Category Archives: Aviation

El Monte Airport cafe

The tour of airport cafes continues… The relatively new terminal at El Monte Airport (EMT) doesn’t have the old charm of Fullerton or Long Beach, but the outstanding breakfast at Annia’s Kitchen inside is the current champion. The best deal … Continue reading

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Long Beach Airport cafe

I’ve blogged about the Long Beach Airport (LGB) before – vintage terminal, free wireless, and happy times on JetBlue. I’ve never been to the cafe before though, so it was time for another round of coffee, pancakes, and bacon. The … Continue reading

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Fullerton Airport cafe

This week’s visit was to the Fullerton Airport (FUL) cafe a.k.a. Tartuffles. I’ve been there dozens of times before so it wasn’t any big surprise – yummy food, direct view of the tarmac, and pretty reasonable prices (the whole breakfast … Continue reading

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Hawthorne Airport cafe

I’ve been obsessed with airport cafes lately (yeah, I know I know… “lately”) and I finally have a chance to catch up on some of the local places. First up is Nat’s Airport Cafe at Hawthorne Municipal Airport (a.k.a. Jack … Continue reading

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Landing on Everest

SpaceShipOne notwithstanding, aviation milestones have been kinda boring lately – another billionaire flies around the world, etc. However, nothing is cooler than landing a mystery helicopter on the summit of Mt. Everest. More photos and videos on the Eurocopter site. … Continue reading

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Flying Large

The Airbus A380 is getting all the press for being a mega-sized aircraft (albeit a delayed one now), but fifty years ago there was another double-decked aircraft that arguably set-aside gracefulness for double-decked haulage – meet the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser. … Continue reading

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Things I Like (May 2005)

1. The “op-art carnival vs. 1970s futurism” design aesthetic of Braniff Airlines. 2. The “Visual Music” exhibition at MOCA in Los Angeles. Don’t miss the companion book. 3. The ridiculously charming and catchy Volkswagen Jetta ad known as “Independence Day.” … Continue reading

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A gathering of albatrosses

Fred visits the Boulder City Seaplane Fly-In in Boulder City and posts a couple hundred photos from the event. There’s also a “best of” photo album

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Winning the X-Prize

Congrats all around to everyone. The only way it could be better was if a b-list celebrity ran up to SpaceShipOne with a giant cartoon check for $10 million.

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JFK’s Terminal 5 to reopen

Victory for everyone! JetBlue and the NY Port Authority have agreed to reopen the TWA terminal at JFK airport (one of my fave NYC buildings if not one of my faves period) while building a new terminal directly behind it. … Continue reading

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