Tag Archives: jet

Thudfest

After posting a picture of a Thud, I decided to see how many of the ones listed on Wikipedia as preserved in the US I had photographed.  Here they all are in their Thud-loveliness.

Posted in aircraft, military, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

RAT Noise

UPS is buying a bunch of 747 freighters at the moment.  I have shot a few of them including examples here and here.  The route back to Paine Field takes them across our area when the pattern being flown is … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Take Your Pick When Refueling

The F-105 Thunderchief (or Thud) is a beast of a plane. Sadly I never got to seem them in action.  One is parked outside at Cavanaugh in Addison TX.  Its camo is a bit bleached by the Texas sun (it … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, military, photo, vintage | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cascades or Buckets?

Watching a bunch of arrivals at Vancouver, I got a lot of shots of aircraft reversing thrust.  Current jets fall into one of two categories.  Cascade reversers or bucket reversers.  The bucket reversers aren’t quite as obvious as those fitted … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Air Canada Max8

Production of the 737s is rapidly transitioning from the NGs to the Max at this point.  Still plenty of NGs being built but the Max is no longer a novelty and soon they will be the vast majority of what … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exodus of Southwest Jets

The failure of an engine on a Southwest 737 that sadly resulted in the death of a passenger caused a major review of the fleet of 737s.  Inspections were identified for the engines in the affected range and everyone was … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The End of the Day is Always Better

How many times in this blog have I commented on the nice light at the end of the day being the provider of my best shots.  It isn’t just about the shot though.  Stuff just looks better (hence the better … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, military, Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Interjet In Vancouver

One of the fun things about shooting at a different airport is the airlines you are not used to seeing.  Interjet is a Mexican airline that I have seen occasionally at LAX and I believe now goes to SFO (too … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New FedEx 767 Struggles for First Flight

Aside from the USAF, FedEx is the main recipient of aircraft coming off the 767 line these days.  They have just placed another order too so they will continue to take new 767 freighters for years to come.  One of … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Not Often You See An Avro These Days

The BAe146 was a regular feature in the 90s.  It was a popular regional jet with use both in Europe and the US.  They were still in service when we moved to Chicago and I traveled on them on occasion.  … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment