Monthly Archives: October 2015

DHL Freighters

DHL planes are hard to miss.  The bright yellow livery they carry is not one that you are going to miss easily.  They may not have the wide reach of FedEx or UPS in the US but Boeing Field is … Continue reading

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The Shard

Vibrant cities are constantly changing. It is over ten years since I left London so it is no surprise that the skyline has changed a bit. The City is always prone to change. The architecture of the new buildings is … Continue reading

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Some King County Light Aircraft

Some of my trips to Boeing Field are pretty quiet.  Others seem to involve a constant stream of traffic.  With some interesting large machines appearing on a regular basis, it is easy to overlook the variety of smaller types that … Continue reading

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Tower Bridge

London is full of iconic landmarks but possibly the most famous one is Tower Bridge – even if not everyone knows what it is really called. When taking a walk along the South Bank, it would be rude not to … Continue reading

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Life in the Old (Mad) Dog Yet

Firefighting aircraft have often been older airframes converted for the task when their primary life is over. This has meant a lot of old piston types -both civil and military – have become tankers. Now there is a generation of … Continue reading

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PBY

I’m not sure when I first became aware of the PBY Catalina but I am pretty sure it involved a plastic model that a friend of mine had.  (Kev Fry, was it you?)  Flying boats always appealed to me and … Continue reading

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The Lego Artwork of Nathan Sawaya

Nathan Sawaya may not be an artist you have heard of before but you may have seen at least some of his work. Nathan is an artist who works in Lego. He manages to combine the artistic vision of the … Continue reading

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Kings Cross Redevelopment

Times change! When I was still working in London, Kings Cross was a dump. I would often have to transfer trains from Thameslink to what was then GNER and would walk a short distance through the area. You could often … Continue reading

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Air Force One

I have had a pretty poor run of luck when it comes to Air Force One. I have seen it overflying in the distance, I have seen the VC-25 on the ramp at Davis Monthan but was thirty seconds from … Continue reading

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Canyons and Farms

Flying out of Madras on our air to air sorties we had a short time when we were transiting to and from the area where we were with the target aircraft. The area is dotted with farms but also has … Continue reading

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