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10 Most Iconic Glasses And Other Glasses In Movie History https://pilotin.org/10-most-iconic-glasses-and-other-glasses-in-movie-history/ Fri, 20 May 2022 20:30:00 +0000 https://pilotin.org/10-most-iconic-glasses-and-other-glasses-in-movie-history/

There’s a reason costume designers get awards: From draping actors in couture dresses to designing superhero costumes, what someone wears in a movie can help create and inform who is a character. And it goes beyond a simple shirt or pants; it includes everything a character wears, from their jewelry to their shoes.

In fact, for some characters, their accessories become an integral and extremely recognizable part of who they are. They say the clothes make the man, but sometimes it’s not just the clothes, it’s the glasses.


ten Holly Golightly sunglasses

The first shots in Breakfast at Tiffany’s are iconic. Audrey Hepburn’s Holly Golightly strolls through the streets of New York before landing nonchalantly in front of the iconic Tiffany’s building. She pauses, grabs a pastry and coffee from her to-go bag, and browses the windows – all while wearing some seriously spectacular sunglasses.

Related: Audrey Hepburn’s 15 Best Movies, According to Rotten Tomatoes

Designed by Oliver Goldsmith, the Manhattan sunglasses have become an instant classic. Since their famous debut, countless dupes have been created. But if you want the original, you can always buy your own pair from Goldsmith.

9 Men in black tones

Become a member of the men in black means giving up your personal identity. You give up your name, take an initial and donate a uniform: a black suit, white shirt and a pair of sunglasses. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones were the first to don the now iconic uniform, and the series became one of the most successful and profitable of Smith’s career.

But sunglasses aren’t all about looks and anonymity. In fact, they perform a very useful function: protecting the MIB agents from the power of the Neurolyzer.

8 The Maverick Airmen

Tom Cruise as Maverick in Top Gun

There are many things of Superior gun that had a huge cultural impact: Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone”, Maverick’s (Tom Cruise) beach volleyball and aviator sunglasses. Whether he was piloting a Grumman F-14 Tomcat or cruising around town on his Kawasaki Ninja, Maverick rarely traveled without his airmen.

Related: Top Gun Maverick: 8 Other ’80s Movies That Deserve A Sequel

And he wore those Ray-Ban classics for a reason. According to the BBC, Ray-Ban pioneered aviator sunglasses as early as the 1930s to help keep the sun out of pilots’ eyes. Expect to see them again in the next Top Gun: Maverick.

7 Harry Potter glasses

Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The Boy Who Lived has become a global icon, and there are few things better known than his fear of lightning and his round reading glasses. From his first screen appearance in Harry Potter at the Sorcerer’s Stone in his last moments Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Daniel Radcliffe’s Harry sports the same simple set of frames. They survive countless clashes with Voldemort, the Triwizard Tournament, and several Quidditch matches.

At this point the glasses are world famous and no Harry Potter costume would be complete without a pair.

6 Luna Lovegood spectral specifications

Luna Lovegood (Evanna Lynch) - Harry Potter

Harry Potter isn’t the only one in the series to wear a memorable pair of glasses. Luna Lovegood first appears in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. He’s a delightfully eccentric character with an unwavering devotion to the extravagant wizarding tabloid. The Quibbler.

Related: 10 Times Luna Lovegood Was The Best Character In The Harry Potter Movies

At first, she’s seen wearing a pair of Spectrespecs, a variety of magical goggles said to help wearers see Wrackspurts. Whether real or not, the glasses helped Luna find Harry under his invisibility cloak, and their eccentric design cemented the Spectrespecs in the history of movie glasses.

5 Morpheus sunglasses

Morpheus wears a high collar jacket in The Matrix

1999 The matrix has become a huge part of pop culture and is often considered one of the greatest science fiction films of all time. While the films introduced a slew of characters that have remained popular to this day, few have had such a big impact as Morpheus – and his glasses.

One of Morpheus’ most memorable scenes is when he offers Neo a red and blue pill, each perfectly reflected in the lenses of his glasses. Perched delicately on her nose, this modern take on pince-nez glasses was instantly iconic.

4 Blues Brothers Travelers

Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi in The Blues Brothers

Few people in life can go on a mission from God, and even fewer can do it singing blues hits and looking cool. But that’s exactly what brothers Jake (John Belushi) and Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) do in The Blues Brothers. The two brothers cross the country wearing suits, hats and their iconic Ray-Ban Wayfarers.

