Our April newsletter finds a monster on the ramp, some Canadian confusion, wings & wheels, a few glassy comments, and an airstrip not meant for our mains...


Flying Where We Shouldn't

ImageOur Bravo Blogger has been busy this month: finding a sparkling new bird about to make its way to paradise; giving a first-hand account of the "near miss" at SFO; and landing a plane where he's not supposed to, with a photo to prove it...

Read About How He Did It Anyway


What Am I? - April

ImageIt was only a matter of time before this monster made it into our "What Am I?" contest.

That's because it somehow took us this long to finally find one and snap a picture of it standing tall on the ramp at LAX.

We want to know what it is, and whether you think it will be a success in the aviation industry.

The first person to tell us wins an Archer Bravo Aviation mousepad.

Click Here To Submit Your Guess


Fill Me Up, Please

ImageLast month's "What Am I?" contest came loaded with gas, and a second tail.

Archer Bravo member John Reeve was the first to correctly guess the pictured aircraft is a KC-10 Extender, rotating at Honolulu International Airport on the reef runway 8R.

The air-to-air refuelers have been serving the military for 30 years, and use a tail boom and wing-mounted pods to accomplish their thirsty mission.

See All "What Am I?" Winners & Pictures


April: Is It Real or Fake?

ImageBack by popular demand, we must ask you if the pictured aircraft is Real or Fake? Just submit your comments below...

Click to Tell Us If It's Real or Fake


POLL: Is Glass Really Safer?

As the NTSB looks into the safety of glass cockpits and possible training deficiencies, you're sounding off.

While 41% of respondents still fly traditional gauges, 58% of you say glass is safer, but voice concerns about "inconsistent instruction, information overload, and lack of uniformity" between technologies.

You Still Have Time to Vote

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Where Am I? - April

ImageOur latest "Where Am I?" contest finds an airport with a rich history in one of aviation's biggest markets.

It dates back to 1923, originally built by a flying club, and now serves millions of passengers each year, primarily herds of Southwest Airlines customers. Just don't confuse its name with a Canadian province.

The first person to name this location gets an Archer Bravo Aviation t-shirt and bragging rights in next month''s newsletter.

Click Here to Submit Your Guess


War Torn Hub

ImageLast month's "Where Am I" found its way into a once war torn area of the Middle East.

Archer Bravo member Jim McNamara was the first to correctly identify the picture taken at the Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY).

It was closed for more than a month in 2006 after all three of its runways were damaged during the Lebanon War.

Thanks to David Kroutil for snapping this picture. And congrats Jim, an Archer Bravo Aviation t-shirt is on the way.

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We thank you for being a loyal Archer Bravo Aviation member. Find it, Fly it!

Regards,

Chris Archer
Founder, Archer Bravo Aviation, Inc.