I miss seeing these planes from ATA Airlines in the skys of Chicago especially the Boeing 757-200 and 757-300
I flew an ATA 707 out of ORD to Orlando in about 1983. What a cool airplane. It was my last flight in a 707. Quite a bumpy ride though, the air sickness bags were being used liberallyA!
Not sure what ATA you are thinking of but ATA/American Trans Air never few 707. L1011, DC-10, 757, 737 and their charter outfit flew 727s around 1983. My parents were members. I flew an Ambassidair trip to Banff/Calgary around that time on on of the three holers.
Ambassadair Air flew 720’s and American Trans Air 707’s:
Reg Model MSN/LN Previous Reg Used from to Remarks Ambassadair N8711E 025 18240/246 D-ACIR 06/74 05/81 MISS INDY N8790R 048 18043/188 OO-TEB 11/78 05/82 SPIRIT OF INDIANA ATA N7515A 123B 17642/41 03/80 12/84 SCR KINGMAN, AZ N7554A 123B 19185/490 03/81 12/84 WFU DMAFB, AZ N7570A 123B 19186/491 05/81 12/84 WFU DMAFB, AZ N7573A 123B 19323/526 04/82 12/84 WFU DMAFB, AZ N7589A 123B 19339/604 12/81 08/85 WFU DMAFB, AZ N7597A 323C 19517/614 09/82 12/84 N7599A 323C 19519/619 03/83 12/84 N8416 323C 20088/727 02/83 12/84
WFU DMAFB: Withdrawn from use at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, for the C-135 reengining program.
SCR: Scrapped at Kingman, AZ
If you wish the history of these aircraft I can provide it later today.
I’m oh for two. Looked at airfleets and rattled my memories of living in or having Mom and Dad in Indy from 1978 until 2006. Never, ever, ever recall seeing a 720 or 707 that belonged to ATA or Ambassadair. Just found out its the sole surviving piece of the Mickleson (?) empire at this point, too.
You have any pictures of the two Ambassadair birds? Any of the 727s too??
Ambassadair still exists - see ambassadair.com/index.cfm
They are no longer a membership organization, though.
Correct. I mentioned that above. It’s the only think left George Mikelsons legacy. They don’t own any aircraft. It’s just a “tour” company pretty much.
Now it’s my turn to not notice something!
Any idea where this was taken?
Gatwick to be precise.
That’s what I thought based on the British Calednonia BAC 1.11 in the left of the picture. They flew to Gatwick and not Heathrow.
yes he is way off topic