Tag Archives: airliner

Trailing Some Streamers

San Francisco Bay tends to provide a bit of moisture in the air that shows up as vapor clouds in the trailing vortices of approaching airliners.  Before the planes reach Coyote Point, they are often trailing these streamers but, as … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, Bay Area, civil, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Space Needle Air Traffic

The top of the Space Needle is a good place to watch the floatplane traffic in to Lake Union.  They tend to fly really close by.  Shooting through the glass is not ideal but the passing Otters are too good … Continue reading

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

West Seattle Bonuses

We made a trip to West Seattle with our guests while they were here.  We were looking at the view of the city and also wondering what wildlife might show itself.  I got a benefit in that departures from SeaTac … Continue reading

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

I Am Liking the A350

When I first saw images of the A350, I did not think much of its looks.  The nose profile seemed odd and I was disappointed.  However, something about it has got to me.  I have been seeing a lot more … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, photo, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Virgin Orbit

Everyone seems to have a plan for getting into space these days.  Some companies have more than one!  Virgin already has their Galactic operation that is based on the Spaceship Two design evolved (a lot) from the original Scaled Composites … Continue reading

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

Lufthansa MD-11

Aside from FedEx, MD-11s are becoming pretty thin on the ground.  Lufthansa Cargo has had a decent fleet of them but there will come a time before too long when they are all gone.  I figured one weekend I would … Continue reading

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

ABX 767 in White

I’ve taken so long to write this post that it has been expanded.  I got an ABX 767 freighter coming in to SeaTac one time in overcast conditions.  I had been meaning to write about it for a while but … Continue reading

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

Dreamlifter Turnaround

The 787s fleeing the hurricane weren’t the only aircraft arriving at Paine Field while we were there.  The regular schedule of 787 component deliveries was underway with the Dreamlifters.  One of the jets landed just after we got there.  We … Continue reading

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

Running from the Hurricane

With visitors in town, I took them to the Boeing factory tour at Everett.  I know this might seem like I was doing this for my own benefit but I think they were happy to go and it helped to … Continue reading

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

737 First Flight

I was walking along the trail that goes through the park next to the airport at Renton taking a look at the stored jets.  There is a bridge across the river that is used by Boeing to move jets from … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments