image to view | OLD Comments Gallery - January 1 through June 30, 2011 - closed to new comments - click on image to view | NEW COMMENTS starting July 1, 2011 | Rogues Gallery - photos of our comments gallery contributors - click on image to view | httpuploadpbasecomedit_gallerydonboydmemories_oldcomments4

Miami and Florida AVIATION Historical Photos Gallery - Airports, Airlines, Aircraft - All Years - click on image to view

Miami was probably the premier pioneer city, and Florida the premier pioneer state, in America when it came to commercial, civil and military aviation thanks to early aviation pioneers like Glenn Hammond Curtiss who built flying schools locally, developed Miami Springs and Opa-locka, and co-developed Hialeah. Curtiss built a large variety of aircraft over the years and all of the models can be viewed at http://www.aviastar.org/air/usa/a_curtiss.html . Arthur "Pappy" Chalk and his Chalks Airlines, Aeromarine Airways, Charles Lindbergh and Pan American World Airways were also instrumental in making Miami one of the few aviation pioneer cities in America.

A large percentage of our population owed their livelihoods to aviation, mostly in commercial aviation working for Eastern Air Lines, National Air Lines and Pan American World Airways. It seemed like there were airline employees on every block when we were growing up. I had two Eastern mechanics on my block, two Pan Am mechanics on the next block, plus pilots in the neighborhood. Miami Springs was full of pilots and other airline employees due to the close proximity to the airport.

These galleries are dedicated to everyone who worked in aviation in South Florida and to those who love aviation. There are thousands of other aviation photos on display on our aviation stock photo site at http://www.AviationStockPhotos.com and I have numerous stewardess photos in a gallery at http://www.pbase.com/donboyd/memories_doyouremember_stewardesses . A great slide show of airlines in the past is at http://www.funstufftosee.com/airlineempires.html For those of you who are new to computing and/or surfing the internet, this is just one page of many pages of photos on this site. The home page for our Old Hialeah/Old Miami galleries is at http://www.pbase.com/donboyd/memories and all the oldie galleries spin off from that page. You can also click on the yellow colored >>Memories of Old Hialeah, Old Miami and Old South Florida Photo Galleries << at top of any page to get back to the main oldies page to search other galleries.

Hopefully you will enjoy seeing the many old images on this page and in the many other historical photo galleries on this website. Perhaps the images and comments have brought back many fond memories of good times for you in the past and have helped you jog your memory of places and people you may have forgotten.

If you have enjoyed this site, as many people say they do, please consider making a financial contribution so I can continue building the site and spending my time working on photos for the enjoyment of many instead of spending my time making money from other endeavors like most other people do. Thank you for your consideration.

