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

Saturday, November 29, 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.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Homemade Bomb Shelter

CAUTION : This design may not provide adequate protection against warheads in excess of 50 megatons, so you should consider adding a ¼" plywood cover.

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 ...

Friday, November 7, 2014

Quadrofoil Q2 Hydrofoil


Chicago Midway Airport Name

In 1949, the name of Chicago Municipal Airport was changed to Midway Airport after the Battle of Midway.

Thursday, November 6, 2014