Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Immortal Carole Lombard.

Shot location is believed to be the old Grand Central Air Terminal in Glendale, California.

While the original photographer seems to be lost to antiquity, this photo slipped under our door courtesy of the "Mad Archivist."

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Twofer Tuesday: This One Was Just Too Funny To Pass Up.

Label this one under, "Things you could do before invention of the TSA," or "Ready in case of a water landing," or even "The family that Scuba's together stays together."

Shot location: MIA (Photo courtesy Florida Board of Tourism)

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Saturday Night "Special."

We bring you the finest in Real-World flight testing, as you can see from the throttle positions on this 737-800.

Shot location: Inflight over IAH (Photo courtesy of our Texas Technical Team)

Monday, January 16, 2017

God-Speed Gene Cernan: March 14, 1934 - January 16, 2017.

Commander Apollo 17, last man to walk on the surface of the Moon.

We don't make 'em like you anymore, Gene.

Friday, January 13, 2017

From The Archives: G-Men.

Shooting though the prop, we see N43RF (WP-3D) rolling out on RWY 26L, as we hold at TWY P aboard N2421V (C-140), destined for dinner at RIR.

Ah, those were fun days.

Shot location: ONT

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Twofer Tuesday: Chicks 'N Airplanes & It's Time For A Change Of Direction Around Here.

What can I confess, other than the whole screwed-up photos thing was a really fun shtick all these years. However, it alone has begun to get a little old around here.  See, Aviation is a really exciting, dynamic entity, and not only has much been told about it, both in photos and in words, it is time for a whole lot more to get told about it - Right here.

Yes, going forward, your Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos will still be graciously accepted, however, it is time to “Step it up a notch” and include news and commentary regarding the madness we all love so much (yes, Aviation is completely maddening).  And, no, it is not going to be the juvenile all-cut-‘n-paste stuff like other websites, this is going to be real-world experiences, and opinions, from the school of personal Aviation-Hard-Knocks – No bullshit. 

Whether you work in Aviation, or are just a sick fan, the passion we have for all things flying is indeed an experience that is wrought with thrilling, amazing Ups and painful, ugly Downs.

A lot of those Ups and Downs are going to get told here – Both painful and funny.

Let’s roll!

Photo locations: MLH & SAN (Photos courtesy Manfred Rossi & Kenny Spencer)