Sunday, December 31, 2017


Just before Christmas, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from the California coast. While I was away, special photo credit goes to CS, who caught a series of shots that are sequenced below:

Here are a few more shots that didn't fit in the animation:

Special thanks to CS for these shots. Happy New Year everyone!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Catching up

I was doing so well for a while, and then all of a sudden it's been well over a month since I've posted. Oops. There is some good news though: in the interim I've had two trainees finish their training. Congrats to JB, our newest journeyman controller at LAX. And welcome back to TT, who was out for a while but has now returned. Of course, no good deed goes unpunished: Having gotten rid of those two trainees, I've been awarded two more!

Otherwise, today's entry is a collection of interesting shots from the time away. Enjoy!

I got to drive this!

The MD-87 was a rare bird when it was new. Nowadays, it's very uncommon indeed.

SkyWest now flies for Alaska Airlines at LAX, in addition to American, Delta, and United.

A SkyWest E-175 with a Delta A319

Horizon still flies for Alaska at LAX as well. This is the first Horizon airplane I've seen in the new Alaska livery.

Volaris has a revised livery; this is the first example seen at LAX