• Archive for July, 2012

    Chicago’s Meigs Field: Then and Now

    by  • July 31, 2012 • Airports • 5 Comments

    Meigs' Ramp in 1955. (Photo by John Chuckman)

    Some of you may know it as the nation’s busiest single runway airport. Others may know it as the default starting position for Microsoft’s Flight Simulator. Merrill C. Meigs Field Airport, commonly known as Meigs Field, was a general aviation airport on a man-made peninsula in Lake Michigan, just minutes from downtown Chicago. Although...

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    Allegiant Air to Add a319′s to its Fleet

    by  • July 29, 2012 • Airlines • 0 Comments

    A representation of what Allegiant Air's a319's will look like. (Photo from Allegiant Air)

    Las Vegas based Allegiant Air has officially announced that it will be adding Airbus a319 aircraft to its fleet. The airline will lease 9 of the type from GE Aviation. Allegiant will also purchase an additional 10 of the type from Cebu Pacific of the Philippines. The a319 is a brand new type for...

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    Delta to Shut Down Comair

    by  • July 27, 2012 • Airlines • 0 Comments

    Comair Bombardier CRJ-100 at Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

    Delta Air Lines has announced that it plans to get rid of it’s Regional Carrier, Comair. The company has already sent letters of termination to its employees. The reason for the shut down is said to be due to the company’s switch from small regional jets to larger mainline jets. Delta will be acquiring...

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    Jacques-De-Lesseps Park: Canada’s Only Official Airport Observation Park

    by  • July 25, 2012 • Airports, Spotting Guides • 8 Comments

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    As most of you other Aviation Enthusiasts out there know, it isn’t rare to be treated like a criminal when spotting and photographing aircraft and airport operations. Whether they are harassed by police or run away by residents or security, aircraft spotters aren’t always welcome at certain airports around the world. One small park...

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    Spotting Guide: Montreal-Trudeau (CYUL)

    by  • July 23, 2012 • Spotting Guides • 5 Comments

    Just one of the many possible shots available from the Parkfield Location. Here a Qatar 777-300ER passes directly overhead.

    The city of Montreal, in the Canadian Province of Quebec, is home to two large airports. Montreal-Mirabel is the smaller of the two and is now utilzed solely for Air Cargo Operations. Montreal’s new hub airport, Trudeau, sees scores of airlines and offers flights to destinations all over Canada, North America, and beyond. Overview……...

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    Photo Friday: July 20, 2012

    by  • July 20, 2012 • Photo's of the Week • 0 Comments

    This week we have a Sounds Air Cessna Caravan just off Picton airport on the north end of South Island New Zealand in route to Wellington NZ on North Island. Service is about 5 times a day and way quicker than the three hour ferry ride. (Photo by Andy Cruickshank)

    Each Friday I choose some of the best aviation related shots, submitted by my readers, for my readers. The only requirement is that your photo has something to do with the world of aviation, be it an airport, airplane, runway, control tower, or anything in between. Submit your photos to Kyle@Thirtythousand.us Be sure to include your name,...

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    LIAT: Island Hopping in the Caribbean

    by  • July 14, 2012 • Airlines • 0 Comments

    LIAT Dash-8-300 after taxiing in to the terminal at San Juan (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

    The Caribbean Islands are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with tens of millions of vacationers visiting each year. The warm weather, crystal clear waters, and relaxing atmosphere attract people from all over the world. For those wishing to visit more than one Island, the only way to travel from...

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    Photo Friday: July 13, 2012

    by  • July 13, 2012 • Photo's of the Week • 0 Comments

    P-51 "Crazy Horse" at this years Sun-N-Fun Fly In in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by Tom Housworth)

    Each Friday I choose some of the best aviation related shots, submitted by my readers, for my readers. The only requirement is that your photo has something to do with the world of aviation, be it an airport, airplane, runway, control tower, or anything in between. Submit your photos to Kyle@Thirtythousand.us Be sure to include your name,...

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