Tag: TWA

New-hires are among us. Not since before 9/11/2001 have I seen so many bright, shiny faces and new uniforms. As airline employees, we all love to fly, but the beaming smiles of new-hires are unmistakable. It has been a long …

Old Friends and New-hires ( #BIF guest post from my friend Mark Berry) Read More »

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As Aviators, when we hear or read about an accident we compartmentalize and coldly analyze it. We push it away emotionally and key on the technical, operational and procedural errors. It is a form of self preservation; because deep down, …

TWA-800: 13,760 Feet-My Personal Hole in the Sky :TWA-800 Read More »

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A friend sent me his fathers memoir of his time on-board the USS Randolph. His father was John Testrake, Captain of TWA 847, that was hijacked in 1985. It is a great first hand account of the period just after …

The USS Randolph in WWII and just after; a first hand account Read More »

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The New American Airlines will have a new parent company; American Airlines Group Incorporated. AMR will go away immediately upon emergence from Chapter 11. The article I read misses the most striking point. AMR has been viewed by the employees …

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Airways Magazine’s website has a great article, American Airlines and US Airways Tie the Knot: A Marriage Made in Heaven or Hell? It is a great summary of the history of both airlines mergers. Since the beginning the airlines have …

American Airlines and US Airways; merger history Read More »

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I wrote a post on Art Imitating Life last week. I wrote it after realizing that Big Flo’s conversion (the Boeing 727 from Discovery’s Plane Crash Documentary) to a restaurant was quite literally a page out of my first book, …

Life Imitating Art (Captain John Testrake TWA Flight 847) Read More »

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