End Of An Era As Boeing Delivers Last Commercial 737NG Aircraft.

Boeing has delivered the last ever Boeing 737 ‘Next Generation’ (NG) to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The Boeing 737-8K2 is registered as PH-BCL, and flew from the production facility in Seattle to Amsterdam. The...

Cebu Pacific Orders 15 Airbus A320neo Aircrafts.

Philippines budget carrier Cebu Pacific is finishing the year on a srong note as the airline have confirmed  deal for 15 Airbus A320neo family jets worth US$2 billion at list prices.The deal includes up...

Cebu Pacific Becomes Latest IATA Member

Philippines low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific has joined IATA, becoming the second carrier from the country to be part of the trade association.Cebu Pacific says IATA membership will help it “gain access to expertise and...

Ethiopian Airlines Begins Inaugural Flights To Houston USA.

Africa's largest airline, Ethiopian Airlines has launched its inaugural flight to Houston, Texas United States of America. In a statement to flag off the inaugural flight in Lome Togo, the Airlines Vice President, Marketing, Rahel...

Route Expansion: United Airlines Inaugural Non Stop Newark to Cape Town Flight.

United Airlines launched a historic flight: UA 1122, the only nonstop route from North America to Cape Town,  departing from Newark Liberty International Airport USA. "If you've flown to Cape Town before, you've probably had...

Aviation Angels

The earliest angel was Marie Antoinette (yes, the one who said, “Let them eat bread.” and was subsequently beheaded).  She was a patron of many scientific endeavors which included ballooning.  When the Montgolfier brothers...

November 24th, 2019

         ​So how did I arrive at the profession of aviation historian and author?   A high school summer class, the study of the Sumer Culture, was the motivation. I had no...

Pancho’s Third Husband – Don Shalita

Don "Jose" Shalita met Pancho in Philadelphia on one of her trips for Lowe family business.  The year was 1944.  One year later the Persian "hoofer" or dancer wed Pancho in Reno.  As Pancho...

Alice Guy-Blache – pioneer film maker

Alice Guy-Blache was a French pioneer filmmaker, active from the late 19th century, and one of the very first to make a narrative fiction film.  From 1896 to 1906, she was probably the only...

Robert Bullard Joins the Search for Earhart’s Plane

Explorer Robert Bullard who found the wreck of the Titanic and the Nazi battleship the Bismark, believes he can crack the Amelia Earhart case thanks to a photograph that provides a tantalizing clue...

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