Jan 20 2012

United 757 at Hopkins Airport


United Airlines

Today’s photo is of a United Airlines 757 at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Here in Cleveland we are very fortunate to be a hub for United Airlines. Having direct routes to so many business and leisure destinations is a huge plus for our community.

Some interesting facts about United Airlines:

United is the world’s largest airline and has over 80,000 employees.

On October 1, 2010, UAL Corporation merged with Continental Airlines and became known as United Continental Holdings.

United Airlines originated from the Varney Air Lines air mail service of Walter Varney, who also founded Varney Speed Lines which later became Continental Airlines.

In 1985 United Purchased Pan Am Airlines entire Pacific division

In 1995 United was the first airline to fly the Boeing 777

In 2012 United will be the first US Airline to fly the revolutionary Boeing 787

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Today’s Quote: “Gliders, sail planes, they’re wonderful flying machines. It’s the closest you can come to being a bird”. Neil Armstrong



Dec 2 2011

Winter on Lake Erie


frozen lake erie

Today’s Photo: Winter on Lake Erie

This photo was taken on Whiskey Island in Cleveland last winter. It was so cold that I couldn’t stand outside for more than few minutes at a time. In the background you can see a ship making its way towards the mouth of the Cuyahoga.

Quote: Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude – Thomas Jefferson

Sep 29 2011

Thunderstruck – US Air Force Thunderbirds


US Air Force Thunderbirds

Today’s photo: Thunderstruck

Thanks to my brother and sister in law I had the opportunity to take my family down to the Cleveland National Air Show this year. I hadn’t been down to see the show since I was a kid and I have to say I was pretty impressed by the whole thing. Everyone was friendly and we were able to talk to a lot of the pilots and ground crews about the aircraft. My kids loved going inside the planes and tanks that were on the ground. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds were of course everyone’s favorite. It’s amazing just how good those pilots are. To watch them fly that close and that fast is jaw dropping and just really cool. I will
be going with the family again next year for sure.

Quote of the day:

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln