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Moving Past the Loss of MH370

2 days agoVehicles / Aircraft : JetWhine

Malaysian Boeing 777 – @jetwhine There’s no small amount of irony in today’s announcement that the search for MH370 has officially been called off nearly three years after that Boeing 777 disappeared on a flight from Kuala Lampur toShow More Summary

CSA's Airbus 380 Offers Private Suites & Designer Amenities

Recognized as the world’s most populous country, it is little wonder that the Chinese carrier, China Southern Airlines (CSA), operates the world’s largest jumbo jet—the Airbus 380.

Deciding Aviation Into an Uncertain Future

2 weeks agoVehicles / Aircraft : JetWhine

Happy New Year! As it has been for millennia, the year ahead is a blank diary in which we will write history with our daily decisions. What direction this uncertain future will take depends on how we make those decisions, especially those with zero-sum consequences, where one side gains at the expense of another. Show More Summary

Airport Archeology & Airport Infrastructure

last monthVehicles / Aircraft : JetWhine

On the cool, gray morning I parked before the terminal at the Alliance Municipal Airport (AIA) in northwestern Nebraska, I didn’t expect my airport archeology effort to be a lesson about the airport infrastructure that serves the nation...Show More Summary

Would You Like To Fly?

last monthVehicles / Aircraft : JetWhine

Dear Readers: One of the high points in my life this year at Oshkosh, was meeting Jen Adams, an aviation enthusiast I’ve come to know rather well. She’s not a pilot, but rather a person who found gainful employment at an airport and realized she was and continues to be fascinated by what she found there. Show More Summary

Flying Models & Aviation’s Next Generation

last monthVehicles / Aircraft : JetWhine

If puzzled by present options for your descendants ’ Christmas morning surprises, might I suggest a flying model. Regardless of their age, it may instill a lasting interest in aviation and teach them how to figure things out as theyShow More Summary

Testing 1 2 3

Hello, this thing on...anybody here?All joking aside, this is the longest I've gone without posting in the 11 years I've had this blog, and if you read the other blog you know why. We've been so busy working on our new boat and preparing to go cruising that we've scarcely had time to update that one. Show More Summary

Seeing the Future of Aviation in the Past

2 months agoVehicles / Aircraft : JetWhine

With its back to the coastal mountains of Oregon, the world’s largest free span wooden hangar sleeps like a giant on green grass under a rusty blanket of tin. Known as NAS Tillamook Hangar B, it is the sole survivor of the 17 wooden hangars the U.S. Show More Summary

Branson's New Project Will Get You From NYC to London in 3.5 Hours

Sir Richard Branson seems to always have something up his sleeve. A couple of weeks ago we told you about his new cruise line called Virgin Voyages, and this week the innovator debuted the brand’s first 40-seat supersonic jet. The billionaire unv... via

The Secret World of Invitation-Only Airline Loyalty Programs

If you’re a frequent traveler, loyalty programs are nothing new or exciting to you. Plus, most of you have earned enough points with your preferred airlines to be able to access their VIP lounges. But in some airports, only the most elite guests... via

Casper: Airport Appreciation Past & Present

2 months agoVehicles / Aircraft : JetWhine

Working my way home on US 20, about 10 miles outside of Casper, Wyoming, I approached the entrance to the Natrona County International Airport. For a moment I debated making the left turn because nearly all of the airports I’d visited in the preceding several weeks were deserted, with few signs of aeronautical life. Show More Summary

Curiosity Quest: The FAA Cargo Focus Team

3 months agoVehicles / Aircraft : JetWhine

To keep up with the FAA, I subscribe to the news feeds for most of its branches. The other day, the Flight Standards Service (AFS) sent me notice of a draft policy document, and its subject, updated air cargo definitions and abbreviations caught my attention. Show More Summary

Overwhelmed at Planes of Fame Air Museum

3 months agoVehicles / Aircraft : JetWhine

There is no other way to put it. The Planes of Fame Air Museum overwhelmed me. Drowning in the aviation history it showcases, and the aviation provenance of the airport in Chino, California, where it presents it, I don’t know where to start this piece. So let me start with the smell. Show More Summary

Don’t Let Santa Monica Airport Become Another Meigs Field

3 months agoVehicles / Aircraft : JetWhine

Don’t Let Santa Monica Airport Become Another Meigs Field In the pre-dawn darkness of March 31, 2003, former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley’s wrecking crews laid siege to Meigs Field, a single 3900-foot runway airport on the western shore of Lake Michigan near the city’s downtown. Show More Summary

EAA Chapter 1158 Goes Old School With Dead Reckoning Navigation Challenge

4 months agoVehicles / Aircraft : JetWhine

The meeting room at the EAA Chapter 1158 hangar on the West Bend (Wisconsin) Municipal Airport (ETB) bubbled with eager anticipation, and a little bit of anxiety, before the briefing for its rain-postponed Navigation Challenge (see Fly-In...Show More Summary

Eastwood Got It Right With Sully

4 months agoVehicles / Aircraft : JetWhine

Eastwood Got It Right With Sully Most pilots tend to take airplane movies with a grain of salt because they’re usually riddled with mistakes or enough exaggerations to quickly make us nuts. Remember big snoozers like Tuskeegee Airmen,...Show More Summary

Aircraft Storage: Kingman Airport’s Legacy

4 months agoVehicles / Aircraft : JetWhine

Following the airport signs posted along the historic path of Route 66 added some welcome surprises on the journey from Chicago to Santa Monica, but several airports were predetermined destinations. One of them was Arizona’s Kingman Airport (IGM). Show More Summary

Fly-In to Challenge Flying Fundamentals

4 months agoVehicles / Aircraft : JetWhine

If you are confident in your proficiency in flying fundamentals and are willing to put it to the test, consider a cross-country flight to the West Bend (WI) Municipal Airport (ETB) this coming Saturday, September 10, for Kettle Moraine EAA Chapter 1158’s 3-in-one fun flying day. Show More Summary

Labor Day 2016: Strategies for Aviation

4 months agoVehicles / Aircraft : JetWhine

Ed. Note: While this article was originally written back in 2008 and while many of the names of the top folks at the organizations have changed, the issues by and large have not. That said, I believe this is worth a few minutes of your time to think about the role of the labor movement in the U.S. Show More Summary

Oklahoma Small-town Promotes Aviation

5 months agoVehicles / Aircraft : JetWhine

The last thing I expected to find on the historic route of US 66 at the edge of the small town of Weatherford, population 10,833 (according to the 2010 census), in western Oklahoma was not only a first-rate air and space museum, but one affiliated with the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. Show More Summary

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