Monthly Archives: April 2015

DHS Citation with Radar

A buddy of mine recently photographed a Cessna Citation in Texas which, at the time, he didn’t pay too much attention to. Later, when he looked at the pictures he realized it had an unusual fairing mounted on it which … Continue reading

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Pacific Grove

I have posted plenty of pictures of Monterey and the surrounding area in the past. As you head along the shore, you actually move from Monterey in to Pacific Grove. It is quite strange how you go from the tourist … Continue reading

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Northrop Grumman Testbeds

Every once in a while I am looking for things to include in the blog from previous photographic outings. I was discussing an aircraft with an unusual radar installation which will now show up in an upcoming blog post as … Continue reading

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Above LA

Arriving in LA from the north brings you in to the city from an interesting direction. You come down the coast and then run in to the city before making a turn towards the west to land (assuming LAX is … Continue reading

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C-46 Commando

Even people how aren’t particularly into aviation have a reasonable chance of having heard of the Douglas DC-3, also known as the C-47 and the Dakota. Not only was it a hugely important aircraft in WWI but it also continued … Continue reading

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Special Weapons at Cosford

I have twice been able to visit the museum at RAF Cosford outside Telford in the UK. On my second visit, I had a very surprising experience. I was looking at a Buccaneer that was on display in one of … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin

Ten years living in the heart of Chicago meant that St Patrick’s Day was treated with a certain level of trepidation. Yes, the dying of the river green was fun and there was a parade. (It was a huge parade … Continue reading

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AMARG

The storage facility at Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson AZ is very famous. The storage of so many airframes that are either gradually being broken down for parts or that have the potential to make it back into service is … Continue reading

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Cutlass

When I was a kid, I saw a picture in an aircraft modeling magazine of the Vought Cutlass. The planes caught my imagination at the time but they were already long gone from service so the chances of seeing one … Continue reading

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Over Candlestick Park

A previous post included some aerial photos of SFO taken as I flew out of Oakland. That departure routing also takes you over Hunters Point and then Candlestick Park. The demolition process appears to be well underway with a section … Continue reading

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