Thursday, July 24, 2008

What kind of donuts are these?

My wife was in South Florida for a work event, flying in and out of FLL. This morning before catching her flight back to ATL she goes to pick up a couple of donuts at the Dunkin Donuts in Concourse D... One for her, and one for her boss (who prefers totally plain donuts). So she picks two that look reasonably plain, points them out to the cashier and asks "What kind of donuts are these?"

The response? "Dunkin Dounuts".

Bewildered, she just bought them and left. You can't make this stuff up.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

ATL and TPA photos coming, and a few of my favs so far.

I spent the past week in Tampa taking a class for work. My outbound flight last Sunday was delayed by 4.5 hrs for no particular reason whatsoever. They can call it weather all they want, but the bottom line I think is that we had no crew (likely our crew was on an inbound flight that had weather problems, but at a hub, that's an Ops issue, not WX). The flight after ours actually left about 2 hours before ours, so clearly WX wasn't the limiting factor. Anyhow the delay left me enough time to snap I guess a couple hundred shots from the south parking deck. The weather was awful during the afternoons in Tampa after class let out, but hopefully I got a few keepers there too. There are a couple great spots along Hillsborough Rd. just north of the airport when arrivals are coming in on the 18's. I'll get them edited, uploaded and tagged (along with the rest of my older photos) as soon as I can, but I need to upgrade my flickr account first.

In the mean time, here are a few of my favorite aviation photos I've taken so far. I'm sorry they aren't quality (but then again, no one is exactly sure what is anymore). If you haven't noticed yet, my flickr Photostream is at the top of this blog, so if you ever want to see more, just click.

For just a second, ATL looks like LAX:
HL7493 - Korean Boeing 747-400

Aeromexico departs 26L:
N842AM - Aeromexico Boeing 737-700

Taken from a balcony at the Renaissance Concourse:
ATL Tower

The Delta TOC as seen from the Renaissance:
Delta Technical Operations Center (TOC)

I have tons more that I've taken since March. More to come.

Friday, July 04, 2008

A new beginning....

Indeed, I've had this blog for a while, but I finally decided to dispense with my static home page, so with this purge and first new post, my blog becomes my new home page.