Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Maui Wowie?


Nah.  Just a hop from HNL to LIH on a Boeing 717.

Our Man-On-The-Scene still calls 'em MD-95's, though.

Photo courtesy of HB

Monday, December 1, 2014

"Houston, Looks Like We've Fixed The Problem."


A romp around the pasture over downtown Houston whilst on a 737-800 maintenance flight.

Shot location: IAH (Photo courtesy of our Texas Smartphone Division Chief)

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Endless Summer: No, It's Not Just The Name Of The Best Surfing Movie Ever Made.


Out here in California we are bracing for triple-digit temperatures - In October!  Thus, the hose-wranglers are at the ready (as well as "Tanker-Ten") for any trouble which may erupt.

Summer just does not want to end in California.

Shot location: MCC (Photo courtesy of Bill Hough)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Twofer Tuesday - ARFF: It's Not Just The Sound Your Doggie Makes.


Airport Rescue And Fire Fighting (ARFF) training in action.

Shot location: MKE (Photos courtesy of Dan Grimm)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

"It's Was So Hot In Southern California..."

"How hot was it?"

"It was so hot, you had to watch airplanes inside with the air conditioner on."

Shot location: Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, California (Photo courtesy of Commander John Flores)

Friday, September 12, 2014

"Let's See, Should We Go With Five-Bladed Props Or Four?"



"Why not try 'em both at the same time and decide later?"

Shot location: BFI (Photos courtesy of Joe "The G" Walker)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

It's 2014, And Southwest Airlines Felt The Need For A New Livery. So...

Here is an undercover spy photo.  And, with Scimitar Winglets, too!

Shot location and photographer: Top Secret

Remember That Cable Television Show, "Most Extreme Elimination Challenge?

MXC hosts Kenny Blankenship & Vic Romano would really appreciate our contest of, "Airline Travelers versus the Cargo Handlers."

"DON'T GET ELIMINATED!"

Shot location: LAX (Photo courtesy of Michael Breckshot)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Twofer Tuesday: Sturgis Flight Ops.



And, people think Sturgis is all about Harley's, Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse.

Photos courtesy of Commander John Flores

Friday, August 8, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Breaking News: Pitts S-2B Crashes At Oceanside Airport In Front Of Our Roving Reporter.


Apparently, the aircraft (N88EW) lost power, landed short of the runway, and flipped over onto its back.  Emergency crews arrived shortly after the above photo was taken, and both pilot and passenger had walked away with (fortunately) only minor bumps and scrapes.

Shot location: OKB (Photo courtesy of our trusty San Diego County Smartphone Bureau)

Twofer Tuesday: The "Where There's Smoke, There's Fire," Oshkosh Edition.


Shot location: OSH (Photos courtesy of Dan G.)


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Twofer Tuesday: A Boeing 787 ZA001 Update & A Little Lockheed C-130 Action.


Things have a bit quiet as of late at the High Desert region of Palmdale Airport.  So, when we were tipped off that the prototype Boeing 787, ZA001, was now moved to the Boeing hanger, we perked up a little bit.   The smuggled photo shows ZA001 in mid-move via a tug.

We will keep our ears to the wind to see if our man on the scene can provide us with an update on the situation, and to ascertain if the information is worth what we paid for it.

As for the C-130 "Herky," well, she was doing touch and go's, or "Circuits and Bumps" as the Poms call 'em.

Shot location(s): PMD (Photos courtesy of our High Desert Smartphone Bureau)