Photo Of The Week
U.S. Army veterans Dennis Cabanting and Angie Peacock traveled through Lambert with a crew filming a documentary about injured service members.
The struggles and triumphs of two Army veterans recovering from their injuries suffered in combat in the Middle East played out at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport this week. Retired veterans Dennis Cabanting and Angie Peacock are being profiled in a documentary produced in partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project. Dennis and Angie, who live in St. Louis, were traveling to Los Angeles. Dennis is learning to walk again and be independent after a brain injury. Angie suffered post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and is assisting Dennis in his recovery. The two have already been profiled on an MSNBC series "Wounded, The Battle Back Home."
Carpenter Steve Goforth puts the finishing touches on a plastic laminated wall recently installed next to United Airlines ticketing counter in Terminal 1.
Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on a shiny new wall recently installed next to United Airlines ticket counter in Terminal 1. The work is part of the final phase of renovations at all the airline’s ticket counters. Carpenter Steve Goforth added a little elbow grease rubbing down the wall to give it an extra shine. The wall is made of plastic laminate. Plastic laminate, or p-lam as it is referred to by construction workers, is easy to clean and if the panels are damaged in any way, they can be individually replaced. Once the walls are complete, doors will be added for employee access to their ticketing counters. The project is slated to be completed in two weeks.
Passengers exit Terminal 1, Door 17 through the newly renovated glass-enclosed walkway toward the passenger pickup area.
Whether your coming or going, a lot of folks are passing through the newly completed enclosed walkways connecting Arrivals Drive and Bag Claim in Terminal 1. The overhead structure was completely rebuilt at exits 12 and 17 with all glass ceilings and walls. This allows more light to fill the major pathways that lead people to and from shuttles and other vehicles. The glass features high tech layers from offering improved safety, security and UV protections. A decorative window film gives the walkways a distinct and modern look. The Airport just completed the final phase of the project. New tile was installed on the ramps and stairways improving safety and adding a finishing touch to these major entrances and exit points.
Jennifer and Dave Garver of St. Louis view old and classic cameras at the new International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum exhibit at Lambert.
If you love photography and history, than you won’t want to miss out on the latest exhibit at The Lambert Gallery, in Terminal 1 Bag Claim. The International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum’s "A Heritage of Cameras." is on display through November. Camera geeks will be astonished at the collection that highlights the progression of cameras from the 19th Century to present day, within six display cases. Well known names such as Kodak, Polaroid, Cohen, Pixie, Canon, Minolta and many other manufacturers are represented by a wide array of camera types: large format cameras, miniature cameras, every day street cameras and studio cameras. And if your photographic memory needs a jolt, you can spot a modern day smart phone in this collection, which was the next big thing a couple of years ago. Now, it’s history
Whelan Security Guard Scott Sparks takes a moment to pose for St. Louis Convention and Tourism’s Paulette Koons during a photo shoot.
Whelan Security Guard Scott Sparks was elated to be named a Hospitality Super Hero by the St. Louis Convention and Tourism Commission (SLCVC). As a Super Hero, Scott had to reenact the life saving efforts he performed on a visitor at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Scott was called upon by a female visitor as he worked the taxi starter stand. The woman’s husband had fallen ill in the Terminal 1 garage. Scott quickly closed up the stand and followed the woman to her husband’s location. He found her husband face down on the concrete. Scott rolled him over to find he was purple. He remained calm and quickly called paramedics. After checking the man’s pulse he performed CPR and administered an automatic external defibrillator before paramedics arrived. Sparks will be honored at the SLCVC Annunal Meeting and Hospitality Heroes Luncheon for his heroic actions.
Circus Harmony members are elated to return home after spending an extra week in Israel.
Members of Circus Harmony were all smiles when they returned home to a crowded corridor of family and friends. It was a huge crowd and a warm welcome for the group who are the Circus Harmony Arches. The Arches traveled to Israel to perform as part of a program called Peace Through Pyramids. It’s a partnership Circus Harmony has established with the Galilee Circus in Israel. The groups alternate visiting each other. This year was a bit different because the Arches spent an extra week in Israel due to the Federal Aviation Administration’s ban on incoming and outgoing flights to Israel. Family and friends were happy to see the students and chaperones return home safe and sound. The media was also on hand to capture this heartwarming moment.
Passengers will see TWA memorabilia in the display cases across from the baggage carousels in Terminal 1.
Passengers and visitors curious about the history of aviation can view memorabilia from the early days in a new exhibit at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The new exhibit, by The Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum, features aviation treasures some St. Louisans will remember. For some it was perceived as the good ole days, when Lambert Airport served as a hub for Trans World Airlines. Passengers will see well-preserved TWA blankets, key chains, playing cards and even matches from the elite Ambassadors Club. The exhibit also highlights Ozark Airlines and features the uniforms of the stewardesses and pilots. Many things have changed over the years as the exhibit shows. These days the Stewardesses are called Flight Attendants. Another noted change is Lambert Field, which is now called Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
Carlos Rebello Filho (second left) is surrounded by friends who came to wish him well before his flight at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in Terminal 1.
Carlos Rebello Filho said his goodbyes to friends before his flight back home to Brazil at Lambert Airport. Carlos participated in the Rotary Youth Exchange program for eleven months. The program is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fairview Heights, Illinois. Carlos arrived in St. Louis in August of 2013 to experience living in America. As part of the exchange program, he met once a month with other youth rotary members. They would exchange pins, memorabilia and pendants from their countries. Carlos’ blue blazer grabs your attention because it’s filled with pins from the many Rotarians he’s met throughout the course of his visit. He was chosen for the program because he is considered a leader in his community and among his peers. Carlos attended Belleville East High School. He added his student identification badge to his blazer as one of his pieces of flair.
Peak summer blooms flourish outside exit 5 at Terminal 1.
Colorful blooms are overflowing across the Airport as we hit
the mid-point of the summer. Lambert-St. Louis International Airport has an
aggressive landscaping plan to beautify the entrances and public areas around
the terminals. This year, Lambert added new planters between entrances 4 and 5
along Departures Drive. The planters showcase native birch trees along with
bright annuals that hit their peak in the summer. This is the last summer for
this unique backdrop view showcasing the aged patina of Terminal 1’s copper
roof. In the coming months, crews will advance to this end of the terminal to
complete the installation of new copper roofing.
Crews with ACME Erectors lift sculpture China China onto its base in the new Terminal 1 Ticketing Lounge.
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport got a cultural lift this week when crews installed a prominent sculpture in the new Ticketing Lounge in Terminal 1. The Gateway Foundation relocated China China to Lambert from its previous Central West End neighborhood location. Created by Chinese artist Zhu Wei in 2003, the 6-ft-tall bronze sculpture features two ancient Chinese tomb-like figures. Wei is well known for his ink paintings, engravings and sculpture with works exhibited in major cities around the world. Crews had to erect scaffolding to hoist the figures on to the base before placing the sculpture in its final location. It stands prominently next to two other art cases and new seating for passengers.
Avoid parking fees the next time you pick up a passenger. Lambert provides free waiting zones for motorists near each terminal.