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Twas the Night Before Christmas (Aviation Style)

This anonymously written aviation version of the classic Christmas Eve poem ‘The Night Before Christmas’ has been floating around the web for some time now. Thought it would be fitting to post it before Christmas Eve:  ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and out on the ramp, Not an airplane was stirring, not even a Champ. … Continue reading

A Day in the life of the US Navy Blue Angels

This year I went to the CCA, California Capital Airshow in Sacramento, CA, having broken my rule that you only go once to an event in order to see more, rather than the same every year. This is my third time there and the second time I have broken my “rule”. The reason for this … Continue reading

The Story about PWA Flight 314

On 11 February 1978, Pacific Western Airlines Flight 314, a Boeing 737-200 crashed at Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport, near Cranbook, British Columbia, Canada, killing 42 of the 49 people on board. The scheduled flight from Edmonton International Airport to Castlegar Airport via Calgary, Alberta and Cranbrook, British Columbia crashed after its thrust reversers did not … Continue reading

The Bush Pilot and the DHC-2 Beaver “King Kong”

Some might say, When you’ve seen one “Beaver” you’ve seen them all. I don’t agree with that statement!. I think there are two the same; each has idiosyncrasies of its own. There are reasons why many who work and play with machines regards the cars, ships, aircraft etc. anthropomorphically and in real sense “love” the … Continue reading

Flying the Concorde Simulator

When the BA and Air France Concorde stopped flying in October 2003 there were two simulators that had trained all the pilots flying the aircraft. One was in in France and one in the UK. Apparently Air France chopped up their simulator and BA kept theirs. It was later donated to the Brooklands Museum and … Continue reading

The Story about “Air Inuit”

Although Europeans had for centuries explored and exploited the resources of the territory in Northern Quebec now known as Nunavik, it was well into the 20th century before regular travel to the region became a commercial necessity. When the Quebec Government decided to proceed with its intention of developing the hydro-electric potential of the area … Continue reading