Clyde Pangborn

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Clyde Pangborn’s Uneaten Sandwich

An old, stale sandwich locked away in a Washington country museum is drawing sparkling interest to an aviation daredevil and the ninetieth anniversary of a file-placing flight.

The sandwich is said to have traveled with Clyde “Upside-Down” Pangborn. But while? It might have been in 1926, while he changed into wowing spectators as a stuntman in a flying circus, doing aerial stunts together with loops, flying the other way up, converting planes in midair, and finishing vehicle-to-airplane transfers. Or it is able to have been in October 1931, when Pangborn and co-pilot Hugh Herndon, Jr. set a transpacific report via flying nonstop from Misawa, Japan, to East Wenatchee, Washington, in 41 hours and 13 mins (a few say 15 mins).

Either manner, the sandwich this is tucked away a the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center is absolutely, simply antique and gaining new interest due to the fact this month is the anniversary of Pangborn’s report-setting flight. Read greater approximately Pangborn and the sandwich within the story we wrote for The Points Guy.

(Photos courtesy of the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center).

Alaska Airlines unleashes the Kraken aircraft

In Seattle, the house base of Stuck at The Airport, we've a brand new hockey expert ice hockey crew, referred to as the Kraken.

The metropolis is quite darn excited. And so is Seattle-based Alaska Airlines, that's the Kraken’s official airline.

To have fun, the airline is flying a custom Kraken-themed aircraft on routes to the group’s away video games in cities Alaska Airline serves.

And here’s a pleasant perk: now thru the cease of the hockey season, Kraken fans who put on the teams’ jersey can board early on all Alaska flights departing from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Paine Field (PAE).

Phoenix Sky Harbor Int’l Airport Moves a Mural

A massive three-element mural by means of Paul Coze that has been greeting travelers interior Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for many years has a new home within the airport’s Rental Car Center.

Here’s a time-lapse video of the move.

“The Phoenix,” is a triptych seventy five ft extensive and sixteen ft high and is believed to be the primary piece of public artwork commissioned by means of the town that become chosen via a public manner. The mural debuted whilst Terminal 2 opened in 1962.

The imagery within the mural includes depictions and symbols that relate to the region’s first population, the Hohokam, in addition to contemporary tribes and Latino background. Also represented are wagon trains, railroads, farm animals ranching, mining, and generation. Besides paint media, fifty two one-of-a-kind materials, inclusive of glass and ceramic mosaic tiles, soil and sand from across the kingdom, plastics, aluminum, and gems, are used within the mural production.

So you may imagine that moving this mural become a sensitive undertaking. But it seems like it labored out simply pleasant.