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BECAUSE I REALLY MISS TWA AIRLINES!!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Watch in 720p HD. N807AJ begins her journey across the country to Atlantic City, New Jersey to be used as a Fire Trainer. This classic airliner was retired from TWA service in 1973. Shot in 1991 / uploaded with the kind permission of Aviation Media ©

http://youtu.be/isP1LVVZ6nU
If you love the sounds of old engines, old school flying, before safety glasses, bright reflective vests, safety precautions of any kind, Aviation folks were not scared........to put their HANDS on their work.....this video you have to watch......it's nuts and bolts, and plenty of that great old school black smoke!!!!!!!!!!!


This puppy is  PHANTOM...TWA .Convair.... CV 880-22...

and to really appreciate....this old video...you must read the comments and replies for the information purposes...you may learn a few things.....that History is very important!!!!!!!!!


                                                                               ^J^


Thursday, August 25, 2011

YES...NOT SO RECENT NEWS STORY....BUT WELL WORTH A RE READ....AND THERE WILL BE A TEST......HA



DAYS GONE BY, THANK YOU FOR THIS

MY FIRST FLIGHT WITH T.W.A.
First off, it would not have occurred without my being hired. Which is a story in itself, short, typical I'm sure, and some may find it amusing.

In early December of 1946 myself and various and sundry other aspirants of the airline profession were assembled at the T.W.A. Hangar at Laguardia Field. We had been Sta-Nined to death, taken and passed our physicals, which left nothing but an interview with one Captain Harry Campbell between us and the payroll.
Mine went something like this as I recall...I entered the office, shook hands, was offered a seat facing an awesome figure who said "Captain Campbell, glad to know ya". He then queried about my military and ciilian flight experience with no indication of its making any impression at all. At which point he allowed that " I gotta ask ya a question!". Then he came up with the "64 dollar" question.... "What's the worst thing can happen to a pilot while flying an airplane?" I hesitated very little and replied " Damn thing catches on fire!!!" Whereupon, smiling, he rose out of his chair, extended his hand and said "You're hired! Can you be in Kansas City on next Monday?" I vigorously shook his hand and said "Sure as h..." Thus started 33 years of more fun than a barrel of monkeys.
The first flight was in 1947, one lovely evening in January. The locale was Kansas City Municipal Airport (the one downtown). The occasion arose in that about ten newly hired copilots had to be "qualified" by achieving three landings in a Constellation before going out on the line. The regulations said that one must have three landings also, it was further designated that, three must be at night. So, for pure economical reasons, the three were given at night, in order to avoid having to give six. three in daylight and three more in the dark.
This gave rise to my first meeting with one Captain Bush Voights.( Still alive in MKC area) A notoriously courageous Check Pilot at the time. We met him at the ramp after supper and either drew lots or went by "Seniority", I don't recall which for "Who goes first". I had the "Luck" to draw No.1 so I got to do all the starting engines and taxiing out. Back in those days, when the right side of the airplane went the same place as the left, the fellow doing the flying sat in the LEFT seat. I strapped myself in and while all the "startin' up" and all that stuff was goin' on, Bush asked "Have ya ever flown any multi engine before?" I allowed as I had some Twin Beech and Grumman Tiger Cat time. This appeared to impress him not at all. (And rightly so, as I look back on it.)

Whereupon he inquired "Got any Cub time or planes like that?" This I had, and he gave a rundown of how we were going to takeoff and land this HUGE FOUR ENGINE MACHINE. First off, he declared," We're in one of them 0-49'S, there's no nose-wheel steering, so make her turn using the outboard engines if that don't work, ease in a little brake, but not too much as we'll wear them out, and you'll do just fine."
He was sitting over there apparently not worried about the aircraft at all! Then he went on to outline how we were going to accomplish the circuit of the pattern and the landing of this monster. "Don't bother about retractin' the gear it'll just wear it out. We'll keep Take(c)off Flaps on all the time 'til we're on base, or so, then I'll give you landin' flaps. Just trim her out nice and make believe those four throttles are all in one piece. Then fly her like a Cub and you won't have a bit of trouble." We had to leap-frog the river to gain access to Fairfax Airport, across the river, in Kansas where it wasn't so busy. We managed it somehow, and accomplished three "arrivals". The "Connie" didn't tend to bounce as much as a Cub. Two of them were touch(c)andªgo, with the flaps being brought up to take(c)off as the power was applied again after the landing, as he had described. On the third we rolled on out and I swapped seats with the next "victim". We did three of these routines a couple days later in the DC-4, with another courageous Instructor, and that completed our "training"??? as copilots at the time. The rest it we got out on the line with the men we flew with.
What can you say about these men? We learned to be pilots from them, how to be Captains, along with how NOT to be Captains! I often wonder if there is any one left around today who could say to a total stranger, on some pitch black evening, in the front end of Boeing 747. Without so much as a smidgen of simulator time..."Just make believe the four knobs are one and "Fly 'er like a Cub"?
Those were the "Good ol' Days".
Dent Brome Captain TWA EWR Retired



From Robert Paul, retired

Robert Paul

Sunday, August 21, 2011

SADDNESS CONTINUES INTO THE EVENING........

So yesterday, evening I open my newspaper and a very prominant lawyer here is Houma....went to Oregon to pick up a small single engine Maule aircraft he just purchased.....45 minutes into his flight back here to Houma with his new plane...he  crashed and died of his injuries!!!!!!! Had not even left the state of Oregon. The  Canada crash, the U K crash, Kansas City, now this in my home town......TOO MUCH!!!!!

