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 Mar 25, 2014

The Name Game

Maybe old airline names should be permitted to rest in peace....More
in Observation Deck Feb 27, 2014

Equipment Trends and Right-Sizing

Markets grow; aircraft get smaller....More
in Observation Deck Jan 27, 2014

Kudos to Phoenix and Zurich

Why are some concerned with photography of airliners?....More
in Observation Deck Dec 29, 2013

All American Becomes Just...American

Not the first time a US Airways predecessor has used the name 'American'....More
in Observation Deck Dec 03, 2013

Still Elegant After All These Years

No longer flying, and the airline world is visually poorer....More
in Observation Deck Oct 22, 2013

Double Heresy

Why is American going against the grain in the U.S.-Asia market?....More
in Observation Deck Sep 25, 2013

Cutting Edge

What was American Airlines doing in Briarcliff Manor, New York in the 1960s?....More
in Observation Deck Aug 29, 2013

Recent Observation Deck Additions

Good news on the aircraft-viewing front!....More
in Observation Deck Jul 26, 2013

American in....Helsinki?

Don't associate American Airlines with Helsinki? The relationship has a surprisingly long history....More
in Observation Deck Jun 26, 2013

Three-Holer Disappearing Act

After continuous service since 1978, it will be strange not to see FedEx 727s in the future....More

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