Tag Archives: Havana

41st Anniversary of Airport Screening

Forty one years ago today, the US instituted airport screening at New Orleans’ Moisant Field, now known as Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.  Prior to 1968, the hijacking Of US airliners was very rare.  In the two years leading … Continue reading

Advertisements
Posted in Aviation, Aviation History, History, Life in General | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Juan T. Trippe

These days, if you don’t know who Juan T. Trippe is, the old airplane guys can almost excuse you because we have now moved so far down the timeline away from the glorious days of airline travel. This was a time … Continue reading

Posted in Aviation, Aviation History, Flying, Life in General | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

It Is a Small World

When we came in last night from our visit with friends, we began going through our usual getting ready for bedtime routine.  One part of this for me is a final check for book sales and clearing the email. There … Continue reading

Posted in Life in General, Personal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

So, Castro Finally Figured It Out

In 1959, my father’s parents lost everything they owned when Fidel Castro took over Cuba and implemented communism.  For quite some time, many in the world collectively questioned the sanity of Castro’s actions; it took us to the brink of … Continue reading

Posted in Life in General, Personal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Memories of Cuba

One afternoon, one of my friends and I speak of Cuba, Castro, and what might come with Castro’s passing.  I comment that I cannot wait for Cuba to open, so I can visit the island nation again.  He is of … Continue reading

Posted in Life in General, Personal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment