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Another Rapide!

I posted some shots of John Sessions’ Dragon Rapide in this post.  I was pleased to see another Rapide show up at Fairford for RIAT.  I managed to get a few shots of it.  It was painted in a nice … Continue reading

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How Could I Avoid Stanley Park?

I had a work day up in Vancouver.  I finished up in the office at the end of the day just when rush hour traffic would be at its worst.  The sun was out and the temperature was still nice … Continue reading

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Farewell Nine-O-Nine

A text message from a relative let me know that the Collings Foundation’s B-17 had crashed in Connecticut.  Such a terrible shame for those who died or were injured and those associated with them.  The loss of an historic airframe … Continue reading

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Kenmore Air’s Base of Ops

With a friend visiting from the UK who was keen to experience some float plane flying, we booked ourselves on some flights with Kenmore Air.  Having spent a fair bit of time over the last couple of years photographing their … Continue reading

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Big Steam Engines

In the days of steam, power was produced by huge machines.  If you needed a more powerful machine, you just made it bigger.  The huge wheels and pistons that resulted were most impressive.  The Henry Ford has quite a selection … Continue reading

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Piaggio Doesn’t Just Mean Avantis!

I am a big fan of a certain Piaggio aircraft this this post is not about the Avanti.  This is an older generation of Piaggio aircraft and a piston powered one at that.  However, it still goes with the theme … Continue reading

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Trislander!

I have written on the blog about the family connection to Bembridge on the Isle of Wight.  Bembridge Airport was, for many years, the center of operations for Britten Norman – manufacturers of the Islander aircraft.  The Islander has been … Continue reading

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Bf-109 Check Out for Stevo

Some visits to an airport can be a total loss.  Nothing of interest happens and you come away with no shots worthy of note.  On other occasions, you get a surfeit of riches.  I had one such evening at Paine … Continue reading

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Gweduck

When I photographed this amphibian, I thought it was a Goose or a Widgeon.  It made a pass over Paine Field while I was waiting for the return of the Bf-109 so I grabbed some shots of it.  It was … Continue reading

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Collings Foundation at BFI

The Collings Foundation made its annual visit to the Seattle area recently including flights from Boeing Field.  The weather had been rather uninspiring but I figured I would head along and hope for some gaps in the clouds.  The Mustang … Continue reading

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