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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 ...

Sunday, October 26, 2014


A state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Happy 10-11

Special Thanks to Jon Proctor for the use of his photo! He has some incredible classic LAX pictures on his website HERE .


1971 Gulfstream II, c/n 108.

Don't look for this one on lesser websites like Jet Photos or Airliners, they don't have it.