Category: Miscellaneous

2018 Flying Summary

I said I was going to leave North America in 2018, but that didn’t happen.  For a variety of reasons (many work-related), I had to scrap trips that I had planned.  In the end, I was left with another really weak year of travel.  Let’s start with the anemic visual, …

A New Book: 3 Feet to the Left

How about something a bit different today?  It’s not uncommon for me to get requests to read a manuscript, and I will often do so if it’s related to the airline industry.  But it’s not every day that I get asked to write a foreword.  Korry Franke is a young …

Another Successful Dorkfest

If you didn’t come to Dorkfest on Saturday, you missed out on a great time.  We had well over 100 people show up — probably closer to 150 — to eat burgers, watch airplanes, talk shop… and take home a bunch of swag.

What you see above is just a …

Dorkfest is Just Over a Week Away

Dorkfest is almost upon us.  One week from tomorrow, I’ll be at the park across from the In-N-Out at LAX (9149 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045) from 11am to 1pm.  Why?  To do this:

That’s a photo from last year, and as always, it was a great day …

Honoring the Flight Crews That Died 17 Years Ago Today

It’s always worse when it falls on a Tuesday.

Seventeen years ago, I remember going to bed on a Monday night, ready to wake up early for another day at work.  But on that Tuesday, well, we all know what happened on THAT Tuesday. Today will be filled with remembrances, …

California Pacific Will Fly November 1, But For How Long?

The wait is over.  California Pacific, an airline that has been around for years in theory, has finally taken flight.  The airline is currently operating… from Denver to the bustling South Dakota metropolises of Pierre and Watertown?  That’s probably not what you expected, but don’t worry, there’s a reason for …

2017 Flying Summary

There’s no question 2016 was a bad year for flying for me, but 2017 was so much better. The only thing 2017 lacked was a long haul trip. I surprised myself when I looked back to find that I haven’t left North America since May 2015. That’s going to change …

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