Friday, December 10, 2021

December Construction Update

The construction at Terminal Three and the construction at Terminal Four have been gradually merging with the construction in front of the TBIT, such that to show it all in one shot would require a widescreen panorama. That won't really work here, so you're getting it in chunks instead.

They have finally started putting down new concrete along Terminal Six; we may get Gates 66, 68A, and 68B back as soon as next year!


The street in front of the tower, which was already a virtual canyon, is well on its way to becoming a tunnel

The new parking structure has opened, but the people mover that goes to it is still a year in the future

The 50th anniversary of D.B. Cooper's infamous flight was just a couple of weeks ago. I came to work that day and this was parked right outside our gate.



Friday, November 26, 2021

No Effort November: Shamu

There was more than one Shamu aircraft; this is a different one

This is the same aircraft as the opening shot; apparently the door had to be replaced!


Shamu wasn't the only SeaWorld theme. Who says penguins can't fly?!

Thursday, November 25, 2021

No Effort November: Virgin Australia

One of the victims of Covid was Virgin Australia in the US. To the best of my knowledge, the only place that you could see them in North America was at LAX. Service began in 2009, initially between Sydney and Los Angeles, and was branded as V Australia. Later, Brisbane and Melbourne routes were added. A few years after, the branding was changed to Virgin Australia. The airline still operates domestically in Australia.

Monday, November 22, 2021

No Effort November: Before and After


More from the archive. Both of these photos feature the same aircraft, about five years apart. I'd completely forgotten about Asiana's former paint scheme until I ran across the opening shot.


Sunday, November 21, 2021

No Effort November: save for later

Among the various detritus in my draft folder, I found this post simply labelled "save for later"  I'm not sure what some of these were going to be for, although it's pretty clear that they weren't all intended for the same post. Three of a kind seems to be a bit of a theme at first, or perhaps "birds of a feather..."

All three of the basic CRJ models, in order. From the left: CRJ-200, CRJ-700, and a CRJ-900
Three SkyWest Brasilias: in position on Ry24R and Ry24L, with another on Txy E
AmeriFlight (callsign: "AmFlight") Beechcraft 1900C


Competing RJs: CRJ-200 with an E-135

Size comparison between a CRJ-900 in the foreground with a CRJ-700 on the runway