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April 2, 2008
  Total time: 3 minutes Servings: 1 Note: From Sang Yoon of Father's Office. Luxardo maraschino liqueur is available at Wally's Wine & Spirits, Beverages & More stores and Beverage Warehouse in Marina del Rey. 2 ounces Anchor Junípero gin 1/2 ounce Luxardo maraschino liqueur 1/4 ounce lemon juice Combine the gin, maraschino liqueur and lemon juice in a mixing glass or in the tumbler of...
March 9, 2014
Re "Top House Republican proposes tax overhaul," Feb. 27 Your article misleadingly labeled the depreciation schedule for business aircraft as "special treatment. " The depreciation system that applies to the purchase of a business aircraft has been on the books for decades, and also applies to the purchase of delivery vehicles, trucks and forklifts. Unfortunately, each time someone mischaracterizes business aviation, they are really taking aim at an industry that generates more than 1 million American jobs and is responsible for more than $150 billion in economic impact.
May 20, 2010 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
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.
January 15, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
Just minutes after US Airways Flight 1549 left LaGuardia Airport in Queens five years ago, a flock of geese invaded the craft's engines, forcing the plane into a watery emergency landing that became known as the Miracle on the Hudson and helped define a modern version of heroism. The scene of passengers standing on the wings of the airplane, floating in the cold waters of the Hudson River, waiting for rescue, became the image of a miracle and turned the crew, and especially Capt.
July 29, 2010 | By Dennis McLellan and Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Eric Malnic, a former longtime Los Angeles Times staff writer who was part of the team that won The Times a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 1965 Watts riots and later specialized in aviation stories, has died. He was 73. Malnic, who underwent surgery for urinary tract cancer two years ago and suffered numerous complications and four more operations, died Tuesday night at his home in Altadena, said his wife, Martha. During a five-decade career that began as a Times copy boy in 1958, Malnic filled a variety of posts: He was a beat reporter, an assistant Metro editor and a facile rewrite man who was often called on to take dispatches from reporters at the scenes of earthquakes, train wrecks and other disasters and blend them into coherent Page 1 stories.
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, . Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays.
April 24, 2011 | By Suzanne Muchnic, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"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 | From Times Wire Services
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.
December 24, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
On the west side of Van Nuys Airport it's like World War II never ended. Vintage propeller planes once flown by U.S. Navy, Army Air Forces and Royal Air Force pilots are parked wingtip to wingtip along the taxiway. Nearby buildings are painted in camouflage. The sound of swing music sometimes drifts across the tarmac, and olive drab flight jackets are de rigueur. The planes and buildings belong to Condor Squadron, a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring America's veterans and the public display of the North American AT-6/SNJ Texan - a sturdy two-seater that helped train tens of thousands of military pilots during World War II and the Korean War. The group and its members own eight of the planes, making Van Nuys the site of one of the largest collections of such aircraft in the nation.
November 9, 2013 | By Ralph Vartabedian, This post has been corrected, as indicated below
With a martini in hand, John Cashen was deep in a discussion of military electronics, when a 747 jetliner seemed to float past in slow motion onto LAX's south runway complex. Cashen, who pioneered the radar-evading design of the B-2 Stealth bomber, stopped to watch the plane - just a few hundred yards away - thunder past his table at the Proud Bird, the aerospace industry's favorite watering hole for more than a half-century. "There's no place else like this in the world," said Cashen, 76, who retired from Northrop Grumman in 1993 but still consults for the firm.
November 4, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Two Navy aviators are expected to recover after a training crash at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., officials said Monday. The aviators, who were not identified, were hospitalized after the crash Monday morning, base spokesman Harry Whites said by telephone.  One was in serious condition and the other in fair condition, but both were stable, White said. The Navy T-45C Goshawk jet crashed at the approach end of a runway Monday morning. The two-seat training aircraft, assigned to Training Squadron 86, was on a local training flight and was landing it when it crashed, White said.
July 9, 2013 | By Ralph Vartabedian, Dan Weikel and Laura J. Nelson
The crash of an Asiana Airlines jetliner at San Francisco International Airport appears to be "an unfortunate textbook example" of questionable cockpit decision-making during what pilots call "short final" approach, one expert said. "Because of the high tempo of operations, there is no way you can recover,” said Najmedin Meshkati, an engineering safety expert at USC. “That's why all your decisions have to be perfect. There is no time for discovery of your error or recovery from your error.
July 9, 2013 | By Hugo Martín
Before Asiana Airlines Flight 214 struck a sea wall at the edge of San Francisco International Airport, the Seoul-based carrier was planning a huge expansion of its fleet in hopes of capitalizing on the surge in air traffic from Asia. The devastating crash Saturday that killed two teenagers and sent 182 passengers to hospitals now throws into question the future of South Korea's second-largest airline - a carrier that was recently ranked one of the world's best. The key to overcoming damage to the company's once highly rated reputation, according to experts, is for Asiana's executives to quickly make any safety improvements needed to prevent another tragedy in the future.
May 19, 2013 | Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Walking into the Aviator Nation store on Abbot Kinney in Venice is like stumbling into a frat house with a feminine touch. Steely Dan, Doors and Grateful Dead album covers and vintage skate decks nailed to the walls, a record player spinning Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion," a "720 Degrees" arcade game in the corner, stacks and stacks of foam trucker hats, T-shirts and hoodies spreading good vibes like "Pray for Surf" and "California Is For Lovers".......
June 5, 1990
Your article contained a rather gratuitous comparison, noting that "the chances of dying in the crash of a small plane are four times greater than the chance of winning the new Lotto game." Lest you leave aviation accidents dangling out of context, please allow us to point out that in 1988, general aviation had fewer fatalities than accidents involving passenger cars, motorcycles, boats, bicycles, large trucks, pickup trucks or vans. The vast majority of transportation accidents--some 94.3%--occurred on the highways.
November 8, 1985
The San Diego International Aerospace Hall of Fame awarded its third Heritage prize to Thomas H. Hawkins of South Carolina, a first-year cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The award was for a science project he worked on for three years. The prize is given to an individual for outstanding achievement in aviation and aerospace-related work, according to Kate Baum, president of the Hall of Fame.
May 14, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
The closure of a popular aviation mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport was averted Tuesday when Los Angeles education officials agreed to lease the campus from the city's airport agency at the dramatically reduced rate of $1 a year. The North Valley Occupational Center-Aviation Center will remain open under an agreement with Los Angeles World Airports, the operator of Van Nuys, one of the largest general aviation facilities in the nation.   The school, which has trained thousands of aircraft mechanics since 1971, was threatened recently with closure or relocation to a smaller facility because the Los Angeles Unified School District could no longer afford the monthly rent of $14,279.
March 27, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Blame the sequester for the cancellation of  popular air shows, including the long-running performance at Nellis Air Force Base in North Las Vegas , the home of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds .  Aviation Nation, which routinely drew huge crowds to North Las Vegas, was to have been held Nov. 9 and 10. “Due to the effect of the Budget Control Act of 2011 and associated sequestration, the defense budget cuts for fiscal year 2013...
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