February 15, 2015

Southwest Airlines Celebrates 40 Years in the RGV

Southwest Airlines

A water salute for Southwest Airlines 40th Anniversary in the RGV celebration at Valley International Airport. 
What is a cannon water salute?
At an airport, typically an even number of vehicles will line up perpendicular on the sides of the taxiway, and the plumes of water will form a series of arches. Symbolically the procession would look similar to a bridal party walking under a wedding arch. Water salutes have been used to mark the retirement of a senior pilot, air traffic controller or the first or last flight of an airline to an airport, or for other notable events.

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Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.-Maya Angelou. La Vida Valle is where I write about "la vida" life in the Rio Grande Valley. From this bi-cultural corner on the tip of Texas, I share my poems and spiritual and travel experiences. I also blog about the arts,nature and my passion for historic preservation and architecture. But most important, let's talk about "la vida" - living our lives - in a vacation state of mind. Contributions and comments are always welcome .


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