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American Airlines’ New Branding … You Saw It Here First!

In just 30 minutes American Airlines will officially reveal its new branding, logo and livery, replacing its classic branding we have all come to know over the past few decades.   But why wait those long 30 minutes when I can reveal to you the airline’s new branding logo, font and imagery right now?  …

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So Long 2012 … A Quick Look Back At The Past Year

Its that time of the year again … the last hours of this year are dwindling fast … the end of the year is near.   Outside my window the snow has finally fallen, being whipped around in the wind, while at this moment friends in Australia are already three hours into the New Year…

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Reader Mail : Why Do Air Force Jets Have Tailhooks?

Tailhooks on military aircraft are a common sight … although we tend to only think of them as being part of aircraft landing on aircraft carriers, not those landing on runways.   This Reader Mail comes from Damian Willis in the Great White North (aka: Canada) who asks, “I recently spent some time watching US Air…

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Santa’s New Delivery Logistics & How They Impact You

As Christmas Eve approaches for North America this seems like an appropriate time to discuss the logistics that make Santa Claus’ annual flight possible and how North Pole International Air Cargo, d/b/a Santa Claus Express Ltd have been revolutionizing their present delivery logistics.   Operations at Santa’s North Pole Workshop, located at the North Pole…

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Follow Santa Using NORAD’s Global Tracking

It is that time of year again … when the North American Aerespace Defense Command (NORAD), a bi-national military coalition of the United Stated and Canada, turns over its global tracking systems to the primary task of tracking one aircraft, making sure this special annual mission goes unimpeded anywhere in the world … the flight…

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An Airport Night Before Christmas – By Fish

’twas the night before Christmas and all through the airport Not a passenger wasn’t whining, not even the Buddhist Monk The airplanes were all parked at their gates with care In hopes that their flights would be departing from there.   The flight crews were all nestled all snug in their flight decks While visions…

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Because We Can Use A Smile – NASA Johnson Style

OK, we’ve all seen the awful parody’s of Psy’s Gangnam Style video, including parody’s feature Psy himself, but what we haven’t seen is a Parody for use AvGeeks and SpaceGeeks.   Admittedly I am far more of an AvGeek than a SpaceGeek, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love most things having to do with NASA…

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From The Archive – Dec 2 2009 – Two New York Landmarks Turn 70 Today…AA’s Admiral’s Club & My Dad

It isn’t often that I repost old blog posts from my archives but today it only seems fitting. On the 2nd of December 2009 my Dad turned 70 years old, and so did the very first airline lounge.  This is the first time I have known my Dad’s birthday without my Dad among us, as…

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Is Kansas City’s Runway 1R Approach Perfect For Thanksgiving?

Airports around the world have some interesting five-letter names to assist pilots in lining up for their runway approaches, which I have previously written about here – Airport Waypoints That Will Make You Laugh.   But on this day of Thanksgiving, a day of Turkeys being slow cooked, roasted and deep fried around the United…

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