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Boomerang

This plane is a great example of what an imaginative mind can achieve when combined with an understanding of aerodynamics.  It is one of the products of the talent that is Burt Rutan.  When Burt ran Scaled Composites, he specialized … Continue reading

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A Different Trimotor

EAA undertake nationwide tours where they take a Ford Trimotor to local airfields and give people the chance to experience a ride in a plane from another era.  One of their regular stops is San Carlos CA.  When I saw … Continue reading

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Scott’s Clipper

The trip to photograph Eric’s Clipper that I described here included a bonus (as if the flight wasn’t bonus enough).  Eric had talked to another Clipper owner, Scott, and he had brought his plane across to Sonoma.  Scott is not … Continue reading

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Oh, a Lockheed 12!

My visit to Port Townsend Aero Museum (which is covered in this post) was followed up by a quick walk around the ramp near the museum.  There were plenty of cool types around but I was instantly drawn to a … Continue reading

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Eric’s Clipper

Eric Presten is a guy who spends his career photographing other people’s aircraft.  He is not so often the subject of the photo.  Dave Leininger was writing an article on Piper Clippers and wanted some shots of Eric’ aircraft to … Continue reading

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Port Townsend Aero Museum

You know your wife is special when, while on vacation and discussing what to do, she points out an aviation museum that you could visit.  Not only that, but when you say she can drop you and pick you up … Continue reading

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Otters and Beavers

A trip to the northwest may involve seeing plenty of wildlife but the Otters and Beavers that I was most excited about where slightly different.  These came from the stable of deHavilland Canada.  More importantly, they were on floats.  The … Continue reading

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Pinal Air Park

Pinal Air Park is located northwest of Tucson.  A number of business operate there.  It used to be a location for Evergreen International.  They carried out a number of programs of a spooky nature which meant there was strict security … Continue reading

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P-26 Peashooter

One of my favorites when visiting Chino for the Planes of Fame Airshow is the Boeing P-26 Peashooter. A pre-WWII aircraft, this is the end of a generation of aircraft. Once the war started, aircraft really advanced quickly. For those … Continue reading

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Watching the World Drift By

As previously mentioned in another post, the great location at the back of the Harpoon.  On the trip back, this was where I spent much of my time.  I was checking to see whether anyone else wanted to be there … Continue reading

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