Tag Archives: Boeing Field

XF8U-1

I certainly won’t stand out from the crowd by claiming that I am a bit of a fan of the F-8 Crusader.  Plenty of people think it is a cracking jet.  I didn’t get to see many of them.  French … Continue reading

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Details of a Pegasus

The KC-46 Pegasus test program drags on.  The delivery of jets to the USAF is still not happening and the number of jets built increases but they are stacking up at Paine Field and Boeing Field.  Meanwhile the test jets … Continue reading

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NOTAR Sneaks Up on Me (I Guess It Works)

In the late 80s and early 90s, NOTAR was a big deal.  McDonnell Douglas Helicopters (as it then was) had come up with the concept of NO TAil Rotor and was pushing it hard.  It was seen as a safer … Continue reading

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Practice Panning to Make it Different at BFI

I was killing some time at Boeing Field and the light was dropping fast.  There was a variety of traffic inbound but nothing that counted as terribly unusual and not, therefore, something I desperately cared about getting a good shot … Continue reading

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G650 Passenger Watches Me Watching Them

The G650 was a plane that got off to a good start.  The combination of space and range made it a popular choice amongst those that have $60-70m to drop on a plane.  Recently, things have been a bit quieter … Continue reading

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Air Canada Max8

Production of the 737s is rapidly transitioning from the NGs to the Max at this point.  Still plenty of NGs being built but the Max is no longer a novelty and soon they will be the vast majority of what … Continue reading

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What Goes On These Pylons?

An older generation of Learjet was heading out from Boeing Field.  I almost ignored it but I got a few shots as it rotated and climbed out.  As it did so I noticed it had a pod on an underwing … Continue reading

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Finally a VLJ Makes It

About a decade ago, the very light jet was the hot idea.  Everyone seemed to have a design and they were bringing tons of investment in to make the planes and sell them in quantities and at prices that had … Continue reading

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DoJ SAAB

Unmarked aircraft are conspicuous by their effort to be inconspicuous.  I saw this SAAB 2000 parked up at the Clay Lacy ramp and, before too long, it taxied out and departed kindly backtracking passed me in the process.  SAAB 2000s … Continue reading

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Low Level Departure by Learjet 31

This Learjet 31 was heading out of Boeing Field on a lovely afternoon.  The pilot obviously liked a bit of speed because, after rotation, instead of climbing out, he kept it on the deck and built up some speed.  Then, … Continue reading

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