Tuesday, December 25, 2012

In The "Spirit" Of The Season - A Merry Christmas To All From Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos.

Blessings and thanks to all of our contributors and readers.  The ride continues on into 2013.

Shot location: SAN (Visual gift courtesy of Bill Hough)

Monday, December 24, 2012

A Very Merry Christmas Courtesy Of Boeing Commercial Airplane Group.

Some of you loyal readers may not be aware, but in addition to all things aviation, I am also a big-time cyclist, as well.  Thus, it is indeed a rare occasion when one can come across cool corporate cycling jerseys.  Even rarer still are aviation cycling jerseys.  That being the case, when my contact at Boeing offered up these two beauties, well, how could I refuse?  I mean, c’mon, it is the 787 Dreamliner, and the new 737 MAX, for cryin’ out loud!  With the 787 just entering service, and the 737 MAX is still on the drawing board, to not only to see, but to receive these jerseys, was indeed a Christmas treat.

                                                                        Front of the jerseys

With the Holiday Season in full-swing I admit to not riding as much as I would have liked, which kinda’ bugs me.  However, Christmas is a time of year quite a bit busier than others, so I am sure this a common theme among many a rider right now.  I mean, there are parties to go to, food and drinks galore, plus short daylight hours, so squeezing in a ride can be a little more difficult than usual.  Well, new jerseys makes the incentive to get on out and ride that much greater.

                                                                   The rear of the jerseys

On the path leading up to Christmas and the New Year, I have indeed been blessed with good friends and now some killer riding apparel, too.

I feel rich.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

"A Piece Of The Action."

Like that old line from Gangster Movies refers to (real Gangsters, not Rappers) when one gets in on the Heist, we provide our loyal viewers with their own "Piece" of the Booty.

It was also the title of a killer Star Trek episode in 1968.

Shot location: SNA (Photo by Sean "Mr. Airport" Moran)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

No Frills Airport Security - Do Decoys REALLY Fool Anyone?

Kinda' makes you wonder how this fella' will do on his "Security" job, being his avian equivalent doesn't seem to do such a stellar job scaring anything away.

Airport photo: HNL (Photo by ValkyrieXB70)

Owl decoy photo: Pick a place - Birds coast to coast are not fooled by these hunks of plastic.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

From The "Well, Isn't This Interesting" Department - Cessna Citation Hits Deer On Runway. Plane Destroyed.

Apparently the Citation II (registration N6763L, operated by United States Customs and Border Patrol) struck the deer upon touchdown, the left fuel tank burst, and lots of happy, volatile Jet-A went directly into the #1 intake.  The light show must have been amazing.  The crew escaped unhurt.

There was no mention of the condition of the deer, or whether it was an American Deer, or a member of a Cartel.

Shot location: GRD (Photographer unidentified)