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Korean Air Dreamliner on Test

I had a couple of encounters with the same jet while it was on test.  (It’s brake dust already showed up in this post.)  This 787-9 is, by now, part of the Korean Air fleet.  I saw it depart from … Continue reading

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One More Chance With Virgin’s A340s

Substitutions on the Seattle route are not just limited to Lufthansa.  Virgin Atlantic has been flying the route with the 787-9 but, as with a lot of the Rolls Dreamliner operators, Virgin has been suffering from engine shortages while the … Continue reading

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Lufthansa Retro Jet

Lufthansa have painted up one of their 747-8I jets in a livery that is based on their old color scheme.  Until recently, the Seattle route was being flown with a 747-400 so I didn’t anticipate the chance to see it.  … Continue reading

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Filming With a G650ER

I missed the best of this event.  I got to Everett towards the end of a filming session with a Gulfstream G650ER jet.  An Astar was being used to film the jet as it flew some approaches.  I had actually … 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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Smoky Brake Dust on a New 787

This Korean Air 787-9 Dreamliner is seen taking off one Saturday afternoon from Paine Field on a production flight test.  It was lightly loaded so it was off the ground pretty rapidly and was already cleaning up the gear as … Continue reading

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Xiamen Airlines

Since moving to Seattle, I have seen an airline that I had never heard of before Xiamen Airlines is a Chinese airline but their livery looks a lot like Kuwait Airlines and that was what I initially thought it was … Continue reading

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Delta Bids Farewell to the QOTS

The disappearance of the 747 from the world’s airline fleets continues apace.  The most recent company to bid the Queen of the Skies farewell is Delta.  Delta did operate 747s in the early days but its current fleet was acquired … 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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