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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Boarding Air France F-HPJC LAX-CDG A380

We've sent one of our reporters to Paris on an Air France A380 just so we could bring you today's blog post.

This is F-HPJC operating today as Air France 65 Super .

Gate 134 with bridges to both levels.

Boarding area inside the Bradley Terminal.

Business Class on the upper deck. 

The A380 has a camera on the tail fin that can be accessed by passengers. This is a picture of our reporter's touch screen showing the plane and the new terminal.    

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

Model Rocketry Tip : If you use the largest possible engine, there is a good chance you'll never see that launch vehicle ever again.

This one might still be in orbit.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

1988 Ferrari 328 GTS

At the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. In the early days of Airplane Life, we couldn't afford to hire our own models, so we borrowed them from other photographers.

The "328" designation refers to the car's 3.2 L engine with 8 cylinders, while the "GTS" stands for Gran Tourismo Spyder with it's targa top. Shown in a rare color - that's # 306/C - Prugna Metallic Bordeau.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Golden West Airlines Dash-7 LAX 1982

Golden West was once the largest commuter airline in California.

Pan Am is represented by a 747, DC-10, and TriStar. Also an Eastern 727, and a Pacific Express One-Eleven.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Kiki Dee - 1974

Kiki had a decent set of pipes. And an incredible ability to remember complex lyrics.

Here's Kiki as a cockpit guest in a British Airways Concorde.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Lockheed Stratoliner Concept

The Lockheed Stratoliner is designed to be the next step in passenger flight, flying higher and further than its predecessors.

We thank Designer William Brown and Tuvie.com for allowing Airplane Life the use of these these images and their description. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Alaska Airlines "Spirit of the Islands" N560AS

This 737-890 (c/n 35179, l/n 2072) made it's debut in Honolulu recently. Photo by Aaska Airlines.