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Entries from June 2006

Adios, Papa Alpha!

June 29th, 2006 · 2 Comments

On Thursday, June 29, the Los Angeles area aviation community bid a fond farewell to Phil Aune as he retired from service in the Van Nuys Airport air-traffic control tower. Phil is known by all Valley aviators as “The Voice of the Van Nuys Airport,” having served at the field for 47 years. Phil was […]

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Making the job fun…

June 20th, 2006 · 2 Comments

A Friday afternoon in mid-June on San Diego Bay. It’s a tough way to spend a long overnight. 75-degrees. Sunny. Breezy. Yep. It pretty much sucks to be me. I started the afternoon off by getting changed from my uniform into shorts and a t-shirt. Then I made a beeline for Anthony’s Fish Grotto, which […]

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Wright Amendment News!

June 15th, 2006 · 1 Comment

It appears a compromise has been reached, in principle. City councils and ultimately Congress still need to act on the proposal. American, Southwest end feud over Love Field Official Press Release This appears to be a pretty evenly-weighted compromise, with AA getting long-haul flight restrictions out of DAL to stick for another 8 years before […]

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More good news for Boeing…

June 15th, 2006 · No Comments

From the “If it ain’t a Boeing, I ain’t a-going” files… The good news for Boeing this week comes from the bad news for Airbus. Airlines, Markets Pummel Airbus on Delays – AP In summary, the airlines that have orders in for Airbus’ Super-Jumbo A-380 aircraft are quite upset at the increasing production delays that […]

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Fahrenheit Four-Fifty…Well, Damned Hot, Anyway…

June 13th, 2006 · 3 Comments

The last day of my work-week this week ended up being quite the pain in the butt. Up at 5am to make a 530am airport shuttle from the hotel in Phoenix so that I can check in by 600am. A 700am departure to Las Vegas, our first of six legs for the day. As I […]

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06/06/06

June 6th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Birthday #33 today. Fear me, for I am the Dark Lord, reborn. Oh, and send me a nice cake with pretty candles. ***** Continental Airlines has just placed a BIG (i.e. $3 BILLION) order for some more Boeing jets. Good for them! And good for Boeing!! ***** Our everlasting home improvement project is drawing nearer […]

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