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Max Development and Production Jets

Boeing has completed flight testing of the first version of the 737 Max family, the Max 8.  The Max 9 is currently in flight test and I posted shots of one of those aircraft here.  While some additional flight testing … Continue reading

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Union Pacific’s Falcon 2000

Union Pacific is one of the large freight railroads in the US.  Their fleet of locomotives is commonly seen across the US west of Chicago.  They are painted yellow and carry a large American flag on the side.  However, trains … Continue reading

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Dreamlifter Shape Explored

Since the Dreamlifters are a regular feature around this part of the world, catching a movement is not a big deal.  That gives you a chance to think about shooting the planes in a different way.  I have been interested … Continue reading

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Two Tankers

The KC-46 Pegasus tankers have appeared in the blog before but only on the ground.  That post can be found here.  I have finally seen them flying.  A couple of them were airborne on test flights from BFI and, while … Continue reading

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Dash 7s Still Exist!

Coming across something old school is fun.  Go back through the Canadian aircraft history and you come to the Dash 7.  This four engine turboprop could achieve some pretty dramatic steep approaches and departures.  It was the first aircraft to … Continue reading

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Departing Dreamlifter Finds the One Cloud

A convenient departure of a Dreamlifter from Everett meant I could get up there to see it go.  The day was very nice so I was optimistic of getting a reasonable shot of it.  I saw it taxi out at … Continue reading

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Portland Eagle Launches

The F-15s based at Portland International Airport are an active bunch.  From what I understand, they tend to launch two waves of jets a day, one first thing in the morning and the next around lunchtime.  I was there early … Continue reading

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My First Avanti in Ages

I do love Avantis but, for whatever reason, I have not seen one in ages.  The distinctive sound used to be something I would see quite a bit in the Midwest before Avantair went bust and their frequent appearances abruptly … Continue reading

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Has the Catfish Escaped Me? NO!

The first Boeing 757 built was kept by Boeing as a test aircraft and never went to an airline.  When Boeing became a partner in the F-22 Raptor program, a new use was found for the aircraft.  It was fitted … Continue reading

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Growlers Pop By

The US Navy brought a couple of E/A-18G Growlers from Whidbey Island to the open day at Paine Field.  The pair showed up in the morning and were parked up on the ramp at Heritage Flight Museum before they left … Continue reading

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