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Bye Bye United 747s

The disappearance of passenger 747s from service continues.  Today is the last day for the United 747 fleet.  I do not have anything of their earlier versions of the jet but I have seen the 747-400s in service a lot … Continue reading

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EVA 747s Are the Next to Have Gone

I have documented the demise of some of the fleets of Boeing 747s as airlines progressively send their planes to a new owner or a recycler.  The latest airline to join the trend is EVA Air.  Based in Taiwan and … Continue reading

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Texas One Retires (for now)

I saw online this weekend that Southwest Airlines had retired Texas One, a jet painted up in Texas colors.  Texas One is a 737-300 and Southwest is accelerating the withdrawal of the 300 Series jets.  It flew out of Dallas … Continue reading

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Farewell to the Junglies

The end of the line has come for another UK military type.  The Sea King HC4 has come to the end of the line for the Royal Navy.  The Navy operated many Sea Kings in the anti-submarine role and for … Continue reading

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Another 747 Operator Bites the Dust

There is a steady stream of Boeing 747 fleet retirements right now.  This month another one occurred when the last Air France 747 flight took place.  I have not seen a huge number of their Jumbos over the years but … Continue reading

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Farewell to the 58

CHI Aviation recently said goodbye to one of their fleets. They posted online a couple of videos of three Sikorsky S-58Ts carrying out a flyby of their Howell MI headquarters before departing. Their fleet covers many types and a lot … Continue reading

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Goodbye USAirways 737-400

There are some airlines in the US that I have spent a lot of time with and there are others that have only been an occasional feature of my travel. USAirways is one that I did not use a great … Continue reading

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Bye Bye ADVs

In 1993 I was working at BAe’s plant in Warton when we had a special event.  It was the last delivery of a Tornado to the RAF and the aircraft was AT051, a twin stick ADV (or F3 in RAF … Continue reading

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