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99 Years of Feeling The “Love” at Dallas Love Field

October 19th marked the 99th anniversary of the opening of one of the most controversial and most heartfelt airports in the United States, Dallas Love Field. The airport has grown from an army base to the headquarters of one of the United States' largest airlines. In between, it has seen its share of ups and downs, and controversy. The airfield opened on October 19, 1917 as Love Field, named after Moss L. Love, who was tragically killed in a training…

The Airplane: What Would Modern Life Be Without It?

The airplane; easily one of most influential inventions of the 20th century, if not all time. Let's be honest, nothing has come along that has revolutionized our world as much as aviation. Granted, the internet is a pretty decent invention, it didn't shrink the world as much as it did…

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

Continental, originally Varney Speed Services, started out like many airlines from the 1930s, carrying mail for the United States Postal service. With a focus on the Southwestern United States and new mail routes, Robert Six bought the Southwest division of Varney. In 1937, he moved the airline's headquarters to Denver…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History (Part Three): America West…

America West was formed in 1983 in Phoenix, Arizona using a fleet of three Boeing 737-200s that were leased. America West operated mostly West Coast flights with their farthest flight being to Kansas City. The airline saw major success in their 1983, quickly adding eight more Boeing 737-200s to 13…