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A Pan Am Boeing 747-121. (Photo: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/66/Boeing_747-121%2C_Pan_American_World_Airways_-_Pan_Am_AN1937372.jpg)

Remembering the Tenerife Airport Disaster 42 Years Later

On March 27, 1977, 42 years ago, the deadliest accident in aviation history occurred at Los Rodeos Airport on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Two Boeing 747 aircraft, the largest passenger aircraft flying at the time, had collided, leaving 583 casualties due to a series of miscommunications and errors. Neither of the aircraft involved were scheduled to be in Tenerife that day.  Pan Am flight 1736, a Boeing 747-121, had originated at Los Angeles and was scheduled…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: A Look Back at…

New York, New York has always been a business center in the United States. This, combined with the need for businessmen to travel to nearby large cities quickly, has created shuttle service along the East Coast. These services are often frequent and provide businessmen the best option to do business.…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Southern Airways

Southern Airways' history dates back to 1936, when Frank Hulse and Ike Jones purchased a controlling stake in flight school Southern Airways of Georgia. In 1944, the regional carrier finally received certification to operate as an airline. On June 10, 1949, Southern Airways officially took flight. Deemed to be the…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: FlyGlobeSpan

Globespan began its history as an Edinburgh tour operator, operating various trips utilizing chartered planes from other airlines in the United Kingdom. The company sought to prove that it was the leader in the traveling industry, specifically in Scotland. To prove this, the company increased charter flights and started their own…