Aviation History

April 23, 2010

Howard Hughes and TWA – Part Four – April 23, 2010

This week we will talk about Carl Icahn and how he finished breaking the back of TWA. There were times after Icahn that there was a glimmer of hope for the airline’s survival, but things never quite worked out for the “Flyers Airline.” As always, I would like all aviators to connect with their roots and one of the ways they can do that is by using the “Third Dimension Blog” as a resource.

April 16, 2010

Howard Hughes and TWA – Part Three – April 16, 2010

This week we will talk about the Lockheed Constellation. I don’t consider the Connie as one of the big three that made aviation great, but it certainly changed the fortunes of TWA and others. As always, I would like all aviators to connect with their roots and one of the ways they can do that is by using the “Third Dimension Blog” as a resource.

April 9, 2010

Howard Hughes and TWA – Part Two – April 9, 2010

This week we will talk about Howard Hughes the man, the aviator, and the eccentric. The movie we, we have all is seen, is perhaps a little over the top but that is an opinion which you need to qualify for yourself. As always, I would like all aviators to connect with their roots and one of the ways they can do that is by using the “Third Dimension Blog” as a resource.

February 26, 2010

Juan Trippe and Pan Am – Part Four – February 26, 2010

We finish with the series on Pan Am this week by talking about the originality of Juan Trippe and his airline. Pan Am had a list of accomplishments that any airline would envy. However, their mismanagement of capital and ultimate demise is not one of them. I would like all aviators to connect with their roots and one of the ways they can do that is by using the “Third Dimension Blog” as a resource. Come with me now as two-dimensional thinking meets one-dimensional thinking.

February 19, 2010

Juan Trippe and Pan Am – Part Three – February 19, 2010

This week I want to talk about the Florida operations for Pan Am at Miami International Airport. Miami International was originally called Pan American Field, and although they operated Dinner Key as their base of operations after Key West, the Clippers were over taken by technology and faster airplanes. Pan Am shifted operations back to land based airplanes at Miami International. As always, I would like all aviators to connect with their roots and one of the ways they can do that is by using the “Third Dimension Blog” as a resource.

February 12, 2010

Juan Trippe and Pan Am – Part Two – February 12, 2010

We continue with the series on Pan Am and this week we want to talk about the Florida operations in Key West and then Dinner Key in Miami’s Biscayne Bay. As always, I would like all aviators to connect with their roots and one of the ways they can do that is by using the “Third Dimension Blog” as a resource. Come with me now as two-dimensional thinking meets one-dimensional thinking