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A Mohawk Fairchild aircraft at JFK (Photo: RuthAS [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Mohawk Airlines

Mohawk Airlines was founded in 1945 as Robinson Aviation. Its founder, C.S. Robinson, was an aerial photographer and conducted the airline's first flight on April 6. The airline was based in Ithaca, New York and started operations with the Fairchild F-24. As the second World War ended, the airline supplemented its Fairchild F-24 with two Cessna T-50s. In Mohawk’s second year of operation, the airline replaced its Fairchild and two Cessna’s with the Beechcraft Model 18. In order for Robinson to…

Flood City Folly: How U.S. Taxpayers Funded the “Airport for…

The city of Johnstown, Pennsylvania has been known as “Flood City” for years thanks to the town’s unfortunate history of being caught, and sometimes leveled, in floods. However, in the 21st century, the only floods the small ex-steel mill dominated western Pennsylvania town sees are the masses of people exiting…

The Hero We Never Expected: The Rise of the Airbus…

When I was younger, I sought to fly on as many aircraft types as I possibly could. As an infrequent flyer at the time, every new plane I flew on was special. Planning my future travel and thinking back on my younger self, I am reminded of one aircraft that…

American Plans US Airways’ Last Flight

The final countdown is officially beginning for US Airways. On October 17th, according to sources, the US Airways name will disappear from the skies as American Airlines works to finish integrating the brand. The last flight US Airways flight will be a red-eye leaving from San Francisco at 10pm local time…

American and US Airways Receive Their Single Operation Certificate: A…

With the legal recognition of a merger between American Airlines and US Airways, today marks a sizable change in the airline industry. Today, American Airlines has received their Single Operating Certificate from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). In simplicity, this certificate indicates that the two airlines are one in the…

US Airways Retires Last Boeing 767-200 From Fleet

Original Post: Jan. 20, 2015 | Updated: Feb. 13, 2015 On Feb. 12, 2015, we will say goodbye to the last Boeing 767-200 operating scheduled passenger flights in America. US Airways will be operating its final 767-200 flight, US 767 from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Philadelphia International Airport Thursday…

American Airlines: Another New Look

A new look for American Airlines employees is arriving.  Announced Dec. 2, 2014 in an internal memo to employees of the combined American/US Airways, the highly-anticipated updated uniforms were revealed.  Designed by KAUFMANFRANCO, a Los Angeles design firm, the update combines contemporary design with traditional elements. Work on the updated…