Category Archives: Pacific Northwest

The Sun is Setting! Too Late…

The Thai delivery flight I wrote about in this post went out in lovely light.  It was due to be followed by a Dreamlifter flight to Nagoya.  That is a long leg so means a heavy jet which should use … Continue reading

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Some Seasonal Snow

Christmas morning in Kirkland had us waking up to some snow.  It had started to snow a little on Christmas Eve but plenty more had dropped overnight.  This was not snow that was going to last long.  It was rather … Continue reading

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Cargojet Pairing

Freighter use is the great second chance for older airliners.  It is also a nice source of something different with the number of airlines shrinking as mergers and bankruptcies take their toll.  Cargojet is a Canadian freight operator that has … Continue reading

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EP-3 Aries

P-3 hunting was part of the plan when Paul and I headed to NAS Whidbey Island.  We had some success.  There was a nice bit of icing on the cake for us.  An EP-3E showed up too.  The EP-3 has … Continue reading

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It’s a Cluster of Cormorants!

This was an evening that I was out hunting planes.  I did have some success, but I got a lot more shots of birds than planes.  The cormorants were out in numbers and they obviously know I like them.  Log … Continue reading

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Qantas Dreamliner Delivery

Delivery flights from Paine Field are good news because the jets are going to be a bit heavier and will use more of the runway.  This brings them closer to where you can be to photograph them.  Qantas were taking … Continue reading

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US Courthouse in Tacoma

The US Courthouse building is an impressive structure that started out its life as Union Station.  It still carries the name on the side of the structure which is dominated by a large dome.  However, the station was moved to … Continue reading

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My Approach to Shooting and Processing on Crappy Weather Days

A rare arrival was due on a day that was not good from a weather perspective.  It was dull and rainy and so not what you would hope for.  Conditions like this mean I try to exploit some of the … Continue reading

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AirEuropa to the Sun

This example is not going to get me to the sun from Seattle.  It will head to Europe before it starts transporting passengers.  I saw it during test flying activities as it flew approaches to Paine Field.  The sun was … Continue reading

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Fin Park

A little too much celebration of Thanksgiving meant I needed to burn off a few extra calories.  I figured a bike ride would be a good option and decided to check out the Burke Gilman Trail.  This runs around Lake … Continue reading

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