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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Hawaiian Airlines DC-10 overshoot

We thought a motorboat audio soundtrack would be an appropriate way to wrap up our posts for the year 2012.

Here's an excerpt from the official investigatory transcipts of the cockpit tape:

Pilot 1 : "Let's evacuate this thing"

Pilot 2 : "Oh (...)"

        

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

F-100 Super Sabre

It just wouldn't feel like the holidays without something from the Century Series.

Likely these would soon be redesignated QF-100's ... they were being converted to target drones at GYR.

And probable that both are at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico now, having fallen victim to some Tomcats.



  

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas From Airplane Life !!

On Christmas 2012, we wish a Merry Christmas to our readers around the world. 



Friday, December 21, 2012

Korean A-380 HL7614 Takeoff LAX

Man, we feel kinda stupid today for believing that apocolypse crap yesterday.

Oh well, I guess it's not the end of the world ...

Now where were we. Another LBBC shot from LAX.

They say those big Airbusses are, "runway hogs." This shot was taken down along the beach, and she's still cycling gear.



  

Apocalypse 12/21/12

***Airplane Life Classics***

The sun is now setting on Planet Earth's short era of Human civilization.

Soon we will all be vaporized into the same cosmic dust from whence we came.


I sit before this old computer one last time, and wonder how my grandfather must have felt when he made the very first Airplane Life post on the internet back in 1964. 

Regrets? Sure.

I regret not drinking those last few bottles of Scotch. We just dumped them down the toilet rather than allow them to be enjoyed by the Martians, Giant Nuclear Cockroaches, or whomever it is that inherits this place.


And so it goes ... See you in oblivia ~

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

China Eastern A340-600 B-6053 LAX Skyteam

We'll be posting some new LAX images by our Long Beach Bureau Chief  in the coming days.

He's now using a Nikon D7000 ...


Monday, December 17, 2012

C-5 Galaxy Steerable Mains

The rear mains of the Galaxy are steerable. Makes parallel parking easier.

You can see them skewed in these dynamic photos.

 



Sunday, December 9, 2012

Tillamook Air Museum, Oregon

Pictures from the Tillamook Air Museum.

There must be more somewhere, but we're not quite sure where they are ...

We'll find them someday ...








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The Tillamook Air Museum is not far from the Tillamook Cheese Factory Tour.

We reccomend that as a good tour to go on.

Unfortunately, we can't find any of the pictures that we took at the cheese factory ...

We'll find them someday ...

Hey, that's a nice '93 Thunderbird. We used to have one. 'Never shoulda sold it ... 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Smoking Section on the Plane

From the Golden Age of Aviation ...

Or maybe this was the Marlboro Red era.

Hard to tell  ...

'Kinda doesn't look like a Stratocruiser ...