|Cool Sunset on a United A319 at PDX|
Thursday, October 23, 2014
My flight from Portland was delayed two hours because of storms in Chicago. I was able to explore the airport and shop without paying sales tax, then I was able to see this great sunset. I didn't mind the extra time in Portland because it shortened my layover at SFO.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Denver to LA is one of the prettiest flights in the world, but only for people on the left side of the aircraft. I flew this route twice last month, both on clear mornings, and the views were spectacular. Leaving DEN for the Rocky Mountains, there are great views of the rugged terrain of western Colorado. The flight goes southwest down to northern Arizona and Monument Valley followed by the Grand Canyon. Then the mountains of southern California rise and then give way to the LA area and the airport. I was lucky and was also able to parallel landing traffic and enjoyed the long taxi around LAX with many foreign carriers to spot.
|LAX Landing Traffic|
Saturday, October 18, 2014
The turkey and egg wrap was good and the soup superb, but there's no fun in eating grapes on a plane. Next they'll be handing out oatmeal raisin cookies rather than chocolate chip (wait, that's happening already).
|The Soup and Beer Were Fun|
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
The Kingman, AZ airport is one of the scariest airports in the USA, for aircraft at least. It's one of several "bone yard" airports where aircraft are placed in long term storage or scrapped. Most of the airliners parked there will never fly out. I flew by recently, at a safe distance from my aircraft's perspective, and felt like sharing.
|Kingman, AZ and Local Area|
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Frontier will offer a 14% discount until 11:59 pm Eastern time Oct. 9, 2014. The discount will apply to regular and sale fares for domestic travel. Tickets must be purchased online at FlyFrontier.com using the promo code PUMPKIN.
|Big Ole Jet Airliner|
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Are you a head of state on a budget? Do you want your own state aircraft, but the treasury coffers aren't very deep? Find the thought of flying yourself and entourage commercial or on two or more charters miserable? Well Comlux Aviation can help with their 767-200 BBJ. It's a 767-200 in an executive configuration with seating for 60 and a 14 hour range. I saw it parked at the private aviation ramp at IAD.
|For Heads Of State On A Budget|