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Before There Were 400s

The 747-400 has been around for so long now and has sold so well that it is by far the dominant version of the jet in service.  However, before the late 80s, there were previous versions of the 747.  The … Continue reading

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Some FedEx Vapor

Damp conditions are not uncommon in the Bay.  Getting some vapor over the wing during a climb out would not be a surprise. Getting it on the approach can also happen but not so often.  A FedEx MD-11 was on … Continue reading

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Late Gear Down for FedEx

Oakland is a big hub for FedEx and they have a lot of aircraft movements through the airport on a normal day.  While its use in passenger service is pretty much done, the MD-11 is still a regular on the … Continue reading

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Dear Volga Dnepr, Please Choose Your Time Better

Moffett Field is located close to a couple of satellite manufacturing locations.  When the time comes to ship the satellites to their launch location, the transport of choice is often the Antonov AN124.  Twice, now, I have caught one of … Continue reading

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FedEx 757 and Oh So Close

I have posted before about taking photos from airliners of passing jets and using Flightradar24 and the wifi connection to try and get a shot.  On this trip I had two good opportunities that I knew about.  The first was … Continue reading

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Cathay Pacific 747-8F Freighter

I saw this Cathay Pacific 747-8F making an approach to the opposite side of the airport at LAX while I was waiting for a friend’s flight to arrive.  The freighters tend to use the southerly runways since that is where … Continue reading

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Add an Ilyushin to the Recent Visitors

There have been a bunch of AN124s popping in to Moffett Field recently, one of which I saw while at the Solar Impulse arrival event.  When I went back for the departure (which I covered for Global Aviation Resource in … Continue reading

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Night Loading the Ruslan

Waiting on the ramp at Moffett Field for Solar Impulse, over on the other side of the field we could see another visitor.  An Antonov AN124 Ruslan was parked up with its nosed raised in the process of loading a … Continue reading

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Nice to Still See an A310

The freight ramps on the south side of LAX are a good place for some older jets. FedEx has a substantial fleet of aircraft and they are currently in the process of replacing many of the older jets with new … Continue reading

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The Less Subtle Bits of Dreamliner Design

Airliner design is a complex task with many compromises. It is not a surprise that some aspects of the design that results aren’t exactly what you would like. Today I am picking on one particular type – the Boeing 787 … Continue reading

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