F-22 at Australian International Airshow 2013 (Avalon) by Mick
Harriet Baskas writes the monthly At the Airport column for USA Today, as well as occasional features at NBCnrews.com and MSN Travel. She also manages the collection of online Airport Guides at USA Today.
We talk about the recent Travel Goods Show in Las Vegas and some of the products of interest to air travelers. Also, things airports have been doing to increase the experience like better restraurants and bars with broader appeal, a liquor store in baggage claim, and even free land lines that are advertiser supported. Rob even learns something interesting he didn’t know about Chicago’s O’Hare Airport! Rob even learns something interesting he didn’t know about Chicago’s O’Hare Airport!
The week’s aviation news:
- JetBlue unveils first A320 with sharklets
- JetBlue Airways and Airbus Reach Agreement to Retrofit the Airline’s Airbus A320 Fleet with Sharklets
- JetBlue entry to Google Glass contest suggests airport usage
- Pentagon says to resume F-35 flights
In this week’s Australia Desk report:
Recorded at the end of the final day of Avalon 2013 – The Australian International Air Show. We talk to Eamon Hamilton, Public Affairs Officer for Air Lift Group, Royal Australian Air Force, about the Air Show from the RAAF perspective. We also include a brief discussion about the F-22 Raptor display over Avalon, the first time this aircraft has been displayed in Australia skies, and include a clip from our interview with the display pilot, Major Henry Schantz.
Find full Avalon 2013 daily video and audio coverage at www.planecrazydownunder.com.
Find more from Grant and Steve at the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast, and follow the show on Twitter at @pcdu. Steve’s at @stevevisscher and Grant at @falcon124. Australia Desk archives can be found at www.australiadesk.net.
Southampton Airport Fire & Rescue
In this week’s Across the Pond segment:
On the Southampton Airport miniseries this week we talk to the airport Fire Service. What are their capabilities, strength and how do they stay alert for the 1.7 million passengers that travel safely through the airport every year.
Westland WS51 Dragonfly at the Helicopter Museum by Bob
- Flashback Fridays: Farewell to a Friend, the post on Nuts About Southwest about the loss of Brian Lusk.
- Excerpt from the interview with Brian Lusk on the Airplane Geeks Episode 156, originally published July 19, 2011.
- Lauda Air Flight 004
- Glory Hole: When You Lose Everything You Love, Your Final Flight May Be Your Best, by Captain Terry Reece
- Sopwith Triplane at the Aero Space Museum of Calgary
- Air France Flight 296 | Airbus A320 Crash
- Piaggio Reveals Unmanned Avanti
- Singapore’s leap into the space industry
LOT 787 parked at ORD by Scott
Opening and closing music courtesy Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. You can find his great music at www.brotherloverocks.com.