Category Archives: Aviation


O’Hare Run on the Runway—September 29

Calling all runners and avgeeks! The City of Chicago, Chicago Department of Aviation, and United Airlines are once again teaming up for the O’Hare Run on the Runway. This year’s event will take place on September 29, from 6:00am to 12:30pm with the races beginning at 8:00am. This was an awesome event last year and I will definitely be back again this year. The day includes an early morning race and a community day filled with activities and most importantly access to the runway to take pictures. The proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, so in addition to being a fun day, it supports a very worth cause. Continue reading


Happy National Aviation Day!

Every year on August 19, Orville Wright’s birthday, we celebrate National Aviation Day. We take a minute to celebrate the fact that journeys that used to take weeks now take hours, that we fly through the air at 500 miles and hour, that we do so while being able to watch TV or use WiFi, and that we do so safely. Continue reading

B-25J Mitchell Bomber

EAA Airventure—A Day at the World’s Greatest Aviation Gathering


Last week I trekked up to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with Cynthia Drescher and a friend, for EAA Airventure. Every year the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) hosts thousands of aviation enthusiasts for a week-long celebration at Wittman Regional Airport. Part airshow, part trade show, all aviation awesomeness, Airventure truly lives up to the name, the “World’s Greatest Aviation Gathering.” Continue reading


American Airlines Embraer E175 Debut

On July 31, 2013, American Airlines debuted their new Embraer E175, which will fly under the American Eagle brand, operated by Republic Airlines. American plans to eventually take delivery of 47 E175s as part of their fleet renewal effort. They plan to have all E175s in service by the first quarter of 2015.  Continue reading