Category Archives: Pacific Northwest

Air France to Test the Angle

I was at SeaTac one Saturday afternoon for the impending arrival of an AN-124.  The Ruslan was due in later but I was checking out the flightpaths for the inner runway.  An Air France A330 was due in so that … Continue reading

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Rotunda

The provincial legilsature’s parliament building in Victoria is open to the public. The large dome, visible from outside, covers a rotunda beneath. You can see up from the first floor through an opening and then the second floor has a … Continue reading

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Victoria Ramp Visitors

While Viking was the primary reason for my visit to Victoria International, I did get a couple of other visitors to the airport while I was there.  A Canadian trainer King Air was parked up.  The sharksmouth graphics around the … Continue reading

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Chelan Falls

The last leg of our trip across the Cascades took us through Chelan Falls.  The town itself is pretty small but I wanted to see the falls.  Unfortunately, they are rather hard to see from public spaces.  I did get … Continue reading

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Smoking the Ukrainian Way

The regular AN124 visitors to Everett continue.  This time of year can often bring northerly winds which means a departure up past the Future of Flight building.  Having a heavy Ruslan depart that way can mean a nice angle to … Continue reading

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Snow Geese

We took a day trip up to Fir Island. It is about an hour north of us and a popular place for bird watchers. While we are not particularly knowledgeable about such things, we did know that Snow Geese and … Continue reading

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Canadian Otter Special

Harbour Air is the big player in the Victoria floatplane business.  Most of their airframes were in standard colors but one of them was painted up in a nice Canadian Flag color scheme.  I first saw it moored up against … Continue reading

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Parliament From the Outside By Day and Night

Victoria is the capital of British Columbia and so is home of the provincial legislative assembly. The building has all of the style and grandeur of a building of its era and it looks pretty impressive. Getting shots of it … Continue reading

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Weird and Wonderful Plants in the Spheres

I posted already about our visit to the Amazon Spheres. I alluded to the variety of plants in that post but I didn’t really get close. This post is a chance to share a lot of images of the amazing … Continue reading

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Viking’s Ramp

As Bombardier has decided to remove itself from a number of its legacy aviation programs, Viking Aerospace has been willing to step in.  It acquired the rights for a number of legacy de Havilland Canada products first and put the … Continue reading

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