Stratocruiser

Chris Bidlack turns his attention to propellers for a change!

Chris Bidlack turns his attention to propellers for a change!

The MSP Airline Collectible Show and Sale was proud to host the launch of widely anticipated new airline and airport art by artist Chris Bidlack.  Self proclaimed “head honcho” of  Jet Age Art, he sells original Art Print posters celebrating the classic aircraft, airlines and airports of the 50s and 60s.  His new designs feature […]

MSP Airline Collectible Show and Sale a Success!

MSP Airline Collectible Show and Sale a Success!

Photos courtesy of Robert DuBert.

Sunday with the Flying Falenczykowski's and a Fujiyama Tray

Sunday with the Flying Falenczykowski’s and a Fujiyama Tray

The first thing I saw when I entered Mary and Jan’s house, after Cap’n. Don greeted me at the door, was this magnificent presentation. Turns out this was only the beginning.  I had met retired NC/Republic/NWA Cap’t. Richard; Skyways/Mississippi Valley/Air  Wisconsin/Southwest Cap’t. Don; retired NC/Republic F/A Lona and retired physician Mary previously.  Over 50 years […]

Exciting Breaking News!

Exciting Breaking News!

  Special guest for the Saturday Night Banquet:  Anne Billingsley Kerr! (Lady Skywriter)   AIRLINERS INTERNATIONAL  JUNE 17-20 2015  DELTA FLIGHT MUSEUM  ATLANTA GA USA    Lady Skywriter will share stories and photos from her personal collection of her days flying the Northwest Orient Airlines Boeing Stratocruiser in the 1950s. Wing your way back to the golden era […]

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

Lost Twin Cities 4 Preview

As Northwest Airlines In-Flight Food Service Manager, Al Carriveau Knew How to "Dish"

As Northwest Airlines In-Flight Food Service Manager, Al Carriveau Knew How to “Dish”

I am sad to report that Al Carriveau passed away May 3.  Al was a retired 38-year employee of NWA, former board member of Wings Financial and at the time of his death, still serving as a Director for the NWA History Centre, which he co-founded in 2002. Third Anniversary of the NWAHC in 2005Directors […]