Friday, February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy 1931-2015, And A Bombshell Order For Boeing.

"Live Long And Prosper."

Today we learned of the passing of our favorite Vulcan (with all due respect to our second-favorite, the Avro Vulcan).  Leonard Nimoy was probably pound-for-pound, the coolest television/movie-screen alien in history.  He will be missed.

Rendering courtesy of

And, while breaking news (or wind) is not really our schtick, every once in a while something cool comes along which even makes us go, Wow!  And, it was a very welcome, and quite unexpected, order for the Boeing 787, courtesy of Air Tahiti Nui.  The news is HUGE, being that the airline has been a 100% Airbus operator since day-one.

Read the article Here over at Air Transport World (ATW).

Flyaway Friday. Next Stop: Honolulu.

Shot location: LAX (Photo courtesy of Roving Reporter H.B.)

Sunday, February 8, 2015

What Is A Bird In The Hand Truly Worth?

Whilst the mechanics were minding their own business working on the L1 and R1 doors of a Boeing 737, this smaller aircraft entered Maintenance Airspace without a clearance, had a mid-air with the the First-Class galley wall, and was stunned for a few minutes before being released outside the hanger after a quick D-Check of its airframe.

All in a day's work, we suppose.

Shot location: LAX (Photo courtesy of our LAX Undercover Team)

Friday, February 6, 2015

Leaving Houston.

Shot location: IAH (Photo courtesy of our Texas Smartphone "Field" Office)

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Brit, The Bus, And The Belt Loader.

And, check out the rims on the belt loader.  Add some wide slicks, a bigger engine, and we would have one, mean piece of GSE!

Shot location: LPQ (Photo courtesy of Sir Robbie Shaw)