Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cockpit Chronicles: Behind the scenes with a flight attendant — Crew Meals

Well, this woke me up this morning!  Can anybody tell me what aircraft this is?

My first impressions are of the flight attendant.  Can't help noticing the very long straight hair, hanging freely to the middle of her back, wisps hanging nearly into the food!  The sunglasses perched on the top of her head.  The earrings.

All grounds for dismissal back in the 1950s.  We must have been very boring back then.

It was also amazing to me that both the captain and first officer had their laps full of food trays at the same time.

The size of the galley is a wonder.  And we thought the Boeing Stratocruiser had a large galley!  They do have lots more to do than we did, and I'm sure in half the time!

It's a real education to see what goes on behind the scenes on today's flights.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Lost Twin Cities 4 Preview

Monday, July 21, 2014

TPT-2 Lost Twin Cities IV, featuring Northwest Airlines, will premier Wednesday, August 13 at 8 p.m.

Fay Kulenkamp and Anne (Lady Skywriter) Kerr being interviewed.

Way back in April, as we filmed this segment about Northwest Airlines at the NWA History Centre, we were told it would probably air in August.  That seemed such a long wait.
And in the flash of an eye, here it is upon us.
Those of us who were interviewed have no idea if we will be included in the production or wind up on the cutting room floor.  We will discover the content right along with the rest of you.
For more information, check out my post of April 21, 2014

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Rise Above - A Tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen

Please see information below regarding the film, Rise Above – A Tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen about the Tuskegee Airmen, heroic fighter pilots of World War II.  “Rise Above” outlines the story of the brave young men and support personnel who became known as the Tuskagee Airmen.
You have a unique opportunity to view a 30-minute film projected on a 160-degree panoramic screen in a 30-seat mobile movie theater, July 14, 15 and 16, 2014 on John Ireland Blvd. Tickets are Free.
(The original film was created for the exhibit to educate and inspire audiences of all ages by sharing the inspiring legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen – America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel.  Their success in triumphing over adversity during WWII inspires people of all ages to rise above obstacles.)

Don’t miss out!!  Register now!!

Daniel McDowell
Public Affairs Coord/Emergency Svcs Coord.
MnDOT Aeronautics
222 E. Plato Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55107-1618

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) | Office of Aeronautics
222 E. Plato Blvd. | Mail Stop 410 | Saint Paul | Minnesota | 55107-1618

Monday, July 7, 2014

Northwest/Republic - Old-Timer's Gathering Sunday, August 3, Centennial Lakes Park, Edina, MN

Northwest/Republic - Old-Timer’s Gathering

Sponsored by:  The D W Nyrop Memorial Fund
                          Edina Community Foundation
                          NWA History Center

When:           Sunday August 3, 2014
                      From 10AM to 8PM

Where:         Centennial Lakes Park
                      7499 France Avenue

Performance at the Maetzold Amphitheater:

                      7:00PM Somewhat Dixieland Band

Activities:     NWA History Center at the Pavilion

                      18 hole Putting Course

                      Croquet Courts

                      Lawn Bowling

                      Paddle boats


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Northwest Airlines: Remembered and Celebrated

Bruce Kitt stars in this week's segment of Bloomington Today, a City of Bloomington, MN cable network feature about the NWA History Centre.  Good job, Bruce!

Happy July 4th, everyone!

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