747 "The Queen of the Skies" Flies Final...
by Neal Holland * Dorothy Gagnon on November 12, 2017 at 6:08 PM
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747 Flies Final U.S. Passenger By Mary Grady Boeing's 747, the iconic humped two-decker jet, flew its last flight for United Airlines on Tuesday. The four-engine widebody has lost ground to more-efficient modern aircraft. A United Airlines crew flew the final trip, from San Francisco to Honolulu, tracing the same route as the first United 747 flight in 1970. From a 1970s-inspired menu to retro uniforms for flight attendants to inflight entertainment befitting of that first flight, passengers will help send "The Queen of the Skies" off in true style. United said in a news release.
EAA 1929 Ford Tri-Motor Still Flying
by Neal Holland * Dorothy Gagnon on November 11, 2017 at 10:11 AM
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One of Eastern's Ford Tri-Motors is still flying; it belongs to EAA today. The EAA 1929 Ford Tri-Motor visited the Miami Executive Airport back 8 months ago (2017). An EAA TriMotor Captain, Check Captain and the KTMB Tower-Chief Louis spoke together in this video (the pilots and support crew and up-close video of ground operations) during the EAA 1929 Ford Tri-Motor's visit to Miami Executive Airport. Music is "Dixie ... Flight with 8 flew and you can see on the video of the 7 passengers boarding and their flight in Miami.
Remembering What I Forgot: "My Dad, A li...
by Neal Holland * Dorothy Gagnon on November 5, 2017 at 1:35 PM
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A newly released video, also entitled; Remembering What I Forgot: "My Dad, A life in Pictures" details the physical and emotional torment often experienced with the progression of Alzheimer's.
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Episode 339 planned "Halloween In The Be...
by Neal Holland * Dorothy Gagnon on October 24, 2017 at 11:33 AM
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The EAL Radio Show has a fantastic Halloween Episode 339 planned "Halloween In The Bermuda Triangle" scheduled for Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. ET.
Many of us have heard the stories surrounding “The Bermuda Triangle,” also known as the “Devil's Triangle.” This location is in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean, and one of the heaviest traveled shipping lanes in the World. Some say ships disappeared and aircraft has never been seen again due to mysterious circumstances, while others dismiss the idea of any mystery or disappearance happening from this area. Cruise ships and pleasure craft regularly sail through the region, as well as commercial/private flights flying through this area. So tune in to hear if our flight has any paranormal or activity by extraterrestrial beings happening!
Super Constellation Cold Engine Start An...
by Neal Holland * Dorothy Gagnon on July 21, 2017 at 10:30 AM
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Tököl, Hungary Kamovrider
This video had 791,485 views and was published on Jul 15, 2015
The Lockheed Constellation "Connie" is a propeller-driven, four-engined airliner that was built by Lockheed Corporation between 1943 and 1958. Lockheed built 856 in numerous models, most were powered by four 18-cylinder Wright R-3350 engines. The Constellation was used as a civil airliner and as a military and civil air transport, seeing service in the Berlin Airlift and the Biafran airlift. It was the presidential aircraft for Dwight D. Eisenhower. The first production L-1049 flew on July 14, 1951 and received certification in November 1951. The Turbo-compound versions of the R-3350 engine were not yet available for civil use, leaving Lockheed to use a less powerful version.
The aircraft entered service with Eastern Air Lines in December 1951 flying Miami to New York. Nowadays only a few Lockheed Connie operating around the world.
Amelia Earhart Departs on Solo Flight Ac...
by Neal Holland * Dorothy Gagnon on June 30, 2017 at 10:23 AM
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May 20,1932: Amelia Earhart departs Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, in her Lockheed Vega on her solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic.
On May 20-21, 1932, Earhart became the first woman, and the only person since Charles Lindbergh to fly nonstop and alone across the Atlantic. Flying her red Lockheed Vega (now on display in the Smithsonian Museum), she left Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, Canada, and landed 15 hours later near Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
International Space Station Provides Tou...
by Neal Holland * Dorothy Gagnon on June 16, 2017 at 4:45 PM
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In her final days as Commander of the International Space Station, Sunita Williams of NASA recorded an extensive tour of the orbital laboratory and downlinked the video on Nov. 18, just hours before she, cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency departed in their Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft for a landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan. The tour includes scenes of each of the station's modules and research facilities with a running narrative by Williams of the work that has taken place and which is ongoing aboard the orbital outpost.
The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier
by Neal Holland * Dorothy Gagnon on May 28, 2017 at 9:35 PM
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Libby Haynes, an avid airline and Eastern enthusiast sent in this video of the story as told by Dan Dennison, (The Unknown Soldier Post Historian) and produced in the television studio of a private Channel 6 in Libby's retirement community. Dan discusses the history of the Unknown Soldier Memorial in Arlington. Inscribed on the back of the Tomb are the words.
"Here rests in honored glory, an American soldier known but to God."
See article in Newsletter Online 2017.
Powerful Aviation Industry Soars In Miam...
by Neal Holland * Dorothy Gagnon on May 24, 2017 at 5:43 PM
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Building on its early 20th century history as a commercial and military flight center, Miami is thrusting deeper into the aviation cosmos, increasing its presence as an international nexus for aviation and aerospace services.
In the past five years, local aviation-sector jobs have grown from a total of $1.2 billion in payroll to $2 billion, now accounting for one one of every four local jobs.
That growth helps explain why the industry's top trade group, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has chosen Miami for its key North American confab in 2017.
Eastern Flight 855, May 5, 1983
by Neal Holland * Dorothy Gagnon on May 21, 2017 at 12:47 PM
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All Engine Flame Out Flight from MIA:
In command is Captain Richard Brody, Age 58 with Co-Pilot, Captain Steve Thompson, Age 48 and 2nd Officer, Flight Engineer Dudley Barnes, Age 44. The flight has 162 Passengers and 10 Crew and the aircraft was the 6 year old EA L-1011-1-TriStar taking off from MIA with a departure time of 8:10 Am.
B-29-Doc Makes Airshow Debut
by Neal Holland * Dorothy Gagnon on May 16, 2017 at 10:08 AM
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B-29-Doc Makes Airshow Debut By Mary Grady
The restored B-29 Doc made its airshow debut on Saturday, in the Defenders of Liberty Airshow at Barksdale Air Force Base, in Louisiana.
What was really special for us, we were able to meet up with a B-52 in flight, over Oklahoma, Josh Wells, spokesman for Doc's Friends, told AVweb this week. "That was majestic. Doc's first assignment, in 1945, was Barksdale, so to come screaming down across the airfield with those bombers, that was special. We got a hero's welcome."
The air show was sold out both days, with record crowds, Wells said, drawing more than 170,000 people each day. "People were just amazed to see the airplane, the sheer beauty of the airplane, and amazed by the story of how it was restored by thousands of volunteers over 15 years. People were just thrilled to see it." Wells said the airplane flew and operated beautifully, with no problems.
The B-29 will next fly June 10 and 11 at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, in the Wings Over Whiteman airshow. Wells said they are also working to schedule a public event in Wichita sometime in June, to make up for an April open house that had to be canceled due to weather. Later this summer, the B-29 will fly at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 24 to 30. More events are in the works and will be announced as plans are finalized, Wells said.
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