Related: The Blues Brothers & 9 Other Great Movies That Feature Chicago, Ranked According To Rotten Tomatoes

It’s hard to beat a pair of Wayfarers, they were worn by Bob Dylan and Debbie Harry. The titular brothers and their glasses became instant icons.

3 Nick Fury eye patch

Nick Fury Iron Man Samuel L Jackson

Smauel Jackson has starred in dozens of films and had many memorable roles throughout the year, but one of his best known is that of Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. From his black leather trench coat to his eye patch, Fury has an impressive figure that’s incredibly intimidating – and he probably wants it that way.

While many questions remain about the elusive and mysterious Fury, one of the biggest questions has been answered in Captain Marvel: How did Fury lose his eye and get his famous eye patch? Surprisingly, an alien cat scratch.

2 Pola Debevoise’s glasses

Pola Debevoise smiling in How to marry a millionaire.

The 1953 romantic comedy How to marry a millionaire is a star affair, but one of the most memorable things about the movie is Pola Debevoise’s (Marilyn Monroe) glasses. As the name suggests, the three protagonists try to find and marry their own millionaire. This includes Monroe’s Pola who, on the advice of Dorothy Parker in “News Item”, refuses to wear her glasses in front of men.

Luckily, in the end, she puts on her cute cat-eye style glasses just in time to captivate the rich man next to her. (And popularize the style for women.)

1 Clark Kent glasses

Henry Cavill as Clark Kent Superman in Man of Steel

He’s a bird, he’s a plane, no, he’s just a guy wearing glasses. Are there glasses more famous than those of Clark Kent? From the pages of his early comics to his many on-screen portrayals, Kent has had a pair of glasses. In fact, they are imperative to maintaining one’s secret identity. It’s not until he takes them off that anyone realizes he’s actually Superman.

Whether it’s the DCEU’s Henry Cavill or Christopher Reeves in 1978 Superman — without a pair of thick-rimmed dark glasses, there’s no Clark Kent.

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Former A-10 pilot explains how he was able to listen to music (also via KC-10 Tankers) aboard his Warthog while flying across the country https://pilotin.org/former-a-10-pilot-explains-how-he-was-able-to-listen-to-music-also-via-kc-10-tankers-aboard-his-warthog-while-flying-across-the-country/ Fri, 20 May 2022 10:39:30 +0000 https://pilotin.org/former-a-10-pilot-explains-how-he-was-able-to-listen-to-music-also-via-kc-10-tankers-aboard-his-warthog-while-flying-across-the-country/
Fighter pilots are not permitted to carry music players with them. However, many fighter pilots break this rule. They simply receive headphones that do not conflict with the radio headphones of the helmet.

Fighter pilots are not allowed to carry electronic devices with them. This includes music players. The chances of a gadget interfering with on-board avionics are pretty slim, but it could happen.

However, many fighter pilots break this rule. Especially on long (and boring) ferry flights. They simply receive headphones that do not conflict with the radio headphones of the helmet.

Lynn Taylor, former A-10 pilot, joint firepower and ALO course instructor at the US Air Force (1995-2005), recalls on Quora;

‘I…um, “someone I know”…had a “patch cord” (courtesy of a savvy comms guy in exchange for a case of his favorite). It plugged between the oxygen hose communication connection and the jet communication socket. There was a toggle switch that allowed me to plug a music player into the headset.

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“I’ve only used it a few times, and even then only on cross-country flights where the only thing to do was enjoy the scenery. We had a frequency between flights that I could pass on to share tunes with the wingmen, but it required holding the mic button down all the time. Every time we started to approach congested airspace, I would turn it off to make sure we didn’t miss anything from traffic control Aerial.

“At any other time, you really don’t want anything distracting. Any other type of mission, training or otherwise, takes a lot of work. Especially in combat, you don’t want any more distractions than those already thrown at you.

Taylor concludes;

“Another note…anytime we had an oil tanker dragging us across the pond, it was good when we had a KC-10. They often had music that they inserted into the formation frequency, which really helped on long flights.

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Dario Leone is a writer specializing in aviation, defense and the military. He is the founder and editor of “The Aviation Geek Club”, one of the most widely read military aviation blogs in the world. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other media. He reported from Europe and flew Super Puma and Cougar helicopters with the Swiss Air Force.

