What is involved in the daily ebb and flow of airline operations at a major airport? How do all the activities come together to make air travel a routine, mass-travel experience? Wouldn’t it be interesting, maybe even exciting, to have an “up close and personal” view of landings and takeoffs?
Air travel is a fascinating and often colorful business, but these days there is often little opportunity to learn about what makes it tick. You’re probably familiar with airports from a variety of perspectives, including curbside, check-in, security checks, and at the boarding gate, but what about all the activities that take place outside, where the airplanes are?
At many locations, you may not even get a full view of the aircraft you’ll be flying on, and probably will go from one climate-controlled environment at the gate to another onboard, with little or no opportunity to see what is going on outside.
Airport Airside at BWI takes you into this fascinating world and acquaints you with the players that make air travel go, literally, including both the aircraft and the people that operate and service them.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
In addition to over fifty years’ experience in the airline industry and commercial aerospace, George W. Hamlin is an accomplished photographer of both commercial aviation and rail transportation. His aviation photography has been published in both the trade press and specialist magazines, including Aviation Week, Airways, Airliner World, and Airliners. He is the author of seven previous books (three aviation and four rail) and over 300 articles. His photography, which has also been featured in many works by other authors, can be seen on popular websites including flickr.com, airliners.net, jetphotos.net, railpictures.net, photodecor.net, and the Saatchiart.com website.
Publisher: America Through Time
Imprint: America Through Time
Series: America Through Time
Publication Date: 25th September 2023
PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Regional (see also TRAVEL / Pictorials)
TRANSPORTATION / Aviation / Repair & Maintenance
TRANSPORTATION / Aviation / Commercial