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BECAUSE I REALLY MISS TWA AIRLINES!!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

A DEAR FRIEND MUST TAKE A LEAVE FROM US FOR AWHILE....ALL MY BEST WISHES TO CAPTAIN DOUG.....WE LOOK FORWARD TO HIS RETURN ......:) ^J^


The Grand Old Lady Of The Sky
TWA
Deregulation was not kind to TWA . Operating a wide array of domestic and international routes, TWA proved an attractive target. In 1985, corporate raider Carl Icahn beat out Frank Lorenzo to win controlling interest in TWA . In 1986 Carl Icahn used TWA to buy Ozark Airlines . All Ozark employees were given jobs at TWA with their full “date of hire” seniority from Ozark Airlines . Icahn took the company private in 1988, a move which burdened the airline with large amounts of unsustainable debt. To offset its financial troubles, Icahn began selling off TWA 's routes to other airlines. Routes to London from various American gateways were sold to American Airlines and USAirways . The losses continued, however. In 1992, the airline filed for bankruptcy, but managed to continue to stay afloat. TWA emerged from bankruptcy but remained a mere shadow of her former self and in early 2001, TWA - the airline which began life as Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) almost 76 years earlier - was finally sold to American Airlines . TWA was for many years the largest airline in and out of New York . Yours truly, had the honor of flying as Captain, the last TWA departure out of New York's John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport. I flew aircraft 9624 from JFK to St. Louis on August 24, 2001. TWA flew her last flight under her own name and call sign on December 1, 2001.
Sincerely,
Captain Dan Cooney





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                                          http://youtu.be/fcmqy6UObLo

  Video of Finnair MD-ll ""Go Around"", 100 feet above runway.... Cockpit View.....New York....listen to the ATC....in background






I don't ask much.....(not if you ask me....LOL)...but trust me, when I say....take a look...see at the video site I posted above.....It's from "BOSTON AIRBORNE"....'WINGS ONE'.....

AND LISTEN FOR THE WIND, ..BLOWING TOWARDS THE END OF THE VIDEO.....

 
Look close above.......guess who's wing tip that was......YOU GUESSED IT....^D^



The link just below......"CHASING THE 787 ABOVE THE CLOUDS....."...this is Not a "sim" video....check out the cool double tail lights....Worth the watch.......This video got the "getjets" seal of approval.......why??...just like Moma said..."because I said so"....ha ha






SPEAKING FOR MANY I'M SURE,  HERE.......I WILL BE WAITING IN THE "WINGS"...MANY HOPE'S FOR RESOLUTION......thats all..
^J^
 REMAINING,  MISSTWA

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wish him the best and hope things turn out like he hope's

Cajun Dave

getjets said...

Thank you Cajun Dave(another dear friend )...as with life...it will be fine...and we are here when our good Captain Doug returns

misstwa
^J^

Captain Doug said...

Miss TWA

Let's hope peace finds us all!

Until then I pass you the torch!

(From Flanders Fields)

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch...be yours to hold it high.

You're the best! ^J^

Captain Doug ^D^

getjets said...

Captain Doug...Not to Worry....!!!!
Take your Time....!!!

"WE".....not "I".....will be here!!!
no matter how long...!!!
Just Take Good Care in the meantime.....!!!

misstwa
^J^

getjets said...

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Bas said...

Hmpf, yeah... :( Best wishes indeed...but failing hands! HECK NO! :P

getjets said...

You are so right..BAS.....NO FAILING HANDS......!!!!!

More like a BIG HEART.....

torch is not passed it stays......where it belongs...with the Captain ......but I sure will keep an eye, it'll never go out....


Bas,
Check out the flight global web site I put on my last comment here.....talks about the price tags, of those BAD Boy jets....

Take care EVERYONE!!!
misstwa

Bas said...

Holy Moly! And then that's the price with DISCOUNT? Whoooooshh!

It's not a multi-million dollar jet, but nearly quarter of a billion dollar jet for Emirates...

Hmmm it's about time I should buy one then... discount baby! If there's discount the Dutch are first in line hahaha.

Bas

getjets said...

Bas...really...:))))

one GLORIFIED GARAGE SALE indeed...

Dave W said...

Hi all,

GJ, that's a lovely video - although your link failed me, I had to google it and find it via

youtube

I love the wing flex (although I'm not so sure I would love it if I was looking at it through the window!!)

It's also got one of those " Racked" wings Capt. Doug was talking about! :)

On the subject of Capt. D, he has been rather busy on the blog of late - it's a wonder he found time to fly! Reading between the lines I get the impression he will return just perhaps not so full on - I hope so anyway. He has certainly led me to some interesting people, not least your good self and down the pub with Foggy! (and many others too numerous to name in person - except Bas deserves a mention too!)

