Blue skies is a term in skydving referenceing when one of their own has perished in a tradgic accident- its their way of toasting those whom have passed.
13 years ago to this day, at 830 pm TWA flight 800 dissapeared off the radar and with it all 230 people on board (two pilots, two flight engineers, 14 flight attendants, 212 passengers dissapeared from our lives in what was one of the worst aviation disaters. It was also one of the longest investigations ever launched.
The NTSB concluded that the center wing fuel tank had over heated, and that a short circuit in a wiring cause a spark and lit vapors from the tank causing an explosion which caused the catostropic breakup of the aircraft. Though many people still debate thier findings, thats what they reported.
So Dairy Air takes a few moments out to remember the fallen, and our colleagues lost, and those families left behind heres a few toast to those lost. Inlcude your own if you wish!