Tag Archives: aircraft

Two Avantis in One Go!

Not long ago, I posted about seeing an Avanti for the first time in a while.  The lack of Avantis having been broken, I have seen a couple more.  I saw that one had come in to Boeing Field and … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, corporate, Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Korean Air Dreamliner on Test

I had a couple of encounters with the same jet while it was on test.  (It’s brake dust already showed up in this post.)  This 787-9 is, by now, part of the Korean Air fleet.  I saw it depart from … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

One More Chance With Virgin’s A340s

Substitutions on the Seattle route are not just limited to Lufthansa.  Virgin Atlantic has been flying the route with the 787-9 but, as with a lot of the Rolls Dreamliner operators, Virgin has been suffering from engine shortages while the … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Seasprites Don’t Show Up Too Often

The first time I ever heard of the Kaman Seasprite was in the 1980s when Airfix released a new kit of the SH-2F variant.  I thought it was a cool looking model but I wasn’t very aware of what it … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, military, Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lufthansa Retro Jet

Lufthansa have painted up one of their 747-8I jets in a livery that is based on their old color scheme.  Until recently, the Seattle route was being flown with a 747-400 so I didn’t anticipate the chance to see it.  … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Filming With a G650ER

I missed the best of this event.  I got to Everett towards the end of a filming session with a Gulfstream G650ER jet.  An Astar was being used to film the jet as it flew some approaches.  I had actually … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, corporate, Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Qatar Cargo Recycles the Seahawks 747-8F

Boeing announced the sale of a couple of 747-8F freighters to Qatar Cargo and then immediately delivered one of them.  I was confused at the time as I thought it would be a while before the deliveries took place, but … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cargo Conversion 737-700

Alaska’s cargo operation has used 737-400 freighters for a while.  They are now the launch customer for a cargo conversion of the 737-700.  I read about them taking delivery of the first aircraft but wasn’t too focused on seeing one.  … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Smoky Brake Dust on a New 787

This Korean Air 787-9 Dreamliner is seen taking off one Saturday afternoon from Paine Field on a production flight test.  It was lightly loaded so it was off the ground pretty rapidly and was already cleaning up the gear as … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mossie Night Run

Night photo shoots are becoming more popular these days.  The Flying Heritage Combat Armor Museum (FHCAM) held one with the de Havilland Mosquito.  The evening started out with the plane on the ramp when people were free to wander around … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, military, Pacific Northwest, photo, video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment