April 2017

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Aviation Trivia #105

Did you know that the last Boeing 747SP was only retired last year? Built as a shorter, high-performance version of the original 747, it had a range of over 6000 miles (pretty long for its…






Alaska Airlines' new livery

Aviation Trivia #104

Did you know that the Eskimo logo of Alaska Airlines is likely based on a real person? The logo was first introduced in 1972, when Alaska began painting its aircraft using one of four different…


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What a Day…

Perhaps I have placed too much faith in the system. I was fully expecting an entirely smooth and easy return from my awesome trip to Europe, flying from Paris to Dallas on American and then…


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Aviation Trivia #103

Did you know that a dozen US airlines operated the Boeing 747 in passenger service? In addition to the two current operators (United and Delta), National, Eastern, TWA, PeoplExpress, Continental, American, Pan Am, America West,…