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Super Bowl XLVIII

Sports fan or not, there is nothing more exciting than having a major event come to town. Walking the streets of midtown Manahattan last night at 3am as crews were diligently constructing what is known as "SuperBowl Boulevard", a major strip that looks like more than just the state fair. Rides and activities for everyone to bring in the spirit of linking cities together and bringing a sense of the metro NYC pride. What was most amazing was the seven foot toboggan ride spanning Broadway near Times Square. 
Fans from both teams flew in to see the events which are about to take place this weekend.  Having good friends in both Denver and Seattle, I wish you were all here to see it. 
So to begin your senses of what is going on here, I wish to present to you our

FRIDAY FOTOS for Friday, 
January 31st, 2014


And Seattle already just scored one touchdown.  Seattle based pilot Karlene Petitt's  sequel Aviation Thriller  "Flight For Safety" is now availab…

Nancy-Bird Walton

This weekend, many Australians world-wide are celebrating the annual, national holiday "Australia Day."  A day of national pride and accomplishment.  There is nothing more than to remember one of the most vital facets of Australia, being that it is its own nation, continent, and island deep rooted in the southern hemisphere.  This facet is air travel.  It is necessary because of its location and has made an impact on the world at large.
Out of all the Australian aviators I could ever think of, besides Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith, it was his pupil, legendary Australian aviatrix Nancy-Bird Walton.
With the fact that she was the first woman in Australia to acquire a commercial license, the founder of the Australian Women Pilots' Association; a long history could be written on this legend. I will let the following video featuring her to do the talking.  (No one better to tell the legacy than her voice - right?)
QANTAS Airways, LTD., announced on her 90th birthday that they w…

Miami Spotter

Late July of last year, I came across a photo that someone had shared on my Facebook timeline, to which to say the least, was quite eye catching.  It was quite magnificent, actually.  Not only was it one, it was several on a daily basis once I clicked the "Like" button on the origin profile page of these photos.  That profile page was named "Miami Spotter."  Ever since then, My Facebook timeline was rocked from thereafter with daily shots of the most awe inspiring aircraft to encompass the Miami / "SoFlo" (South Florida) airspace.
Not only that, this individual who is named "Miami Spotter" has painted everyone's timeline with these most vivid and crisp photos, has created a community now with over 4,000 likes and on the rise.
Because of the amazement of angle, precision, and technique that this photographer uses is truly not only visual art, but even more so true masterpieces.  With this, I had to ask this anonymous individual to wet our ap…


TUESDAY TWEETER by Jeremy Carlisle

The world's fourth busiest airport, second largest in the United States, largest airport in Texas, the mega-hub for American Airlines and not to mention UPS, Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport is a testament of how fast the aviation world can grow within a short period of time.  This aviation city in itself is spanned across four areas in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area: Coppell, Euless, Grapevine, and Irving.  If this isn't enough, because of its location in the deep midwest, weather poses a challenge especially the spring and summer months for pilots, crew, and passengers alike.
Before it's time, both Dallas and Fort Worth were looking to build airports however, the twin cities did not want to join forces.  As a result, both Dallas-Love Field and Meacham Field came into existence.  During World War II, both American Airlines and Braniff Airways wanted to strike a deal with the city of Arlington, TX, but still the twin cities did not want t…

End Of An Era (Featuring Jason Rabinowitz)

END OF AN ERA by Jeremy Carlisle Photographic Contribution by Jason Rabinowitz
I need nothing more than a coffee right now.  Whenever I think of coffee, I oddly think of the smell of coffee when I used to board the Northwest Airlines DC-9 on the many domestic locations I used to fly with (and to visit my family after the NY move) being based in Michigan at the time.  The cabin had a distinct smell.  One that I will not forget as long as I live.
The sounds were equally just as engraved in my mind as the smells - especially having been seated near the back of the plane.  It was any avgeek's dream to hear them thunder as one rolled down the pavement ready to set for the skies.  Not only that, when I think of Detroit Metro, I always think of the sounds of DC-9s  and -10s thundering parallel down the runways from inside the terminal (both before and after airport renovations.)
The greatest memories of the DC-9 was it being the first aircraft that I flew first class in.  (Thank you and lov…