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Sept. 8, 1934: The World War I “Ace of Aces” Eddie Rickenbacker helped Ruth Ann Faust christen a new TWA (Transcontinental Western Air) plane in Camden, N.J. Two months later, Captain Rickenbacker broke his own record for a transcontinental flight, flying another TWA plane from Burbank, Calif., to Newark, covering 2,609 miles in 12 hours 3 minutes 50 seconds. Photo: The New York Times

THEY ARE BOOKED. I REPEAT, THEY ARE BOOKED.

“What is booked?” you may be thinking.

Well, think no more. A ROUND TRIP FLIGHT FROM BALTIMORE TO PHOENIX IS BOOKED FOR ME FOR 14 DAYS FROM NOW (until 17 days from now but that’s less important). AND DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS?

Originally posted by gifs-for-the-masses

YES, THAT MEANS THAT I AM FLYING OVER 2000 MILES TO SEE MY GEEKY-ASS BOYFRIEND IN 14 DAYS. FOURTEEN DAYS.

ALSO, THIS IS THE FURTHEST I’VE BEEN FROM MY LITTLE TOWN IN WHICH I HAVE RESIDENCE IN PENNSYLVANIA. SO THAT’S COOL.

And now I’m overly excited and still have about a week of band camp and 5 days following it to wait. Anybody have any advice to make the time go faster? I know it’ll speed by at band camp, (since it’s my last year (sad)) but the few days afterward are definitely gonna drag. Do any of the other people in this wonderful LDR community have any advice (any would be more than appreciated)?

Alaska Airlines announces nonstop flight from KC to Portland

Alaska Airlines announced Thursday that it will launch a daily nonstop flight from Kansas City to Portland, Oregon.

The flight is expected the launch February 18, 2016. The airline also announced that it will launch nonstop flights to two other Midwest cities including Minneapolis-St. Paul and Omaha, Nebraska on the same day. The flight will be in addition to the airline’s daily nonstop service to Seattle.

“We continue to expand our Portland service portfolio with new non-stops to America’s Heartland”, said John Kirby, the airline’s vice president of capacity planning. “With these new routes, Alaska Airlines will offer more than three times the number of nonstop destinations from the Rose City than any other carrier.”

Start date          City pair                Departs     Arrives     Frequency
 Feb. 18     Portland-Kansas City      9:35 a.m.     2:59 p.m.     Daily
 Feb. 18     Kansas City-Portland      3:40 p.m.     5:45 p.m.     Daily
 Feb. 18     Portland-Minneapolis      10:55 a.m.   4:16 p.m.     Daily
 Feb. 18     Minneapolis-Portland      5 p.m.         7:08 p.m.      Daily
 Feb. 18     Portland-Omaha             6:50 p.m.    11:49 p.m.    Daily
 Feb.19      Omaha-Portland             7 a.m.         8:45 a.m.      Daily

(News Source : Fox4kc.com)

Emirates retires its last standard Boeing 777-200

Emirates retires its last standard Boeing 777-200

Emirates (Dubai) has phased out and retired its last standard Boeing 777-200. The last 777-200, Boeing 777-21H A6-EMF (msn 27249), was ferried from Dubai to Arizona via Boston on July 14 for storage according to the carrier with this statement and video below.

Emirates still operates the newer Boeing 777-200 ER (Extended Range) and LR (Longer Range) models.

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I saw that there has been some confusion about the different types of thrust reversers out there. So to help with it, I compiled diagrams, pictures, and give explanations for all of them.

Credits:

Fabrico Jimenez - Fabster44 (Flickr)

Peter - peteredin (Flickr)

Rosie Hallam & Rohit Jaggi

Kris Klop - clearskyphotography (Flickr)

konrad_photography (Flickr)

Oxford Aviation Academy (Aircraft General Knowledge 3 - Fifth Edition)

FAA Airplane Flying Handbook