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Qantas Celebrates Aborigine Art Again

Qantas has decorated previous aircraft with liveries that encompass aborigine art.  Their Wunala Dreaming aircraft was well known around the world and, in an age when airline liveries tend to be rather bland, these colorful jets are a welcome change.  … Continue reading

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Pegasus Testing with the Hornet (and it’s not raining)

My luck with KC-46s and bad weather broke recently with a Pegasus launching out of Boeing Field on a glorious day.  It was carrying out trials work with a US Navy Hornet.  This jet was the subject of its own … Continue reading

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Antonov Hanging Around on the Ground

I have shot a lot of AN124 Ruslan movements in recent years whether in the Bay Area or now we are in Seattle.  I am still happy to see them, of course, but something a little different is welcome.  When … Continue reading

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Salty Dog Hornet Goes Tanking

The never-ending test program for the KC-46 Pegasus involves testing with a variety of receiver aircraft.  Recently, the Navy has deployed jets to Boeing Field to work with the tankers.  While I was there, it was a Boeing F/A-18D Hornet … Continue reading

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Most West Coast??

The merger of the Virgin America operations into Alaska Airlines means combining the Airbus fleet with the Boeings.  Virgin America had ordered some A321neos and these are in the process of delivery just as things are being merged.  Alaska chose … Continue reading

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Wamos – A New Airline for Me

There are many airlines around the world so plenty that you probably haven’t heard of and may never see.  Finding one in your backyard is a surprise though.  There I was hovering over LAX in a Robinson shooting pictures of … Continue reading

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P-8 Heads Out on Test

Every once in a while, you just get lucky.  I happened to be at Boeing Field on a sunny day with operations in a southerly direction and a bunch of cool traffic.  Most of the traffic shows up on Flightaware … Continue reading

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Wingtip Treatments

Richard Whitcomb was an aerodynamicist at NASA who pioneered a number of technologies that benefit the aviation world today.  One of those was his development of winglets.  These are the wingtip treatments that improve lift to drag ratio and climb … Continue reading

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Tahiti Nui Comes Up Trumps

A favorite airline of mine is Air Tahiti Nui.  I have never flown with them but they have a colorful livery and they still fly Airbus A340-300s so they get points from me on two fronts.  The only place I … Continue reading

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An Antonov Departs in the Murk

The IL-76 departure was not the only Volga Dnepr jet heading out that morning.  An AN124 was also in and they scheduled their departures within 30 minutes of each other.  I wasn’t passing the Ruslan up given that I was … Continue reading

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