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Gary Teeter Braniff Airways Collection

Identifier: 2018-11-30
The Gary Teeter Braniff Airways Collection is a small collection that primarily contains textual materials collected and used by Second Officer (Flight Engineer) Gary Teeter during his 1979-1980 employment with Braniff Airways. The bulk of the collection is employee records, including crew logs, an employee handbook, crew time and pay sheets and insurance booklets. There are also instrumentation training diagrams that depict "overhead panel," "pilots' instrument panel - left, right, center," "control stand," and "third crewman's instrument panel - upper, lower." Additional materials pertain to Teeter's membership with the Air Line Pilots Association labor union and include correspondence, a 1976 labor agreement, memos and minutes. There are also five Jepco navigation charts, clippings about Braniff as well as general aviation topics, and a presentation about deregulation given by Braniff Airways Chief Executive Officer Harding L. Lawrence. A highlight of the collection are three Braniff Airways posters, circa 1973-1975, showing liveries designed by Alexander Calder (1898-1976), an American sculptor. One poster has the caption of "Flying Colors of the United States - Braniff International" below a Boeing 727 (N4088N) and features a rippled image of red, white, and blue colors on the aircraft. The other two posters include the caption "South America with Flying Colors - Braniff International" below a Douglas DC-8-62 (N1805) and feature a rippled image of yellow, red, blue, and white.


  • 1976-1984


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research and is accessible in the Dahlberg Research Center by appointment. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


.55 Cubic Feet (1 full-width legal size document box, 1 16x20" folder)

Biographical Note: Gary Teeter

Gary Teeter was a 2nd officer (flight engineer) at Braniff Airways from 1979-1980.

Gary Teeter was in the United States Air Force (dates unknown), then worked for Braniff Airways from 1979-1980. During his time at Braniff, he was based at Dallas-Forth Worth International Airport and flew on Boeing 727 routes all over the United States as well as some to South America. After he left Braniff Airways in 1980, he joined Vought for a brief time as an engineer, then returned to the Air Force. He retired in 1990. No further information is known.


Biography derived from donor information and collection materials.


No further accruals are expected.

Separated Materials

The following items were separated from the archival component and are kept in the Library:

  • Boeing 727 Flight Performance Manual
  • Boeing 727 Quick Reference Manual for Braniff Airways
  • Braniff International Technical Training Manual
  • Air Transport Review, Number 2, 1980
  • Flying Colors, Braniff International Travel Magazine, Volume 9, Number 8, undated (circa 1980)

There are numerous items in Objects storage, including patches, pins, medals, tietacks, cufflinks and uniform pieces, , primarily related to Teeter's military service. For more details, contact us.


Gary Teeter Braniff Airways Collection
Completed - Level 2
Jenn Parent
2023 May
Description rules
Edition statement
1st Edition

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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