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Snoqualmie Falls

Our exploration of our new territory included a trip up into the foothills to see Snoqualmie Falls.  The town of Snoqualmie is quite a way from the top of the pass but it is still a nice increase in elevation … Continue reading

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Zoomify the Boeing Flightline

Everett is a busy production facility.  787s are being built at a fair rate while 777 production continues, albeit at a reducing pace.  There are some 747s and 767s coming out as well.  The flightline for their testing is consequently … Continue reading

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The Constellation in the Inner Harbor

The USS Constellation is the last sail powered warship built for the US Navy.  She is now preserved in the harbor in Baltimore.  I saw her a few times from a distance while I was in Baltimore but I didn’t … Continue reading

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Consequences of a Doolittle Style Takeoff

Grumpy got airborne using the Doolittle technique I posted about here.  During the takeoff, there were some puffs of smoke from one of the engines.  Initially I thought this might just be some oil blowing through but, as they climbed … Continue reading

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Eagle Harbor

As we drove across Bainbridge Island, we took a road that passed by a very attractive inlet.  This was Eagle Harbor.  At the time, I only appreciated it at the last moment and we were already passed.  However, we did … Continue reading

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Doolittle Style Takeoff

Paine Field held an open day which included some flying from the local aircraft.  The Heritage Flight Museum had a number of the aircraft taking part including their B-25, Grumpy.  On one of the takeoffs, they used a technique that … Continue reading

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Flying Fish – You Knew It Had to Happen

How long was it going to be before a post about being in Seattle included fish flying through the air at Pike Place Market?  You knew it had to come at some point so here we go.  The weekend we … Continue reading

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Patrouille de France Show Up Late

I am catching up on some things that happened quite a while ago.  The visit of the Patrouille de France to Mather for a display as part of their US Tour was a combination of fun and frustration.  I was … Continue reading

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The Rarity That is an Aerostar

I keep spoiling Pete with some of his favorites.  I hope he appreciates this one.  You don’t see a lot of Piper Aerostars about.  It is a quite unusual aircraft, apparently designed originally for possible conversion to a jet in … Continue reading

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Tigers Being Tigers

There are four tigers at Cougar Mountain Zoo.  They are in two pairs and they move them between enclosures to give them some variety in their surroundings.  They were pretty active compared to tigers I have seen in other places.  … Continue reading

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