Tagged: plane

Grumman TBF Avenger

Anacapa’s Airplane Wreck: TBF Avenger

It’s 1944: two Navy bombers collide midair while participating in a training exercise over Anacapa Island. One goes down on the back side of the island and is never found. The other hits the ocean on the front side of middle Anacapa and sinks to the bottom. Between the two planes, three crewmen are killed. []

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LED mood lighting on American Airlines' new 737 fleet.

Boeing Sky

American Airlines’ new 737-800s feature Boeing Sky, an interior “skylight” in the ceiling of the plane engineered to increase spaciousness and provide LED “mood lighting” that mimics the ambient light conditions outside the plane. During boarding, the ceiling lights glowed blue; once we hit cruising altitude, the lights changed to bright white, mimicking the bright glare []

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