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Now It Is Raining Avantis – Well, Not Quite

Having made the effort one lunchtime to go and see an Avanti, I was quite surprised to see another one taxi out at Paine Field during Skyfair.  It was a different airframe and it looked rather special.  A bit of … Continue reading

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Accidentally Getting Lufthansa’s New Livery

Lufthansa changed their livery recently.  It was not universally appreciated and I can’t say I disagree.  It really is rather dull.  I hadn’t even bothered to keep an eye on whether it was on a jet coming to Seattle.  Instead, … Continue reading

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The Wrong Vietnam Jet

While at Haneda, I saw a Vietnam Airbus A350 on approach.  I think their livery is a great change from the bland look of most airlines.  Unfortunately, it was a long way off so not something I could get a … Continue reading

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Air Do

Haneda introduced me to a new airline.  Air Do.  They had a lot of traffic coming through Haneda, both narrowbody and widebody.  In fact, one of their 767s took off in great light as I was walking to the viewing … Continue reading

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Hail Damaged Radome?

This 777 pulled onto the gate in front of my while I was at Haneda.  The radome seems to have taken a bit of punishment.  It looks a bit like some of those shots you see of jets that have … Continue reading

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Royalty Lands in a 737

I nearly missed this one.  A JAL 737 was taxiing in at Haneda and the guy next to me seemed very interested in it.  He was shooting it when it was still a long way off and I didn’t know … Continue reading

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I’ll Make the Lunchtime Effort for an Avanti

Paine Field is about fifteen minutes from the office.  I wouldn’t normally nip out at lunchtime to photograph something but, when I saw that an Avanti was coming in, I figured that was worth my time.  They are not too … Continue reading

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Kodiak Tiger With Floats

While waiting for a few vintage types to arrive at Paine Field for Skyfair the following day we got an interesting bonus.  A Kodiak showed up on approach.  Not only was it equipped with floats but it was also painted … Continue reading

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Completing the ANA Star Wars Set

ANA painted three jets in special schemes in association with Star Wars.  They have an R2-D2 scheme on a 787-9 and a BB-8 scheme on a 777-300ER and I have shot both of them in the US.  They have appeared … 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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