Let me tell you an unexpected and memorable sensory experience I had this summer while staying for 2 days in Bucharest. I landed for the first time in Romania a bit after midnight on the 4th of july. My friend would be joining me the next evening, flying in from Lyon for our journey towards […]
2 September 2016 Friday, just after noon. Boarding on Wow is oddly calm. No music, no one talks loudly. Takeoff from Lyon is to the north, so we just fly straight ahead for the next three and a half hours over a thick white cloud cover. A 737 joins us somewhere after the UK, flying
Unusual type on Athens-Zurich Gate B12 was more crowded than usual on this early february afternoon at Athens International airport. That day, Swiss flight 1831 to Zurich wasn’t operated by the usual narrowbody A320 family, but an Airbus A340! Two weeks earlier, I was interrogating google flights for a good price / type / date
It’s now been more than 11 years that I’ve been wandering around airports abusing my cameras, getting sunburns and wishing I had a spare battery. No more of that last part now (ehhm)! Today, I’ll talk about how I started, what gear I’ve used, what I use now and what I wish I had! If
In 2008, while still in high school in San Francisco, Luca Iaconi-Stewart set out to build an Air India 777-300ER model using only paper, more specifically, manila folders. His building techniques are unique in many ways, like drawing the plans, cutting an endless number of tiny parts and assembling functional aircraft mechanisms. The model, that
After the success of part one, I am thrilled to present the second part of Kathy McCullough’s stories about flying the 747 with Northwest Orient Airlines to Asia!
It’s 7:20 am, uphills of Chamonix in a 70x30m opening in the forest. The sun is rising behind the mountains in front of us but can’t be seen just yet. The steep slopes of the Massif du Mont Blanc are in the way, all around, peaking at 4800 m some 10km from here. We are
I was thrilled when Kathy McCullough accepted my request to share some of her experiences working in her very special office. As a former Northwest Orient Airlines pilot who worked her way up to the mythical position of captain of a Boeing 747, Kathy paints a very vivid picture of how it feels to be