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Airplane! Actor Leslie Nielsen Made Us All Laugh!

Airplane! Actor Leslie Nielsen Made Us All Laugh!

Leslie Nielsen, one of the best comedic actors on the planet, died November 28, 2010, at a hospital near his home in Fort Lauderdale. He was 84. I will always remember his performance in the movie Airport! in 1980. Especially the following exchange: Dr. Ruble (Nielsen): Can you fly this plane and land it? Ted […]

Donald Nyrop Obituary

Donald Nyrop Obituary

Donald Nyrop’s obituary from today’s StarTribune. There is also an online guestbook if you wish to use it.

Donald Nyrop

Donald Nyrop

A legend died yesterday, November 16, 2010 Donald Nyrop at Mal Freeburg Day, flanked by Fay Kulenkamp, retired F/A, and Bill Marchessault, current F/A; both dressed in vintage NWA uniforms We think this was the last public appearance Mr. Nyrop made. The occasion was Mal Freeburg Day, June 24, 2010, sponsored by the City of […]

The Northwest Airlines History Centre Needs Your Participation in Give To The Max Day - Tuesday, November 16, 2010!

The Northwest Airlines History Centre Needs Your Participation in Give To The Max Day – Tuesday, November 16, 2010!

Ret. NWA Captain Joe Koskovich at the NWA History Centre in early 2009.Please remember the Northwest Airlines History Centre during this 24-hour online giving blitz at giveMN.org. Beginning at 12:01 tomorrow morning, November 16, 2010, and continuing until Midnight, more than 3,000 Minnesota charities, churches, schools and non-profits are competing for your dollars. The Northwest […]

Love Hearing Those Engines Again . . .

Northwest Airlines Boeing 377 Crash At Chicago’s Midway Airport 1955

Bob Reardon and Bonnie Murray in Stratocruiser galley

Come Fly With Me!

I took this photo of Bob Reardon and Bonnie Murray 50 years ago, in a Stratocruiser galley. In 2008, American Express Departures magazine published a wonderful piece about six veteran cabin attendants, most with 50 or more years of service and still flying! I own a copy of the magazine, but had completely forgotten about […]

Lady Skywriter Website Updates

Lady Skywriter Website Updates

Have a look – starting with the Home Page and continuing through all of the pages, much of the Lady Skywriter content has been updated. We’re taking a more historical view these days and focusing on Northwest Airlines as she was ~ a proud Legacy airline for 84 years, symbolized by the bright red tail […]

Boeing 377 Thundering Around San Diego