Display Status This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Nicholas Zelinka began flying for Eastern Air Lines as a co-pilot in 1942. From 1943 to 1945, Zelinka flew with Eastern's Military Transport Division and he was made a captain in 1946. Zelinka flew with Eastern Air Lines until his retirement in 1976. During his career with Eastern, Zelinka flew various aircraft including the Douglas DC-3; Douglas C-47 Skytrain; Curtiss C-46 Commando; Martin (Glenn L.) Model 404 (4-O-4); Douglas DC-6; Douglas DC-7; and the Boeing Model 727.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.1070

Processing Information

Arranged and described (2010) and encoded (2020) by Jessamyn Lloyd.

Date

1953

Provenance

Captain Nicholas Zelinka, Gift, 1972, NASM.XXXX.1070

Extent

0.02 Cubic feet (1 map folder)

Summary

This collection is in English.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Photographs

Arrangement note

Collection is in original order.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a 13.5 by 16.5 inch black and white photograph of Nicholas Zelinka, wearing an Eastern Air Lines pilot's uniform, posed standing in front of a Martin (Glenn L.) Model 404 (4-O-4). The photograph was taken in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1953.

Genre/Form

Photographs

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.

Names

Eastern Airlines, Inc.

Topics Aeronautics
Airlines

Citation

Photograph of Nicholas Zelinka (Eastern Air Lines Pilot), NASM.XXXX.1070, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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