Inside the Delta Flight Museum’s Boeing 747

Most established airlines these days have a museum associated with them. Southwest has a museum near Love Field in Dallas, American has the CR Smith museum in Ft. Worth, and United has a web page that looks like it was last updated in 2004. The best of these is Delta’s Flight Museum in Atlanta, Georgia where not only are historical Deltas aircraft on display, but there’s even a 747 in the parking lot that is open to visitors. And this specific 747 has a heck of a history.

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An AvGeek’s Dream: The Delta Flight Museum Monthly Surplus Sale

Are you the kind of person that gets all excited about getting their hands on an original Northwest Airlines flight manual? Perhaps you’d like a service cart that’s been lovingly used in service for a few years but is looking for a quiet place to retire? How about an entire row of original 727 seats? All at rock bottom prices? If any of this sounds interesting to you then you definitely need to check out the monthly surplus sale at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta.

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Go Wheels Up Airshow at San Marcos, May 3 – 5, 2019

It seems like I’m the last one to know about cool air shows in the area, so when I heard about a new air show happening in San Marcos this coming May, I wanted to make sure I shared the good word as far and as wide as possible.

This is the first time this group has put on an air show, but all signs point to it being a potentially huge success. From the high profile acts they’ve signed up to the great central Texas location they’ve secured it sounds like a blast. Here’s the details from their about page:

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Deciphering Airline Comment Codes

Like any self respecting skynerd I use Expert Flyer when I travel to get more information about seats, upgrades, and what’s going on with my flight. I find their Flight Status function especially useful for getting more information, especially during delays when the “Additional Comments” section can be much more helpful than the gate agents themselves.

I’ve noticed that these comments sections usually are self descriptive, but sometimes they use obscure codes that can be hard to decipher. As I run into more of them and figure them out I’ll update this page.
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Review: Gyronimo Performance Pad App

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Its one of the very first entries in Part 91 of the FAR, so important for every single flight that by the time my checkride came around I could recite it from memory. 91.103 requires pilots to complete the vital performance calculations for their aircraft and the specific conditions of the day to ensure that they can take off and land safely. There have been some apps to make this process easier but generally they feel clunky and complex. The folks at Gyronimo have come out with an iPad app which aims to not only make the process easier but also much more informative.

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