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CARGO AIRLINES BEEF UP OPERATIONS

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Cargo Airlines Beef Up Operations For Peak Holiday Season

By: Jared Romanowicz

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The Thanksgiving meal has finally digested and Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday have all come and gone.  Now it’s Santa’s time to shine, although a much different looking Santa than your children, grandchildren, or nephews may believe.  The Santa we’re talking about comes in the form of a freight pilot.  His sleigh comes in many forms, none of them running on magic or getting pulled by reindeer unless, of course, you consider the smell of burning Jet A magic and four GE CF6-80C2 engines reindeer.  The sleigh ranges in size from a Boeing 747 all the way down to a Cessna Caravan...

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Maho Beach… Been There, Done That, Got the T-shirt!

By: Category: FriendsRoad trips

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I’ve travelled to some truly special places to satisfy my passion for aviation photo opportunities.  I’ve photographed airliners at London’s Heathrow and Amsterdam’s Schiphol airports, from Imperial Hill near LAX, and at a score of other interesting facilities around the world.  One destination that had eluded me for some time was the famous Maho Beach approach to Princess Juliana International Airport on the Dutch side of Sint Maarten (Dutch spelling) island.  By coincidence this past March, while searching itineraries that would mitigate the effects of a long cold New England winter, my wife Shirl found a cruise from New Orleans LA to Barcelona Spain whose first port of call just happened to be “The Friendly Island” of Saint Martin (English spelling)...

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Hawaiian Airlines takes delivery of new Airbus 330

By: Category: FriendsRoad tripsUncategorized

On Thursday, 17 May, Hawaiian Airlines took delivery of their newest Airbus A330 in Austin, TX. The plane flew directly from the factory in France to Austin where it dropped off the CEOs of Airbus, Hawaiian Airlines, and several other airline CEOs. The plane would sit in Austin for three hours while ground crews toured the aircraft and took photos. It departed Austin and was bound for New York’s JFK where it will remain for several days. While in JFK, it was be used as a trainer for JetBlue Airways’ ground crews. Starting June 5, 2012, Hawaiian will be offering one daily flight from New York – Honolulu. The ground and airport servicing will be completed by JetBlue.

Photos and story provided by :  Tim LaBranche

All Photos remain the property of the individual Photographers...

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Airport Watch PHX

By: Category: FriendsPHXSpottingUncategorized

Airport Watch First class 2012

A project that started well over a year ago has finally been completed. With the first class to graduate the Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol program (PNP). The Airport Watch first class members include, Jason Bong, Felipe Garcia, Billy Ellison (Wild Bill), Peter Nickerson, Ron McLellan, and Saurabh Patel. Airport Watch AZ has already logged in over 100 hours since the class has been active.

Some information about how the process got started. Just over a year ago, I received some information pertaining to other Airport Watch Programs globally. There were only two Airport Watch Programs in North America, which include Chicago (ORD), Minneapolis St-Paul (MSP) and “coming soon” Phoenix (PHX)...

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