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Hangar 1 on a Misty Morning

When I am on a shoot, the main focus is on the subject that you are there for.  However, I have rarely had a shoot when I didn’t get some pictures of something else while I was there.  The problem … Continue reading

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Orbis MD-10 – Close But So Far!

Not all old airliners end up being broken down for parts.  Some get a reprieve, at least for a while.  A frequent secondary use for airliners is freighters and FedEx have an extensive fleet of old DC-10s that they use.  … Continue reading

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Dear Volga Dnepr, Please Choose Your Time Better

Moffett Field is located close to a couple of satellite manufacturing locations.  When the time comes to ship the satellites to their launch location, the transport of choice is often the Antonov AN124.  Twice, now, I have caught one of … Continue reading

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Departure of Solar Impulse

Having been to Moffett Field for the arrival of Solar Impulse and then made another visit to the hangar while they were there, I wasn’t going to miss the departure.  This might not seem like a difficult decision to make … Continue reading

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Inflatable Hangar for Solar Impulse

Solar Impulse was on the ground at Moffett for over a week while they waited for a good weather window for the next leg to Phoenix.  They kindly invited me to go and have a look around in the more … Continue reading

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Add an Ilyushin to the Recent Visitors

There have been a bunch of AN124s popping in to Moffett Field recently, one of which I saw while at the Solar Impulse arrival event.  When I went back for the departure (which I covered for Global Aviation Resource in … Continue reading

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Night Loading the Ruslan

Waiting on the ramp at Moffett Field for Solar Impulse, over on the other side of the field we could see another visitor.  An Antonov AN124 Ruslan was parked up with its nosed raised in the process of loading a … Continue reading

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The Camera Might See But Autofocus Doesn’t

And I could barely see much myself!  We were on the ramp at Moffett Field for the arrival of Solar Impulse.  There was some time to wait while we were out there.  As I looked around, I thought I could … Continue reading

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Solar Impulse and Shooting at Midnight

The round the world trip of Solar Impulse, the solar powered aircraft conceived of by Bertrand Piccard and built/flown by him and Andre Borschberg, resumed its journey after an enforced stay in Hawaii while they dealt with some overheating issues … Continue reading

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Views of San Jose and Beyond

The top of Mount Hamilton provides a view down to San Jose in the valley below and then on to San Francisco Bay. You can see all the way up to San Francisco if the weather is clear enough. On … Continue reading

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