AVIATION IN MIAMI - The First 100 Years Exhibit - was at the HistoryMiami - click on image to view
AVIATION IN MIAMI - The First 100 Years Exhibit - was at the HistoryMiami - click on image to view
Brown's Airport / Aero Country Club Photo Gallery - click on image to enter
Brown's Airport / Aero Country Club Photo Gallery - click on image to enter
Glenn Curtiss Field, Miami Municipal Airport, Amelia Earhart Field, Master('s) Field Photo Gallery
Glenn Curtiss Field, Miami Municipal Airport, Amelia Earhart Field, Master('s) Field Photo Gallery
NARB Miami, Naval Air Station (NAS) Miami, MCAS Miami then Opa-locka Airport - Historical Photo Gallery
NARB Miami, Naval Air Station (NAS) Miami, MCAS Miami then Opa-locka Airport - Historical Photo Gallery
Pan American Field - MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MIA) - Wilcox Field Historical Photo Gallery - click on image to enter
Pan American Field - MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MIA) - Wilcox Field Historical Photo Gallery - click on image to enter
Other Historical South Florida Airports (Hialeah, Viking, Sunny South, Homestead, Homestead AFB, Tamiami, North Perry, etc.)
Other Historical South Florida Airports (Hialeah, Viking, Sunny South, Homestead, Homestead AFB, Tamiami, North Perry, etc.)
1959 List of Airports in Dade County - click on image to enter
1959 List of Airports in Dade County - click on image to enter
Steve McDonald's Memories of South Florida Aviation and Airports - click on image to enter
Steve McDonald's Memories of South Florida Aviation and Airports - click on image to enter
Historical Eastern Air Lines (later Airlines) Photo Gallery - click on image to enter
Historical Eastern Air Lines (later Airlines) Photo Gallery - click on image to enter
Historical National Air Lines and National Airlines Photo Gallery - click on image to enter
Historical National Air Lines and National Airlines Photo Gallery - click on image to enter
Historical Pan American Airways System and Pan American World Airways Photo Gallery - click on image to enter
Historical Pan American Airways System and Pan American World Airways Photo Gallery - click on image to enter
1914 - Tony Jannus piloting the first commercial winged airline flight for the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line
1914 - Tony Jannus piloting the first commercial winged airline flight for the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line
1914 - advertisement for St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line, the first commercial winged air service
1914 - advertisement for St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line, the first commercial winged air service
1917 - aircraft hangars at U. S. Naval Air Station Miami at Dinner Key, Miami
1917 - aircraft hangars at U. S. Naval Air Station Miami at Dinner Key, Miami
1918 - the type of U. S. Navy flying boats assigned to Naval Air Station Miami at Dinner Key
1918 - the type of U. S. Navy flying boats assigned to Naval Air Station Miami at Dinner Key
Late 1910's - U. S. Navy flying boats at Naval Air Station Dinner Key, Miami
Late 1910's - U. S. Navy flying boats at Naval Air Station Dinner Key, Miami
1918 - U. S. Marine Corps aircraft at Marines Flying Field in Miami
1918 - U. S. Marine Corps aircraft at Marines Flying Field in Miami
1918 - the Navy's first Aerial Photography class held at Naval Air Station Miami at Dinner Key
1918 - the Navy's first Aerial Photography class held at Naval Air Station Miami at Dinner Key
1919 - the Curtiss NC-4, first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic
1919 - the Curtiss NC-4, first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic
1921 or 1922 - Doris Page and Harold D. Kantner with Curtiss F Triplane at abandoned NAS Dinner Key, Miami
1921 or 1922 - Doris Page and Harold D. Kantner with Curtiss F Triplane at abandoned NAS Dinner Key, Miami
1922 - Aeromarine Airways model 75 flying boat Columbus
1922 - Aeromarine Airways model 75 flying boat "Columbus"
1922 - Aeromarine Airways Cuban airmail service
1922 - Aeromarine Airways Cuban airmail service
1928 - First flight from Havana to Miami first day cover to George T. Street
1928 - First flight from Havana to Miami first day cover to George T. Street
1929 - Dornier DO-X Flying Boat in Biscayne Bay, Miami
1929 - Dornier DO-X Flying Boat in Biscayne Bay, Miami
