AAL Putting Down The Mad Dogs

Mention the name “Mad Dog” around a person who presently has, or who has ever had, any type of involvement in the aviation industry and that person’s reaction can cover any part of the scale, all the way from “A wonderful old aircraft” down to “Airborne junk!” Not being a pilot or an aircraft mechanic, my feelings about…

Propeller Echoes: Mohawk Airlines

It was seventy years ago, yes, way back in 1945, when C.S. Robinson founded Robinson Airlines.  Over the next 27 years, Robinson Airlines and the airline it later evolved into, Mohawk, flew the skies over the northeastern United States.  Then, in April of 1972, forty-three years ago this month, Mohawk Airlines was absorbed by Allegheny…

A Look Back: Boeing’s 727

Today’s passenger airliners sure are impressive, aren’t they?  As a dedicated aircraft photo spotter, I am tremendously excited whenever I get an opportunity to focus one of the newer paxbirds, like a 380 or a Dreamliner, in my viewfinder.  But I have to be totally honest with you; as pumped up as I get when I am able to…

DIY 737 Simulator

DIY 737 Flight Simulator

Sounds simple enough. Find a Boeing 737 cockpit, truck it over a few states, and transform it into a working flight simulator complete with 210 degree cockpit view of the outside world, all while tucked away inside a building. Dave Jones joins me to discuss his 737 flight simulator project, how he came to own…