Thom Patterson

12 Added | 1 Magazine | 4 Followers | @ThomPatterson | CNN producer who writes about aviation and transportation.

It's Back! World's Cheapest Airline Flies Again

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U.S. Navy on Twitter: "Ultimate #selfie? MT @BlueAngelThree: #BlueAngels are ready to fire it up over @NavalAcademy http://t.co/yUa4cNBQoS"

Replying to @<b>USNavy</b><p>“@<b>USNavy</b> Ultimate #<b>selfie</b>? MT @BlueAngelThree Despite the gray skies the #<b>BlueAngels</b> fired it up over @<b>NavalAcademy</b>! …

Indianapolis 500 track hosts "largest U.S. gathering of race cars." - CNN.com

The Boneyard of the East – My Retro Planespotting Experience

Noses of a Boeing 747 and 727 – Photo: Caleb Howell | Flickr CC<p><i>This guest post was written by Andrew Vane (@pipelinedrew) for …

Aerospace

Supersonic Plane Will Have Livestream Of The Outdoors Instead Of Windows

Actual, transparent windows would be too difficult to install on a Mach 1.8 plane.<p>A supersonic passenger jet would be exposed to such extreme forces, it would just be easier for the plane not to have windows. That's why the makers of one proposed Mach 1.8 passenger jet—due out in 2018—have decided …

Chasing a Legend: The Last Commercial Flight of the DC-10

Looking out the window as my flight landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh I was greeted with the somewhat disconcerting sight of taxiways under construction; large chunks of pavement were missing outright. Sure, it was no big deal as other taxiways were open. Still, …

Plane forced into emergency landing as part of the wing snaps off during a flight

An aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing today after part of its wing fell off.<p>Passengers on board the London flight to Florence alerted …

Step Inside Swanky Airline Sales Lounges of the 1950s

<i>Welcome back to Monochromes, a Friday mini-series wherein Curbed delves deep into the Library of Congress's photographic annals, resurfacing with an armful of old black-and-white photos of architecture and interior design of yesteryear. Have a find you want to share? Hit up the tipline; we'd love</i> …

More than 8,000 unruly fliers reported to airlines each year

<b>(CNN)</b> – Airline passengers behaving badly is a significant problem, and now one industry group is saying enough is enough, laying out the steps it thinks are necessary to tackle the problem.<p>CNN's René Marsh reports.

Then & Now // Plane Seats By: Taking Off Fashion in flight has evolved since the post-war 40’s, but safety, comfort and convenience are still our priority. Celebrate 85 years of aviation history at...

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Delta Airlines

Aviation last major source of toxic lead in U.S.

Leaded gasoline is such a well-known scourge that automobile fuel made with the brain-damaging additive is still sold in only six countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Myanmar, North Korea and Yemen.<p>Shifting to unleaded fuel in the U.S. — the last drop of leaded gas was sold here in 1995 — has …