Category Archives: Pacific Northwest

Blackbird Motor

The SR-71 that is located in the Evergreen Aerospace Museum is configured to give some interesting views of the aircraft.  One side of the aircraft is opened up to show the engine.  The whole of the outer portion of the … Continue reading

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Missile Load Training

The open day at the Portland ANG base included a demonstration of missile loading.  A jet had been parked out on the ramp for the morning and there was a rack of missiles also on display.  Towards the end of … Continue reading

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UPS’s New 747-8F Freighter

Boeing breathed a big, if perhaps temporary, sigh of relief when UPS signed up for a bunch of 747-8F freighters.  These jets are now starting to come off the line and, before they get allocated to the long runs across … Continue reading

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Whistler Air at Green Lake

A trip to Green Lake, a short distance from Whistler, was a chance to see the floatplane base.  We had heard a few aircraft in the area so I was keen to see what was going on.  We started out … Continue reading

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Index Sits Below the Mountains

The route across the Cascades via Stevens Pass takes you right past a small town called Index.  It is tucked in amongst the mountains and alongside the river so it is no shock to find it is a popular space … Continue reading

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CAG Growlers

NAS Whidbey Island is the home for all of the Growlers in the fleet.  It is a fair chance that you will get a bit of Growler activity on a visit and we were not disappointed.  What was really pleasing … Continue reading

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Are These Globals Twins?

Within the space of a few minutes, two Bombardier Global Expresses took off from Boeing Field.  This type is a regular feature at BFI so this is not unusual.  What did catch my eye was that they appeared to have … Continue reading

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Aerial Views of Seattle

My brief trip to the UK was concluded by a flight back to Seattle from London.  I ended up in a seat on the right side of the plane and, as we came across the city, I had a good … Continue reading

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Cathay/Atlas/Polar – Whichever!

A 747-8 freighter came in to Portland while I was at the ANG base.  I could see it on FlightRadar24 before it landed, and it was listed with a Cathay Pacific flight number.  I was pleased to get a Cathay … Continue reading

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How to Get Your Family to Stand in the Middle of the Road

We visited Bothell to look at the trees as I mentioned in this previous post.  We weren’t the only ones though.  As we came around the corner, a row of the trees was very intense in their red colors and … Continue reading

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