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Friday, January 30, 2015

2015 Super Bowl Flyover

Sources tell us that F-16's will do the flyover at the Super Bowl. They used F-35's at the Pro Bowl, but nobody saw them because network TV went to commercial.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Southwest Airlines Misleading Ad

Don't believe the new Southwest ad that suggests you'll see a Kratka mosaic at LAX. Southwest operates out of Terminal 1, and T1 doesn't have them. Related article here.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

2015 College Football Playoff Prediction

If the Oregon guys can keep their eyes on the prize, they will hoist the trophy. If not, they will lose 42-20.


South Pacific Airlines - SPANZ

South Pacific Airlines flew DC-3's between Honolulu and Tahiti.

Honolulu Advertiser, August 22, 1961.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Pan Con Airlines (PCA) Boeing 767

Operating as PanCon 257 Heavy JFK-LHR, flight turned back when some passengers and flight crew mysteriously vanished.


Aircraft made hard landing when the pilot mysteriously vanished.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014


Eventual crash was due to something other than that sloppy rivet job.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Vintage LAX

Esther Hall and her granddaughter Erika watching a Pan Am 747. Photo by LA Times, September 27, 1973.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Airplane Tray Table

Photo above shows a tray. On airplanes, it's commonly mis-referred to as a "tray table."

A tray is a shallow platform designed for carrying things.

A table is a form of furniture. Alternately, a table is an organized set of data elements using a model of vertical columns and horizontal rows.

So it makes no sense when the flight attendant tells everyone to put their "tray table in the full upright and locked position."

To move it to "upright" would mean that it was "sideways" when it was "horizontal."

And it never gets "locked," it gets "latched."

Don't get me started ...