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Welcome Back from Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines are a regular feature of the Northern California aviation scene.  Whether it is SFO or OAK, their jets are a regular feature.  I was awaiting a movement coming in to Oakland when a Hawaiian A330 came over 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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My First 737 Max (Sort Of)

Sometimes you take a shot when you know it is pointless.  However, something inside you says take it anyway and delete it later.  One such shot was a 737 I saw heading to SFO while I was over in Hayward.  … Continue reading

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A Surprise Private 757

If you spend a day somewhere, you can get absolutely nothing out of the ordinary.  Alternatively, you can be somewhere for a short time and get a really lucky break.  I was down in Hayward awaiting an unusual Airbus movement … Continue reading

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Norwegian East Bay Arrivals

Norwegian Airlines have been flying in to Oakland for quite a long time now.  They started out with flights from Oslo but they now also have flights from London Gatwick.  Despite them having been coming in for a long time, … Continue reading

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Keeping the Huey In the Air

Preserving military aircraft in an airworthy condition is no small undertaking.  They were never designed to be easy to keep.  They were designed to perform and, when there isn’t a long supply chain backing things up with big budgets, things … Continue reading

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Ah, So That Is What You Look Like When Not Squashed on the Highway

Walking along the shore in Hayward with Nancy, I saw a tail moving in the brush.  It was black and white and look awfully like a skunk.  Despite the fact we had been chatting as we walked up, we didn’t … Continue reading

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Lots of Little Birds Hang Out Together

The marshes are usually good places for bird watching.  As I was walking along the shore in Hayward, I passed a few people that were there to watch the birds.  Some serious spotting scopes on tripods were a clear indication … Continue reading

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Swallows are Tricky Little Things

Plenty of birds have made their way onto the blog over the years.  One species that is not a regular feature, though, is the swallow.  They have shown up once or twice but the lack of appearances is because they … Continue reading

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