Category Archives: Aviation

What happens on Aeroflot, stays on Aeroflot

Passing on Ghana Airways is easy, but I’ve been fascinated with Aeroflot for a long time. They’ve been upgrading their fleet and service is significantly better (even the food looks good), but there’s still some wildly abstract inconsistencies which I … Continue reading

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Fly the friendly skies of Ghana Airways: wing and prayer required

So yeah, flying on America West mostly sucks, but it could be much worse. Take Ghana Airways for example. Ghana Air hasn’t renewed its operating license to fly into US airspace. The US Department of Transportation has banned them from … Continue reading

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Back on the west coast

And finally back home after being out in NYC for awhile. Public service announcement: you might think that you’re getting a deal with cheap airfare on America West, but you would be wrong because there’s a good chance that your … Continue reading

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165 minutes at LAS

For something billed as one of the best airports in the country LAS sure is an anonymous sprawl. Much like Las Vegas itself I suppose. I’m sure at some point in it’s past McCarran International swung as much as the … Continue reading

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747 firefighting tanker

Impressive film and video footage of a Boeing 747 that has been converted into a firefighting tanker plane. I can’t help but notice this paragraph in the listed capabilities: The aircraft’s exceptional drop capabilities, loiter time and size make it … Continue reading

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Fillmore VORTAC toasted

You won’t notice this as an airline passenger, but as a pilot this is a huge deal. FIM is the primary NAVAID for jet traffic from Northern California and the Pacific Northwest into Southern California. Literally, every arrival into Burbank, … Continue reading

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SpaceShip One in flight

Boing Boing points out this amazing photo of Rutan’s SpaceShip One X-Prize contender in flight. I finally feel like I’m living in the future. I still can’t get over how much this thing looks like something out of The Thunderbirds. … Continue reading

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Somewhere over Nebraska

Despite the satellite television, I’m enthralled with the real-time tracking screen in front of me. I’ve been writing an email, and dozing off here and there all the time with this screen up. Too cool!

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JetBlue from Long Beach rules!

While other folks are having problems with airlines and the the awful state of affairs in which you have to figure out which airline sucks the least, I have to admit that I’ve fallen for JetBlue. Direct flight from LGB … Continue reading

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Aurora for real?

So am I the first to notice that this artist’s conception painting the BBC used for the HCV hypersonic bomber is a splitting image of the much rumored Aurora spy plane that was kicking around Area 51 (and causing sonic … Continue reading

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