ACMI Cargo Leasing Market Overview with Detailed Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Forecast to 2026 https://pilotin.org/acmi-cargo-leasing-market-overview-with-detailed-analysis-competitive-landscape-forecast-to-2026/ Fri, 20 May 2022 05:04:33 +0000 https://pilotin.org/acmi-cargo-leasing-market-overview-with-detailed-analysis-competitive-landscape-forecast-to-2026/

Aircraft ACMI Leasing for Cargo Market report is to provide accurate and strategic analysis of the Profile Projectors industry. The report closely examines each segment and its sub-segment futures before looking at the 360-degree view of the market mentioned above. Market forecasts will provide deep insight into industry parameters by accessing growth, consumption, upcoming market trends and various price fluctuations.

The recent study on the Aircraft ACMI Leasing for Cargo market offers a detailed scrutiny of the key growth catalysts, restraints, and opportunities that are deemed critical to the overall progression of the market over the forecast duration. Additionally, the document offers an in-depth analysis of the various industry segments to help readers in understanding the top revenue prospects of this business vertical.

As per trusted projections, the Aircraft ACMI Leasing for Cargo market is slated accumulate notable returns, registering a CAGR of XX% over 20XX-20XX.

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In recent times, global economy has plummeted due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The global crisis has affected production and demand across various industries by disrupting the entire supply chain and its financial impact on firms. While some businesses are have shown signs of immunity, others are expected to face challenges post the pandemic. Our deep dive analysis aims to answer all queries of clients, thereby allowing stakeholders to indulge in thorough revenue generation sprees despite the market uncertainties.

Key pointers of the Aircraft ACMI Leasing for Cargo market report:

  • Expected growth rate of the market and its segments.
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  • Case study on direct and indirect sales channels, including their advantages and disadvantages.
  • A quote from dealers, traders, consumers and top distributors.

ACMI Aircraft Leasing for Freight Market Segments Covered in the Report:

Regional bifurcation:

North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)

Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy)

Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India, Southeast Asia and Australia)

South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia)

Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa)

  • Regional and national analysis.
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  • Wide body aircraft
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  • Turboprop aircraft and others

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  • Multinational airlines and regional airlines

  • Total revenue and sales volume of each application.
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Competitive Landscape:

  • Atlas Air Inc.
  • ABX-Air
  • ASL Aviation Holdings
  • Air Atlanta Icelandic
  • Smartlynx
  • Plane Express
  • Titan Airways
  • Hi Fly
  • Air charter service
  • euroAtlantic
  • GetJet Airlines
  • 21Air and LLC

  • Detailed profile of major companies as well as their competitors.
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Air Jordan 36 Flight School DN4197-001 Release Date https://pilotin.org/air-jordan-36-flight-school-dn4197-001-release-date/ Thu, 19 May 2022 19:35:05 +0000 https://pilotin.org/air-jordan-36-flight-school-dn4197-001-release-date/

Although his legend was born on the hardwood, Michael Jordan excelled in sports and endeavors outside of basketball. Golf, baseball, and even acting are written in bold on MJ’s resume, a resume filled with accomplishments that Jordan Brand draws inspiration from with the Air Jordan 36 “Flight School.”

Done in a manner reminiscent of a classic advertisement, the colorway features a slew of text throughout the shoe. With large bold letters that alternate between lowercase and uppercase, “Flight School” and “Michael Jordan” mark many parts of the AJ36’s stem, complete with a series of stars, arrows and “LEARN” symbols . Plus, lessons, from “HOW TO PLAY GOLF” to “HOW TO INCREASE YOUR HOLD TIME,” run alongside, recalling some of the athlete’s most iconic moments and skills.

For a closer look at the Air Jordan 36 “Flight School”, see official images below. These are set to release on June 1 through select retailers and Nike.com.

In other news, have you seen the Voodoo Jordan Zion 1?

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Belding baseball falls in WMAA opener with one offensive hit, seven defensive errors https://pilotin.org/belding-baseball-falls-in-wmaa-opener-with-one-offensive-hit-seven-defensive-errors/ Wed, 18 May 2022 10:22:37 +0000 https://pilotin.org/belding-baseball-falls-in-wmaa-opener-with-one-offensive-hit-seven-defensive-errors/

Belding’s sophomore pitcher Max McCarty pitches during the Black Knights’ doubleheader Tuesday against West Michigan Aviation Academy. McCarty knocked out six Airmen in his all-game effort. — DN Photo | Austin Chastain

BELDING — The Belding baseball team came out of the dugout after their 4-2 loss to West Michigan Aviation Academy on Tuesday and huddled around head coach Dave Riches.

