Author Archives: Rob

T-45 Nose Gear Door Sequencing

With a title like that, who could resist reading this one!  The T-45 is a plane I have a close affinity with.  It was my involvement with the project that first brought me to work in the US and it … Continue reading

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Waterfall Park

I was with a couple of colleagues in downtown Seattle between meetings.  We were walking along the street just killing some time when we came upon Waterfall Park.  Tucked on the corner of a block in amongst the buildings, it … Continue reading

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Stirring Spitfire Performance

In my younger days, I was all about modern aircraft and didn’t have much interest in warbirds.  Over time and having been involved with a number of groups that operate these aircraft, I have grown far more interested.  Being in … Continue reading

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Gorillas Have a Taste for Flowers

I knew that gorillas were vegetarians, happy to chomp on branches and leaves for hours at a time.  What I didn’t know is that they have what I guess might be considered a sweet tooth.  They were scattered throughout their … Continue reading

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Does No-One Want This 747? Tell Me the Story…

This is a request for information from anyone who might know the story.  The 747-8I has not been a huge success for Boeing.  It has sold in limited number with the biggest customer being Lufthansa.  A long time 747 operator, … Continue reading

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Are You a Dragon or a Monitor?

Most people have probably heard of Komodo Dragons.  However, while checking out this fella at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, I read that they were known as Komodo Monitors for many years until some guy from the US saw … Continue reading

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Floatplanes Coming at You

Standing in Gas Works Park, you have a view straight down Lake Union.  At the other end of Lake Union is one of the bases for Kenmore Air.  They operate floatplanes from there on a regular series of services as … Continue reading

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Warthogs – Not the Flying Version

Given that this blog has a lot of aviation content, some people will get excited when they see the word Warthog.  Sorry guys, this is not an A-10 post.  I may have to put one together now though since I … Continue reading

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Emirates’ Latest on Test

An Emirates 777-300ER is hardly a rarity.  They have a huge fleet of them and, since this one is a new build aircraft on test at Boeing, the fleet is going to grow.  What made this one fun was the … Continue reading

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They Both Float, But…

This is the cruise ship that our family had been traveling on when they arrived in Vancouver.  It was heading back out the same day and we watched it leave port and head out.  As it was turning to head … Continue reading

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