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Aviation Security … The Archie Bunker Viewpoint

First off … if you don’t know who Archie Bunker is this post may not make any sense to you … that said, given that I was born in June 1975, I am reaching back into the brilliance of Archie Bunkerisms that pre-date my own existence by nearly three years.   In the early 1970s…

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Eastern Air Lines Died 20 Years Ago … today

In January 1991 I was in the 10th grade, living in my parents house just down the road from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. From my window growing up I watched all the airlines fly by, Pan Am, Braniff, TWA, National, Eastern, and woke up to both the British Airways and Air France…

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Airplanes, Art and a Chicken Making Airplane Art

For many aviation enthusiasts airplanes are like fine art. We all have our favorites airplanes and airplanes we find aesthetically pleasing … for me its the Lockheed L-1011. For one aviation enthusiast … OK … let me try that again … for one significant aviation geek extraordinaire, the melding of airplanes and art has spawned…

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Iran Air’s Concorde: What It Wasn’t,What It Never Will Be

If you find yourself walking past 73 Piccadilly in London you’ll likely to see an unexpected site in the window … a large model of the Concorde painted up in full Iran Air livery. …Now of course we all know that the Concorde was only fully commercially flown by British Airways and Air France (the…

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Happy Halloween!

Web: — E-Mail: 31/10/2009 – Happy Halloween! I spent a week trying to figure out what I could possibly write for Halloween. I thought about detailing my favourite travel candy (KitKat is the candy most commonly found in my bag in case you were wondering); I started to write about haunted hotels, but…

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