Tag Archives: freighter

A Sick IL-76 Waiting for Help Perhaps?

Suddenly IL-76s are appearing at Paine Field on a regular basis.  I came across one by surprise not long ago but didn’t get a chance to track its progress.  However, a quick check on Flightaware showed it had departed.  Fortunately, … Continue reading

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One of My Better Encounters with the Dreamlifter

I have had some mixed luck with the Dreamlifter.  Light failing at the wrong moment or the sun setting just before departure are two examples.  On this occasion, though, things worked out pretty well for me.  I was visiting Future … Continue reading

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Antonov Hanging Around on the Ground

I have shot a lot of AN124 Ruslan movements in recent years whether in the Bay Area or now we are in Seattle.  I am still happy to see them, of course, but something a little different is welcome.  When … Continue reading

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An Antonov Departs in the Murk

The IL-76 departure was not the only Volga Dnepr jet heading out that morning.  An AN124 was also in and they scheduled their departures within 30 minutes of each other.  I wasn’t passing the Ruslan up given that I was … Continue reading

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Volga Dnepr Arrives and Departs in the Crummy Weather

The presence of the IL-76 in the Pacific Northwest showed up in a previous post of mine here.  I wasn’t aware of one being back here until I was up at Paine Field and one was parked up at the … Continue reading

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Qatar Cargo Recycles the Seahawks 747-8F

Boeing announced the sale of a couple of 747-8F freighters to Qatar Cargo and then immediately delivered one of them.  I was confused at the time as I thought it would be a while before the deliveries took place, but … Continue reading

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Cargo Conversion 737-700

Alaska’s cargo operation has used 737-400 freighters for a while.  They are now the launch customer for a cargo conversion of the 737-700.  I read about them taking delivery of the first aircraft but wasn’t too focused on seeing one.  … Continue reading

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The Sun is Setting! Too Late…

The Thai delivery flight I wrote about in this post went out in lovely light.  It was due to be followed by a Dreamlifter flight to Nagoya.  That is a long leg so means a heavy jet which should use … Continue reading

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Cargojet Pairing

Freighter use is the great second chance for older airliners.  It is also a nice source of something different with the number of airlines shrinking as mergers and bankruptcies take their toll.  Cargojet is a Canadian freight operator that has … Continue reading

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Ruslan Before Sunset

My wife is a trooper.  We were coming back from a day out in the mountains and I saw an Antonov AN124 was coming in to Everett.  It was due to land shortly before sunset and sounded like something I … Continue reading

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