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Saturday, December 31, 2011


On behalf of our staff in every state, and our dozens of contributors around the world, let me take this opportunity to wish every one of our thousands of viewers the BEST, HAPPIEST, and LUCKIEST NEW YEAR in 20212 !!!!

Please don't drink and drive. And you should eat something. We suggest something like this Sun-Dried-Tomato-Pesto Torta. 

Friday, December 30, 2011

Crop Duster Helicopter N7086 HILLER UH-12E

NTSB accident report # LAX89DUJ09. 

It read, ".. an engine failure due to water contamination in the fuel supply which preceded an autorotation and collision with the ground during night time conditions."

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Kahului Airport Maui Aerial Flyover View

On December 24th 2008, we went up in N6009V (callsign : Zero-Nine-Victor) so we could take pictures of the private jets at OGG.

Yet another special thanks to the tower for accomodating us that day, amid the numerous landing heavies, helicopters, and what-not...

These are just a sample. We took several hundred pictures ... some of which will meet their demise and ultimately be lost forever in future Airplane Life blog posts.

Oh, and if any of these aircraft happen to belong to you, please let us know. Please be specific. Don't just say, "The white one."

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Waffle House Goodyear, Arizona

The Westernmost Waffle House in the US. Goodyear, AZ.

Scattered, smothered, and covered hash browns ...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Hawaiian Airlines Flight Photos

Island hopping yesterday...

Departing OGG :


Inflight entertainment :

Departing ITO - Mauna Kea telescopes :

Departing HNL :

Saturday, December 17, 2011

EC-135 Davis Monthan AFB

Notice how this guy uses the term, "World War 3," loosely; like it's no big deal ...

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Mc Donnell Douglas MD-12

Yet another Airplane Life exclusive. Amaze your friends. This was an official Mc Donnell Douglas publication from April, 1992. 'Kinda makes you wonder why Airbus ended up making the A380 so incredibly ugly, after MDC had already designed a similarly configured aircraft that looked totally way-cool. Put another way, why would anyone want to ride on a flimsy and dangerous Airbus, when they could take the same flight on a sturdy and bitchen MD-12?

Douglas A-26 Invader

Some nearly-concours grade examples.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Morimoto's Waikiki Pork Chop

This is what a $44 Pork Chop looks like. We still like Shake 'N Bake too.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Name that LAX spotting location - #3

There are two different locations this time, plus an unrelated picture that Airplane Life's herpatologist suggested. Also embedded in this series is a clue for those of you who are still searching for the answer to a previous game ... Have fun, and thanks for playing !

From the parking lots :

From the hotel :

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Name That Airport Contest

We haven't played this game for a while. Give it a try! Airplane Life always welcomes new participants!

Friday, December 2, 2011

World's Largest Marching Band 04/16/1985

Dodger Stadium, April 16, 1985. Danny Kaye Conductor. 4,524 students. Dodgers vs. Astros. Astros won. Look up the box score, it's cool.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Boeing 737 Thrust Reverse

We have more like this somewhere. So keep checking Airplane Life if you like these.