Thanks so much to Rick Loader for sending a few WHAS items in honor of the station's 100th birthday. "Microphone Memoirs" was written by Credo Fitch Harris, who was hired in 1922 by Courier Journal owner Judge Robert Worth Bingham to manage the launch of WHAS Radio. This 1937 book by Credo Harris reflects upon the many innovations achieved during the first 15 years of WHAS, Kentucky's first radio station. Here are a few samples of Credo's notes.
Forward Ever, Backwards Never is Rev. Al Sharpton’s flight plan
Headed to Minneapolis to stand with the Floyd family as closing arguments are set to be made today. pic.twitter.com/kkS9KtHzq1— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) April 19, 2021 Reverend Al Sharpton ain't flying coach. America is good! Capitalism is good! Grievance exploitation is good! God is good! Flying in coach is not so good! Can I get an Amen!!! Leading prayer w/ the Floyd family, Attorney Ben Crump, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Attorney Chris Stewart, Rep. Joyce Beatty, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Rep. Ilhan Omar, & more during a trial break after a morning of hearing closing arguments. #DerekChauvinTrial #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/oi2tpQWv3r— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) April 19, 2021 The blue uniforms and the blue jeans must both be subject to the law! Amen! Forward ever, backwards
A Cockpit View On Final Approach to LAX and Chicago, Aer Lingus Departs San Francisco
Here's Air France flying a Boeing 777 into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on a visual approach to runway 24 Right. Terrific graphics and excellent sound allows the viewer to observe the pilots at work running through the landing checklist while acknowledging vectors in one of America's busiest airports. If you can forgive the shaky camera work, this is a great look at a crew taking another Boeing 777 into Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) runway 10 Center. The person holding the camera is doing the best they can but it should be noted that the passengers aren't shaking this vigorously on approach and after landing. This is an excellent pre-flight operations peek aboard an Aer Lingus Airbus 330 as the crew preps
COUCH FLYING – aerial approaches into noteworthy destinations Washington DC, San Francisco
visual approach along the Potomac River into runway 19 at Ronald Reagan International Airport in Washington D.C. lots more cockpit chatter with air traffic control and equipment illustration as this Lufthansa A380 approach into San Francisco International Airport onto runway 28R
Come fly with me
Let's join pilots ferrying a Gulfstream IV from Fort Lauderdale Executive airport to West Palm Beach International. Here's a GoPro view from the Blue Angels formation flight over Seattle. Note the smooth inversion roll at 1:45 into the video. Finally, let's take a smooth A320 descent over Brooklyn and Queens as the Airbus jet eases onto Runway 31 at LaGuardia Airport in New York City.
Open cockpit fail
The look of pure defeat. pic.twitter.com/R5P6fWWN1X— Klara Sjöberg (@klara_sjo) October 25, 2019
Let’s go flanker flying
Russia's SU-35 (called Flanker-E here) is the most incredible aerobatic performer to date. Enjoy the ride. For comparison, here is the F-35A, America's most versatile military aircraft. We've come along way, brother. Here's the Wright Brothers Model B, produced between 1910-14.
Let’s go flying!
What a beautiful ride! Jump onboard and make a twilight landing at Los Angeles International Airport. video by Sugarcult And let's watch the pilots work on this KLM approach into San Francisco. Flying is the greatest escape on earth.
Best co-pilot ever
Lots of people will cite the phrase GOD IS MY CO-PILOT but in this case, lots of brilliant engineers get some credit! The video shows the incredible avionics view of an Arizona Air National Guard F-16 recovering itself by autopilot after the pilot loses consciousness. Thank you, technology! And then there is the matter of inept air race takeoff rolls:
Love is in the air
A pilot pretends there is an irregularity during a flight - he is totally safe - and proposes to his girlfriend in flight. He has her read a "checklist" which leads to the reveal. Beautifully done. Congrats, kids. It's not as easy for many others.