Throwback Thursday
Muse Air MD-82 (Photo: Aero Icarus from Zürich, Switzerland (Muse Air MD-82; [email protected], February 1984) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

FBF (Flashback Friday) In Aviation History: Muse Air

After the success of Southwest Airlines in Texas, former president Marion Lamar Muse decided to found a new airline in the Lone Star state. The new airline was created in Dallas in 1981, and carried the name Muse Air after its president.  Muse choose the McDonnell-Douglas MD-80 as the primary aircraft for the airline, with Dallas Love being its primary base for operations to Houston Hobby. Almost immediately after taking off, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) strike of…