Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from March 21 through March 23.
It’s Friday, Oppo, time to launch yourselves into the weekend. Got any big plans? My boys have three soccer games, and my older son and I are volunteering at a food pantry down by the airport. Maybe we’ll sneak in some plane spotting!
A good day of spotting down at Austin-Bergstrom yesterday. Gotta get up early and fight the idiots on the road to make it down south while the light is still good. Added bonus: being able to see the pilots in the cockpit.
My back is getting better, but mornings are always the worst. Which one of you car geniuses can tell me what this vehicle is? And please, don’t say, “It’s an ambulance.”
It was a good day for plane spotting in Austin. Many more pics to follow. Also, I f**king love Lightroom.
It turns out that the Austin bomber, Mark Anthony Conditt (because all murderers have three names), used an “exotic” battery to power his bombs, not just off-the-shelf Evereadys. Once the cops had an intact device to look at, they could track orders for batteries that were sent to Austin. The moral of the story: Shop…
Area rule FTW.
Which really isn’t surprising, considering the fact that we have a serial bomber on the loose. My neighbor texted me earlier this evening that he saw numerous small aircraft circling the area. When I got home, I saw at least four aircraft (navigation lights only, so I can’t tell type) flying large circles over north…
Rock on, Neo Rockers.
Last night, a package detonated at a FedEx sorting facility in Schertz, which is between Austin and San Antonio. Fortunately, nobody was seriously injured. However, investigators have found a second package bomb at the facility that hadn’t detonated. It had been mailed from Austin to an address in Austin. Perhaps,…
Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from March 17 through March 20.
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This makes the 4th one in less than three weeks. So far, two people have been killed. Before last night, the bombs were in packages left at houses. However, it looks like last night’s bomb may have been set off by a trip wire. Great.
It’s Monday. Time to get moving. As for me, I’m moving pretty slow. My back decided to spasm yesterday for no apparent reason. It hurts like hell, but the best medicine is always just to keep moving.
Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from March 14 through March 16.
It’s Friday, Oppo, so let’s get flying into the weekend. Any big plans? I get to drive a Ferrari on Saturday morning for the first time in my life. Details on Monday.
So much aluminum.