1929 - the U. S. Navy's 655 foot USS LOS ANGELES ZR-3 flying over Miami
1929 - the U. S. Navy's 655 foot USS LOS ANGELES ZR-3 flying over Miami
1930s - Chalk's Airlines Loening C-2C Air Yachts NC133-H and NC134-H along Biscayne Boulevard
1930s - Chalk's Airlines Loening C-2C Air Yachts NC133-H and NC134-H along Biscayne Boulevard
1932 - the Goodyear Blimp flying over County Causeway, Miami
1932 - the Goodyear Blimp flying over County Causeway, Miami
1933 - article about Charles Lindbergh and wife returning to the USA at Miami's Seaplane Base
1933 - article about Charles Lindbergh and wife returning to the USA at Miami's Seaplane Base
1933 - the U. S. Navy's 785-foot USS AKRON ZRS-4 flying over Miami
1933 - the U. S. Navy's 785-foot USS AKRON ZRS-4 flying over Miami
1934 - the Goodyear Blimp on Watson Island with the County Causeway and Port of Miami in the background
1934 - the Goodyear Blimp on Watson Island with the County Causeway and Port of Miami in the background
1935 - Muster of officers and men at Coast Guard Air Station Miami at Dinner Key, Miami
1935 - Muster of officers and men at Coast Guard Air Station Miami at Dinner Key, Miami
1935 - general muster at Coast Guard Air Station Dinner Key, Cocoanut Grove
1935 - general muster at Coast Guard Air Station Dinner Key, Cocoanut Grove
1935 - closeup of general muster at Coast Guard Air Station Dinner Key at Cocoanut Grove, Miami
1935 - closeup of general muster at Coast Guard Air Station Dinner Key at Cocoanut Grove, Miami
1930's - Air Guide for Miami, depicting airfields in Dade County at the time
1930's - Air Guide for Miami, depicting airfields in Dade County at the time
Late 1930's - early 1940's - U. S. Navy N3N trainer biplanes from NAS Miami over Government Cut, Miami
Late 1930's - early 1940's - U. S. Navy N3N trainer biplanes from NAS Miami over Government Cut, Miami
Late 1930's - early 1940's - U. S. Navy N3N trainer biplanes from NAS Miami passing by downtown Miami
Late 1930's - early 1940's - U. S. Navy N3N trainer biplanes from NAS Miami passing by downtown Miami
1941 - NAS Miami Northrop BT-1 torpedo bombers north of downtown Miami
1941 - NAS Miami Northrop BT-1 torpedo bombers north of downtown Miami
1941 - Navy dive bombers from NAS Miami at Opa-locka flying past downtown Miami
1941 - Navy dive bombers from NAS Miami at Opa-locka flying past downtown Miami
1942 - BGEN H. Wooten, USAAF, BGEN Junius W. Jones, USAAF, Mr. John Paul Riddle and MGEN Walter R. Weaver, USAAF (story below)
1942 - BGEN H. Wooten, USAAF, BGEN Junius W. Jones, USAAF, Mr. John Paul Riddle and MGEN Walter R. Weaver, USAAF (story below)
1940's - Embry-Riddle Technical School at the Coliseum in Coral Gables during World War II
1940's - Embry-Riddle Technical School at the Coliseum in Coral Gables during World War II
1940's - military aircraft maintenance during World War II inside the Coral Gables Coliseum
1940's - military aircraft maintenance during World War II inside the Coral Gables Coliseum
1940's & 50's - The Aviation Building, formerly the Fritz Hotel, home of National Airlines and Embry-Riddle School of Aviation
1940's & 50's - The Aviation Building, formerly the Fritz Hotel, home of National Airlines and Embry-Riddle School of Aviation
1940's - U. S. Navy enlisted air crew members posing with a Navy Martin PBM-5 Mariner bomber at NAS Key West Trumbo Point
1940's - U. S. Navy enlisted air crew members posing with a Navy Martin PBM-5 Mariner bomber at NAS Key West Trumbo Point
1945 - Army Air Corps pursuit planes over Miami
1945 - Army Air Corps pursuit planes over Miami
1947 - workers installing aerial signage on the side of the Goodyear Blimp Ranger NC-1A at Watson Island, Miami
1947 - workers installing aerial signage on the side of the Goodyear Blimp Ranger NC-1A at Watson Island, Miami
1940's - two Goodyear blimps and a U. S. Navy blimp over downtown Miami
1940's - two Goodyear blimps and a U. S. Navy blimp over downtown Miami
Late 1940's - United Air Lines Air Mail label
Late 1940's - United Air Lines Air Mail label
1951 - badge for Mike Ramis from Havana who participated in the Florida Air Pilots Association Miami Air Show
1951 - badge for Mike Ramis from Havana who participated in the Florida Air Pilots Association Miami Air Show
Early 1950's - the Goodyear Blimp L-Ship Enterprise N3A on the northeast side of Watson Island
