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JAN-1971 Jon Proctor

1971 - Eastern Airlines Aero Commander 500B N6291X and Lockheed JetStar 6 N12241 "WhisperStar" at Miami

Miami International Airport


Thank you to Jon Proctor for contributing this great old image. Eastern owned this Aero Commander at least four years, and used it for training, executive personnel transport, and transporting parts and mechanics to other cities if needed. It is seen next to a company Lockheed JetStar 6, N12241, complete with "WhisperStar" titling on the engine nacelles.


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Mark Lincoln 28-Apr-2015 03:23
I remember the Eastern Aero Commander screwing up the pattern at Homested General by barging into normal operations by shooting long final approaches What the hell they were doing at an uncontrolled airport was never explained to those of us who would never think of intruding into the sacred airspace of MIA.
Hotelgulf718 07-Jun-2011 03:08
PS: Thank You John!
HotelGulf718 07-Jun-2011 03:06
The Whisperstar was the subject of a highly detailed sketch based on the EAL machine that attended the Paris Airshow in the (seventies?). The Jetstar looks resplendent in Easterns Wings of Man logo and hockeystick stripes. The Aero Commander is my next subject to follow! Great photo!
Thanks for posting-

Herb Greenwood