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Eastern Front Veteran

The FHCAM IL-2 Shturmovik has been airworthy for a while but I have previously only seen it on the ground.  Skyfair was my first opportunity to see it flying so I was rather pleased.  This is a pretty rare type … Continue reading

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Dragon Rapide Before…

The first plane I ever flew in was a de Havilland Dragon Rapide.  It was at a small air show at Bembridge on the Isle of Wight when I was a small lad.  My Gran said I could have a … Continue reading

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Storch Delivery

The Fiesler Storch was a most unusual aircraft.  It was used for utility purposes and was able to drop in to the smallest of locations and get back out again.  Speed was not its thing but it was the one … Continue reading

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Odd Beaver Fin

Parked up on the ramp at Renton was what appeared to me to be a de Havilland Canada Beaver on floats.  However, it looked different to every other Beaver I have seen.  This one seemed to have a fun that … Continue reading

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Spirited B-25 Pairing

The two B-25s that live on Paine Field are regular performers.  When they both went up at Skyfair, I have to admit that I was not so excited.  However, I was not anticipating a series of flypasts that were significantly … Continue reading

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Shiny Butcher Bird

The FHCAM FW-190 is one I have seen on the ground a few times but I have been thwarted with regard to it flying.  It was scheduled to fly at Skyfair so I was optimistic.  While waiting for the Skyhawk … Continue reading

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Spitfire and Mosquito Duo – Nicely Done

Skyfair proved to be a fun day out at Paine Field.  A variety of types flew and they put on some nice passes that made getting shots a lot easier than is sometimes the case.  The biggest problem was the … Continue reading

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Combat Air Takes Up Some Customers

I got a little distracted while I was at Lyons Air Museum.  Out on the ramp were some SF-260s belonging to a company called Combat Air.  The company shared space with the museum and, while I was walking around, a … Continue reading

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A Pair of Douglas’s Finest

The Lyons Museum included a few larger types in the hangar.  At one end they had both a DC-3 and a C-47.  While notionally different types, they are in principle the same aircraft and one that Douglas churned out in … Continue reading

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Fuddy Duddy

The Lyon Air Museum has a B-17 as part of its collection.  Named Fuddy Duddy, I was told by a docent that it is airworthy.  I don’t know whether that means it is still flown or not and a quick … Continue reading

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