Boeing Stratocruiser

MSP Airline Collectible Show and Sale a Success!

MSP Airline Collectible Show and Sale a Success!

Photos courtesy of Robert DuBert.

2nd Edition of Fujiyama Trays & Oshibori Towels Just Published

Wondering what Bob Reardon is up to these days?  Why wasn’t there an organist on the Stratocruiser flight from IDL to MSP?  Some questions raised in the first edition of Fujiyama Trays & Oshibori Towels are finally answered in the Second Edition, now available!  Plus many new stories and 83 more photos!  Order your copy […]

We're diverting to Shemya?* Over Christmas?

We’re diverting to Shemya?* Over Christmas?

I guess that’s not so bad . . . .  Shemya’s closer to Santa!  What and Where is Shemya, you ask? Shemya is a frozen, windswept, barren rock of an island, four miles long by two miles wide – near the end of the Aleutian chain and located 1,461 miles southwest of Anchorage between the […]

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. […]

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 […]

Cockpit Chronicles: Behind the scenes with a flight attendant — Crew Meals

Well, this woke me up this morning!  Can anybody tell me what aircraft this is? My first impressions are of the flight attendant.  Can’t help noticing the very long straight hair, hanging freely to the middle of her back, wisps hanging nearly into the food!  The sunglasses perched on the top of her head.  The […]

Lost Twin Cities 4 Preview

1954 United Convair Promo Film – A wonderful slice of Mid-Fifties Culture

Bob DuBert sent the following email: “Posted on YouTube earlier this week is “The Sky is For Everyone”, a beautifully produced promo film by United for the Convair 340. Lady Skywriter notes: Set aside a half hour to watch this wonderful snapshot of the 1950s on full screen. See what passengers wore on the airplane: […]