The Loss of My Favorite Travel Partner Forever

What is love? Letting your gal sit left seat in a 727! On July 10, 2021, my beautiful wife and soulmate Brittany Brown passed away due to colon cancer. Now,

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Quick Thoughts From My Return to Long-Haul Flying

Is it time to fly again? It’s a decision we all need to make for ourselves. But as COVID rates downtrended in some parts of the world, and with at

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Flying a Cessna over western New England – an AvGeek’s childhood dream achieved

0B5, aka Turners Falls Municipal Airport in Turners Falls, Mass. This is the airport where my AvGeek obsession first took flight, and I finally got to land and take off

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Exploring an Abandoned L1011 TriStar on a Beach in West Africa

What a view! Could you imagine just seeing an L1011 on the beach? – Photo: Jerome de Vries I was recently in Cotonou for a 24-hour layover. Cotonou is the

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The learning continues – mountain flying in the DA-40

On final for runway 14R at BFI in a Diamond DA-40 – this wasn’t from our mountain-flying day, but it’s too pretty of a photo to leave out of the

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The Future of Airline Travel: The SlingPlane 5001-200NWN

There are too many stories out there that promise new kinds of airplanes, amenities, and airports. We are not going to lie… when we see these stories, we get pumped.

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I am Glad I Waited to be Vaccinated Before Flying

A Southwest Air 737-700 seen at BDL – Photo: JL Johnson A few weeks ago I posted about how I was ready to fly. This is a follow-up to that

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We flew Alaska Airlines’ 737 MAX inaugural revenue service – here’s our newsy review

N913AK on its takeoff roll from SEA on its inaugural revenue flight for Alaska Airlines on March 1, 2021 – Photo: Jeremy Dwyer Lindgren On March 1 at 6:30 a.m.,

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First to Fly – El Al and the Dawn of Commercial Twin-Engine Oceanic Flights

An El Al 767 at Zurich airport – Photo: Aero Icarus | Wikimedia Commons Ask any self-respecting airline geek which airline was the first to introduce commercial trans-Atlantic twin-engine services,

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I’m ready to fly

An early morning departure from Kansas City International – Photo: JL Johnson It has been three-hundred and ninety days since I last flew. That flight was as routine as possible:

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