Riches, in his sixth season with the Black Knights, told his guys he was disappointed with the way they played against the Aviators in the non-conference doubleheader opener.

“We played terribly,” Riches said. “Seven errors, not including dropped fouls, those don’t show up in the book as errors, but you can’t give outs. We gave them I don’t know how many outs. Twice , we had guys trying to hit a runner with one hand and the ball would fall out of the glove – you just can’t do those things at this level. You can’t. You can’t give another chance to the other team.

In addition to the defensive struggles, the Black Knights’ offensive struggles continued as they scored a hit late in the fifth inning on an Austin Reed hit. He would steal second and advance to third on a pitching error on the same play. Reed brushed the plate on a sack fly from Evan Williams on the next at-bat.

Belding’s Nate McCarty throws the ball after a throwing error in the Black Knights’ doubles opener on Tuesday against West Michigan Aviation Academy. — DN Photo | Austin Chastain

Max McCarty, who started on the mound for Belding, walked in the first inning, stole second and third, then came in to score on wild pitch. At the time, McCarty’s run tied the game at 1-1, after the Aviators struck first in the top of the inning.

But from there, the Black Knights struggled to get traffic on the base paths. McCarty reached third again, this time on an error, but was picked to try to steal third. Mitchell Lake walked in the fourth inning and reached third without any outs. He was doubled at third on a line of Logan Balis pitching practice. Tanner Reed was hit by a pitch later in the fifth but was blocked early.

In all, Belding had five base runners, scored two runs, made two base runner errors, and failed one. The Black Knights also pulled out 11 strikes in the opener, which lasted one hour and 29 minutes. Belding hit the ball hard, but directly at defenders more often than not.

“We want to be aggressive throughout the game,” Riches said. “But we can’t steal bases aggressively if we’re not on base. … That’s been our thing all year, is we’re not even putting it into play right now. When we do that, we don’t make them work. It’s either just up to them or just little things – at this level you have to earn your way. Right now we are not earning our way.

Belding’s Evan Williams catches a pitch from Max McCarty during the Black Knights’ doubles opener on Tuesday against West Michigan Aviation Academy. — DN Photo | Austin Chastain

Riches said he would like to see his Black Knights take a different approach at home plate. He said he understands he has a young team, but he wants to see some of their baseball knowledge hone as the playoffs draw closer.

Ultimately, Riches said he wanted his guys to play Belding Black Knight baseball.

“We’ve got guys who go out there and let the first pitch fastball go straight down the middle, now you’re in a hole and our style is to be plate aggressive – that’s how these boys are taught. “, Riches mentioned. “You can’t get in a hole, 0-1, then get the curveball and watch it pass – now you’re in trouble. … You have to change your approach and we still have guys with two strikes on them who think they just have to destroy a ball in deep center field. To be honest, we don’t have guys who can do that. Our only guy who can do that is injured and he’s out.

Drew Donovan injured his elbow while pitching against Calvin Christian on May 9. Riches said the injury was just a strain and that Donovan, the Black Knights’ No. 3 leading pitcher and hitter, could eventually find his way back into the lineup. At 2 p.m. Tuesday, Donovan learned he was going to be able to swing the bat — not throw a ball, but he could hit. Thus, he was immediately reinserted in the No. 3 spot but felt his elbow flare up in the final innings. Donovan was in the circle on the deck in round six but Mac Richard took his place.

McCarty was a bright spot for the Black Knights on Tuesday, pitching a full game and doing everything he could to keep his teammates in the game. Throughout the seven-inning outing, McCarty allowed four runs (two earned) on five hits, walking two and striking out six — including an Aviator hitter four times.

“Max has pitched pretty well this year,” Riches said. “Every time he pitched, he kept us in the game. He pitched well, I wouldn’t say it was one of his best performances, but he worked hard enough to give us a shot at the end of the game – that’s all I can do because my pitchers are to always give us a shot.

