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P-26 Peashooter

One of my favorites when visiting Chino for the Planes of Fame Airshow is the Boeing P-26 Peashooter. A pre-WWII aircraft, this is the end of a generation of aircraft. Once the war started, aircraft really advanced quickly. For those … Continue reading

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Optica Flashback

A few outlets have recently been covering the reemergence of the Edgley Optica.  In the 80s, his was an aircraft that was coming in to production.  Designed as an observation platform, it is a rather interesting looking airframe.  A bulbous … Continue reading

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Raptor Vortices

A bit more from the Raptor display today. As the jet flew away from the crowd, it pulled in to the vertical. From a view directly astern, we got a brief view of the vortices forming over the forebody. The … Continue reading

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Interesting Raptor Control Inputs

It might be a long time ago that I did anything closely related to the engineering of fighters but there is still a part of me that is a stability and control type of guy. Watching the control inputs and … Continue reading

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Some Gratuitous Raptor Shots

Unfortunately, I have a rather large backlog of images that I haven’t done much with.  This is sometimes the result of having a number of events in a short space of time and other times it is the result of … Continue reading

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Airshow of the Cascades

The weekend I was in Madras was the weekend that the Airshow of the Cascades was scheduled. The show was supposed to be a two day affair. An evening show was planned for the Friday evening and the Saturday was … Continue reading

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United 757 Display

You don’t often get to see an airliner maneuvering at low level. They tend to be up and away or approaching to land in a stable configuration. Each year at Fleet Week, united bring one of their airliners as part … Continue reading

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Wall of Fire Take Two

While I was walking around the display line of the Airshow of the Cascades during the evening show, the Erickson collection’s P-38 was carrying out its display. I was in amongst a lot of people when the announcer told everyone … Continue reading

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Farnborough ’92 – The Rest

The attendance of the Russian contingent at Farnborough in 1992 was pretty impressive but they weren’t the only game in town. There were plenty of other aircraft on display. The Rafale prototype was there to follow up from the demonstrator … Continue reading

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Farnborough 1992 – Here Come the Russians

The Farnborough Air Show used to be a regular feature for me. I started going when I was studying at university and would go to the trade days each two years as the show came around. When I worked at … Continue reading

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