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NOTAR Sneaks Up on Me (I Guess It Works)

In the late 80s and early 90s, NOTAR was a big deal.  McDonnell Douglas Helicopters (as it then was) had come up with the concept of NO TAil Rotor and was pushing it hard.  It was seen as a safer … Continue reading

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Practice Panning to Make it Different at BFI

I was killing some time at Boeing Field and the light was dropping fast.  There was a variety of traffic inbound but nothing that counted as terribly unusual and not, therefore, something I desperately cared about getting a good shot … Continue reading

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Seattle Post Intelligencer

The Seattle Post Intelligencer was one of Seattle’s newspapers before we moved here.  I used to read some of their work on the aviation business but they sadly went out of business a few years ago.  We were watching a … Continue reading

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Cruise Ships Being Turned Around

From the top of the Space Needle, you can survey a lot of what goes on in Seattle.  Cruise ships berth along the waterfront near the Alaskan Way Viaduct but they also come in further up the shore.  Two ships … Continue reading

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G650 Passenger Watches Me Watching Them

The G650 was a plane that got off to a good start.  The combination of space and range made it a popular choice amongst those that have $60-70m to drop on a plane.  Recently, things have been a bit quieter … Continue reading

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Air Canada Max8

Production of the 737s is rapidly transitioning from the NGs to the Max at this point.  Still plenty of NGs being built but the Max is no longer a novelty and soon they will be the vast majority of what … Continue reading

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USS Enterprise

The Museum of Popular Culture (or MOPOP) in Seattle has an exhibit on Star Trek.  The benefactor of the museum is one Paul Allen.  It might not surprise you to know that a tech billionaire has a Sci-Fi interest and, … Continue reading

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Lear Fans

Early efforts at composite business aircraft did not go smoothly.  The Beech Starship ended up being a burden on the company and they bought most of the planes back and destroyed them.  Prior to the Starship, there was the Lear … Continue reading

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Ready to Move a B-52?

Sleeping through an event is not clever but I have an excuse.  I had guests!  The Museum of Flight has a Boeing B-52G Stratofortress that has long been stored outside up at Paine Field.  Recently, the airframe has been repainted … Continue reading

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The Monorail

Work has taken me in to Seattle to see the team that runs the monorail.  We shall be doing some work for them on the vehicles but, on this visit, I was just having a meeting.  As I headed back … Continue reading

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