The History of American Trans Air

Indianapolis-based American Trans Air, once an emerging carrier, continually searched for an identity. Established in 1973 as an aircraft provider for the Ambassadair Travel Club, it inaugurated service with a single Boeing 720 dubbed “Miss Indy,” doubling its fleet five years later with a second, “Spirit of Indiana.” But its March 1981 issuance of common-carrier …

Forensic Arson Investigation – How Do Investigators Determine Where a Fire Started?

After a fire is put out and CSI technicians or fire investigators arrive to look over an arson crime scene, the first thing they want to know is where the fire started. They will look for clues to determine its origin. Finding a fire’s point of origin requires knowledge of how a fire moves through …

Four Hour Bangkok Airport Layover – Things to Do In Bangkok Airport

The Bangkok Airport is the one of the major transit airports in Asia and many travellers find that they have to change planes here and have some free time on their hands. Most flights through the Bangkok Airport have connecting flights scheduled fairly close together, so you won’t have long to wait for your next …

What It Was Like to Be Up in the Admiral’s Quarters on the Aircraft Carrier USS Nimitz

I was in the navy for 8 years, and had the privilege of flying up to Bremerton Washington with some other people from my squadron. I was an enlisted yeoman, but had sea experience, because I was stationed on a submarine tender and a destroyer. My Skipper asked me if I wanted to fly up …

Five Reasons Why You Should Work For the Travel and Tourism Industry

The travel and tourism industry is a massive global industry that caters for the needs of those who have to travel away from home in terms of providing facilities and services like hotel accommodation, air and road transport. Close to a billion people are involved in international travel in this industry which generates billions of …

Why Poor Preparation for a Mountain Race Can Have Serious Consequences

Mountains Trails and remote locations can be beautiful places, but also very dangerous places. Each year, inexperienced runners enrol for a race for which they lack the experience, and not all survive. There are countless unfortunate news stories each year where runners are found injured, or even dead, whilst participating in what they thought was …

How to Fly You and Your Fencing Bag Safely to a Competition

Are you a fencer who will be flying? If so, then you should consider some tips to make your trip as smooth as possible. We learned in kindergarten that airplanes, buses and cars are different modes of transportation. However, as adults we need to consider some of the logistic differences, before packing our fencing gear …