Can anyone identify the airport location in this photo?
It would have been taken in late 1962 or early 1963 just before this DC-8 N9609Z took on its Canadian registration CF-TJL in April 1963.
There is some speculation that it is Long Beach airport or Miami airport. I think it is neither, due to the lack of palm trees, and because of what appears to be snow visible in the photo.
The sign in the background says “Home of Coppertone” which leads me to believe it might be Newark, New Jersey since Wippany, New Jersey is the head office for Coppertone.
I believe this is the first DC-8F "Jet Trader" convertible freighter. There is a sign on a tripod near the front entrance which may mean it is part of some public display.
Alex McPhee photo collection