This is a great picture taken by a pilot while taxiing to Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
A nice mix of the old and new when thinking about today’s American Airlines.
The Boeing 737 and Airbus A319 and A320 jets are parked in the East Hold Bay while waiting for their respective gates to open up.
I’ve been flying into and out of Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport, as a pilot, since I first arrived in Arizona 1978.
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport – Courtesy AZ Republic Newspaper
I arrived in August to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as an incoming freshman.
The university’s western residential campus is located in Prescott and I was part of the first group of students to attend their then-new campus in the fall of 78.
Here is a great
link to a look back at the past 35 years of Terminal 3 at Sky Harbor Airport.
I can remember watching Terminal 3 being built and the excitement of my very first visit inside the complex when traveling as a passenger on American Airlines!
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I really like this foto of the American Airlines MD80s parked at their DFW gates. I’ve many fond memories of this once ubiquitous jet while flying for AWA & US Airways during the 80s & 90s.
Courtesy – Terry Maxon and The Dallas Morning News
Years ago, I commuted back and forth to ORD on the 80 for about two years. Therefore, the Maddog has a special place in my heart. My fave seat, A3!
Here is a beautiful picture I came across on the Internet of a bunch of US Airways Airbus jets at Phoenix Sky Harbor’s Terminal 4.
This picture is courtesy of
Climbing out of Boise yesterday morning, I got to watch a gorgeous sunrise over the mountains! Aaahhhh..
Sunrise over the Mountains..
One of the nice pleasures of this job, sipping a fresh cup of coffee, flying the Airbus and watching the sun rise!
Courtesy – PHX Spotters
A very cool foto – thanks to the PHX Spotters group!
The A319 in the new AA livery, N814AW, was the very first Airbus I ever flew as a captain on a flight PHX-DFW in June 2012.
I had just transitioned over to the Airbus fleet having spent 15-years flying the B757 as a captain. The Airbus offered me a far superior lifestyle and a much more flexible work schedule out of the Phoenix pilot base. I’ve been flying the Airbus for two+ years now and this has proven to be very true.
This foto shows N814AW, with the former US Airways livery, while taxing at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
Courtesy – Airliners.net N814AW