Our Mission : Aviation pictures the world needs to see. And some other stuff too.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Costco Whale Meat

We were surprised to see they are now selling whale meat at Costco. We tried a free sample. It sorta tastes like tuna, just a little more "blubbery."

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Boeing C-17 Long Beach

We are onboard a Citation X deadlegging to Shanghai. Just checked our Yahoo inbox and found these picitures from our Long Beach Bureau Chief. Very nice! Oh, and a sunrise shot we just took over the Bay of Bengal ..

Friday, March 22, 2013

Kansas State Wildcats Crash and Burn

We had the Wildcats in a contest. Today they were ELIMINATED IN THE FIRST ROUND, so we don't care about college basketball anymore.

The good news is, we came across this nice Grumman F-4F Wildcat photo. Special thanks to Glenn at Warbirdz !

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Wolfman Jack Autograph 1971 LAX

We saw Wolfman Jack at LAX in 1971.

He announced on the radio that he would be there to "Meet the Tempations," when they arrived at LAX.

But The Tempations walked right past him as if he never existed. I think he was mad.

United had a relatively simple route map in those days.

Congratulations to our contest winner, AA278 !

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

UFO Departing LAX - N218UA United 777-200 "Star Alliance"

Obvoiusly a spacecraft. Photo by our Long Beach Bureau Chief. Don't trust anyone, as they could be Alien Insurgents. Airplane Life is believed to be the last website on the internet that is staffed entirely by Humans.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Airport Police

These photos DO NOT show a vehicle used by the security guards who hassle aviation photographers at an airport near here. In fact, these pictures were taken a long time ago someplace far away. By someone else.

We personally have a great working relationship with our guys, and think they deserve a big pay raise!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works Hot Dog

From the kitchens at Plant 42 in Palmdale comes this "X-Dog."

Toasted cracked wheat bun with mayo. Pickles. Two separate grilled dogs sliced in half lengthwise - one half is a Whole Foods organic, the other half is a Whole Foods Bratwurst. RoTel Queso sauce. Dijon mustard.

Topped with homemade "KFC clone" buttermilk style cole slaw kicked up with green onions, smoked paprika, and bacon.

And some more bacon.

But we know what you're thinking. It should have an onion ring on top. That's the military version.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Cessna 414 Air Ambulance Crashes into BMW Dealership Kahului, Maui

Today is the 7th anniversary of a fatal crash involving a Cessna 414A that was on final approach to PHOG.

Pilot reported loss of one engine, and the aircraft stalled and crashed 0.6 miles from the runway.

The three crewmembers on the medical transport perished in the accident.


You can read the NTSB report HERE

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

World's First Fully Telepathic Blog Post N840AL

Our posts will soon appear directly in your subconsience. No need for a computer or smart phone!

In laymans terms what we are doing is called "quantum synthetic extraoperative telepathic subspace electrocorticography with decohereant somatosensory hadronic resectioning integration." But it's a little more technical than that.

I wonder if we need some kind of FCC transmitter license for this thing.

Let us know if you saw this plane in your head before reading this post.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Yosemite El Capitan & Half Dome

We got these pictures from Captain Jivehead. He was on a layover at KSMF and went over to Yose.

We have many fond memories of visits to Yosemite. Camp 14 ... the firefall ...

Getting back to the pictures .... a guy named John Bachar once climed both of these faces free-style on the same day in 14 hours. And we knew John.