Seen my pic? My little boy brought me a present last night! Gotta love 'im!

I had a video sent to me last week that I found quite amusing (with a slight aviation theme) - is it all right if I e-mail it to you? I don't want to just start spamming you without so much as a "here it comes" note!!

Hope you all had as good a weekend as I!

Regards and good wishes to all!

Dave from the UK

ps, GJ, your angel Carol, is she taking a leak in that pool only I see suspicious ripples goin on!

And yes, I have vino in hand since you ask! :)

getjets said...

Hey Dave W....so the score is...
Tom Tom...1...Brandy 0....no wonder she has a drinking problem....What a trophy Tom Tom brought the Daddy....LOL..BUTTT

I don't need "green peace" on my butt....LOLOL
So you like the LOL pic I posted????

Mice......isn't that what we are on the Good Captain's blog....well I don't need TOM TOM breathing down my neck...ha ha

Wonder why the 787 link didn't go through for you...but I Thank ya for putting the live link on your comment..Wish I knew how to do that....one day...I'll get a 4 yr old to teach me:))))

Yes by all means... you can e-mail me the video!!!!!!!!
I wouldn't know spam from Potted meat....I don't know how I got this blog up.....

Dave W...talk about ruin the moment...no more vino for you....no my angel is not peeeing....and yes the pool has ripples and her eyes are looking ...

Whats the matter you weren't potty trained...thats a joke Dave W.....:)))))))

about the 787 isn't it that the wing itself....is the "wing tip".....

Time for me to open my bottle of white wine.....watching the Saints game....winning right now....

Dave W....sounds like you and TOM TOM had a very good and fruitful 'boys' weekend...ha ha....

waiting on the e-mail.....

be good ...and get some glasses for Christ's sake...Peeeing..Jezzzz

always,
Jules

Bas said...

There's the 'racked' wing again lol :)

getjets said...

Bas...you can crack me up...with just a few words.....:))))))))
you spelling b!tch....LOl

Bas said...

But seriously, the video is awesome. Very peaceful! The MD-11 go-around from the cockpit is even more epic, can't get enough of that and whenever I stumble upon it I watch it lol :)

Take care!
Bas

Istanbul Airside said...

Aviation art video is awesome.O.K. your 'must see' is our 'must see'.:)
And the old advertisement..You have a great TWA archive!
But i can't read the text below the picture, and i wonder if the text completes the answer?

getjets said...

Bas....so glad you like.....!!!!!!!!some cool treasures fo sho!!!!!!

"Boston Airborne"....has a special touch with all his video's....and yet I love the "as it happens" videos as well

the MD-!! go around....the cabin crew, so smooth...!!!!
of course thats "Training" can hear the auto voice while they're heading down........"APPROACHING MINUMUM"...I believe it's a womans voice...wasn't expecing that:)))))

can't see out the windows...too good....but look through the green screens....and clear where land can be seen.....
never go wrong....when it't an MD-11..ha ha
plus..no such thing as an "Out of Date"....video....

Take care Bas Man

getjets said...

@ Istanbul airside....I Know I Know....I'm wanting to read the text at bottom of the TWA AD....BADLY...!!!!!!!!
gonna try and put it together....I want the possible answer too!!!!!!

not that I have to be reminded...I have another answer from earlier post to answer...and that 'text' can be read very clearly!!!!!

yes, Thank you...my TWA Archive...there are a few...I manage to find....the old vintage...I Love!!!!

Take care Mr. 'Instanbul airside'...Friend who's 8 hours ahead........too bad I can't pounce there...my work day would be Over...ha ha..

misstwa

Dave W said...

Hey GJ,

Just seen your pic on Craig's blog - it's a beauty!

Have you seen his latest post - he went to the Flying Beaver!

I've sent you that video I promised - I hope you get it ok.....

All the best

Dave (currently sober, but not for long!) from the UK

PS, looks like Brandy's beaten me to the vino!! (see pic....) :)

getjets said...

LOL Dave W.....bet your on your 4th or 5th vino....jealous!!!!

I know I saw the pics on Craig R's latest post....definetly seen them before....!!!....several places.....
too bad my travels will only take me to East Coast of Canada...first part next year.....
Thats my plans..
Love when you put the live links....I always click them..for refresh....

Poor Brandy:((((.....gonna have to enlarge her pic...Just to see that Look on her face....LOL

Thanks for the video's....I love them....couldn't wait...
I should post the first...the "traffic monitored by air"...and the St.Louie shirt...Good eye...
and the fin all...Funny

have a vino for me....quit being stingy....!!!!....LOL

getjets said...

Dave W....BRANDY knows where it's at...in the Chardonny box....how HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!

I Thank you for the video...and the Fantastic pictures...may have to post a couple .....

almost bedie bye for me....and your just about to hit the REM sleep....LOL