Belding’s Max McCarty slips after stealing third base in the Black Knights’ doubles opener against West Michigan Aviation Academy on Tuesday. McCarty would continue to score on wild pitch later in the round. — DN Photo | Austin Chastain

With two weeks until the districts, where the Black Knights host Forest Hills Eastern on June 4, the approach to every game, every at bat, every pitch, has to change, Riches said. He added that his guys’ approach needs to change on both sides. It got more complicated, he said, with Donovan’s status in question — he’s also the Black Knights’ best first baseman.

The next test for the Black Knights is at 10 a.m. Saturday against Harper Creek at home. Results for Tuesday’s second game were not available at press time.

“Right now he’s trying to figure out our defense,” Riches said. “With Drew out… we need to figure out how this lineup works and we need someone to step in and say, ‘Here’s my opportunity’, and I appreciate these guys, you have the opportunity and take advantage of it. Right now we have guys taking advantage of it and the next day it’s like they’ve never played the game before. They are high school students, however. You don’t know, for the most part, what’s going on off the pitch. We just sometimes have brain failures and forget.

“We’re going to keep working, we’re going to find out,” Riches continued. “When you’re so young it’s going to take time – you just want it to happen faster as a coach than it is. These kids want to win, everyone knows that — they’re used to winning a ton of games here. We will get there, I see flashes of improvement, but then we take two steps back. We simply cannot take two steps back.

Tuesday’s doubleheader served as the Black Knights’ sixth annual pink game supporting Foundation B in Belding. The Black Knights donned special pink uniforms to raise awareness and support cancer patients and survivors.

“Our kids love it…it’s a great time for our kids,” said Riches, whose mother is battling cancer. “Hope the community likes it – bring people in and let them know we’re thinking of them.”

Aviation authority warns pilots and airlines of dangerous weather conditions https://pilotin.org/aviation-authority-warns-pilots-and-airlines-of-dangerous-weather-conditions/ Wed, 18 May 2022 00:50:39 +0000 https://pilotin.org/aviation-authority-warns-pilots-and-airlines-of-dangerous-weather-conditions/

The Civil Aviation Authority of Nigeria has advised pilots and airline operators to exercise caution in the face of hazardous weather conditions for aviation during the rainy season.

This circular follows the advent of the seasonal climate forecast published for the year 2022 by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency.

This warning was contained in an advisory circular bearing the number AC: NCAA-AEROMET – 33 initiated by the Aerodrome and Airspace Standards Branch and addressed to all pilots and airline operators.

The document was signed by NCAA General Manager Captain Musa Nuhu.

NIMET had predicted early/late March as the start of the rainy season in the southern states, while April/May and June 2022 marks the start of the rainy season in central and northern Nigeria.

The NCAA, in its speech, stated that “Flight crews/operators and ATCs must ensure strict adherence to aerodrome operating minima.

“Pilots should exercise maximum restraint whenever adverse weather conditions are observed or forecast by NIMET.”

He added: “Pilots/flight crew members should obtain adequate weather information on departure, en route and at destination and briefing from NIMET aerodrome weather stations prior to flight operations.”

The regulator urged all stakeholders to ensure strict compliance with safety rules as breaches would be considered serious while passengers were urged to show patience and understanding as their safety is of the highest order. importance.

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Biggest plane owner lost 113 planes to Russia due to sanctions https://pilotin.org/biggest-plane-owner-lost-113-planes-to-russia-due-to-sanctions/ Tue, 17 May 2022 19:07:03 +0000 https://pilotin.org/biggest-plane-owner-lost-113-planes-to-russia-due-to-sanctions/

By Chris Isidore, CNN Business

AerCap Holdings, the jet leasing giant that is the world’s largest owner of jets, lost 113 planes when Russia seized them in response to sanctions triggered by the war in Ukraine.

Seizures of the planes and 11 jet engines by Russian authorities caused AerCap to take a pre-tax charge of $2.7 billion in the quarter, leading the company to report a net loss of $2 billion. dollars instead of the $500 million profit it would have made without the success. But company executives said the quarter was actually a good one and they see better days ahead as global flight demand continues to recover from the Covid pandemic.

“But for the Russia impact, this is a strong underlying quarter for the company,” CEO Aengus Kelly said in comments to analysts. “Across all our lines of business…we are seeing improved demand, increased utilization of our assets and improved financial health for our customers.”

Investors agreed and shares of Dublin-based AerCap gained 6% in afternoon trading after the report.

