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El Al 777 Overwing Vortex on Takeoff

Engine nacelles are optimized for cruise performance.  At high angles of attack, their shape results in some rather awkward flow properties which can influence the wing performance above and behind them.  In order to control things, you will see small … Continue reading

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Manhattan Sunset

My departure from New York was out of Newark Airport.  The day was coming to a close as we taxied out for departure and the turn after take off gave me a view back across towards Manhattan.  The sun was … Continue reading

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Gulfstream from Above

Getting the airliners coming in to LAX was what I was aiming for but I was pleased to get a bizjet bonus.  A Gulfstream made an approach to the northerly runway complex.  This was a surprise to me as the … Continue reading

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BB-8 to Add to the ANA Star Wars Collection

Back when we lived in California, I saw the Star Wars 787 from All Nippon come in to San Jose.  That is the topic of this blog post.  There are a couple of other Star Wars planes that ANA painted … Continue reading

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Boomer Position in a 747

If you think of aerial refueling tankers, the Boeing 747 is not going to be the first plane that jumps to mind.  However, a tanker version of the 747 was developed and is in service to this day in Iran.  … 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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Departing the Bay at Sundown

This post may seem a bit symbolic but it is a bit of a cheat.  I flew out of SFO heading up to Seattle to go to my new place.  The flight left around sunset and, as we climbed out … Continue reading

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Looking Down on DC

I had to make a quick trip across the country to D.C. recently.  It was only a brief visit so I didn’t travel with any camera other than my phone.  I originally thought the flight back was very early in … Continue reading

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Evening Over the North of the Bay

These shots come from a little while back.  When you are doing an air to air session, there is a fair bit of spare time.  Unless you head out and back in formation, you have the transit time to yourself … Continue reading

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Early Morning Over the East Bay

When flying to the east coast, the combination of flight time and time zone changes means that an early start is a good idea.  My flight took off from Oakland just after the sun came up so the view across … Continue reading

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