Category Archives: Pacific Northwest

Skyray – Or Is It?!

The A-4 Skyhawk had a long and illustrious career in many air forces around the world.  It has a close cousin that didn’t fair so well.  The Skyray shared a few design cues with the Skyhawk but it was designed … Continue reading

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Concorde

Few would argue that Concorde is an elegant aircraft design.  It may have had commercial limitations, but it never failed to be a head turner.  Getting good shots of it when it was flying was not too difficult.  One the … Continue reading

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Not the Average Gulfstream Livery

Biz jets often look samey but a cool livery gets a second look.  This Gulfstream was at Boeing Field.  I don’t think I need to explain why I shot it…

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Night Arrival Over Seattle

A trip away included a late arrival back into Seattle.  I hadn’t thought about which approach we might make to SeaTac so my seat selection was accidental, but I ended up on the side of the plane that was overlooking … Continue reading

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Nozzle Details on Titan IV

The missile display at Evergreen Aerospace Museum is impressive.  They have sourced a lot of different types and they have a Titan IV section lying on its side.  You can get up close to the nozzle of the rocket motor … Continue reading

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Edmonds Museum

Downtown Edmonds proved to be a great place to wander around.  Having enjoyed the waterfront, we walked into the town itself to check out the shops and with a lunch place in mind.  There is an interchange with a roundabout … Continue reading

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I-90 Floating Bridge

I-90 crosses Lake Washington on a floating bridge.  I have driven over it countless times.  It crosses from Seattle to Mercer Island which the freeway then crosses before continuing on to the east side.  I was on that side of … Continue reading

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Little Nosewheel Tug

A post a while back talked about nosewheel tugs that lift the whole nosewheel and move it around.  That post can be seen here.  I commented then about how large the tug was.  I hadn’t then seen that there are … Continue reading

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Eyebrow Windows Still Exist?

The 737 fuselage is closely tied to the previous generations of Boeing jets like the 707 and 727.  It inherited the eyebrow windows above the main cockpit windows.  These days, the controlled airspace has made the need for these while … Continue reading

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Mt St Helens From Above

I have been on a couple of flights recently that took my past Mt St Helens.  One was coming back home from LA and the other was departing out towards Dallas.  In both cases I got a good view of … Continue reading

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