The company was able to recover 22 jets and 3 engines before they were seized by Russian authorities. He has filed insurance claims to seek recovery of the lost plane, although some of those claims relate to Russian insurance companies. These policies are backed by Western reinsurance companies, but AerCap said “the timing and amount of any recovery under these policies is uncertain.”

The company owns a total of 1,624 aircraft, far more than any single airline owned or operated. The planes lost to Russia represented less than 5% of the net worth of Aercap’s fleet, which grew during the pandemic by buying rival leasing company GECAS from General Electric.

Aercap should easily overcome the financial loss from the jets, said Richard Aboulafia, managing director of AeroDynamic Advisory. Even if the war ended and sanctions were lifted, the planes would have lost their operating certificates in the eyes of Western aviation regulators.

“Once the documentation is gone, it’s very pointless to even try to get them back,” he said.

When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, Russian air carriers operated 861 commercial aircraft, according to data from aviation analysis firm Cirium. Just over half of these planes, with an estimated market value of $9.2 billion, belonged to non-Russian leasing companies.

Sanctions imposed by several countries have forced the international aircraft leasing companies that own the planes to take them back by the end of March. An estimated 79 jets were taken over, but Russia announced it was nationalizing hundreds more.

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]]> Korean Air adds flights to Europe and the United States as travel restrictions ease https://pilotin.org/korean-air-adds-flights-to-europe-and-the-united-states-as-travel-restrictions-ease/ Tue, 17 May 2022 03:00:00 +0000 https://pilotin.org/korean-air-adds-flights-to-europe-and-the-united-states-as-travel-restrictions-ease/

After several months of campaigning with airlines for the government to lift pandemic restrictions on air travel, South Korea has relaxed rules requiring COVID-19 testing and quarantine for arriving passengers. Following this long-awaited lift, Korean Air has announced that it will add more than 30 weekly flights to Europe and the United States, starting next month.

Fly in full force

The planned number of flights to popular destinations such as Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, San Francisco and Vancouver is expected to increase to 190 weekly flights, a considerable increase from the current 159 weekly flights. This will add to the flag carrier’s plans to re-enter the Airbus A380 at JFK airport in New York.


Besides additional flights to Europe and the United States, Korean Air is also evaluating the possibility of resuming more flight operations to Southeast Asian countries. Currently, the airline flies from Incheon to Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jarkata, Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Phnom Penh and Singapore.

The airline will resume the Incheon-Cebu route, with twice-weekly flight operations scheduled from Thursday. Operating as KE631, the airline will use its Airbus A330-300 for this route. And as with other Southeast Asian regional routes, there remain Brunei, Chiang Mai, Clark, Da Lat, Da Nang, Denpasar, Kalibo, Kota Kinabalu, Nha Trang, Vientiane and Yangon.

It is unclear when Korean Air plans to resume flight operations to these destinations. Nevertheless, the airline is confident in the rapid recovery of business-type passengers and will closely monitor and react flexibly to the regional market.

Korean Air’s revenue from passengers in the first quarter rose 128% year-on-year to KRW 360 billion ($280 million), and the airline expects a continued increase throughout this year. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Single flight.

Balancing the Fleet

While it is one thing to resume and accelerate flight schedules, it is quite another to ensure there is enough operational fleet to meet the desired capacity. In the midst of the pandemic, Korean Air has followed the bandwagon of using its passenger planes as cargo planes by having the seats removed.

This yielded an interesting result, as the Skyteam member airline was able to recoup lost passenger travel as cargo demand surged beyond imaginable limits. How unimaginable? The airline’s cargo operations managed to generate a massive revenue of KRW 2.2 trillion ($1.7 billion) in the first quarter of this year.

Additionally, Korean Air expects a recovery in global passenger demand to boost global air cargo capacity, despite the ongoing war in Ukraine and major lockdowns in China. However, the airline should concisely manage passenger and cargo capacity. It plans to gradually convert six of its 16 cargo planes into passenger planes by hanging up the seats.

Across the country

Korean Air is not the only Korean carrier to prepare for the summer season by reopening international routes and refurbishing cargo planes. Neighborhood rival Asiana Airlines also plans to resume its Incheon-Paris and Incheon-Rome routes next month, followed by the potential resumption of the Gimpo-Haneda route.

Low-cost carrier T’way has similar plans to further reopen its route network, with flight operations to Bangkok, Da Nang and Ho Chih Minh eventually resuming. And if the airline wasn’t already giving Korean Air a decent run for its money, T’way is also launching new routes to competitive hotspots such as Guam, Japan and Singapore.

T’way is adding several flights to Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Guam and Saipan. Photo: T’way.

Another low-cost carrier competing with Korean Air is Jeju Air, which is expected to resume flights to Bangkok and Singapore, while also increasing flight frequencies to Cebu and Manila.

At the end of the line

With flight frequencies increasing to Europe and the United States and the eventual recovery to cities in Southeast Asia, Korean Air looks set for a fuller recovery this year, despite initial slow restrictions in South Korea. However, the flagship carrier is also expected to raise its fuel surcharge to a new high next month on international flights due to soaring oil prices. Potentially, the decision to raise fares could hurt international travel demand and hamper Korean Air’s recovery progress, especially as rivals reopen and launch similar routes.

Source: The Korean Herald


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Friends of Army Aviation President and LTC (Ret.) John “Doc” Emmette Holladay will deliver the keynote address at the TROY Dothan Spring Launch on Sunday, May 22 at the Dothan Civic Center.

More than 100 undergraduate and graduate students will receive their degrees at the 3 p.m. ceremony. Tickets are not necessary.

LTC (Ret.) John “Doc” Holladay was born in Dublin, Ga. and graduated from Albany High School in 1963. A few months after graduating from high school, Holladay enlisted in the military on the 11 August at just 17 and served for the next 27 years.

He left Fort Benning, Georgia in August 1965 as a crew chief on a UH-1D model helicopter. On his first of three Vietnam tours, Holladay was selected for flight school. In November 1967, he graduated as Warrant Officer 1 and immediately returned to Vietnam as a UH-1C Huey / AH-1G Cobra gunship pilot assigned to the 9th Aviation Battalion, 9th Infantry Division stationed at Bear Cat. During this combat tour, he received a direct combat commission at the rank of second lieutenant for his actions in combat.

Holladay deployed to Vietnam for the third time in 1971 as a captain where he served as an aircraft maintenance officer, test pilot, and standards instructor pilot for all of Vietnam.

John “Doc” Holladay spent 27 years in the military and is now president of Friends of Army Aviation.

During his post-Vietnamese military career, he graduated from the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, served as assistant general to two major generals, company commander for an aviation maintenance company General, Installation Transport Officer and Army Liaison Officer for Army Materiel Command. as well as participated in Army Aviation Test Activity at Ft. Rucker, Ala.

Holladay retired in November 1990 with two Distinguished Flying Crosses, three Bronze Stars (1 with V device), 59 Air Medals (1 with V device), the Meritorious Service Medal, three Commendation Medals, a combat infantry badge and master airman wings. He also logged 11,500 hours of cumulative pilot time, including 5,100 combat hours.

After retiring from the military, Holladay worked as a helicopter pilot flying off the Gulf of Mexico for Air Logistics from September 1990 to November 1991 and as a military cargo traffic coordinator/traffic manager for Covan International of May 1992 to August 1994.

In August 1994, he began a 20-year career as an account executive for Carolina Freight American Freightways, FedEx Freight and eventually retired from Southeastern Freight Lines in January 2014.

While still enlisted, Holladay graduated from St. Leo University in St. Leo, Florida with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in marketing. He later earned a master’s degree in business administration from Webster College in St. Louis, Mo.

In 2014, Holladay was selected to the St. Leo University Alumni Association Board of Trustees. He was named chair of the bylaws committee in 2016 and served as president-elect in 2017, president in 2018, and past president in 2019. He resigned from the council of elders in 2020.

Since 2015, Holladay has served as president of Friends of Army Aviation, a nonprofit public education organization dedicated to bringing the history of Army aviation to the American people through exhibits. statics of old army aircraft and an associated driving program.

His tenure with FOAA began when he became a Life Member of the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation in August 2013. In 2014, Holladay was named Vice President of Friends of Army Aviation, which s spun off from the AAHF in 2015 to become a stand-alone organization. .

Since becoming president, the FOAA has purchased three UH-1H Huey hulls, been accepted into the Living History Flight Exemption Program, built two hangar additions at a total cost of over $1 million dollars, carried more than 21,500 passengers and grew the organization’s assets to approximately $4 million and nearly 500 members.