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Unless you are part of a big-name FBO chain, you probably have to use your own resources and creativity when it comes to furnishing and decorating your facilities. Chances are, you have a lot of wall space to decorate. There are pilot lounges, computer work areas, quiet rooms, snack bars, and even the walls behind […]

030 – Dubai 2009 – Part 2

             There were plenty of interesting planes at DXB. It’s hard for me to believe that this was just nine years ago. I was in hog heaven. IN 2009, Pakistan International Airlines was still sporting its variety of tail colors, and the A310 was still the mainstay of its long-haul […]

029 – Dubai 2009 – Part 1

One of the sweetest assignments I had while working for Professional Pilot was covering the Dubai Air Show twice, plus Middle East Business Aircraft Association (MEBAA) once. This was back in the day when these shows were held at Dubai International Airport (DXB) and the traffic there included plenty of Russian aircraft, as well as […]

028 – Zurich – Part 1

Zurich (ZRH) has always been a crossroads between Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, not to mention the countries formerly under the Soviet Union. ZRH also has (or at least, had) some excellent photo locations. It has been years since I’ve been there so hopefully things have not changed for the worse. Perhaps the highlight […]

027 – DCA, 1977-1987. Mainline

Washington National Airport attracted a nice variety of airlines and aircraft back in the day. There were no long-haul flights, of course, and, in fact, 4-engine jets were prohibited from DCA, as well, with the exception of the Bae-146 family. The post-deregulation consolidation has not really begun yet, so there were plenty of subjects to […]

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