Rant Air – Welcome Aboard!

Rant Air – Welcome Aboard! random header image

Entries from January 2006

So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish!

January 19th, 2006 · 7 Comments

I flew Shamu today. During my preflight inspection as it was sitting on the gate in Phoenix, I had to laugh when I rounded the nose to find a cargo-pallet filled with boxes that were labeled “LIVE TROPICAL FISH.” They were being “fed” into the belly of the “whale.” No one else found it as […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

The worst part of waking up…

January 15th, 2006 · 7 Comments

Awakened from a sound sleep this morning by my hotel room telephone, I did what I normally do when I get a wakeup call. I picked the handset up and put it right back down again. I rolled out of bed and turned on the bedside lamp and the phone rang again. Strange. I picked […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Flagship 3701 – Revisited

January 11th, 2006 · 9 Comments

Back in June, I discussed the crash of Pinnacle Airlines flight 3701 that occurred near Jefferson City, MO. In this month’s issue of Popular Mechanics, an article by Jim Gorman looks further into the events leading up to the wreck as they’ve been uncovered by the NTSB. Though there is quite a bit of information […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Airliners · Aviation · Operations · Uncategorized

Another milestone…

January 4th, 2006 · 3 Comments

10,000 hits to this blog! What you all see in this place, I have no idea. But thanks for coming, anyway!

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized