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This Date in Aviation History: April 17 - April 19 This Date in Aviation History: April 17 - April 19

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from April 17 through April 19.

Morning Throwback Music Morning Throwback Music

Some absolute cheeseball music from 1968. My former trumpet teacher, Ray Crisara, is the solo trumpet on this track. One of the greatest players of his generation, and also one of the humblest men you’d ever meet. RIP, Mr. Crisara. 

Good Morning, Oppo Good Morning, Oppo

Tatra all the things.

Aerial Photos of Notre-Dame de Paris Aerial Photos of Notre-Dame de Paris

Looks like more damage to the vaults than previously thought. Looks like at least one in the nave, the large one in the crossing under the spire, and another on the north side of the transept.

Good Morning, Oppo Good Morning, Oppo

Do yourself a favor, and watch this insane pesticide ad from Thailand through to the end. 

Another photo of Notre-Dame de Paris Another photo of Notre-Dame de Paris

It looks like one of the vaults in the nave, as well as the vault in the transept, caved in. What a mess.

Notre Dame de Paris, 2000 Notre Dame de Paris, 2000

Lanciere’s post inspired me to drag out my album of photos (yes, children, there was a time when pictures were printed on paper and you kept them in a big book called an “album”) from a trip to France and Germany with Mrs. Ttyymmnn back in 2000. I took a ton of pictures there, and this is but a sample. You could (for…

This Date in Aviation History: April 13 - April 16 This Date in Aviation History: April 13 - April 16

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from April 13 through April 16.

Notre Dame de Paris Notre Dame de Paris

Inside the nave, as the wooden roof burned. At least one of the vaults collapsed, but it seems that the majority of the stone structure is sound. The NYT ran a very interesting piece this morning about the history of the cathedral, and about how much it has changed in 900 years since it was first laid down. It puts…

So, we're doing the 80s? So, we're doing the 80s?

Okay, I’ll play along. Here’s a picture of me in 1986, mullet, hipster photo-gray glasses, and all, after winning a concerto competition (that’s me holding the trumpet, duh). In fact, my school (JMU) swept the contest. I would have been about 20 years old in this shot.

This Date in Aviation History: April 10 - April 12 This Date in Aviation History: April 10 - April 12

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from April 10 through April 12.

TO/GA Party TO/GA Party

Maho Beach on the island of Sint Maarten (St. Martin) is one of the world’s most famous locations for plane spotting, an idyllic locale where tourists can stand on the beach just off the end of the runway and practically touch the planes as they come for a landing at Princess Julianna Airport. But it’s not always…

Um, no... Um, no...

I have absolutely no idea.

California One California One

A surprise spot at AUS this morning. The Maryland flag livery is still my favorite, but this sure is pretty. The evening primroses are a nice touch. Wildflower season in TX is indeed special. 

Dummkopf! Dummkopf!

I’m not entirely sure how he didn’t expect this outcome.

This Date in Aviation History: April 6 - April 9 This Date in Aviation History: April 6 - April 9

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from April 6 through April 9.

Good Morning, Oppo Good Morning, Oppo

No time to explain. Just get in the car.

Good Morning, Oppo Good Morning, Oppo

Remember, there is a happy land, and it’s not so far away.

It's Friday, Oppo It's Friday, Oppo

Time to head for your local watering hole for a cold one.

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