George Hamlin

Contributing Writer

George Hamlin has been working in the airline and aerospace industries for more than 40 years and following them for even longer than that, dating back to the days when observation decks were almost a requirement at airports.

In his professional career, he’s worked for two airlines, TWA and Texas International; two aerospace companies, Lockheed and Airbus North America; and since 1996 has been a consultant to the industry.

He holds a BA in economics and political science from Washington & Lee University and an MS in transportation from Northwestern University, where his thesis topic was the airline fleet planning process.

George has also been documenting the industry photographically since 1969, and has contributed airline photos to a diverse set of entities, including his participation in ATW’s annual “Classic Airliners” calendar.

Posts by George Hamlin

in Observation Deck Jan 27, 2015

Long-Term Brand Loyalty

An 80-year relationship comes to a close....More
in Observation Deck Dec 27, 2014

Seventy-Five Years Old and Still Counting

"Third-World" airport in a first-world setting?....More
in Observation Deck Nov 25, 2014

E Unum...Pluribus

A single event forty years ago has been repeated an enormous number of times since then....More
in Observation Deck Oct 28, 2014

Franco-American Cooperation, Forty Years On

America's oldest ally continues to provide aerospace cooperation in the twenty-first century....More
in Observation Deck Sep 23, 2014

Aircraft, Large and Small

Come to see an airport's display of significant early jet-age aircraft, all contained in a room inside the terminal....More
in Observation Deck Aug 22, 2014

Herculean History

An anniversary that you may not have expected....More
in Observation Deck Jul 25, 2014

Wright Stuff

What's coming to Love Field in October?....More
in Observation Deck Jun 26, 2014

Suite Life

How the "other half" (of one percent) travels....More
in Observation Deck May 27, 2014


Another aircraft type is nearing the end of its career....More
in Observation Deck Apr 25, 2014

Changing Fleet Loyalties

Is Air Canada's selection of the Boeing 737 out of character for the airline?....More

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