Three nature packed days in Sitka, Alaska is a great idea, especially in the summer. We're on the water in a the bay outside Sitka, Alaska on a 24 foot aluminum fishing boat. The six of us include the guide and the motor is stopped as we gaze out into the icy blue waters, looking for signs of life. I'm on the bow of the boat looking toward 11 o'clock just as a humpback … [Read more...] about Three nature packed days in Sitka, Alaska
Catch my smile – first flight
I'm the nostalgic type, so appreciation for the flight that lit my passion for aviation and travel is important to me. Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) timetable effective September 5, 1984 This week's timetable is the one that was active when we took our first family vacation in the winter of 1984. I was 11 and excited for months before the trip. Fog … [Read more...] about Catch my smile – first flight
Do you know the way to Santa Fe?
The last time I was in New Mexico, I gave a Ted Talk. Well, not really. Alaska Airlines was beginning new service to Albuquerque and the "Sunport" needed a high level dignitary to offer the ribbon cutting speech. A General Manager at the time, I was about all that could be mustered to make the appearance. I spoke about the abundance of sun in the area and the hot air … [Read more...] about Do you know the way to Santa Fe?
Go east little bird
I'm an aviation geek and have an extensive collection of airline timetables. If you want to know what a timetable is I have a post for that called What is a timetable. I'll post weekly on a timetable topic. Alaska's final printed timetable - September 9, 2001 The year was 2001 and Alaska Airlines was ready to begin trans-con service after being awarded one of six … [Read more...] about Go east little bird
What is a timetable?
The airline geek in me. I'm an aviation geek and have an extensive collection of airline timetables, which are explained below. I'll post weekly on a timetable topic. Also known as a flight schedule, timetables are a collection of the schedules and other pertinent information for a particular transportation company (busses, trains, boats and planes all used to have … [Read more...] about What is a timetable?