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Five engined Boeing 747 BOAC Classic at Zurich Klotten in May 1972

BOAC Boeing 747-136 5 engine ferry into ZRH MAY 1972

Back in the 1960s and 1970s aircraft manufacturers devised special engine pods so that passenger jetliners could easily transport a spare engine between locations, often during the course of a schedule flight. The first generation jetliners including the Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8 were factory engineered for this special engine carrying capability. Special hard points […]

Hickam AFB Honolulu in 1940s and 1950s Vintage Color Slides Discovered

Looking good! A USAF MATS C-97 Boeing Startocruiser 0694 having just arrived either from the West Coast or the Far East. Here passenger door is open and she rests at Hickam's "Gate No 1" in this period early 1950s kodachrome view.

Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu rose to prominence in public awareness after the Japanese attacked the US military installations at Pearl Harbour and the nearby airfields on Oahu, in the Hawaiian Islands. The attacked occurred on December 7, 1941, a “date which will live in infamy” as famously proclaimed by US President Roosevelt, and […]

Aeroflot TU-104 visit to Vancouver Airshow Sunday June 15, 1958

On Sunday June 15, 1958, Aeroflot TU-104 jetliner CCCP-175445  at the Vancouver airport airshow on Sunday, June 25, 1958. It was here that Boeing's 707 Test Pilot  Tex Johnson told the TU-104 what he thought about the aircraft after having had a flight on it that day: "“I have a message for the captain. Please tell him that in my twenty-one thousand hours of piloting time, the TU-104 is the sorriest damn airplane I have ever had the misfortune of flying in.”

An airshow was held on Sunday June 15, 1958 at Vancouver’s Sea Island Airport as part of the Province’s 100th anniversary celebrations. The race for leadership in the passenger jetliner market was heating up in the late 1950s with numerous aircraft builders bringing brand new jet powered airliners to the forefront. The cold war realities […]

JetFlix.TV Streaming Aviation Channel Launches on All Mobile Devices

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Vancouver based Henry Tenby has launched the world’s first on demand streaming service for aviation fans, and the new JetFlix.TV platform currently features over 70 full length aviation movies which members can view by paying a low monthly fee, similar to the Netflix business model. According to JetFlix.TV founder Henry Tenby, “our classic airline movies […]

Carnival Fascination cruise: Barbados St. Lucia St. Kitts St. Maarten San Juan St. Thomas

We spent a fabulous week on board the Carnival Fascination cruising from Barbados to St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, San Juan, St. Thomas and back to Barbados.

Carnival Fasciation: Full Feature 43 Minute Video Trip Report: In June of 2016, we had the pleasure of taking a one week holiday cruise on the Carnival Fascination visiting between the Islands of Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, San Juan and St. Thomas returning back to Barbados. This was our very first cruise […]