World Airways – A Video Tribute

On March 29, 2014, World Airways ceased operations. Here’s a small tribute to the rich history of this airline: commercials, movie scenes, and an uncommon video presented on some flights.

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As you may have heard, on March 29, 2014, World Airways ceased operations. Here’s a small tribute to the rich history of this airline. Let’s start with some commercials, followed by scenes from air disaster movies, and finally, an uncommon video presented on some flights. Click on the title of this post to view all of the videos and their descriptions. Continue reading “World Airways – A Video Tribute”

Memories of the DC-10

As I write these lines, the DC-10 is making its final commercial flight, I’ve had the privilege of flying onboard the DC-10 at least once, so I thought I’d share my memories with you.

As I write these lines, and as announced months ago by Biman, the McDonnell-Douglas DC-10 is making its final commercial flight from Dhaka to Birmingham via Kuwait City, and the tweets about this unique final flight are pouring in.

I’ve had the privilege of flying onboard the DC-10 at least once, so I thought I’d share my memories with you. Continue reading “Memories of the DC-10”

Viasa – DC-10s galore


Call me a geek, but I don’t get tired of watching this commercial for Viasa, the once national airline of Venezuela (not to be confused with today’s Conviasa). I love the music, which is an instrumental version of jingle from another Viasa commercial. It’s full of DC-10s (including one from another airline; fail) and a gorgeous takeoff scene Continue reading “Viasa – DC-10s galore”

Quiz – Medley #2

Ten questions about many aviation topics such as the DC-10, the Concorde, men-only flights, online booking, and more.

Waiting to board the 737 to O'Hare
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  1. Shortly after the introduction of the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 in commercial service, four airlines formed a strategic alliance for maintenance: KSSU. What do those four letters stand for?
    A. KLM, Sabena, SAS, UTA
    B. KLM, Swissair, SAS, UTA
    C. KLM, Swissair, SAS, United
    D. KLM, Swissair, Sabena, United
  2. Other than Air France and British Airways, what is the only airline that had its full color scheme painted on a Concorde?
    A. Air Canada
    B. Braniff International
    C. Gulf Air
    D. Singapore Airlines
  3. Continue reading “Quiz – Medley #2”