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May 20, 2010 |
Robert J. Serling, one of the nation's top aviation writers and the author of the bestselling novel "The President's Plane Is Missing," has died. He was 92. Serling, the older brother of "Twilight Zone" creator Rod Serling, died May 6 in a hospice facility in Tucson, said his wife, Patricia Hoyer. He had been diagnosed with cancer five days earlier. A former award-winning aviation writer for United Press International, Serling became UPI's aviation editor in Washington, D.C., in 1960, the same year his first book, "The Probable Cause: The Truth About Air Travel Today," was published.
October 20, 1996
The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., is opening exhibits on entertainment and aviation at two of its museums. "Red, Hot & Blue: A Salute to American Musicals," featuring about 400 items, opens Friday and runs through July 6, 1997, at the National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. The exhibit follows the musical from its 19th century roots through Broadway and Hollywood and into the 1990s.
October 1, 2011
The Flight Path Learning Center & Museum in the Imperial Terminal at LAX is a treasure, with exhibits of a time gone by when we enjoyed flying. The docents we met were airline retirees who really entertain the visitors. Children will love all the model planes, and a wonderful mural shows the airport history. You can watch planes take off and land on the south runways too. Flight Path Learning Center & Museum, 6661 W. Imperial Highway, (424) 646-7284, http://www.flightpath.us . Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays.
April 24, 2011 |
"I see this more as a philosophical exhibition than a history of space and flight," says Stephen White. He's talking about "Skydreamers: A Saga of Air and Space," an expansive show of photographs and related materials — largely drawn from his collection — that's opening Friday at the Autry National Center in Griffith Park and runs through Sept. 4. "I don't know much about the technical aspects of aviation," he says. "What interests me is how photography interacts with what we call progress.
October 7, 2009
Iranian aviation: A Sept. 15 article in Section A about the poor safety record of Iran's civil aviation industry said the managing director of Aria Air and his son were among those killed in a plane crash in late July. The son was not on the flight and was not killed.
September 23, 2008 |
Italian aviation authorities warned that Alitalia could be grounded within days if no deal was reached to sell the troubled airline. Alitalia's bankruptcy administrator said the airline's chances for survival looked bleak. "There are no prospects for a rescue in a reasonable time," Augusto Fantozzi said. Without a rescue plan, the national civil aviation body, ENAC, may be forced to ground the airline, said the agency's chief, Vito Riggio.