Captain’s Log

Gary Orlando, Managing Editor

Featured Airliner Photograph

Featured Airliner Photograph

Mohawk Airlines Fairchild Hiller FH-227B, N7817M c/n 539 seen taxiing into the gate at Ithaca Thompkins Municipal Airport on 17 October 1971.

This aircraft would be hijacked on 26 January 1972 operating flight 452 from Albany to New York City. The aircraft was forced to land by a lone hijacker at Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Airport, where ultimately, the hijacker was shot and killed by an FBI Agent. The flight crew of three and other 43 passengers were not injured.

Photo Courtesy of the Diana Kirk Collection.

  • VOLUNTEER AIRLINE COLLECTIBLES WRITERS WANTED!

    The Captain’s Log, the online journal of the World Airline Historical Society (WAHS), is looking to add to its current roster of writers.

    We need people who are knowledgeable on specific aspects of airline collecting including, but not limited to, dining service items, ticket jackets, timetables, airline-issue, scale, and kit aircraft models, marketing promos and brochures, swizzle sticks, books, etc. We are also open to pieces on other subjects relevant to the aviation hobby.

    Articles should range from 150-500 words in length and must be sent to us with separate captioned photos/illustrations. We do not enforce a regular schedule for article submissions and topics are chosen by the writers themselves with final editorial approval prior to go ahead.

    If you are interested in writing for the oldest, and only, publication dedicated exclusively to all aspects of airline collecting and history (founded in 1977) please send a one to two paragraph writing sample on a relevant topic via email to: fairchild227@gmail.com.

    Thanks and Happy Collecting!

    Gary Orlando
    Managing Editor

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