Category Archives: Pacific Northwest

Spitfire and Mosquito Duo – Nicely Done

Skyfair proved to be a fun day out at Paine Field.  A variety of types flew and they put on some nice passes that made getting shots a lot easier than is sometimes the case.  The biggest problem was the … Continue reading

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Point Defiance Park

We took a trip through Tacoma after our visit to the Bonsai Museum to go to Point Defiance Park.  There was plenty to see and do in the park and, while we were there to go for a hike on … Continue reading

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I’ll Make the Lunchtime Effort for an Avanti

Paine Field is about fifteen minutes from the office.  I wouldn’t normally nip out at lunchtime to photograph something but, when I saw that an Avanti was coming in, I figured that was worth my time.  They are not too … Continue reading

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Kodiak Tiger With Floats

While waiting for a few vintage types to arrive at Paine Field for Skyfair the following day we got an interesting bonus.  A Kodiak showed up on approach.  Not only was it equipped with floats but it was also painted … Continue reading

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A Cool Tree

On my route to work each day, I pass by a great looking tree.  I first saw it in the spring when there was blossom to make it look even better.  In fact, what I thought was one tree is … Continue reading

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Seals Just Hanging Out

Seeing aquatic creatures when you are at sea level can be tricky.  If they pop out of the surface, you might spot them if you are paying attention.  Get a bit of elevation and things are suddenly a lot easier … Continue reading

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Details of a Pegasus

The KC-46 Pegasus test program drags on.  The delivery of jets to the USAF is still not happening and the number of jets built increases but they are stacking up at Paine Field and Boeing Field.  Meanwhile the test jets … Continue reading

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Abandoned Weyerhaeuser Headquarters

When we visited the Pacific Bonsai Museum, the parking lot was by a large office building that seemed pretty strange.  It was settled in a valley between two ridges with multiple levels with much greenery attached.  I was curious about … Continue reading

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Lakefront Properties – Who’d Want the Noise?

Here are a few of the houses that along the north end of Lake Washington as seen from the pier at Kenmore.  Sure, they look like nice houses and they look out over the lake but I’m sure the noise … Continue reading

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NOTAR Sneaks Up on Me (I Guess It Works)

In the late 80s and early 90s, NOTAR was a big deal.  McDonnell Douglas Helicopters (as it then was) had come up with the concept of NO TAil Rotor and was pushing it hard.  It was seen as a safer … Continue reading

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