God  Rest all their Souls!
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Airline+Resolute+community+grieve+useless+loss+life+after+crash/5286431/story.html

A "FIRST AIR 737-200 CRASHED...FLIGHT #7F-6560 FROM YELLOWKNIFE....



 
OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THOSE AND THEIR FAMILIES.....GOD BLESS!!!!!!...I've included a couple of web links for further informaion..........a SAD Day in AVATION!!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

HEY YOU THREE.....GET OFF THE WING......SILLY TOYS......

TODAY..I AM DRINKING THE "BLACK AND GOLD" KOOL-AID........LOL

EVEN ELVIS BELONGS TO THE "WHO DAT" NATION....
TONIGHT ..IS THE FIRST NFL PRESEASON GAME FOR THE NEW ORLEANS SAINT'S......PLAY THE 49'ERS....JUST BECAUSE IT'S PRESEASON...DOESN'T MEAN NEW ORLEANS AIN'T ROCKIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I AM DRESSED IN ENOUGH BLACK AND GOLD TO END UP IN A PAWN SHOP'S GLASS CASE!!!!!

YOU KNOW ....THE ONE THAT HAS 2FTx2 FT...DEADBOLT LOCK ON IT....
BECAUSE THEY ARE SELLING $9.95  SETS OF WEDDING RINGS....LOL

GO SAINTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

^J^...and I am not Embarrassed...to show again...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRUJTheYTCc&feature=youtu.be



Well while I'm crying...why waste half a kleenex....lol....I promise no more pity party after this.....and yea....you've may have seen this video....already....
do"misstwa" a favor and suck it up...and watch it again.....you may learn....it's not so much an Airline that is gone...but a way of life...a time....when, for many TWA and other's such as PAN AM.... esspecially was Life...!!!
now you have all your "Dot com"  airlines...with stupid paint jobs......

BTW....notice how those Giant TWA jets...just swoosh the rain..aside...and march right through !!!!

NOW ON TO HAPPIER TIMES....:)))))

I MAKE NO APOLOGIES FOR MY SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY....WITH TWA AIRLINES....SO I AM POSTING THIS VERY MELONCHOLY VIDEO!!!!! ANOTHER TIME........^J^

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CT-cSpTjBU&feature=related

LOOK AT THE FACES IN THIS VIDEO.....IT'S THE FORSHADOW OF WHAT WAS TO COME....FOR THEM.....AND I MAKE NO APOLOGIES....AS IT MAY SEEM A BIG DRAMATIC.....BUT THOSE OF YOU....NOT ONLY DID WE LOSE A LOVED ONE, BUT THEY WERE RUN OVER BY THE BUS AS WELL!!!!!!!!!

MISS(BECAUSE I REALLY DO MISS TWA AIRLINES!!!!!!)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

When you have 17 hours to Kill...why not write "747" in the sky....Check this out!!!!!

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/flightblogger/2011/08/photo-of-note-with-17-hours-to.html

the first picture shows the 747 flight plan completed....the pics are backwards...ooopsie....

Last day of Jet Spotting,at St. Louis Lambert Int'l Airport..... A special place to watch the Jets take off and Land. for Decades....

http://youtu.be/QQypnBjPZFw

This simple concrete lot was a very Special Place.....back in the 60's and early 70's....I watch Planes take off and land.....for hours upon hours.....

Closed 2002, for construction of a 10,000 foot runway.....known as the "White Elephant" runway.....whole neighborhoods were wiped off the face of the earth....bought out, forced to relocate for this runway...This is a story unto itself...I will tell in a future post.

Most airline's refuse to use it today,...because it's just too far from the terminal....(fuel cost...and such)
Southwest Airline's flat out refuses to ever use it....over 3 miles to their terminal all the way on the other end of Lambert Field....
This once thriving Airport....is now only a "Shell" of it's former self ... when TWA Airlines was bought out, stolen or what ever terms you may want to use....American moved many of the flights away.

The runway expansion was planned over a ten year time frame...with the hope of Lambert Field becoming one of the midwest's top airport's, and especially for international destinations.....Now, mostly 737's and the regionals are coming and going.

The lovely picture is compliments of a dear friend....and I Thank You again!!!

misstwa
^J^

Monday, August 1, 2011

CAUSE YA KNOW ...YA KNOW.....YA KNOW..........



JUST ON CHANCE......,JUST ONE BREATH........ JUST IN CASE THERE'S JUST ONE LEFT......

I KEEP DREAMING....YOU'LL BE WITH ME AND YOU'LL NEVER GO.....
STOP BREATHING ....IF I DON'T SEE YOU ANYMORE....................................SO FAR AWAY     SO FAR AWAY .....FOR FAR WAY FOR FAR TOO LONG....BUT YA KNOW  YA KNOW YA KNOW.............

SO KEEP BREATHING, CAUSE I'M NOT LEAVING YOU ANYMORE....BELIEVING HOLD ON TO ME, NEVER LET ME  GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

         TRANS WORLD AIRLINES...............^j^

I ALWAYS KNOW MY WAY HOME..........JUST ISN'T THERE ANYMORE ^j^

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CT-cSpTjBU&feature=related

OK...MAYBE A MONDAY EVENING GLASS OF WINE...^J^ FOR MY FRIENDS......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HInAbN0KJ7w&feature=uploademail



To Darryl....is this better??????
and if this does go through...I hope someone likes.....

one day I will get this blog blog blog figured out......

miss(clueless)twa