Own the night.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Erica Stooksbury, a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft pilot with the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, adjusts the cockpit lighting controls in a C-17 over Iraq Aug. 30, 2014, after a humanitarian airdrop mission over Amirli, Iraq. Two C-17s dropped 79 container delivery system bundles of fresh drinking water, or 7,513 gallons. Two C-130 Hercules aircraft dropped 30 bundles, which contained 3,032 gallons of fresh drinking water and 7,056 meals, ready to eat. President Barack Obama authorized humanitarian aid deliveries to Iraq as well as targeted airstrikes to protect U.S. personnel from extremists known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. U.S. Central Command directed the operations. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr./Released)

The UPS ramp emptying out mid-afternoon at DFW…one of these aircraft types has a near 100% dispatch reliability while the other aircraft….well, not so much…..but you guys can guess which one is which! #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #kdfw #dfw #airport #planespotting #airlines #ups #mcdonnelldouglas #md11 #Boeing #767 #avgeekery #megaplane #instaplane #igaviationcontest #avgeekery #avgeekschoolofknowledge #instaspotting (at DFW Founders Plaza)

Just airborne from New York JFK’s runway 13R for our return to Keflavik on the Icelandair Boeing 757-200. It never gets dark on the flight thanks to the midnight sun and the arrival into Iceland around midnight is just fantastic! #justplanes #thisisaviation #icelandair #jfkairport #boeing #boeing757 #pilot #cockpit #airline #aviation #instagramaviation

Now it’s time for an Avgeek School of Knowledge review session with this American Boeing 757. Notice how the top of the blue cheat line angles downward as it nears the cockpit windscreen. On all other of American’s aircraft fleet, that top line goes straight but not on the 757, revealing a design compromise that dates back to 1979. From its inception, the 757 was always seen as a 727-200 replacement and began with a lot of 727 design features like a T-tail and the nose section. Progressive design refinement in the late 1970s led to its present configuration with the nose as the last to be dropped in favor of a new design. As the 767 and 757 programs were running in parallel, it was realized in 1979 that a common cockpit would not only save in design and production costs, it would also allow a common cockpit rating as well. But the 757 had a narrower fuselage than the 767, so the cockpit cab design had to be lowered to fit the 757’s nose structure. As a result, the cockpit on the 757 is one step lower than the cabin floor. And that’s why on American’s 757s, there has to be that slight kink in the blue cheat line to be consistent with the livery in the rest of the fleet. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #KDFW #DFW #airport #igtexas #squareready #planespotting #airlines #megaplane #instaplane #Boeing #757 #American #dfwavgeek #avgeekschoolofknowledge #N183AN (at DFW Founders Plaza)

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This is the Al Jazeera documentation “Broken Dreams” about the Boeing 787, I can’t imagine that everything they say is true, but some things seem to be realistic. There are many questions Boeing should answer. If the statements are true it’s a shame for Boeing and they should get rid of these problems. So far I’m questioning the quality of the Boeing 787.   

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