Author Archives: Rob

Late Viper Arrival

Helicopters are constantly moving around McCarran.  There are tourist rides operating seemingly around the clock so hearing a couple of helps is not a surprise.  However, these two were close to each other and seemed to have a more powerful … Continue reading

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Bombardier Snowcoaches

I posted pictures of the snowcoaches in use within Yellowstone but I left one type out.  This appears to be the original design for snowcoahces and they are known as the Bombardier’s.  I assume this is because the Canadian manufacturer … Continue reading

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Sands 747SPs

It’s always interesting to see what is at the Sands ramp at McCarran.  The flight of luxury jets for bringing in the high rollers to play at the casino is a mix of types.  Some “normal” Gulfstream, an A340-500 and … Continue reading

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Blowing Glass

I have had a recent post about blowing glass from the hot shop at Tacoma.  Prior to that visit, though, we made a trip to the Chihuly Museum in Seattle.  Out in the garden, they have a small hot shop … Continue reading

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Dutch KDC-10

There were two tankers I was hoping to shoot at Red Flag.  One was the Colombian 767.  It didn’t fly on the first day but on the second it started to taxi before returning to the ramp and shutting down.  … Continue reading

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Hot Pools Hide Themselves

The colorful pools of hot springs in Yellowstone can be quite stunning to see.  Visiting in the deep of winter means they are surrounded with snow and ice but a lot less people.  The colors are still there but the … Continue reading

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Commercial Service Starts at Paine Field

SeaTac may be the main commercial airport for Seattle but there is now a second airport for mainline service.  Paine Field has opened its new terminal and commenced service.  I had a trip to make so decided to give it … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossoms at UW

Spring is springing in the northwest and that means lots of trees in blossom.  The University of Washington campus has cherry trees in the Quad that were gift from the Mayor of Tokyo in the early 20th century.  When they … Continue reading

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777X Prepping for Flight

The 777X will make its first flight before too long.  Indeed, it might happen before this post goes live but we shall see.  It was due to have a roll out at Everett but that was toned down due to … Continue reading

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The Raiders’ New Home

Across from McCarran airport is a construction site.  While plenty remains to be done, it is easy to see that this is the new home of the Oakland Raiders (not Oakland for much longer).  We drove right by it on … Continue reading

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