Early 1950's - the Goodyear Blimp L-Ship Enterprise N3A on the northeast side of Watson Island
1952 - a postcard depicting a Delta Air Lines DC-6 flying off of Miami Beach enroute to Atlanta, Cincinnati and Chicago
1952 - a postcard depicting a Delta Air Lines DC-6 flying off of Miami Beach enroute to Atlanta, Cincinnati and Chicago
Mid 1950's - Tan Airlines C-46 XH-TND offshore of Miami Beach before the Julia Tuttle Causeway was built to Miami Beach
Mid 1950's - Tan Airlines C-46 XH-TND offshore of Miami Beach before the Julia Tuttle Causeway was built to Miami Beach
1955 - Ted Crownover's dad's Stinson in the front yard
1955 - Ted Crownover's dad's Stinson in the front yard
1958 - Ted Crownover with his dad's completed Stinson
1958 - Ted Crownover with his dad's completed Stinson
Late 1950s / Early 1960s - USAF F-104 Starfighters over Miami Beach
Late 1950s / Early 1960s - USAF F-104 Starfighters over Miami Beach
1960 - senior Eastern Air Lines captains Merle Moltrup and Jack Little decry the FAA's age 60 rule
1960 - senior Eastern Air Lines captains Merle Moltrup and Jack Little decry the FAA's age 60 rule
1960 - the Goodyear Blimp L-Ship Ranger N1A on Watson Island, Miami
1960 - the Goodyear Blimp L-Ship Ranger N1A on Watson Island, Miami
1960 - the Goodyear Blimp L-Ship Ranger N1A on Watson Island, Miami
1960 - the Goodyear Blimp L-Ship Ranger N1A on Watson Island, Miami
1962 - the Goodyear Blimp GZ-19 Mayflower N4A lifting off from Watson Island, Miami
1962 - the Goodyear Blimp GZ-19 Mayflower N4A lifting off from Watson Island, Miami
1963 - USCG HU-16 Albatross #CG-1315 taxiing up the ramp at Coast Guard Air Station Miami, Dinner Key
1963 - USCG HU-16 Albatross #CG-1315 taxiing up the ramp at Coast Guard Air Station Miami, Dinner Key
1964 - USCG HH-52A Guardian #CG-1384 on the ramp at Air Station Miami at Dinner Key
1964 - USCG HH-52A Guardian #CG-1384 on the ramp at Air Station Miami at Dinner Key
1960's - the Goodyear Blimp GZ-19 Mayflower N1A over Biscayne Bay
1960's - the Goodyear Blimp GZ-19 Mayflower N1A over Biscayne Bay
1960's - the Goodyear Blimp GZ-19 Mayflower N1A on Watson Island
1960's - the Goodyear Blimp GZ-19 Mayflower N1A on Watson Island
1965 - Coast Guard HH-52A #1383 rescuing a surfer at South Beach after Hurricane Betsy
1965 - Coast Guard HH-52A #1383 rescuing a surfer at South Beach after Hurricane Betsy
1966 - TWA Skyliner article about the 1966 Interline Spring Festival on Miami Beach
1966 - TWA Skyliner article about the 1966 Interline Spring Festival on Miami Beach
1967 - NASA/Air Force XB-70A Valkyrie #1 landing - not Miami-related
1967 - NASA/Air Force XB-70A Valkyrie #1 landing - not Miami-related
1970's - Lockheed Constellation L-1049G mounted on top of the Oasis American gas station and gift shop on Tamiami Trail
1970's - Lockheed Constellation L-1049G mounted on top of the Oasis American gas station and gift shop on Tamiami Trail
1972 - Delta stewardesses Susan Lowden (now Jacobs) from Miami and Hialeah, Debbie Booth and Cindy Rutherford at ATL airport
1972 - Delta stewardesses Susan Lowden (now Jacobs) from Miami and Hialeah, Debbie Booth and Cindy Rutherford at ATL airport
1972 - 3 Delta stewardesses with Susan Lowden (now Jacobs) from Miami and Hialeah on the right side at ATL
1972 - 3 Delta stewardesses with Susan Lowden (now Jacobs) from Miami and Hialeah on the right side at ATL
1972 - the fine employees of Goodyear Airship Operations and the GZ-19 Mayflower N1A
1972 - the fine employees of Goodyear Airship Operations and the GZ-19 Mayflower N1A
1970's - the Goodyear Blimp flying past downtown Miami
1970's - the Goodyear Blimp flying past downtown Miami
1978 - the Goodyear Blimp GZ-19A N38A Mayflower on Watson Island
1978 - the Goodyear Blimp GZ-19A N38A "Mayflower" on Watson Island
2011 - Former Dade County Aviation Director Richard H. Judy passes away - Photo Gallery - click on image to enter
2011 - Former Dade County Aviation Director Richard H. Judy passes away - Photo Gallery - click on image to enter
Information about the 2013 MIA Airfield Tour
Information about the 2013 MIA Airfield Tour
2013 - historic St. Petersburg's Albert Whitted Airport
2013 - historic St. Petersburg's Albert Whitted Airport
Information about the 2014 20th Annual Miami International Airport Airfield Tour
Information about the 2014 20th Annual Miami International Airport Airfield Tour