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Robert Reardon retires today after 63 years in the wild blue yonder!

Bob Reardon is a true Legend, and will be memorialized as such in the Legtends category of this website in December.  As I send Bob my best wishes this morning, I can’t help but remember the “drill” upon arrival at The Willard ‘Residence of Presidents’ Hotel in Washington D.C.  Here is an excerpt from my book, […]

Northwest Airlines Facebook pages

It has been pointed out to me that I have been remiss in not linking NWA facebook pages to my blog/website.  Let me correct that inadvertent omission. The following are current Facebook pages for Northwest Airlines devotees: Northwest Airlines (NWA) Employees – Red Tail Forever Northwest Airlines Friends and Family Group ALWAYS A REDTAIL Northwest […]

Robert Reardon Website

Received a nice note from Richard Lee asking if I would put Robert Reardon’s Facebook page on my website. You bet I will, Richard. I was happy to set the story straight as to when Bob’s Facebook profile photo was taken.  It was taken by me nearly 60 years ago, on a Boeing B-377 Stratocruiser […]

Welcome to Lady Skywriter’s Newly Expanded and Improved Website

These things don’t happen overnight!  The ideas have been brewing for a couple of years, the actual work has been progressing for the past 3-1/2 months. When this website and blog appeared in 2008, Northwest Airlines was still alive and kicking. There were signals of impending changes, but the red tail still graced the skies. […]

Tonight's The Night! NWA History Centre on Public Television

Tonight’s The Night! NWA History Centre on Public Television

Norm Midthun and Red Sutter being filmed for “Lost Twin Cities 4” A reminder…. Lost Twin Cities 4 will premiere tonight, Wednesday, August 13th at 8:00 pm on tpt Channel 2. It will feature a segment about NWA in the 1950’s – the “luxurious” days of flying,  and how it transitioned into the jet-age of the l960’s and early 1970’s.  It will be a […]

As promised, here is video of Boeing 377 Stratocruiser Giant RC Model in Flight

You can still find a Northwest Airlines B-377 Stratocruiser in the most surprising places . . .

You can still find a Northwest Airlines B-377 Stratocruiser in the most surprising places . . .

Lady Skywriter with NWA B-377 Stratocruiser   photo by John Billingsley . . . I found this one yesterday on a farm near Owatonna, Minnesota!  Not only is it beautiful to the eye (that Northwest livery was the best!) but it also flew beautifully at the behest of its new owner, Jeff Quesenberry of Apple […]

The History of Northwest Airlines

If you’ve got 15 minutes, take a gander at this 1980s promotional film produced by Northwest Airlines.